Executive Leadership Team

Mr Russell Clark

Chief Executive Officer

Russell is a highly experienced and successful senior resource sector executive, and has more than 38 years’ experience in technical roles, project development, general management and executive positions in the UK, USA, Africa, South America, Papua New Guinea, and throughout Australia.

Russell was most recently Managing Director of Wolf Minerals from 2013 to 2017 where he had responsibility for successfully financing and developing the Hemerdon tungsten and tin project in United Kingdom. He was previously Managing Director of Grange Resources, Australia’s largest magnetite producer. During his four and a half year tenure with Grange he oversaw its successful merger with Australian Bulk Minerals, completed a bankable feasibility study for Grange’s $3 billion Southdown magnetite project and grew market capitalisation from ~$200 million to ~$1 billion. His prior experience also includes roles with Newmont and Normandy, for a period of eight years, following 18 years at Renison Goldfields. At Newmont he was the Group Executive-Operations, responsible for seven gold mines in Australian and New Zealand.

Russell has significant experience in leading teams during feasibility, project development and funding as well as production and has a demonstrable ability to communicate effectively with the market.

Russell holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons), majoring in Mineral Resource Engineering from the Royal School of Mines in London. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment Analysis from the Securities Institute.

Mr Keith Pollocks

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Keith has an impressive background in the natural resources sector and extensive experience in a variety of senior finance roles, having led and managed finance teams, major commercial negotiations and projects within globally significant corporations.

Prior to joining Kasbah, Keith was the CFO of the Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group, a consortium of major coal producers, including BHP, which owns and operates one of Australia’s largest coal export terminals and has turnover of A$400m. Prior to this, Keith was General Manager Treasury, Taxation and Business Evaluation at MMG Limited, a dual listed globally diversified base metals company, where he was responsible for those functions. Before this, Keith held senior finance / Company Secretary positions with Lyondellbasell (formerly Shell Chemicals).

Mr Evan Spencer

Chief Operating Officer

Evan is a highly experienced mining executive and has held a wide range of executive, senior management and operational roles in mining, both domestically and internationally over 25 years. Evan has held senior roles in Barrick Gold, Kagara, Goldfields of South Africa, Aditya Birla Minerals and GBF Mining Contractors. Prior to joining Kasbah he was most recently Chief Executive of Asian Mineral Resources. Mr Spencer brings extensive technical and strategic leadership skills and experience to the Kasbah Management team, guiding AMR through the completion of construction, permitting and commissioning of the Ban Phuc operations in Vietnam. In addition Evan has worked on asset integration in Saudi Arabia lead the strategic development and implementation of Barrick’s Kalgoorlie assets further lead the strategic direction for Barrick's Papua New Guinea assets in the Ramu valley.

Evan has significant experience in project development, feasibility, permitting approvals and Joint venture management bringing key technical and operational management leadership to the Kasbah team as it embarks on the development of the Achmmach project.

Evan holds a Master of Mineral Economics, a Bachelor of Applied Science Geology (Hons), completed post-graduate studies in mine engineering, business, economics and frontline management. Mr Spencer also holds a W.A. First Class Managers Certificate.

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