Leadership Team

Mr Evan Spencer

Executive Chairman

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.

Mr Ashvin Seetulsingh

Non-Executive Director

Ashvin is a corporate lawyer and was a partner with global law firm Clifford Chance, in London and previously in Hong Kong. Ashvin has over 19 years’ experience in the planning and successful execution of M&A, financing and joint venture transactions for blue-chip clients across the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors in markets spanning Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Australia.

His cross-border transactional expertise, in particular in relation to projects in Africa, will be an invaluable asset to the Company at this stage of its development.   

Mr Nicholas Slade

Non-Executive Director

Nick has 25 years’ experience as an international mining professional in both management and technical roles, spanning various operating companies, consulting and project development roles. Nick has significant experience in hard rock base metal mining having managed underground mining operations and has also had leading roles in conducting due diligence for equity and offtake interests, and overall project management/technical leadership of mining projects/studies.

Nick is the Principal Engineer and Director of the Noetic Mining Solutions Ltd (an independent mining consultancy). Prior to this Nick has held roles including Vice-President Technical & Operations with Pala Investments, Chief Mining Engineer – Underground with commodities trader Trafigura, Vice-President Golder PasteTec Consulting (subsidiary of Golder Associates) and held management and technical roles in Xstrata (now Glencore).

Nick is a Fellow of the IMMM; a Chartered Engineer; and a Fellow of the AusIMM (CP), has also authored and reviewed a range of papers in various fields of his experience and is a co-editor of the AusIMM Mine Manager's Handbook and a co-author of the AusIMM’s Mineral Consultants’ Handbook. Nick also holds a Queensland First Class Underground Mine Manager’s certificate, a BEng in Mineral Surveying & Resource Management and a MSc in Mining Engineering from the Camborne School of Mines, UK.

Ms Kate Southwell

Non-Executive Director

Kate is a senior legal executive with over 14 years’ experience as a legal and strategic adviser on M&A, financing and corporate governance matters in the mining and resources sector.  Kate has had leading roles for several mining companies, including Nyrstar, managing complex development and financing projects and is currently Senior Legal Counsel at Pala Investments Ltd, a mining investment fund based in Zug, Switzerland, and manages due diligence, compliance, contentious matters and alternative financing, including streams, royalties and mezzanine finance, for several portfolio companies. Kate was General Counsel of Nevada Copper (TSX:NCU) and successfully closed a USD115M project finance facility with KfW IPEX Bank GmbH, negotiated EPC and underground mining contracts, and negotiated offtake contracts with Aurubis and Concord Resources. Kate is currently a director of Nevada Copper.

Kate holds a BA in Law with French (First Class), is admitted to practice in England and is a member of the New York Bar. She is a member of the IBA Mining Committee and holds the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing, is a regular speaker on M&A and corporate matters at industry events and is passionate about improving diversity and sustainability in the mining sector.

Mr Pradeep Subramaniam

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Pradeep is a chartered accountant with broad financial and commercial experience across a number of industries. He began his career in the Assurance practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he worked with a wide range of companies in the energy and resources sector with a special interest in junior resource companies. Prior to joining Kasbah, Pradeep was a Senior Manager with PwC Australia. He has also worked on short term projects for Syrah Resources Limited and New Gold Inc’s Peak Gold Mine in Cobar, NSW.

Pradeep’s experience includes a variety of senior finance roles where he has led and managed teams and engaged with a variety of stakeholders both in Australia and internationally. He brings a range of expertise in the areas of due diligence, strategy, corporate governance, international financial reporting and statutory compliance.

Pradeep holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

Mr Mohamed MAATAOUI

External Relations Officer (Morocco)

Mohamed is a highly experienced in permitting. Prior to joining Kasbah he was in a senior management and operational roles in companies, both public and private over 16 years in Morocco. Mr Maataoui has brought extensive technical and strategic leadership skills and experience to the Kasbah Management team, guiding Atlas Tin SAS through the completion of all permitting and getting the Environmental Acceptability of Achmmach Project. In addition Mohamed has responsibility for successfully completed the cession of Bou El Jaj tenements to be 100% Kasbah now.

Mohamed has significant experience in permitting approvals and Joint venture negotiations. He has leading teams during exploration phase and has a demonstrable ability to communicate effectively with the administrations and locals bringing key to all technical and operational management of Kasbah team for the development of the Achmmach project.

Mohamed holds a Bachelor in Human Sciences and completed post-graduate studies in law, management.

Mr El Mustapha SEGHIR

Senior Exploration Geologist (Morocco)

Mustapha obtained Bachelor degree in Geology in 1999 in Meknes university and his Master degree in applied geology and geophysics engineering in 2013 after 9 years working as geologist with Metalex Ventures, exploring Diamond in the Archean massif in the southern province of Morocco, and geologist responsible with SANU Resources exploring Gold and cooper in Proterozoic terrain in the Anti-Atlas and base metal in Rif. He is currently preparing PhD in the structural geology and mineral exploration.

Mustapha has more than 15 years of experience in mineral exploration on precious mineral and he is the Senior Exploration Geologist with Kasbah since 2007 exploring tin in Morocco and Rwanda.