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Executive Directors

John McGloin

Executive Chairman

John McGloin joined the Group on 3 April 2012 as an Executive Director.  A geologist and graduate of Camborne School of Mines, he worked for many years in Africa within the mining industry before moving into consultancy. John joined Arbuthnot Banking Group following 4 years at Evolution Securities as their mining analyst. Over the years, he has acted for many mining companies including African Platinum, Randgold Resources, Avocet Mining, European Goldfields and Titanium Resources Group. John's most recent position was Head of Mining at Collins Stewart which he held from July 2010 to the time he joined Amara Mining.

Peter Spivey

Chief Executive Officer 

Peter Spivey joined Amara Mining in January 2010 and was appointed to the Board in June 2010. He is an experienced mine developer and operator with nearly 30 years’ experience. Prior to joining Amara Mining, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Mineral Deposits Limited, where he was responsible for developing the Sabodala Gold Mine and Grande Côte Mineral sands projects in Senegal. Prior to Mineral Deposits Limited, Peter was responsible for Placer Dome’s North Mara Project in Tanzania, where he was responsible for the late-staged development and commissioning of the project. Having held a number of other senior positions in Tanzania, Senegal, Indonesia and Australia since 1998, he has had extensive experience in these regions. Peter is based in West Africa, where he splits his time between the Company’s three key projects.

Pete Gardner

Finance Director

Pete Gardner joined the Group on 1 October 2009. Previously Chief Finance Officer for Alexander Mining plc and Corporate Finance Manager at PKF (UK) LLP, he is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a breadth of experience in financial management and corporate finance in the natural resources sector. Since joining the Group, Pete has implemented a number of improvements to the financial reporting systems and procedures. Based in the London office, he travels to West Africa when required.

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