Premier Gold Resources
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Premier Gold Resources plc (AIM:PGR) is a gold exploration and development company listed on the London Stock Exchange. We are focused on gold opportunities in Central Asia, in particular Kyrgyzstan, where the Company’s current project, on the highly prospective Tien Shan gold belt, is undergoing extensive exploration and analysis.
Premier Gold Resources plc is a gold exploration and development company focused on Central Asia, in particular Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyzstan is the number three gold producer of the CIS countries. The region also hosts silver, lead, copper, tin and bismuth deposits. The country has a well-developed mining industry with good support services.
The Company is currently focused on the exploration and development of the Cholokkaindy gold project situated on the Tien Shan gold belt in Kyrgyzstan. The Cholokkaindy gold project is in early stage exploration and analysis phase, with significant trenching, geophysics, geochemistry and sampling having taken place during 2011/12.
Premier Gold Resources plc has a highly experienced board with a combination of precious metal mining expertise, local political knowledge and corporate finance experience.
Board of Directors
Colonel Bob Stewart DSO, Non-executive Chairman Following a distinguished career in the British Army, Colonel Stewart was elected to Parliament on 6 May 2010 as the MP for Beckenham. Thereafter he became a member of the House of Commons Defence Select Committee as well as the Committee on Arms Control. He has extensive knowledge of Kyrgyzstan, having promoted British business interests in the country and authored a report on Kyrgyzstan for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Colonel Stewart attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and holds a first class degree in International Relations.
Richard Nolan, Chief Executive Officer Richard has specialised in corporate advisory and equity research in London since 2001, when he joined ABN Amro advising on mergers and acquisitions in a number of sectors including metals & mining. Richard later joined Steubing AG, producing equity research for predominantly hedge fund clients and has worked for two hedge funds Ramius Capital, and Titanium Capital, researching and recommending global investment ideas with a focus on natural resource and associated sectors. Since 2008 Richard has specialised in equity analysis in the natural resources sector for Newedge Group, and most recently, London-listed investment bank, Daniel Stewart and Company. Richard was educated in Canada, including an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. Richard began his career in 1995 with TD Bank in Toronto.
Dr Reza Tabrizi, Executive Director Dr Tabrizi has been involved in project finance in Central Asian natural resources for eighteen years. He advised the energy division of HSBC INUK on business emanating out of the Caspian Sea neighbouring Republics from 2000 till 2009 and has worked closely with government ministers in Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Russia and Kyrgyzstan. He was the founder and director of the Caspian Foundation for Democracy in 2006 and is founder and president of both the Anglo Kyrgyz and Anglo Turkmen Societies.
Gerald Desler, Finance Director Gerald Desler is a chartered accountant, who qualified in 1968 with Stanley A Spofforth & Co., becoming a partner in 1970 and senior partner in 1985. During his time at Stanley A Spofforth & Co. Mr Desler specialised in consultancy work, much of it involving funding and venture capital and was involved in one of the first joint ventures in the People’s Republic of China in 1980. He is currently the finance director of ValiRx plc, an AIM quoted company and a number of private companies.
Garth Earls, Chief Operating Officer Garth Earls has extensive experience of exploration and development of mineralised gold, silver and base metal deposits. Most recently Garth was Managing Director and Qualified Person at Dalradian Gold Limited and, during his time with that company, 1.2 Million ounces of gold resource base was added. Prior to this Garth was Director at the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland where he provided scientific guidance to the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, was the liaison between the Northern Ireland Government and the British Geological Survey and also delivered the Tellus Project from start to completion. Throughout his career Garth has worked internationally exploring and evaluating projects in countries including Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, Greenland, Canada, China, Vietnam, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Russia, Tanzania and Uruguay. He has received several industry awards and is a Member of the Institute of Mining, Materials and Metallurgy, Member of the Society of Economic Geologists and Member of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits. He has also held appointed positions including President of the Irish Association for Economic Geology and representative to the European Federation of Geologists.
Christian Schaffalitzky, FIMMM, CEng, PGeo, Non-executive Director Christian Schaffalitzky is a senior metals exploration and development geologist with extensive executive experience of budgeting, project evaluation, contract negotiation, and the preparation and execution of exploration programmes and exploration strategy. He has thirty-four years’ operational experience in North and Central Africa, North America, Australia, Europe and Asia, with particular experience in Russia. He has corporate experience as an executive and independent director of public companies under London and Dublin Stock Exchanges, both AIM and main board regulations, as well as Moscow. Since 2002, Mr. Schaffalitzky has been the Managing Director of Eurasia Mining plc, a minerals company operating in Russia exploring and developing precious metals projects. Mr. Schaffalitzky is also a director of Raspadskaya OJSC, the second largest coking coal company in Russia (listed on the Moscow RTS) and a director of Kibo Mining plc and Red Crescent Resources Limited.