Glen Parsons (CA, BComm economics)
Chief Executive Officer
Glen Parsons is a qualified chartered accountant. Mr. Parsons has over 20 years international experience in company building, corporate finance, treasury, operational and general management. His most recent role was as chief executive officer of Mariana Resources, running a diversified global exploration and development company, which was acquired in July, 2017, by Sandstorm. He is also non-executive chairman of AfriTin Mining Ltd., an African tin focused exploration and development company. He has built new profitable businesses and divisions within both large and small organizations. Mr. Parsons was also an executive director of RFC Corporate Finance Ltd., a specialist minerals resources investment bank and fund manager. His specific experience in the junior mining and exploration sector is extensive with appropriate LSE-AIM, Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX-V exchange knowledge and has been involved with a number of successful global equity and debt raisings for junior and developing mining companies on these exchanges.
Chief Operating Officer
Andrew Chubb is an economic geologist with 17 years of international experience in precious and base metal exploration with a particular focus and experience on the greenstone belts of west Africa. He has acted both as consultant and company geologist. He has a proven record in exploration, project management with developed technical and management skills. Mr. Chubb is a member of the American International Group and Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
Sharon Cooper (CA, BA)
Chief Financial Officer
Sharon is a Chartered Accountant with over 10 years of experience in accounting and auditing roles for mining and mining-related companies. Ms. Cooper began her career as an auditor at Ernst & Young, working on both internal and external audits, and gaining experience on larger audits for major mining companies as well as junior explorers and mining-related companies. Since leaving Ernst & Young, Sharon has held senior accounting and financial reporting roles for a number of junior exploration companies and a mining services company. Most recently, Sharon was CFO of Mariana Resources Ltd until its acquisition by Sandstorm Gold Ltd (TSX: SSL, NYSE American: SAND) in July, 2017.
Ms. Witter has been the Chief Executive Officer of Marketworks, Inc since 1989, a private company specializing in providing financial, regulatory and consulting services to both emerging and mid-cap public companies trading in Canada, the USA and the United Kingdom. Ms. Witter has been a director and/or officer in several publicly traded companies and has experience in full cycle accounting, project and budget management; customization of managerial and administrative procedures, mergers and acquisition, negotiation and structuring.
Head of Investor Relations
Karen Davies has been involved in the mining industry since 2002 with a focus on Senior Investor Relations and Corporate Communications roles. Karen has had extensive experience with a number of exploration and production companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange including Fortuna Silver Mines Inc., Rye Patch Gold Corp and Mariana Resources Ltd. Before joining Awale Resources Ltd. Karen led various marketing initiatives with public company management teams to assist with equity financings, to secure coverage from all sectors of the investing community, and to implement internal procedures to ensure clear and effective communication to stakeholders.