Chesser Resources (ASX:CHZ) is an ASX listed Company actively exploring for gold in Eastern Senegal within the highly prospective Kédougou-Kéniéba Inlier (“KKI”).
Senegal is emerging as a highly prospective region for the discovery of large-scale orogenic gold deposits due to its favourable geology and lightly explored status. Chesser’s projects are ideally located within two highly prospective belts, with the Company having successfully located high-grade targets for further exploration.
Chesser is focused on exploring its three projects located in Eastern Senegal which cover over 400km2 on the gold-bearing Kédougou-Kéniéba Inlier, a northwest extension of the world-class Birimian greenstone belt that forms part of the West Africa Craton.
Simon O'Loughlin, Non-Executive Chairman
Mr O’Loughlin is the founding member of O’Loughlins Lawyers, an Adelaide based medium- sized, specialist commercial law firm. He also holds accounting qualifications and has had an extensive involvement with companies in the resources sector.He has also been involved in the listing and back-door listing of numerous companies on the ASX and National Stock Exchange.
Michael Brown, Managing Director & CEO
Mr Brown is a qualified geologist and former CEO with over 25 years’ experience, having worked in exploration and mining in Australia, Indonesia, Chile and Argentina. He has held senior executive roles with Kinross Gold, Austral Gold and Argentex Mining. He has previously worked for Homestake, RioTinto and Phelps Dodge.
Mr Brown was most recently a member of the executive team at Austral Gold (ASX: AGD), a junior producer. Prior to that, he was CEO of Argentex Mining, a TSX Listed precious metals explorer acquired by AGD.
Simon Taylor, Non-Executive Director
Mr Taylor is a geologist with 25 years’ experience throughout Australia and overseas having held senior geologist and exploration manager positions for numerous ASX listed resource companies. He has gained considerable experience in exploration, project assessment and joint venture negotiations. His experience includes providing consulting services to resource companies and financial corporations as a resource analyst. Mr Taylor’s corporate experience includes project appraisal, advice on placements and fundraising.
He is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and is the Managing Director of Oklo Resources Limited.
Stephen Kelly, Executive Director, Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer
Mr Kelly was appointed as the Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of the Company on 15 November 2012. A qualified Australian Chartered Accountant, Mr Kelly was previously Chief Financial Officer at Allied Gold Mining PLC. He has more than 25 years’ international experience in the areas of external and internal audit, risk management and compliance, treasury and corporate finance across a range of industry sectors including mining, infrastructure, property development and banking and finance.
Mr. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) from Queensland University of Technology.
Gareth O’Donovan, Exploration Manager
Mr O’Donovan is a qualified geologist and has a wealth of experience in West Africa including direct experience in Senegal and regionally on the West African Birimian terranes and is a French speaker.
He joined SRK Consulting in 1997 and subsequently founded SRK’s exploration consulting business in 2003. Mr O’Donovan was Managing Director of SRK Exploration until 2018 when he was appointed as Chairman. Prior to that he led exploration efforts for a number of junior explorers in West Africa following more than 10 years working in various regions in Africa (including Senegal) with Anglo American Gold.