Matador Mining is a gold explorer with a primary focus on finding high-grade gold in Newfoundland.
Matador’s primary project is the Cape Ray gold project. The Project is in the south-western area of Newfoundland, Canada. The Project is about 25 km northeast of the coastal town of Port aux Basques and is located on the Cape Ray shear, one of the most prospective, yet under-explored gold regions in North America. The Company is the largest holder of ground along the Cape Ray shear, with approximately 120km of continuous strike along the shear. The Company’s tenement boundary is located approximately 50km along strike from Marathon Gold’s (MOZ.TSX) 4.2Moz Valentine Lake Gold Project.
Ian Murray | Non-Executive Director
Mr Murray is a Chartered Accountant, a Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors, and holds an Executive degree in Advanced Management & Leadership from the University of Oxford, Saïd Business School. With over 25 years’ mining industry experience in senior leadership positions, including the position of Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Gold Road Resources Ltd (ASX: GOR) and DRDGold Ltd (NYSE & JSE: DRD), he has also held executive positions with international ‘Big Four’ accounting firms.
Mr Murray brings a wealth of financial, corporate, project development and operational experience to the Board and most recently led Gold Road as it transitioned from explorer to large scale gold producer. Mr Murray has been the recipient of many awards during his leadership of Gold Road, including the Gavin Thomas award for leadership, the Diggers and Dealers Deal of the year award in 2017, after winning the best emerging company award in 2011 as well as the CEO of the year award from CEO Magazine.
Dr Nicole Adshead-Bell | Non-Executive Director
Dr Adshead-Bell is an experienced mining executive and non-executive director with a successful career spanning over 24 years. She was most recently the CEO and Managing Director of Beadell Resources Ltd, an ASX-listed company prior to its acquisition by TSX/NYSE American listed Great Panther Mining Ltd in March 2019.
Prior to this, Dr Adshead-Bell was Director of Mining Research at Sun Valley Gold LLC, a global precious metals fund and Managing Director, Investment Banking at Haywood Securities Inc. In addition to her position at Matador, Dr Adshead-Bell is President of Cupel Advisory Corporation, a company she established to focus on investments in the natural resource sector and provide strategic advisory, due diligence and research services to issuers and natural resource equity and debt funds. She is also a non-executive director of Altius Minerals Corp. (TSX), a diversified royalty company based in St John, Newfoundland, Canada.
Dr Adshead-Bell holds a Ph.D., Structural/Economic Geology and a Class 1 Honours Degree in Structural Geology, both from James Cook University, Queensland, Australia.
Justin Osborne | Non-Executive Chairman
Justin has over 30 years’ experience as an exploration geologist and is a fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and holds a Bachelor of Science, Honours (First Class) from La Trobe University of Victoria.
In addition to his role at Matador, Justin is an Executive Director at Gold Road Resources (GOR.ASX) and played a pivotal role in the rapid and effective resource development of the world class Gruyere Gold Deposit (6.6Moz Au) which currently producers approximately 300,000oz Au per annum.
Mr Osborne has also previously held senior positions on the exploration executive team of Gold Fields Ltd, including Vice President Development Strategy – Growth and International Projects, and General Manager Near Mine Exploration covering all international mining operations. He played an instrumental role in the development of the Damang Superpit project in Ghana, which yielded potential resources in excess of 6 Moz within two years, and had considerable discovery success as Mineral Resource Manager at the St Ives Gold Mine, making the discoveries of the Athena and Hamlet deposits among other significant Reserve additions.