Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Segun has been the CEO of Thor since August 2011. He has identified and lead all of Thor’s acquisitions and financings and Thor’s JV with Acacia Mining.
He is a Co-founder of African Star Resources Incorporated where he served as an officer assisting with financing, corporate and business development activities. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the Royal School of Mines at Imperial College (UK) with Honours in Geology, and has an MBA from Cass Business School. Mr Lawson had extensive transaction experience at Noble Company, in the Oil and Gas corporate finance areas, and also experience at Premier Oil in identifying and negotiating new West African opportunities.
Segun is a British Nigerian citizen and has a strong network of contacts both in the UK and in West Africa.
General Manager – Segilola Gold Project
Mr Kelly has a proven track record in mine construction, production and technical leadership. He has achieved success in several remote locations in Africa and Asia. Most recently he brought Zara Mining’s Koka gold project in Eritrea through construction and into production. He has a wealth of open pit and underground gold experience and has held several senior roles in mine engineering, mine planning technical services and contract mining, including Centerra Gold’s Boroo gold mine in Mongolia and 13 years with AngloGold Ashanti at its Obuasi mine in Ghana following production experience in South Africa. Mr Kelly holds a BSc (Hons) in Mining Engineering from the University of Leeds UK and is a Member of the Institute of Materials, Metals and Mining. He is a Chartered Engineer, Project Management Professional and holds a Mine Managers Certificate of Competency South Africa.
VP, Corporate Development
Mr Philip is a highly experienced mining finance executive with 15 years’ experience in a broad range of international advisory and financing transactions across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Most recently Mr Philip was an Executive Director in Standard Chartered Bank’s mining & metals division where he completed over 30 major transactions including mergers & acquisitions, financings across the capital structure, hedging strategies and restructurings with a combined value of over USD20bn. Mr Philip holds a Master’s degree in Earth Resources & Environmental Engineering from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr Hodges is a qualified Certified Practicing Accountant with 20 years experience in both the accounting profession and in the natural resources sector where he has had fourteen years experience in both mining and oil and gas, working as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Zeta Petroleum plc, an ASX listed oil & gas company, and previously serving as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Atlantic Coal, a former AIM listed coal mining company.
Environmental and Social Manager
Ms Porteus has over 30 years’ experience in large scale mining, infrastructure, energy, oil and gas, agribusiness, industrial, poverty reduction and urban development projects with the private sector and development finance institutions. She has expertise in environment and social management plans, internationally compliant ESIAs, Resettlement Action Plans, stakeholder engagement plans and urban development projects.
Group Exploration Manager
Mr Gillman has a BSc (Honours) from the University of Western Australia, and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM) Chartered Professional (Geology). He has a successful track record in senior management and Board roles across gold, base metals, uranium and industrial mineral exploration. He was the Group Exploration Manager of the major gold mining company, Harmony Gold where he led the development of several major gold projects in Australia and Papua New Guinea. More recently, he has consulted to the resources industry through his wholly owned business Odessa Resources Pty Ltd and as gained extensive experience in the United States, Africa, Turkey, Central Asia, South America, Indonesia, China and Russia. Alf has worked in Nigeria and previously on the Segilola Gold Project. He is currently also a Director of Billabong