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Board of Directors

Executive Chairman

Peter Breese


Peter has over 30 years of experience in the global mining industry with a strong track record of successful project development and operations management. Most recently, Peter was President and CEO of the TSX/NYSE listed gold company Asanko Gold. During his tenure, he oversaw the acquisition of ASX listed PMI Gold, and the successful financing, construction, and commissioning of the Asanko Gold Mine, within budget and ahead of schedule, transforming Asanko into one of Ghana’s leading gold producers.

During his career, Peter has held several Executive positions, including CEO of ASX listed Mantra Resources, acquired in 2011 by ARMZ; Chief Executive of Norilsk Nickel International, following its acquisition of TSX/LSE listed LionOre Mining in 2007, where he was COO with multiple mining operations across Australia, South Africa, and Botswana.

In addition, he has held Senior Management and Board positions with Impala Platinum in South Africa, Mimosa Mining Company in Zimbabwe, and Zimasco, the largest chrome producer in Zimbabwe. Peter was also Chairman of BCL, a large fully integrated Nickel mining and smelting operation, located in Botswana.

Managing Director

Russell Bradford


Russell is a partner at Lionhead Resources and is primarily responsible for conducting and undertaking technical due diligence on mining projects and for providing portfolio company oversight where he serves as a key partner to management teams, providing technical insights and overseeing development, growth and performance. Russell is a metallurgist with more than 35 years of project management and operational experience in the mining sector.

Prior to LHR, Russell gained extensive, hands-on experience at an executive level in both operations and project development for a number of tier-1 mining companies, including Anglo American, BCL and LionOre. He has extensive experience in grassroots to advanced exploration and the development of projects across a wide range of commodities and countries.

For more than 20 years, Russell has worked in executive operational roles within Africa and Australia and has played a key role in successfully developing and building a number of significant projects for listed mining companies globally.

Russell holds a Higher National Diploma in Extraction Metallurgy from the University of Johannesburg and is a fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and a member of AICD.

Non-Executive Director

Tolga Kumova


Mr Kumova is a resource industry entrepreneur and corporate finance specialist with over 15 years’ experience in stockbroking, IPOs and corporate restructuring. Mr Kumova has raised over A$500 million for ASX-listed mining companies, from early-stage explorers through to companies at construction and operation-stage.

Mr Kumova was previously Managing Director and founding shareholder of Syrah Resources Limited (ASX: SYR), an ASX200 graphite producer. During his period of tenure at Syrah, he led the Company from delineation of the world-class Balama graphite deposit in Mozambique, through to offtake agreements with numerous globally recognised counterparties, and then to full funding for mine development.

The results of these activities generated significant returns for shareholders. Mr Kumova sees an opportunity to pursue a similar strategy again at Edleston, to define and develop a tier one asset that will meet some of the surging demand in the battery minerals supply chain, this time for nickel.

Non-Executive Director

Rob Jewson


Mr Jewson is a geologist with 14 years of experience across small and large mining and exploration companies, operating in a variety of jurisdictions, and focused on a range of commodities.

He has conducted both corporate and technical roles within the mining and exploration sectors inclusive of due diligence, business development, exploration management, acquisitions/divestment and corporate structuring. Examples of which include technical consulting and transaction structuring for Bellevue Gold acquisition, co-founder and consolidation of the Yalgoo Belt and vendor of a multitude of assets across a broad spectrum of commodities.

Management Team

Executive Mining Group Ltd

Executive Mining Group Ltd is a multidisciplinary team of highly experienced mining executives which have collaborated together on mining operations for over 20 years. The Team has led publicly listed companies, successfully completed feasibility studies, designed, project-managed, financed, constructed, commissioned, operated, and exited over 10 mining projects globally.

The Team specialises in developing projects and operations by driving the best sustainable value outcomes for each project through the implementation of the full spectrum of business, operation system and practices that create a high-performance mining company that delivers superior returns for investors.

EMG has strict criteria with respect to engagement and will only take on an opportunity post completing due diligence on a technical and corporate level. Key aspects of this criteria include right commodity, right jurisdiction, appropriate level of resource endowment, appropriate infrastructure solutions and pathway to development.

Project Development and Execution

Hugo Truter


Hugo Truter is a mechanical engineer with over 25 years’ experience of project and operational management in Africa across gold, base metals, platinum and diamond sectors. Most recently, Hugo was instrumental in the development of the Asanko Gold Mine where he oversaw the bankable feasibility study, the construction, commissioning and successful ramp up of the mine, six weeks ahead of schedule and under budget During his time at Asanko he held various positions including Chief Operating Officer and SVP Projects and Engineering.

Resource Development

Malcolm Titley


Malcolm is a geologist with over 40 years’ experience in the global mineral exploration and mining industry. His recent experience has focused on business improvement within mine operations, due diligence for potential acquisitions and mine feasibility studies. Jurisdictions include Africa, Europe, the former Soviet Union and Scandinavia.

Mining and Project Development

Rob Sherwen-Slater


Rob is a mining engineer with over 30 years of experience across projects, operational and consulting aspects of the mining industry He has worked in the gold, platinum, base metals, uranium, diamond and coal sectors in Africa, Australia and South America. Rob’s key strengths are his analytical and commercial skills, decisiveness, lateral thinking and the development of effective teams, through strong influencing skills, which engender a culture of innovative thinking and delivery.

Community Liaison Officer

Rob Houle


  • President and Co-Founder of Talon Resources and Community Development Inc
  • Active in the exploration sector for over 20 years
  • Mr Houle has a specific focus on community engagement and consultation