Marthinus (Martin) Botha
Mr Martin Botha was appointed Chairman in June 2017 after being appointed to the board in February 2014. Mr Botha is an Engineering Surveyor by training with 30 years’ experience in international investment banking. A founding director in Standard Bank Plc’s London centred international operations, Mr Botha established and led the development of the core global natural resources trading and financing franchises, as well as various geographic operations, including those in the Russian Commonwealth of Independent States, Turkey and the Middle East. Mr Botha is currently non-executive Chairman of Sberbank CIB (UK) Ltd, a securities broker regulated by the UK Financial Services Authority, and is a non-executive director of Zeta Resources Limited (appointed 2013). Mr Botha graduated with first class honours from the University of Cape Town and is based in London.
Mr Botha is Chair of the Nomination Committee, and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Remuneration Committee.
Mr Mark Potts is a Non-Executive Director and was appointed to the board in June 2017. Mr Potts has held senior executive and board positions, in start-ups and large corporate environments, over a 30-year career. Most recently Mr Potts was the worldwide CTO and VP for Corporate Strategy at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Prior to Hewlett Packard, Mr Potts was the founder of several successful, venture backed start-ups, that have driven technology disruption and business innovation in varied industries. Mr Potts is currently a director of iCentana Pty Ltd.
Mr Potts is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Nomination Committee.
BSc (Mining Engineering), MBA
Ms Sabina Shugg was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 7 September 2018. Ms Shugg is a mining engineer with over 30 years’ experience involving senior operational roles with leading mining and consulting organisations. Ms Shugg holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia, a Mining Engineering degree from the Western Australian School of Mines, and a Western Australian First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency. Ms Shugg currently serves on the Minerals Council of Australia Gender Diversity Working Group, the Curtin University Foundation Board, the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia’s Productivity Committee, and is the Director of the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mining Innovation Hub. In 2015 Ms Shugg was awarded a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to the mining industry through executive roles in the resources sector and as a role model and mentor to women.
Mr Reynolds is a Non-Executive Director and was appointed to the Board on 28 May 2021. Mr Reynolds has over 40 years of experience in senior management and advisory roles in the natural resources sector, including almost 25 years of experience with Randgold Resources and its predecessors. He currently serves on the Board of Mkango Resources as a Non-Executive Director. In addition, Mr Reynolds has previously served on the Boards of Acacia Mining, GT Gold Corporation and Geodrill Limited and as Non-Executive Chair of Digby Wells Environmental. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, a Member of the Geological Society of South Africa and is registered as a Professional Natural Scientist.
Mr Reynolds is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee, the Remuneration Committee, the Sustainability Committee and the Nomination Committee.
Mr. Jackson is a Non-Executive Director and was appointed to the Board on 28 October 2021. Mr. Jackson is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years’ experience in management of resource companies, particularly in Africa. Mr. Jackson was a senior member of the management team of TSX listed Red Back Mining Inc., a company that financed, developed and operated two gold mines in West Africa culminating in a takeover by Kinross Gold Corp in 2010. He was then founding President & CEO and later Chairman of TSXV listed Orca Gold Inc, a company which discovered and is advancing the Block 14 gold project in Sudan. Mr. Jackson is currently Non-executive Chairman of Sarama Resources Limited and Non-executive Chairman of Predictive Discovery. In addition, Mr. Jackson has previously been a director of multiple ASX and TSX listed companies including Cardinal Resources Limited.
Mr. Jackson is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee.
Managing Director and CEO
Mr Stuart Gale was appointed as Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director in May 2021 after serving as the Chief Financial Officer since January 2020.
Prior to Resolute, Mr Gale was Group Manager Corporate Finance for Fortescue Metals Group Limited where he was responsible for FMG’s funding, risk, and treasury functions as well as statutory, management and project accounting, budgeting, forecasting, accounts payable and investor relations programs.
Prior to his career at FMG, Mr Gale held senior executive positions at Wesfarmers including Chief Financial Officer of Wesfarmers Energy Limited and General Manager Group Accounting at Wesfarmers Limited. Mr Gale is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Fellow of Leadership Western Australia.