Exploration Manager - West Africa
BSc, MSc (Geol)
Experience & expertise:
Richard is a geologist with 35 years of West African expertise, including 26 years at a senior level as Chief Geologist and/or Country Manager in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Ghana and Guinea including Australian companies (Golden Rim Resources, Tribune Resources, Vital Metals) and Canadian companies (Mutual Resources, Orezone Resources, Volta Resources (now B2Gold)).
Richard worked with Golden Rim as Country Manager from June 2010 through to June 2015 and from May 2017 to present. From July 2015 to May 2017, Richard was Country Manager for Turkish MNG Gold (now Avesoro) on the Balogo Gold Project until exploitation license granting.
During this career, he has been instrumental in multiple gold discoveries (Bakou with Mutual Resources, RZ (Richard Zongo) and Bondi discoveries with Orezone, Kolo discovery with Vital Metals, Balogo 0.25Moz very high grade gold deposit and 2Moz Kouri with Golden Rim). Among these discoveries, RZ discovery and Balogo deposit have been exploited by the exploitation licenses.
As Golden Rim’s Exploration Manager West Africa since Oct 2021, he is leading Golden Rim’s teams in Burkina Faso and Guinea.