Central African Gold enjoys the oversight and guidance of a seasoned board of directors who have demonstrated the ability to develop and grow international company’s and assets while creating significant shareholder value. The board is chaired by Stephen Barley, the Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Barley is joined on the board by Michael Townsend with over 25 years in the capital markets and an extraordinarily successful track record in establishing new successful enterprises. The Board also welcomes Shu Zhan and Joe Sandberg. Mr. Zhan has 30 years experience as a geologist and specific experience in the DRC. Joe Sandberg has over 45 years experience as a Professional Geolgist and MBA.
Mr. Barley has over 40 years of experience in the public corporate arena assisting in all aspects of public corporate activity, and providing corporate finance advice. After 15 years of private practice as a corporate finance and securities lawyer, Mr. Barley left the practice of law in 1997 to become president of CHM Financial Services Inc., a private company offering advice to and investing in numerous public
companies engaged in the resource and technology sector. He was involved in a number of TSX-listed resource companies engaged in substantial international projects and was engaged as an executive officer or director of those businesses. Mr. Barley remains a member in good standing of the law societies of British Columbia and Alberta and holds a BCom degree from Mount Allison University and an LLB from Dalhousie University.
Mr. Zhan has 35 years experience in exploration geology and technical consultancy in mineral and petroleum industries, including significant experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has worked in Asia, Australasia, and Africa engaging in the exploration of various commodities including gold, copper, cobalt, lead, zinc, nickel and iron ore. He is currently the senior consultant to a Chinese based cobalt processor which operates two copper-cobalt processing facilities in the DRC.
Joe Sandberg is a Professional Geologist and also holds an MBA. He has over 45+ years experience in exploration on precious metals and copper porphyry systems. He was the President and CEO of a TSX-listed copper exploration company that was successfully sold to another public company. Under Canadian NI 43-101 regulations, he is defined as a Competent Person who can sign public reports (reporting mineral exploration results). Mr. Sandberg has recently consulted on copper cobalt exploration in the DRC.