Chief Executive Officer / Managing Director
Mr Archie Koimtsidis has for the last 20 years been involved in all facets of gold exploration, discovery, production, and refining in West Africa and South America.
Archie’s most recent appointment prior to joining Cardinal was as the Deputy Country Manager of Ghana for PMI Gold Limited a joint TSXV and ASX listed company. During this time he was responsible for all field operational matters including coordination of exploration, drilling programs, and human resource management relating to that Company’s projects in Ghana.
Archie has been instrumental in acquiring the Ghanaian projects on behalf of Cardinal and has a unique knowledge and understanding of geopolitical and operational matters relating to resource projects in West Africa.
Mr Tomlinson possesses over 30 years’ experience in Mining and Finance within the Toronto, Australian and London Stock markets. He was previously Managing Director of Investment Banking at Westwind Partners/Stifel Nicolaus raising equity and providing corporate advice.
Kevin has extensive experience in development and financing of mining projects internationally. Previous Directorships include Centamin Plc, an Egyptian gold producer, Orbis Gold, a Burkina Faso gold developer and Medusa Mining, a Philippines gold producer.
Mr Malik Easah is the principal of a successful alluvial mining operation in the North West Adansi Gold Obotan concession and is currently developing additional payable gold permits within the Ashanti and Nangodi Gold belts of Ghana.
Malik specialises in the manufacture of alluvial gold wash plants and recovery equipment and is regarded as an authority in the development of alluvial mining operations in Ghana. Malik is a resident in Ghana.
Dr. Kenneth G. Thomas
Dr. Thomas has over 45 years in the mining industry with experience in project development, construction and operations. Until July 2012 he was Senior Vice President, Projects, Kinross Gold Corporation and previously, for 6 years, a Global Managing Director and Board Director at Hatch Ltd, a leading international engineering and construction firm.
From 1987 to 2001 he served in progressively senior roles at Barrick Gold Corporation to Senior Vice President, Technical Services. Prior to Barrick Gold Corporation, he also worked for 10 years in Zambia and South Africa with Anglo American Corporation.
Ken has a doctorate in Technical Sciences (Project Implementation) from Delft University of Technology and in 2001 he was awarded the Selwyn G. Blaylock Medal by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) for advancements in mining internationally. In addition, he is a Fellow and Past President of the CIM. Ken is an experienced public company director, including his current appointment as director of Continental Gold (TSX: CNL).
Mr. Muscillo is a Partner with HopgoodGanim Lawyers in Australia. Michele has practised exclusively in corporate law for over 15 years and has extensive experience in capital markets transactions, including the negotiation of significant commercial contracts and agreements. As part of this role, Mr. Muscillo has acted on numerous IPOs and debt and equity raisings, and advised both bidders and targets on public market control transactions. His key areas of practice include Corporate Advisory and Governance, Capital Markets, Resources and Energy.
Mr. Muscillo is currently a Non-Executive Director with Aeris Resources Limited (ASX:AIS) and Xanadu Mines Limited (ASX: XAM). Formerly, Michele was also Non-Executive Director of Orbis Gold Limited which is currently owned by TSX-Listed SEMAFO Inc. (TSX:SMF).
Mr Robert Schafer has over 30 years of international experience as a geologist exploring for mineral deposits in more than 70 countries. As an executive, manager and field geologist with companies including Billiton, BHP, Kinross and Hunter Dickinson, Robert led teams to the discovery of several deposits in the western USA (Briggs and Griffon gold mines), as well as developing strategies that led to brownfields discoveries in western Canada, southern Africa and far east Russia (Birkachan gold mine).
Robert is the immediate Past President of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) as well as Past President of both the Canadian Institute for Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA). He is a Certified Corporate Director (ICD.D), a RPGeo and is also an active member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) in the USA, where he served on its Board for more than a decade.
Robert serves as a member of the Board of Directors for both the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame and National Mining Hall of Fame in the USA. He is the recipient of the William Lawrence Saunders Gold Medal from the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) and the Daniel C. Jackling Award from SME for career achievements, two of the highest mining recognitions in the USA.