Alpha Exploration Ltd. is pleased to announce that Dr. John Clarke has been appointed as an independent director to the Company’s board of directors.
John Clarke holds a B.Sc. in metallurgy from University College Cardiff, a Ph.D. in metallurgy from Cambridge University and an MBA from Middlesex Polytechnic. His experience includes mine management, mineral exploration, corporate acquisition, and mine development in the mining sector in Africa. He has worked both in smelting and mining operations during his career and has been a director of several companies which have had exploration, development, and mining activities in Africa.
Succession of mine management
Having joined Ashanti Goldfields in 1982, John Clarke held a succession of mine management, strategic and corporate planning roles before becoming the Executive Director in charge of Business development. He contributed to establishing Ashanti’s gold exploration program throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
In 1997 John Clarke joined Nevsun Resources as President and CEO, taking the Company into Eritrea and the discovery of the Bisha Mine. Bisha started production in 2011 as a high-grade gold deposit overlaying a high-grade copper deposit and is operating as a substantial copper/zinc mining operation. He is currently also the Chairman and non-executive director of AVZ Minerals Limited.
Michael Hopley, Alpha President and CEO said, “I would like to extend a very warm welcome to John Clarke as an independent board member and look forward to working with him and relying on his experience and wisdom gained in managing Nevsun in Eritrea for many years.”
Further to the appointment of John Clarke, Christian Dayer has resigned from the board of directors. The management of Alpha thanks Mr. Dayer for his service to the Company.