Patrick Cullen – Chief Executive Officer (non-board)
Patrick Cullen is chief executive officer of Connemara Mining and his career in the resources industry spans more than 20 years. During this time he has had experience at various majors including Schlumberger, AngloGold, Placer Dome (now part of Barrick), Anglo American Platinum, and exploration companies such as African Energy Resources (ASX), Montero Mining and Exploration (TSX-V) and Kodal Norway (UK) Ltd. Patrick has leadership and technical experience across a range of commodities and mineralization styles in brownfield and greenfield exploration as well as mining expansion projects. He holds a BSc. from University College Cork (1992), a BSc. (Hons) Geology from the University of Portsmouth (1994) and an MBA from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia (2008).
John Teeling – Executive Chairman
John Teeling is executive chairman of Connemara and has 40 years’ resources experience. Teeling is also involved in a number of other AIM exploration companies and has been a serial entrepreneur in the resource sector having founded African Diamonds and created Pan Andean Resources, Minco, African Gold, Persian Gold and West African Diamonds, all listed on AIM. He is also the founder and a former director of Kenmare Resources, former director of Arcon and holds interests in a number of industrial ventures. Mr. Teeling holds degrees in Economics and Business from University College Dublin, an MBA from Wharton and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Harvard. He lectured for 20 years in business and finance at University College Dublin.
James Finn – Financial Director
James Finn is finance director of Connemara and has over 20 years’ experience in working with exploration companies. Mr. Finn has extensive experience in the administration of oil and gas and minerals companies. He has been responsible for listing several resource sector companies on AIM in London, including two of the first companies ever listed on AIM, Pan Andean Resources and African Gold. He holds a degree in Management and an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification.
Gavin Berkenheger – Technical Director
Gavin Berkenheger is technical director of Connemara and is a Chartered Geologist and European Geologist with extensive knowledge of the Irish and UK exploration industry and he He has spent the last 11 years exploring for gold and base metal resources in Ireland and Scotland. In his past role as operations manager, he aided in the expansion of the Curraghinalt gold resource in Northern Ireland. Mr. Berkenheger is a director of GreenOre Gold plc. (Qualifications……. Year)
Edward Vivion Byrne – Non Executive Director
Chairman of CSA Group Limited, 40 years’ experience of the international minerals industry, former senior executive RTZ European exploration division. Consultant to European and World Bank programmes in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.
Danesh Varma – Non Executive Director
Has over 20 years’ experience in the mining finance industry, having worked for Brookfield Asset Managers, Northgate Exploration Ltd, Westfield Minerals Ltd and the Dundee Bank. Holds directorships with American Resource Corporation, Anglesey Mining Plc, Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Limited, Minco and Xtierra.