Experienced manager and leader with extensive experience in strategy, finance, governance and external relations. Held senior positions in Piano Software, Norsk Gjenvinning, and Enfo Energy Background as corporate finance advisor at Carnegie
Chief Exploration Manager
Over 15 years of experience in exploration and gold mining Senior consultancy position for EMX Royalty Corp, Senior positions in Nickel Mountain Resources and other junior mining firms First joined Akobo in 2018 and rejoined in 2021 to advance the exploration
15 years of mining and exploration experience Wide commodity experience from BHP, Billiton, and Golder Associates Competent person (JORC) and Qualified Person (NI 43-101) and a Chartered professional member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
14 years of international and Ethiopian exploration experience. Managed large contracts for Canadian mining companies in Ethiopia and Mali. B.Sc. and MSc in Mining Geology.
Head of ESG
Cathryn is an experienced and skilled socio-economist with a PhD in sustainable livelihoods and global learning. For more than 25 years she has developed integrated approaches to diversifying sustainable livelihoods and has provided extensive technical support and advice to poverty reduction and education projects across Europe, sub-Saharan Africa and MENA. This has involved facilitation of multi-sectoral partnerships, managing and co-ordinating DFID, EU, UNDP, UNESCO and FAO-supported initiatives, as well as corporate social development initiatives. She has demonstrated abilities in all aspects of social analysis, engagement, curriculum planning and management, together with critical application of International Finance Corporation (IFC) standards and Equator Principles to social risk governance economic resettlement, livelihoods restoration and indigenous peoples plans. She is fluent in English and Kiswahili and able to converse in French.