Management-Team
About Giyani

Mr. Duane Parnham , , , Executive Chairman

Mr. Parnham has a successful track-record of developing exploration companies from start-up to fully permitted projects with considerable resources and reserves. This experience includes working internationally with governments and landowners to identify high-impact and underdeveloped projects, and providing the capital and managerial resources necessary to create shareholder value. Mr. Parnham has founded and developed multiple resource focussed companies, including Forsys Metals Corp., UNX Energy Corp., Angus Mining Namibia Inc., and Temex Resources Corp. Mr. Parnham also has considerable experience in corporate governance, stakeholder relations and raised capital providing a high rate of success in realizing shareholder value.

Mr. Charles (Chuck) Allen , , , President

Mr. Allen has a diverse background including experience as a senior executive, investment banker and finance/M&A lawyer. He has been involved in more than $5 billion of equity, debt and M&A transactions, and has been a Board member of a number of public companies. He has also worked internationally, in regions including, Central, Eastern and Western Europe, Canada and the U.S., Africa, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Mr. Allen was previously the President of a precious metals company with producing assets in southern Africa. During his tenure, Mr. Allen managed more than 1,000 employees and more than doubled revenues. Mr. Allen received his L.L.B. and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta.

Mr. Robert (Bob) Middleton , , , Vice President, Exploration

Mr. Middleton is a renowned geologist and geophysicist with more than 45 years of experience. Mr. Middleton completed his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in applied geophysics at the Michigan Technological University. Of particular interest to Giyani, Mr. Middleton spent a majority of his career working in the Timmins gold camp where as an officer and director of Rosario Resources Corporation he founded the Bell Creek mine, a major gold deposit. Rosario also at the time placed the Pueblo Viego located in the Dominican Republic into production, now controlled by Barrick Gold. He has worked with major mining companies including Newmont Exploration of Canada as well as multiple junior companies as a consultant and member of the management team. This includes experience with Canplats Resources Corp. that was recently sold to Goldcorp Inc. Mr. Middleton has led numerous drill programs resulting in major discoveries, completed multiple feasibility studies, and worked on international assignments spanning North America, Central America, South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Mr. Knowledge Katti , , , Vice President, Business Development

Mr. Katti has over 10 years of experience in national and international business experience. His focus has been on developing relationships with governments, empowerment groups, and community stakeholders, with the goal of creating long-term sustainable economic and social growth for host countries. This has involved identifying strategic resources that have previously been under explored and developed, and forming partnerships between sources of international capital and expertise and host countries. Mr. Katti was formerly a Director of UNX Energy Corp. and the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kunene Energy (Pty) Ltd., a Namibian Black Economic Empowerment company. He is also the Founder of the Knowledge Foundation, which is a charity that promotes education and poverty reduction in the Republic of Namibia and the rest of Africa.

Mr. Peter Milutinovic , , , General Manager

Mr. Milutinovic has more than 30 years of experience in various executive and management roles for multi-national corporations, notably in the resources sector (mining and oil & gas), utilities, government and consulting. He was previously the General Manager of a TSE-listed uranium mining company, where he was instrumental in managing operational and corporate social responsibility initiatives associated with the development of a uranium mine in Namibia. Mr. Milutinovic has other significant international operational experience in Africa, Southeast Asia, Caribbean and Middle East. Peter holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Calgary.

Mr. Ron Reed , , , Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Reed is a CGA with an MBA (Finance) from New York Institute of Technology. He has more than 20 years of progressively senior experience in implementing, revising, and monitoring financial business strategies. He also has been involved in more than 15 acquisition and divestiture transactions. He began his career working with electronic and agricultural companies, joining The Thomson Corporation (now Thomson Reuters) in 1999. At Thomson, Mr. Reed began as a controller and advanced to vice-president, finance and CFO for its Nelson Education Ltd. Mr. Reed has been providing CFO services in the mining industry.
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