Management Team

Keith Bowes

Managing Director

Mr. Keith Bowes is a highly regarded mining executive with over 20 years of experience working on project development and operations in Africa, South America and Australia across a range of commodities and processes.

Keith project managed the Boss Resources’ redevelopment program for the Honeymoon Uranium Mine including all study phases and commercial trials of the new processing technology. As part of the study he led the development in the application of two new technologies that have redefined the Honeymoon opportunity (leach chemistry and IX resins).

Adam Kiley

Corporate Development

Mr. Adam Kiley has over 15 years’ experience in the mining sector with a depth of experience in providing corporate and financial advisory services to ASX listed companies in both Australia and the United Kingdom.

Chris Knee

Chief Financial Officer

Chris is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 15 years’ experience in a multinational accounting firm and senior finance roles across the resources industry with projects in Africa, Canada and Central Asia. He has a range of experience across a variety of disciplines including joint venture agreements, conducting due diligence, complex international tax structure, financing transactions, accounting and compliance.

Chris currently provides CFO services to companies Matador Capital, as well as being the current CFO of Graphex Mining and the former CFO of Manas Resources Limited.

Stuart McKenzie

Company Secretary

Stuart has over 35 years of experience in senior commercial roles. He was previously Company Secretary with Anvil Mining Limited for six years, prior to which he held senior positions with Ok Tedi Mining Limited, Ernst and Young and HSBC.

Theo Keyter

Country Manager

Theo Keyter is a highly experienced Mine General Manager with 39 years of experience working on operations in South Africa, Sierra Leone, Malawi and Saudi Arabia across a range of commodities. Theo worked as the Project Manager on The Mponeng Deepening Project in South Africa, which is currently the deepest mining operation in the world. Theo has been the driver behind out recent cost improvement initiatives and has developed good working relations with government and other stakeholders.

Kobie Cilliers

Commercial & Project Administrator

Kobie is an management account and experienced commercial and administration professional with 38 years of experience in the mining and metals industry.  He has worked for various mining companies in South Africa and was one of the first permanent employees of Paladin (Africa) Ltd back in 2008.  Kobie has been vital in ensuring Lotus Resources maintains the necessary commercial contacts in country to support the current initiatives.

John Mwenelupembe

Technical Supervisor

John Mwenelupembe is a Geologist with over 25 years of experience in exploration and geo-environment work. John has been involved in the design and execution of numerous uranium exploration programs at the Kayelekera Mine since 2004. He played a key role in the exploration and feasibility studies carried out by Paladin for Kayelekera and continued this work to later include extensions of the existing ore body.  John has also worked on Greenfield uranium and rare earth elements exploration projects in North Malawi. He was previously he was involved in gold, coal and industrial minerals exploration across Malawi.

Ronarld Kapira

Security Manager

Ronarld Kapira is a highly regarded Corporate Security Manager with over 19 years of professional experience. He previously worked for G4S in Malawi in various security supervisory and managerial positions.  Over the past 11 years Ronarld has been instrumental in the establishment of a formidable and skilled security guard force at Kayelekera Mine that is successfully utilising various technologically advanced surveillance security systems.   He has developed policies and procedures which were crucial in eradicating pilferage, theft and related crimes at site.