Management

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.

Michael Ball

Chief Financial Officer

Michael is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia with over 20 years experience in finance roles, including the last 10 years as Chief Financial Officer for ASX listed resource companies.

He brings significant operational experience, including project development through construction and into production, in addition to significant capital markets experience, being involved in leading and managing several project financings. He also has considerable expertise in feasibility study preparation, operational optimisation, commodity and currency risk management and contract tendering.

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

General 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.

Dr Grain Malunga

Country Manager

Dr Malunga’s has extensive experience in mineral resource development/evaluation, strategic environmental management, investment analysis and government business. Grain served as a Member of Parliament for Chikwawa North Constituency between May 2009 and May 2014 and as Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Environment in Malawi from June 2009 to August 2011. He was Principal Secretary for Ministry of Irrigation and Water Development, from August 2005 to January 2007, after serving as Secretary for Industry Science and Technology from August 2004 to August 2005.

He is a member of several professional bodies including; a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, Member of the National Geographic Society, United States and is a founding member of Geological Society of Malawi where he served as Secretary General from 1999 to 2001 and Vice President from 2001 to 2003. In the cabinet, he served as chairperson for Cabinet Committee on Natural Resources, Energy and Environment and a member of Cabinet Committees on “Economy and Public Sector Reforms”, “Local Government and Rural Transformation” and “Agriculture and Food Security”. In the Parliament, he served as Chairperson for Commerce, Industry and Tourism and member of parliamentary committees on “Transport and Public Works” and “Defence and Security”. Grain has written two books entitled “Earth Science and Human Geography for Malawi” in 2013 and “An Analysis of Mineral Resources of Malawi” in 2014.

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.

Dr. Robert Rich

Sales and Marketing Executive

Robert is based in the United States and has over 30 years’ experience working as a Nuclear Fuel Consultant. During this time, he has advised a number of major US utilities in the procurement of nuclear fuels and worked with a wide range of producers in securing offtake agreements. During his career, Robert has overseen the sale of over 60Mlbs of uranium from producers and been responsible for the purchase of over US$100M annually of U3O8, conversion and enrichment for utiltities. Robert received his PhD and Masters in Geology from Harvard University before becoming a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for the US Department of Energy (previously ERDA) also at Harvard University.