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Our Company

Board & Management

The directors have extensive experience in mineral exploration, commercial mine development and management. They have selected the Siguiri Basin for its significant potential and prolific gold endowment. Polymetals is advancing exploration to define a large and economic gold deposit suitable to establish a long term gold mine. 


David Sproule 


Mr David Sproule has a Bachelor of Metallurgical Engineering from the Western Australian School of Mines and has been self-employed in the Australian mining industry for most of the previous 35 years.

Mr Sproule has specialised in value creation within the minerals industry, founding and managing the private Polymetals Group which developed 8 Australian gold projects over 25 years. An “owner build” model was applied to all operations significantly reducing typical mine development costs. The projects collectively returned +2,000% in fully franked dividends on initial shareholder investment.

Mr Sproule was Chairman of Polymetals from listing on ASX in 2011 until the company merged with Southern Cross Goldfields.

He has maintained a close involvement with the gold industry and first invested in the Guinea Project in 2017. Mr Sproule also occupies a Non-executive director role with Force Commodities Limited (ASX:4CE).


Dr Chris Johnston

Technical Director

Dr Christopher Johnston is a first-class honours graduate in geology from Auckland University and has 40 years-experience in the Australian mining industry. He received his industry training in Australia with BH South Limited and the Electrolytic Zinc Co of Australasia Limited and completed his doctoral studies at James Cook University of North Queensland.


He has explored in most states of Australia for gold, silver and base metals for companies including Burdekin Resources NL, St Francis Mining Limited, Tritton Resources Limited and more recently as NSW Exploration Manager for Black Oak Minerals Limited.


Dr Johnston has provided geological guidance for the company’s Guinea Project for the past year.

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Chris Schroor 

Non-Executive Director

Chris is a founding Director of Azure (Property Development) in Brisbane. Chris was previously Executive Director – Commercial Development for Springfield Land Corporation. During his 10 years in that role he spear headed all development associated with the $8bn, 2830ha master planned city. 

This involved all aspects of the development process and a significant focus on managing strategic relationships. He has been directly involved in partnerships with groups such as James Fielding, Mirvac, Maquarie Bank, Suncorp, NEC, Telstra, Energex, University of Southern Queensland, ABC Childcare, Leighton and Lend Lease.  

Chris is also passionate about the role Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has in built environments and this lead him to develop Springfield’s 72km dark fibre network and the $230M Polaris Data Centre. This passion drives Azure’s activities in Data Centres globally. 

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Alex Hanly 

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Alex Hanly has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Business Administration.

Mr Hanly is experienced in capital delivery and operational management for publicly-listed companies within the Mining, Oil & Gas and Manufacturing industries throughout Australia. 

Mr Hanly's background in Project Management and Mechanical Engineering has maintained a focus on value-driven initiatives and best practice. 

Mr Hanly has led schedule-dependent delivery of sustenance and growth capital spend through a process-orientated and collaborative management approach.

Mr Hanly's focus will be the efficient management of the Company to add significant shareholder value.

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Aguibou Bah

Guinea Country Manager

Mr Aguibou Bah is Guinean national, economist and mining industry executive with +35-years experience

12 years in Business Administration and Marketing within Liberia & Sierra Leone.

Previously Country Manager for TSX listed Cassidy Gold – Kouroussa Gold Project, Guinea.

Mr Bah has extensive experience with West African logistics, trading and government facilitation.

Mr Bah has a strong focus on building productive relationships with local communities and believes this is the foundation for execution of projects in the region.

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