Senior Management

Andrew Wray,
Chief Financial Officer

Mr Wray was appointed as CFO in September 2013, having spent three years as Head of Corporate Development and Investor Relations at ABG. Previously he was employed by JP Morgan Cazenove where he was a Director in the Corporate Finance team. Mr Wray has over 14 years of experience in advising a range of mining and other companies in their capital-raising activities and in other strategic objectives. Prior to joining JP Morgan, Mr. Wray worked for the Kuwait Investment Office in London, dealing with their portfolio of investments in Spain. Mr Wray holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Modern Languages from University College London.

Katrina White,
General Counsel and Company Secretary

Ms White joined ABG in December 2010, having previoulsy been employed by Barrick, where she served as Regional General Counsel and Company Secretary for Barrick Australia Africa, subsequently Barrick Australia Pacific from 2005 to 2010. Prior to joining Barrick, Ms White was employed as a senior associate at Hunt & Humphry in Australia. Ms White has an Honours Degree in Law from the University of Western Australia. She is admitted to practise as a barrister and solicitor in Western Australia, the High Court of Australia and the Federal Court of Australia.

Peter Spora,
Vice President, Exploration

Mr Spora joined ABG in March 2010 having previously been employed by Barrick, where he served as Principal Geologist, Africa, from 2006 to 2008 and Exploration Manager, Africa, from 2008 to 2010. Mr Spora has over 18 years of experience as a geologist in Australia and Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Geology Degree from the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy ("AusIMM"), a member of the Tanzanian Chamber of Minerals and Energy, and is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists.

Deodatus Mwanyika,
Vice President, Corporate Affairs

Mr Mwanyika joined ABG in March 2010, having been previously employed by Barrick which he joined in 1999 and where he occupied various managerial positions over 12 years, culminating in his appointment in 2008 as Executive General Manager, Tanzania. Mr Mwanyika holds a Bachelor of Law Degree with Honours from the University of Dar es Salaam and a Masters in Law from the University of Cambridge. Mr Mwanyika is a member of the Tanganyika Law Society and the East African Law Society.

Jaco Maritz,
Vice President, Finance

Mr Maritz has been the Vice President Finance of the ABG since February 2013, having spent three years as Group Treasurer. He has more than 16 years’ experience in the mining industry and has held a number of financial roles, including Director, Planning & Corporate Finance at Barrick and Audit Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr Maritz holds a BComm in Accounting Science and a Bachelor of Computations (Hons) in the Theory of Accounting Science from the University of Pretoria. Mr Maritz is a Chartered Accountant.

Peter Geleta,
Executive General Manager, Organisational Effectiveness

Mr Geleta joined ABG in May 2012 and has extensive experience on the African continent, having worked across a number of African countries in various operational and corporate roles. Prior to joining ABG he held a number of roles at Barrick, including Organisational Effectiveness Director for Barrick Africa, Human Resources Director for the Australia Pacific Region and General Manager for Barrick’s Cowal Gold Mine in New South Wales. Before joining Barrick, Mr Geleta worked for AngloGold Ashanti for 25 years, where he held a number of roles including Head of Human Resources and Sustainability for AngloGold Ashanti’s Africa Operations and General Manager of the Navachab Mine in Namibia. Mr Geleta holds an Executive MBA qualification from the University of Cape Town.

Michelle Ash,
Executive General Manager Planning and Business Improvement

Ms Ash joined ABG in December 2013 and has more than 20 years experience in the mining and manufacturing industries in executive, managerial, advisory and consultancy roles.  Prior to joining ABG, Ms Ash was Head of Alliance Planning and Co-ordination for the BHP Mitsubishi Alliance. Prior to this she was General Manager Strategy for MMG where her focus was to develop business and growth strategies. She has also held General Manager Operations, Strategy Development and Projects roles in a number of global mining companies. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons) from Melbourne University, a Graduate Diploma of Business from Curtin University, a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology (Hons) from Deakin University and an Executive MBA from Melbourne Business School.