Kore Potash, the development company whose flagship asset is the 97%-owned Sintoukola Potash Project, has announced the appointment of Stuart Bradley Sampson, as CEO and director, effective from 4 June 2018.
Sampson, a mining engineer, has more than 25 years’ resources industry experience across numerous locations including West and Southern Africa.
In addition to significant mine development and operating experience, Sampson has held leadership positions at several publicly listed companies.
Sampson was most recently CEO of ASX-listed Tiger Resources, a copper producer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which in January 2018 entered into a binding agreement to sell its assets to a Chinese group for US$250 million.
Prior to this, Sampson held senior positions at Newcrest Mining, one of the world’s largest gold mining companies, including general manager of Newcrest’s West African operations.
From 2008 to 2013, Sampson was the CEO of AIM/ASX-listed Discovery Metals, where he was hired to lead the project financing, construction and subsequent production of the company’s flagship copper asset in Botswana.
Other notable positions include general manager at Goldfields’ operations in South Africa and Australia.
He will remain available to Kore Potash to support the financing developments.
“I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Brad as the new CEO. He is a highly experienced mining engineer and CEO who has spent over a decade of his career building and managing projects on the African continent,” says Kore Potash non-executive chairman, David Hathorn.
“His appointment reflects the next chapter for Kore Potash as we approach the financing and project construction stages.
“On behalf of the Kore Potash board, I would like to thank Sean for his significant contribution and, in particular, for his role in raising the capital required for the Definitive Feasibility Study, and in leading Kore Potash in its redomicile and listings on AIM and the JSE.
“Sean joined in 2015 and leaves the business in a very strong position to deliver the Sintoukola Potash Project,” concludes Hathorn.