Our Leadership

Perseus’s management is fundamental in the continued ongoing success of our business.
Board of Directors

Sean Harvey
Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Sean Harvey is Perseus Mining’s Non-Executive Chairman and a former Non-Executive Director of Perseus (from September 2009 to March 2017).

Mr. Sean Harvey has extensive experience in investment banking and the resources sector and brings valuable experience in capital markets to the board to assist the company as it seeks to broaden global market awareness of its growth into a mid-tier African gold producer. Mr. Harvey holds an Honours BA degree in Economics and Geography and an MA in Economics, both from Carleton University, an LLB from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from the University of Toronto and he is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Mr Harvey also serves as Non-Executive Chairman of Victoria Gold Corporation and as a Non-Executive Director of Serabi Gold plc.

Mr Harvey sits on the Audit and Risk, Remuneration, and Nomination Committees.

Jeff Quartermaine
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Jeffrey Quartermaine was appointed to the role of managing director and chief executive officer of Perseus Mining Limited, on 1 February 2013 after previously serving as the group’s chief financial officer from 2010 to 2013.

Since assuming the role of CEO, Mr Quartermaine has played a major role in turning Perseus into a viable business by formulating and implementing a growth strategy designed to transform Perseus into a multi–mine, multi-jurisdictional gold producer with production in excess of 500,000 ounces from 2022 onwards.

Mr Quartermaine has more than 30 years’ experience in senior corporate, financial, and strategic management roles with ASX and TSX-listed resources companies involving operations in Australia, as well as countries in Asia Pacific, South America, and West Africa. He is a Fellow of the Society of Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) who holds both business management (MBA) and civil engineering qualifications (BE).

Amber Banfield
Non-Executive Director

Ms Banfield has held a Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental and Civil) degree and a Master of Business Administration, both awarded by the University of Western Australia.

Ms Banfield held management positions with Worley for 20 years, contributing to the Australian company growing into the world’s largest energy and resources engineering services provider. Ms Banfield’s most recent roles included Global Strategy Manager and Global M&A Manager where amongst other things, she was responsible for developing and implementing a company-wide Energy Transition strategy to grow decarbonizing businesses including hydrogen and renewables.

Ms Banfield is the Chairperson of the Board’s Audit and Risk Committee and has oversight of the Company’s Sustainability (ESG) function.

Elissa Brown
Non-Executive Director

Ms Elissa Brown was appointed to the role of Non-Executive Director of Perseus in November 2020.

Ms Brown is a Chartered Accountant (ICAA) with a Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) from Curtin University and has over 19 years of experience in a range of financial roles with Australian and International companies.

Ms Brown has held financial management roles with various companies involved with gold, base metals and oil & gas mining in Australia and internationally. Most recently, until her decision to step down from executive duties in October 2020, Elissa served as Perseus Mining’s Chief Financial Officer, having first joined the company in 2010 and promoted to CFO in 2013.

Ms Brown sits on the Audit and Risk and Remuneration Committees.

Daniel Lougher
Non-Executive Director

Mr Daniel Lougher’s professional qualifications including a Bachelor of Science (Honours) of Mining Geology, a Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Mining) and a Master of Science (Engineering). Mr Lougher also holds a First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency (WA) and is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Mr Lougher is currently the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the successful Australian nickel miner, Western Areas Ltd, having held this role since February 2012. In total, Mr Lougher’s professional career spans more than 35 years involving a range of exploration, feasibility, development, operations, and corporate roles with Australian and international mining companies including a period of eighteen years spent in Africa with BHP Billiton, Impala Plats, Anglo American and Genmin.

Mr Lougher is the Chairperson for the Technical Committee and the Nomination Committee.

John McGloin
Non-Executive Director

Mr John McGloin is the former Chairman and CEO of Amara Mining and joined Perseus in April 2016, following the scheme of arrangement between Amara Mining and its shareholders becoming effective.

Mr McGloin is a geologist and graduate of Camborne School of Mines. He has worked for many years in Africa across the mining industry, consultancy and subsequently and investment banking

Over the years, Mr McGloin has held senior positions with African Platinum, Randgold Resources, Avocet Mining, European Goldfields, Titanium Resources Group, Arbuthnot Banking Group following, Evolution Securities and Collins Stewart.

David Ransom
Non-Executive Director

Dr Ransom has more than 45 years of experience within the mining industry in Australia and abroad. He is a graduate of the University of Sydney (BSc Geology) (Hons) and Australian National University (PhD – Structural Geology). His earlier experience included roles as a project geologist with the Aberfoyle Group in Australia and Cominco Ltd in Canada. Dr Ransom also worked as a specialist consultant for 20 years with a clientele including CRA, BHP, Newmont and numerous companies in the microcap sector, specialising in structural geology.

For 17 years, Dr Ransom worked for Acorn Capital Ltd as resource analyst/portfolio manager focusing on the microcap materials and energy sectors. He is well known and highly regarded in the fund management industry. He retired from Acorn Capital Ltd in September 2016 but remains a consultant. Dr Ransom has extensive board experience gained over the past 25 years in small mining and exploration companies.

Mr Ransom sits on the Technical Committee.


Chris Woodall
Chief Operating Officer

Mr Chris Woodall was appointed Chief Operating Officer in September 2016. Mr Woodall received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mining Engineering from the Western Australian School of Mines and holds a degree in Surveying from the University of South Australia.

Mr Woodall has over 30 years of experience in the mineral sector with a strong emphasis on underground and open pit mining. Throughout his career, Mr Woodall has been recognized for his successes in extending mine life by improving operational efficiencies and for making fundamental safety, continuous improvement and cultural changes.

Mr Woodall began his career in Gold Mining in Tennent Creek, Australia in 1985 and he has held several management positions with the Renison Tin Mine, Henty Gold Mine in Tasmania, the CSA Copper Mine in New South Wales, Australia, as well as Barrick Gold and Goldcorp in Canada.

Lee-Anne de Bruin
Chief Financial Officer

Ms Lee-Anne de Bruin is a Certified Chartered Accountant, Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in Accounting from the University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg).

Ms de Bruin has over 18 years of senior financial, operational, and strategic management and board director experience across multiple industries and jurisdictions. She has extensive experience in the resources sector, and has held senior positions at Gem Diamonds, BHP, Newmont, and Resolute Mining before joining Perseus in 2020.

Ms de Bruin is a Director of the Perseus Mining subsidiaries in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire.

Paul Thompson
Group General Manager, Business Growth

Mr Thompson has over 35 years’ experience in the mining industry, having previously worked with Anglo American, De Beers, Newcrest, Coffey Mining, Alacer Gold and AECOM before joining Perseus in 2015 as Group General Manager Technical Services.

Since joining Perseus, Mr Thompson has led the completion of the Sissingué and Yaouré Feasibility Studies, both of which are now successfully operating mines. He currently heads up the Exploration, Studies and Development Teams driving organic and inorganic growth opportunities to sustain our existing operations and to add new operations.

Mr Thompson has an Honours B.Sc. degree in Physical Geography and Geology and a M.Sc. in Engineering Geology. He has worked on mining operations and projects in Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa, Namibia, Australia, Indonesia, Turkey, Philippines and Chile in senior technical services and project management roles.

Jessica Volich
Group Sustainability Manager

Ms Jessica Volich holds a Master of Business Administration with a Specialisation in Natural Resources from the University of Western Australia, as well as a Bachelor of Environmental Impact Assessment (Murdoch) and Bachelor of Science in Zoology (UWA).

Ms Volich has 20+ years’ experience in resources management with a focus on Sustainability, HSEC Management and Business Performance Improvement. She has gained significant international experience, working in Australia, Africa, Russia and South America. Ms Volich has previously held senior positions in business performance and sustainability at South32 and BHP.

Michael Beck
Group Human Resources Manager

Mr Michael Beck has joined Perseus with effect from 1 July 2018 and has over 25 years’ experience in the mining and resource sector across a broad range of commodities. He has recently worked on international greenfield projects in Central Asia, West Africa and Europe.

Mr Beck has considerable operations experience through his involvement with such companies as Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Minara Resources and Shandong Iron and Steel Group.

Martijn Bosboom
General Counsel & Company Secretary

Martijn Bosboom was appointed Perseus’ General Counsel and Company Secretary in 2013. Mr Bosboom holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia and a Master of Laws from the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. He also holds the Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance issued by, and is a Fellow of, the Governance Institute of Australia.

Mr Bosboom has more than 20 years’ experience as a corporate commercial lawyer across various industries and jurisdictions.

Douglas Jones
Group General Manager – Exploration

Dr Douglas Jones is a geologist with over 40 years of international exploration, exploration management and consulting experience in the mining industry. Dr Jones is a member of AusIMM (CP, Geo), AIG and SEG.

Between 2007 and 2014 Dr Jones served variously as Technical and Managing Director of Liontown Resources and Chalice Gold Mines responsible for exploration projects in Australia, Canada and Eritrea, the latter including the completion of exploration and feasibility studies on the Zara Gold Project before its sale to Chinese interests. Prior to that Dr Jones served for five years as Vice President Exploration for Golden Star Resources, responsible for their exploration activities in West Africa and South America. Earlier in his career Dr Jones served in senior exploration roles at Delta Gold Limited, Golden Shamrock Mines and Pancontinental Mining, where he was instrumental in the discovery of the Siguiri Gold Project in Guinea.

Dr Jones has also served as a Non-Executive Director of TSX- and AIM-listed companies Minera IRL Limited, Serabi Gold Limited and Moto Goldmines Limited.

Matthew Scully
Group General Manager – Development

Mr Matthew Scully has built his career in Project Management within the mining sector completing both greenfield and brownfields projects of varying sizes on three continents over the past 15+years. The latest project prior to joining Perseus was the completion of the 100% Evolution Mining owned $180 million Mt Carlton Gold/Silver Project in North Queensland.

Mr Scully has a range of experience in various commodities including Manganese, Nickel, Copper and Gold and has managed projects both for underground and open pit operations.

Mr Scully joined Perseus in December 2016 and completed successfully the development of the Sissingué Project in Northern Côte d’Ivoire.

Merlin Thomas
General Manager Operations, Yaouré

Mr Merlin Thomas took up the role of General Manager at Sissingué in October 2017 and has recently been appointed General Manager of Yaouré, Perseus third Gold Mine (March 2020). He is a mining professional with more than 35 years’ experience in the operation, commissioning, construction and evaluation of mineral projects in gold and base metals across five continents. Prior to joining Perseus Mining he was with First Quantum Minerals for 9 years and Zara Mining for 2 years.

Mr Thomas has a degree in Mineral Processing from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London University, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, a Chartered Engineer (Engineering Council, UK), a European Ingénieur (FEANI), and a Practitioner Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.

Stephen Kofi Ndede
General Manager Operations, Edikan

Mr Stephen Kofi Ndede was appointed the General Manager of the Edikan mine of Perseus mining in 2017 after working in the company as the Mining Operations manager for 2 years. Before joining Perseus Mr Ndede was the Business Improvement Manager of Golden Star Resources.

Mr Ndede has over 30 years’ experience in mine planning and operations and over the years has worked for Anglogold Ashanti, RandGold Resources and other companies in West-Africa. Mr Ndede has a track record of turning around distressed companies to profitable entities and was instrumental in turning around the fortunes of Iduapriem mine around in the early 2000s into a profitable mine.

Mr Ndede holds an MSc (1993) in Mining Engineering from the Camborne School of mines and a post – graduate Diploma in Mining Engineering from Tarkwa School of Mines.

Michael Cardinaels
General Manager Operations, Sissingué

Mr Michael Cardinaels was appointed to the role of General Manager at Sissingué in March 2020. Mr Cardinaels joined Perseus in September 2017 as Mining Manager taking the operation from construction to full scale production and was subsequently appointed to the role of Operations Manager in March 2019.

Mr Cardinaels received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Queensland and holds qualifications in Management from the Australian Institute of Management and an Unrestricted Quarry Manager’s certification.

Mr Cardinaels has 20 years of experience in the mining industry with multiple commodities.

Mr Cardinaels began his career in underground gold mining followed by multiple operational and technical services roles in open cut coal in Australia. Prior to joining Perseus, he spent more than 5 years managing a major expansion and production at MMG’s Kinsevere open pit Copper Mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mark Somlyay
Group General Manager-Commercial

Mr Mark Somlyay was appointed to his current role in November 2018, having spent the previous 4 years based at Perseus’s African operations where he oversaw the financial, supply chain and commercial functions.

Mr Somlyay holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Queensland and is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA). Prior to joining Perseus, Mark has spent 18 years in senior Finance, Commercial and Business Improvement roles in Australia, Africa and internationally with a range of companies including London Mining, Inmet Mining, Barrick Africa, Oceana Gold and Xstrata.

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