Stratex International comprises a highly experienced management team, supported by top-level financial and commercial colleagues at Board level.
Chief Executive Officer
Tim has 28 years’ experience in gold and base metals, with a distinct focus on Africa, Europe and Asia. He has worked at all stages of exploration, development and mining, and has a strong track record of delivery, both at the technical and commercial level within previous positions. Some of his more notable roles to date include exploration manager (Eurasia), Barrick Gold Corp., project director and later CEO of Tethyan Copper Company Pty Ltd (a Joint Venture between Antofagasta Minerals and Barrick Gold Corp, owner of the Reko Diq project in Pakistan), and more recently as COO of TSX.V-listed Reservoir Minerals Inc., which was sold in June 2016 to TSX-listed Nevsun Resources Ltd for US$365 million. Tim joined the company in March 2018.
Chief Financial Officer
Bob is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He trained as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse, qualifying in 1992, and has a BSc in geography from Durham University. Bob has extensive experience of working for AIM-quoted companies, where he has been heavily involved in turnaround situations, fund raisings and acquisitions.
In partnership with three different CEO’s, Bob was instrumental in the turnaround and subsequent growth of AIM-listed Universe Group Plc as Group Finance Director, seeing its market capitalisation increase from £1.5m to £25m during his tenure.
Prior to the Universe Group, Bob was European Finance Director for OpSec Security Limited, where was heavily involved in formulating and implementing a very successful reconstruction plan. The restructuring plan stemmed the annual operating losses of £2.5million and moved the Company to a profit situation in the first year of its implementation.
Peter Addison qualified as a solicitor in 1966 and practiced in the City of London, originally with Linklaters & Paines and subsequently with Norton Rose, specialising in company and commercial law. In 1982, he became a director of English Trust, a corporate advisory bank, and for some twenty years was involved in providing corporate finance advice to a wide range of public companies in the UK and Ireland on all aspects of their businesses.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Chris began his City career in 1993 at Barclays de Zoete Wedd, where he worked in the metals and mining project finance team. In 2000, he joined the Royal Bank of Scotland as Director and Head of Financial Modelling and Analysis, leaving in 2002 to join WestLB Capital Markets, the international investment banking division of WestLB, where he established and managed the global metals and mining team until 2007. Since then Chris has been actively involved in securing funding and investment for resource companies through private, specialist corporate finance company Stone Arch Financial and, more recently, Green Road Capital. For more than a decade Chris has lectured regularly on corporate valuation as part of the MSc in Metals and Energy Finance programme at the Imperial College, London. He has a BSc in Chemistry and an MBA in Finance.
VP Exploration & Business Development
A Chartered geologist with over ten years’ experience in the resources sector, Claire joined Stratex in 2007 and has been instrumental in supporting and managing the group at all levels from project to senior corporate. In addition to managing the Company’s corporate and investor-based activities, Claire is heavily involved in data review and interpretation and project generation.
General Manager Turkey
Bahri Yildiz is a Turkish national with an industrial career spanning more than 30 years dedicated to mineral exploration and mining geology throughout Turkey. A geology graduate of the Middle East Technical University, Bahri commenced his career in 1980 with the government’s General Directorate of Mineral Research and Exploration (MTA) where he spent ten years managing a wide range of projects relating to exploration for precious and base metals. This was followed by three years as Exploration Manager with Turkish company Yurttaslar Madencilik before he joined Dardanel Madencilik, the Turkish subsidiary of major Canadian mining company Inco Ltd in 1992 as Senior Geologist. During his final four years with Dardanel he was Exploration Manager and responsible for generating and supervising a wide range of exploration programmes throughout Turkey. Following closure of the Turkish office in 2003 he became an independent consultant before joining Stratex in April 2005.
General Manager West Africa
Issouf Ouedraogo graduated from the Faculty of Sciences and Technology at the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, where he obtained a Master’s degree in Applied Geology in 1995. Following graduation he joined AngloGold Ashanti, eventually becoming Chief Geologist for Siguiri Gold Mine in Guinea and then Exploration Superintendent for the Geita Gold Mine in Tanzania.
Issouf joined Gold Fields as Exploration Manager for DRC in 2008 before relocating to Accra in 2009 as Regional Geologist, responsible for generating projects in frontier gold camps throughout Africa. At this time he was also acting Country Manager for Gold Fields in Guinea and more recently was their JV Manager for Ethiopia. He joined Stratex in June 2013.