Kodal has a proven team with active and experienced management with the ability to ensure the successful implementation of Kodal’s strategy
ROBERT IAN WOOLDRIDGE | NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
Robert is currently a partner at SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP. After graduating with a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, he spent eight years at PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1989. He left in 1994 to join the international equity capital markets division of HSBC Investment Bank where he spent a further eight years and was responsible for completing a number of landmark equity transactions across Europe, India and the Middle East & Africa. In 2003 he joined an investment banking boutique, to head up its corporate finance and securities operation and was then one of the founding partners of SP Angel in 2006. SP Angel is an independent corporate finance and broking operation which focuses on advising small and mid-cap companies in the mining, oil and gas, property and technology sectors.
BERNARD MICHAEL AYLWARD | CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Bernard is a geologist with over 20 years’ experience as a manager and exploration geologist in the mining and exploration industry in a variety of commodities. Bernard’s experience includes serving as the Managing Director of Taruga Gold Limited from its initial listing on the ASX, Chief Operating Officer of International Goldfields Ltd, General Manager of Azumah Resources Ltd (Ghana), and Exploration Manager for Croesus Mining NL. Bernard has been involved in the discoveries and management of the Bepkong, Julie, Collette and Kunche deposits in Ghana, as well as the Deep South gold deposit, Gladstone North deposit, St Patrick’s, Norseman Reef, and the Safari Bore gold deposit in Western Australia. Bernard has experience operating in Europe (Greece Sappes deposit), Siberia, South America and extensive experience throughout West Africa.
LUKE ROBERT BRYAN | TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Luke is a mining engineer with over 20 years of international experience. Most recently he was chief executive officer of North River Resources plc, an AIM quoted mineral exploration company and prior to that he worked as an independent consultant. Luke has worked in Africa, Australia, the Former Soviet Union and Europe. He holds degrees in Mining Engineering and Economics from Auckland University. Luke is based in London and is a Fellow of the Geological Society.
Qingtao Zeng | Non-Executive Director
Qingtao completed a PhD in geology at the University of Western Australia in 2013. He has been engaged as a consulting geologist, principally working with CSA Global based in Perth, Australia, and has a range of geological and commercial specialities. Since 2015, Qingtao has been extensively involved in the lithium exploration and development sector and through his strong network of contacts throughout China has helped clients complete a range of contracts relating to the supply or purchase of lithium in the form of concentrate or direct shipping ores.
Charles Joseland | Non-Executive Director
Charles is a Chartered Accountant and has 32 years' experience with PwC including 20 years of experience as an audit partner, as part of its Energy, Utilities & Mining Group. Charles has been responsible for providing services to many international resources groups, including those with operations in Russia, Kazakhstan and Africa. He has acted as reporting accountant and advisor for various companies quoted on both the AIM and the LSE Main Market. Charles will chair the Company's Audit Committee.
Steven Zaninovich | Project Manager (non-board)
Steve has more than 25 years' experience in project management, encompassing all stages of mine development. Steve has been closely involved with the delivery and commissioning of lithium producer Tawana Resources Ltd's Bald Hill Lithium Project in Western Australia. Prior to Tawana Resources Ltd, Steve served as COO with Gryphon Minerals before assuming the role of Vice President of Major Projects and becoming part of the Executive Management Team at Teranga Gold Corporation, following its acquisition of Gryphon. During his extensive career, Steve has gained specific expertise in the development of multiple mining operations across various commodities and jurisdictions in West Africa.