Directors & Management

David Tang

Non-Executive Chairman

David Tang was previously the President of China Nonferrous Metals Int’l Mining Co., Ltd. (CNMIM) and the Managing Director of China Nonferrous Gold Ltd, an AIM-listed company which was formerly known as Kryso Resources plc. China Nonferrous Gold is focused on the Pakrut gold mine in Tajikistan, where first gold was poured in 2015.

Mr Tang graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree (1988) majoring in computer science from Central-South University, China and also holds a Master of Science degree (1991). In the 1990s, he pioneered the trading system for the first nonferrous metals futures exchange in China. He worked for several years in Canada in investment management and consulting, before returning to China to take up office at CNMIM in 2003.

Craig Brown

Director and Chief Executive Officer

Appointed as Finance Director in May 2016. Founding shareholder of Kryso Resources plc, now known as China Nonferrous Gold Ltd. Acted as Finance Director and Company Secretary of Kryso before becoming Managing Director in 2010 and stepping down from the board in September 2013. During this period, Kryso/CNG delineated a 5 million ounce JORC Mineral Resource at the Pakrut gold project in Tajikistan, completed a bankable feasibility study for the project, obtained debt and equity finance for mine development, and commenced construction of the mine and infrastructure. Prior to his roles with Kryso/CNG, Craig held positions with Gulf International Minerals Ltd and Nelson Gold Ltd, both of which also successfully put gold mines into production during his tenure.

Christian Dennis

Non-Executive Director

Christian Dennis is a highly experienced stockbroker and is currently the CEO and a major shareholder of Optiva Securities Ltd (“Optiva”), a member of the London Stock Exchange. Mr Dennis holds a BSc. (Hons) from the University of Birmingham, is an associate member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), and is an FCA approved person. During his career Christian has worked for a number of major investment firms both in London and New York. He has been involved with advising and arranging funding for a large number of mining companies across a wide range of commodities, working with companies at varying stages of development from seed funding through to IPO, and has assisted in bringing a number of those companies along the value curve from project development through to production.

Ivor Jones

Executive Director

Ivor Jones is a geologist with 30 years’ experience in the industry and is currently practising as an independent consultant based in Australia. Mr Jones holds a BSc (Hons) in Geology from Macquarie University and an MSc in Resource Evaluation from the University of Queensland. He is a Fellow and Chartered Professional (Geology) of the Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (AusIMM) and a Member of the Joint Ore Reserves Committee (JORC).

Mr Jones has extensive expertise in all aspects of geology, including project evaluation, resource estimation and the preparation of JORC and NI43-101 reports, across both precious and base metals. His previous roles have included numerous positions with leading consultancy Snowden Mining Industry Consultants (“Snowden”), including as Group General Manager of Geosciences from 2009 until 2014. Mr Jones has also held positions at operating mines, including as Manager of Mine Geology at the Leinster Nickel Operations of WMC Resources Ltd in Western Australia, and as Group Resource Geologist for Anvil Mining Ltd with operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has experience of working in Australia, Africa, North and South America, Europe and the Philippines.