Khoemacau Management


Kgosiemang K. Molosiwa

Kgosiemang K. Molosiwa

Chairman

Kgosiemang Molosiwa is a successful businessman who has founded, directed and managed a number of major Botswana companies in the mining, manufacturing and agricultural sectors starting in 1977. Mr. Molosiwa has extensive knowledge of government permitting and regulatory issues in the region. In 2002 he founded Wati Ventures (Pty) Ltd which partnered with Debeers Prospecting to form Debwat (Pty) Ltd. This joint venture was responsible for the proposed AK6 mine in Letlhakane, currently known as Boteti Mine, which was later sold to Lucara Mines. In 2005 he co-founded Dezzo Roofing which manufactured Aluzinc, a lightweight roofing system.

Mr. Molosiwa’s association with Khoemacau Copper Mining began in 2007 when he was appointed as a director of Hana Mining Limited, which was acquired by Cupric Canyon Capital in 2013.


Boikobo Bashi Paya

Boikobo Bashi Paya

Executive Director

Boikobo Bashi Paya has a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from the University of Botswana and a Masters of Philosophy (Geology) from the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom. Mr Paya joined Khoemacau Copper Mining from Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST), where he was the Director of Research and Development.

Prior to joining BIUST, BK enjoyed a long career with the Ministry of Minerals Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR) where he rose to the ranks of Permanent Secretary.


Dale Quaker

Dale Quaker

Chief Financial Officer

Dale Quaker has experience in coal mining, chrome smelting, transportation logistics and construction environments. Prior to joining Cupric Africa, he operated as a consultant to the mining industry on mining, logistics and finance. In his last corporate role, he held the position of Group Manager for Marketing and Logistics for Xstrata Coal – South Africa. Prior to that position, Mr. Quaker was the Corporate Financial Manager for Xstrata Coal where he gained extensive experience in managing and controlling the management reporting function, tax matters as well as IT and information systems.

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is registered with the Chartered Institute of Management.



William Morrell

William Morrell

Chief Business Development Officer

William Morrell holds a B.Sc. Engineering (Mining), Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Mineral Economics) and Masters in Engineering (Mining) from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (University of Pretoria). Mr. Morrell has 22 years’ work experience and joins Cupric Africa from the Mubadala Investment Company where he held the role of Senior Vice President. While with Mubadala, Mr. Morrell was the CEO of Guinea Alumina Corporation and initiated the Al Taweelah Alumina smelter project. Prior to joining Mubadala, he was employed at Gem Diamonds, De Beers and Anglo American.

Mr. Morrell is a member of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, as well as a member of the Engineering Council of South Africa.


Johannes Tsimako

Johannes Tsimako

Country Manager

Johannes Tsimako was the Chief Geologist at the Botswana Department of Geological Survey (“DGS”) for over five years where he was part of a team that developed and managed the National Integrated Geo-Information System. He also administered and managed the prospecting license division at the DGS. Prior his time with the DGS, Mr. Tsimako held various senior positions with the Botswana Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, including the Department of Energy, Mineral Affairs on Coal Development Strategies and Mineral Affairs on Mineral Promotion and Policy Formulation. Mr. Tsimako also worked for Rio Tinto as an exploration geologist managing the diamond exploration and base metal programmes in various parts of Botswana.

Mr. Tsimako holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology degree from the University of Botswana and a Master of Science degree in Mineral Exploration from ITC, Delft, the Netherlands.


Mompati Babusi

Mompati Babusi

Operations Manager

Mompati Babusi is a metallurgist with 13 years of base metal concentrator plant operational and management experience. After graduating from university, Mompati joined Tati Nickel Mining Company during the plant construction phase. In 2002, he was involved in the commissioning of the 3.6 million tonne per annum concentrator plant and in 2005, he was involved in the upgrade of the Tati Nickel concentrator plant to 5 million tonnes per annum. He was Manager Ore Processing at Tati Nickel until December 2013.

Mr. Babusi holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree from the University of Queensland in Australia.



Mmama Mhlanga-Fichani

Mmama Mhlanga-Fichani

Head of Human Resources

Mmama Mhlanga-Fichani holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Fairmont State College, West Virginia, USA, as well as a Master’s in Business and Workforce Development from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania USA. Mrs. Mhlanga-Fichani leverages over 10 years senior management experience and has diverse experience from various industries including Financial services, Non-Governmental organizations and telecommunications.

She joins Khoemacau having recently been at Air Botswana, where she was the Director Human Resources. Prior to that she was with the Standard Charted bank where she was the Country Head of Human Resources. Mrs Mhlanga-Fichani has also worked as Human Resources Manager for the African Comprehensive HIV/Aids partnerships which was a public private partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates, and Merck foundation and the government of Botswana.


Catherine Knight

Catherine Knight

Vice President of Exploration and Resource Development

Catherine Knight began her career in 2002 with Bema Gold as an exploration geologist. She has several years’ experience as a senior geologist in mineral exploration, mining, feasibility and development, working on projects located in Canada, Russia, Mexico, South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. Since 2010, Ms. Knight has worked on the Khoemacau Copper Project in Botswana acquired by Cupric Canyon Capital in February 2013. She was instrumental in the discovery of Khoemacau’s Zone 5 deposit.

Ms. Knight graduated from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada with a combined honors degree in geology and geography and is a Registered Professional Geologist with APEGBC.


Deliah Ndooni Thite

Deliah Ndooni Thite

Safety Health and Environmental Manager

Deliah Ndooni Thite holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Education as well as a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science from the University of Botswana. She has worked in the mining industry for 18 years and joins Khoemacau from Debswana’s Jwaneng Mine where she was the Safety Manager. Her experience also comes from working at Botswana Ash, Gem Diamonds and BCL Limited. During her tenure with BCL she was recognised by NOSA for her implementation of the NOSA safety management systems.

Mrs. Thite’s interests are in seeing the safety landscape improve through the introduction of best practice.


John Munro

John Munro

Director

John Munro has 25 years of experience in the mining and private equity industries. He began his career with Gold Fields of South Africa in 1991, and in 1999, Mr. Munro joined the newly created Gold Fields Limited as the head of feasibility and acquisitions. He was appointed to the Executive Committee of that company in 2002, and assumed responsibility for international gold, copper and PGM operations and development projects, covering Ghana, Peru, Australia and Finland, before returning to Business Development and Strategy in 2006.

In 2008 he was appointed CEO of Rand Uranium, a private gold and uranium start up in South Africa, owned by First Reserve Corporation, AMCI and Harmony Gold. Following the sale of that company in 2011, he joined First Reserve Corporation’s buy out team in London. In 2014, Mr. Munro commenced working with Cupric Canyon covering business development and corporate finance.

Mr. Munro is a non-executive director of Norgold SE and Manuli. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.


David C. Naccarati

David C. Naccarati

Director

Over the course of his 35-year career, David Naccarati has demonstrated outstanding leadership and management skills. He has directly operated five mines varying in size from a small gold mine with 200 employees to a world class copper mine with 2,500 employees. In the mines that he led, significant technical and operational transformations were implemented so that the operations could be successful. Mr. Naccarati has a proven track record of successfully implementing change. He is the former President of Phelps Dodge Mining Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Phelps Dodge Corporation. In this capacity, he also served as a member of the Senior Management Team for Phelps Dodge.

Mr. Naccarati earned a degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Arizona and a Masters of Industrial Science (MBA) degree from Sloan School of Management (MIT). He is currently a consultant to the mining industry and has taught a senior level class at the University of Arizona, College of Mines.


Lowell A. Shonk

Lowell A. Shonk

Director

Lowell Shonk is an experienced financial executive with broad international mining industry and minerals manufacturing experience at operational, divisional and corporate levels. His 37 years of experience in the mining industry have been primarily focused on copper and molybdenum, but also include financial leadership positions in the gold, coal, iron ore, industrial minerals and lithium industries. Mr. Shonk’s experience includes a focus on business development and M&A. Key roles have included controllership/CFO positions at several large mines and divisions with Cyprus Amax (and predecessor companies), corporate assistant controller responsible for external reporting, and leadership in financial and operational analysis groups with Phelps Dodge/Freeport-McMoRan.

Mr. Shonk served as CFO at Cupric as the company was being formed and for the first several years, and he served as CEO for a year before moving to his current position. Mr. Shonk has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Indiana University, a Masters degree in Mineral Economics from Colorado School of Mines and an MBA degree from the University of Colorado (Denver) with a focus on finance and accounting. He also serves on the board of directors of Rare Element Resources Ltd. (REEMF).