About Us

Leadership

Non-Executive Chairman
BSc Eng

Adonis Pouroulis

Experience & expertise:
Adonis Pouroulis is an entrepreneur whose extensive experience and expertise lies in the discovery, exploration and development of natural resources, including diamonds, precious / base metals, coal and oil & gas, and bringing these assets into production.

Mr Pouroulis has been instrumental in founding various mineral resource companies and has a wide network of industry relationships across the African continent.

In particular, he founded Blue-Diamond Mines, which developed a diamond mining operation in Port Nolloth, South Africa. He also founded international diamond company Petra Diamonds, which in 1997, became the first diamond company to be listed on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market and which also became one of the largest independent diamond producers in Africa. Petra Diamonds has been listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange since 2011.

Mr Pouroulis also founded Pella Resources Limited, an African focused natural resource and energy group. Pella has created a strong track record in exploration and mine development across the continent.

Managing Director
BAppSc-AppGeology, BSc (Hons), MSc, MAusIMM, MAICD

Craig Mackay

Experience & expertise:
Craig Mackay is a geologist with 26 years experience and holds Bachelor of Applied Science – Applied Geology, Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Master of Science degrees. He is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Mr Mackay has held positions with a number of major resource companies, including Shell, Acacia Resources and AngloGold. Mr Mackay has been a director of Golden Rim since 8 October 2004 and Managing Director since 19 February 2007.

Executive Director
BBus, CPA, GAICD

Kathryn Davies

Experience & expertise:
Kathryn Davies is an experienced executive across mining, oil and gas, industrial, healthcare and technology groups. She has significant experience in negotiating and delivering on multi jurisdiction transactions, international stakeholder management and global capital markets, having worked for a number of ASX200 and dual-listed companies. She also has extensive international commercial and corporate governance experience and has worked with both developed and developing economies, including across West Africa.

Ms Davies was previously Chief Financial Officer of dual listed Hardman Resources Ltd; interim Chief Financial Officer of Planet Innovation Pty Ltd; and Company Secretary of Integral Diagnostics Limited, Mineral Deposits Ltd, Carnegie Corporation Limited and Japara Healthcare Limited. Her experience includes exploration, project development and production as well as operations.

Ms Davies has a Bachelor of Business with a double major in Accounting and Business Law, is a Certified Practicing Accountant and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Exploration Manager - West Africa
BSc, MSc (Geol)

Richard Zongo

Experience & expertise:

Richard is a geologist with 35 years of West African expertise, including 26 years at a senior level as Chief Geologist and/or Country Manager in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Ghana and Guinea including Australian companies (Golden Rim Resources, Tribune Resources, Vital Metals) and Canadian companies (Mutual Resources, Orezone Resources, Volta Resources (now B2Gold)).

Richard worked with Golden Rim as Country Manager from June 2010 through to June 2015 and from May 2017 to present. From July 2015 to May 2017, Richard was Country Manager for Turkish MNG Gold (now Avesoro) on the Balogo Gold Project until exploitation license granting.

During this career, he has been instrumental in multiple gold discoveries (Bakou with Mutual Resources, RZ (Richard Zongo) and Bondi discoveries with Orezone, Kolo discovery with Vital Metals, Balogo 0.25Moz very high grade gold deposit and 2Moz Kouri with Golden Rim). Among these discoveries, RZ discovery and Balogo deposit have been exploited by the exploitation licenses.

As Golden Rim’s Exploration Manager West Africa since Oct 2021, he is leading Golden Rim’s teams in Burkina and Guinea.