People: Asanko Gold Inc (AKG.A)

AKG.A on American Stock Exchange

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29 Aug 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Colin Steyn

2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

Peter Breese

47 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Non-Independent Director

Gregory McCunn

42 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary

Marcel de Groot

2009 Lead Independent Director

Peter Bradford

2014 Director

Shawn Wallace

41 2014 Director

Gordon Fretwell

2005 Independent Director

Michael Price

58 2014 Independent Director

Alex Buck

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Biographies

Name Description

Colin Steyn

Mr. Colin Henri Steyn is Independent Chairman of the Board of Asanko Gold Inc. He has over 30 years’ experience in the resources sector with particular expertise in the development of mining operations in Southern Africa. Mr. Steyn has been a non-executive director of Coalspur Mines Limited since October 2010 and was appointed Chairman in September 2011. Mr. Steyn was previously Chief Executive Officer of LionOre Mining International Ltd. (“LionOre”) and was a director of LionOre from 1998 and he was President and CEO from 1999 to 2007 when it was acquired by Norilsk Nickel. Mr. Steyn was one of the original founders of LionOre. Prior to this, Mr. Steyn was Executive Director in charge of metallurgical operations in Zimbabwe for Rio Tinto. Mr. Steyn holds an MBA from Cranfield University, UK and is currently a director of Mirabela Nickel Limited.

Peter Breese

Mr. Peter Binsteed Breese is President, Chief Executive Officer, Non-Independent Director of Asanko Gold Inc. Mr. Breese has over 25 years operational experience in the global mining industry, having predominantly worked across southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania and Zimbabwe) and Australia in the uranium, nickel, platinum and chrome sectors. He has held a number of senior management positions in the TSX and ASX publicly listed companies, including CEO of Mantra Resources, before its US$1 billion acquisition by ARMZ, the 51.4% shareholder in Uranium One Inc., Chief Executive of Norilsk Nickel International, following its US$6 billion acquisition of LionOre, where he was Chief Operating Officer, as well as senior executive and board positions with Impala Platinum Holdings, Mimosa Mining Company, Zimasco and BCL. He is currently a Director of TSX listed Coalspur Mines Limited and holds a PMD from Harvard Business School. Mr. Breese is currently a director of Coalspur Mines Limited.

Gregory McCunn

Mr. Gregory McCunn is Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary of Asanko Gold Inc. Mr. McCunn was appointed CFO on April 4, 2011 and was appointed Corporate Secretary on September 25, 2012. Mr. McCunn is a mining executive with twenty years of domestic and international experience. His background includes technical, operational, corporate development and financial roles with Teck, Placer Dome, and several junior mining companies in Canada and Australia. He most recently spent three years as CFO of Farallon Mining Ltd. during which time the company completed construction and commissioning of the G-9 mine in Mexico. Mr. McCunn played an integral role in the friendly take-over of Farallon in January 2011 by Nyrstar NV. Prior to Farallon Mr. McCunn was Vice President, Project Development for Zincore Metals. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration as well as a Bachelor of Applied Science in Metallurgical Engineering.

Marcel de Groot

Mr. Marcel de Groot, CA, is Lead Independent Director of Asanko Gold Inc. He is a founding partner and President of Pathway Capital Ltd. (“Pathway”), a Vancouver based private venture capital corporation. Pathway, formed in 2004, invests in and provides strategic support to early stage private and public companies. Companies Pathway has worked with include Peru Copper, Nautilus Minerals Inc. and CIC Resources. Mr. de Groot is currently a director of Sandstorm Metals & Energy Ltd. and Esperanza Resources Corp., and has been a director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Waterloo Resources Ltd. since March 23, 2007. Mr. de Groot is also a co-founder and former Chairman of Luna Gold Corp. and former Director of Underworld Resources Inc. until it’s acquisition by Kinross. Mr. de Groot graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and articled with Grant Thornton LLP where he obtained the Chartered Accountant designation.

Peter Bradford

Mr. Peter Bradford is Director of Asanko Gold Inc. Mr. Bradford is currently the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of PMI. He is a is a metallurgist (BAppSc Extractive Metallurgy) with some 35 years of gold and base metals project management experience in Africa and Australia. He was the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Copperbelt Resources and served eight years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ghana gold producer Golden Star Resources Ltd. Mr. Bradford is also a past President and honorary life time member of the Ghana Chamber of Mines.

Shawn Wallace

Mr. Shawn Kristen Wallace is Director of Asanko Gold Inc. He was appointed Chairman of the Company in March 2010 and is one of the original founding members of the Company. Throughout his career, he has been involved in all aspects of the mining industry, from mineral exploration and project management, to financing, mergers and acquisitions and corporate development. Over the last 23 years, Mr. Wallace has been instrumental in building numerous high-quality mineral exploration, development and production stage companies. Mr. Wallace also serves as the Chairman and a Director of Cayden Resources Inc. and Stratton Resources Inc.

Gordon Fretwell

Mr. Gordon J. Fretwell, LLB, is an Independent Director of Asanko Gold Inc. Mr. Fretwell holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1979 with his Bachelor of Law degree. Formerly a partner in a large Vancouver law firm, Mr. Fretwell has, since 1991, been a self-employed solicitor (Gordon J. Fretwell Law Corporation) in Vancouver practicing primarily in the areas of corporate and securities law. He currently serves on the board or is an officer of several public companies engaged in mineral exploration including Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., Curis Resources Ltd., Benton Capital Corp. and Coro Mining.

Michael Price

Dr. Michael Allan Price is an Independent Director of Asanko Gold Inc. Dr. Price is currently a director of PMI. He has more than 30 years’ experience in mining and mining finance. He has arranged, structured and advised on numerous mining-related financings around the world and advised mining companies, governments, multi-lateral institutions, corporates and banks on all aspects of mining and metalsrelated financings. In addition, Dr. Price has acted as mining finance consultant and advisor to several international and Canadian companies including Lubel Coal Company, First Nickel Inc., Riversdale Mining, Goldbelt Resources and Cluff Gold plc. He is a non-executive director of Eldorado Gold Corporation, Central Asia Metals plc and Forbes and Manhattan Coal Corporation. During his career, Dr. Price has held a number of senior investment banking positions in global mining finance including Managing Director, Joint Global Head of Mining and Metals at Barclays Capital, Managing Director, Global Head of Mining and Metals for Societe General in London and Executive Director, Head of Resource Banking and Metals Trading for NM Rothschild and Sons Ltd.

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Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Colin Steyn

--

Peter Breese

737,500

Gregory McCunn

584,543

Marcel de Groot

32,500

Peter Bradford

--

Shawn Wallace

1,081,420

Gordon Fretwell

250,000

Michael Price

--

Alex Buck

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

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