David is a mining engineer with over 40 years of experience in the mining industry. David was involved in the construction and development of the New Liberty, Iduapriem, Siguiri, Samira Hill and Kiniero gold mines in West Africa and has mining experience in Africa, Australia, China, Canada, India and the Former Soviet Union. David served as the CEO of Shield Mining until its takeover by Gryphon Minerals, prior to that he was the CEO of Toronto listed Afcan Mining Corporation, a China focused gold mining company that was sold to Eldorado Gold in 2005. He was also the Chairman of Afferro Mining which was acquired by IMIC in 2013. David has held senior management positions in a number of mining companies including Golden Shamrock Mines, Ashanti Goldfields and Semafo Inc. He is a former director of Altus Resource Capital, Altus Global Gold, African Aura Mining, Afferro Mining, Avesoro Resources and Kilo Goldmines. Mr. Netherway is currently the non-executive Chairman of Canyon Resources [ASX: CAY] and Kore Potash [ASX, AIM & JSE: KP2].