David Reading has significant expertise in the global mining industry with over 35 years’ experience across the fields of exploration, feasibility, project development and mining. Mr Reading has an MSc in Economic Geology and is a fellow of FIMM. He has held senior positions with leading mining companies and is the former CEO of Aureus Mining and European Goldfields as well as the former General Manager of African exploration for Randgold Resources. In addition, he has held senior exploration and project development positions for Anglo American and Phelps Dodge. He is currently working as an independent consultant as well as a Non-Executive director.