Owen Ryan, M.B.A and B.Sc (Civil Engineering) - Executive Chair, Director, and Interim President and
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Owen Ryan brings to GB Minerals extensive experience as a senior-level mining executive. Previous roles include head of group business development for Anglo American PLC in London, head of global mining research and sales at UBS Investment Bank in London, and head of mining and commodity research at Old Mutual Asset Management in Cape Town, South Africa. Mr. Ryan was recently a non-executive director of Toronto Stock Exchange-listed Western Coal Corp. He is currently a non-executive director of Mongolia Minerals Corp., an unlisted Canadian public company. Mr. Ryan is respectively a partner and director of London-based Scarab Capital Partners LLP and Scarab Investments Ltd. He is also a founding shareholder and chairman of Alameda Minerals Ltd., a Chile-based mining exploration and development junior. Mr. Ryan holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering and a master of business administration, both from the University of Cape Town.
Phillip Mason, B.Sc (Mechanical Engineering) - Vice President, Operations
Prior to joining GB Minerals, Mr. Phillip Mason was Operations Director at Forécariah, the only producing Iron ore mine in Guinea. His role included responsibility for mining, processing, haulage and port and marine operations. These processes will likewise be required in the Farim Phosphate project and GB Minerals Ltd. is pleased to have someone with the appropriate skills and experience to join the team. Mr. Mason has previously managed and delivered numerous feasibility studies from banking stage through to full operational phase, exclusively in remote Sub Saharan Africa environments. Mr. Mason was previously Managing Director for IGE Resources in Angola; Country Manager for Amari Holdings in the Democratic Republic of Congo; Operations Director for Sengamines Amari and Chief Engineer for ITM Mining in Angola. Mr. Mason is fluent in Portugese and Spanish.
Angel Law, CGA - Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary
Ms. Angel Law is a Certified General Accountant and a graduate of the University of British Columbia where she obtained a bachelor of arts degree. Ms. Law has worked in the resource industry in Vancouver since 2006 and is currently the Chief Financial Officer of the Company, and held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Resource Hunter Capital Corp. since May 28, 2010 until it changed its name to GB Minerals Ltd. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Law previously held the position of Interim Chief Financial Officer of Lion Energy Corp., a Vancouver based TSX-V oil and gas exploration company from May 2010 to June 2010 and Controller from February 2010 to June 2011 until its acquisition by Africa Oil Corp. in June 2011. And prior to joining Lion Energy Corp., Ms. Law had been with Western Prospector Group Ltd., a Vancouver based TSX-V company specializing in the exploration and development of uranium properties in Mongolia, between February 2006 and January 2010, and played a major role in the $31-milllion acquisition by CNNC International Ltd. during her tenure with Western Prospector Group Ltd.