Charlie is the Chief Executive Officer of Maris Group, a frontier market investment group, which he founded in 2009. Maris has 20 investments in 8 countries in Africa, including 2 additional Gold Mining investments in Zimbabwe; Venice Mine Complex and Commoner Mine. Prior to Maris, Charlie developed a successful portfolio of venture businesses in Afghanistan and East Africa.
Managing Director David May was born in Zimbabwe and has worked in mining for 47 years. He is the third generation of his family to work in mining and has extensive experience in the establishment and management of small-scale mining operation in Africa. He has worked in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. David worked in Uganda on the Busitema Gold Mine and in Kenya for International Gold Exploration AB.
Jeremy has been with Karebe for 7 years. Prior to this he was financial controller for Earthview Management. Before moving back to his native Kenya, Jeremy worked in Ireland for AIG, Merrill Lynch and Royal Bank of Scotland. Jeremy is a qualified chartered accountant with a degree in Business Management from Newcastle University.
Nico Van Rensburg
Nico has 36 years experience in the hard rock underground and surface gold and platinum industry. He began his career as a leaner official at Stilfontein GM. He advanced through the ranks to mine overseer and then technical assistant, underground manager and ultimately mine manager. He has expertise in mine planning, design, scheduling, shaft sinking, trackless mining and many other aspects of mining.
Vince holds a degree in Geology from the University of Rhodesia (now University of Zimbabwe). Vince has over 37 years’ experience working as a geologist, mainly in Southern Africa. He has worked with various commodities, and has worked both underground and in open pits, as well as having much experience running exploration programmes. His former employers include Rio Tinto, Delta Gold and Mupane Gold.
Over 90% of KGML’s employees are from the local area. Many had no former mining experience and have been trained from scratch by KGML. The company also runs a training program for graduates of the Ministry of Mines.