Black Dragon Gold Corp. (TSX-V:BDG, FWB:BCD) owns 100% of the Salave gold project in the Asturias region of Spain, through its wholly owned subsidiary EMC. Salave is a technically robust project situated in a highly prospective region and recognized as one of the largest undeveloped gold projects in Europe.
The Company has a highly experienced management and technical team focused on bringing Salave into production as soon as possible and creating shareholder value.
Douglas Turnbull, P.Geo, the Company’s Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical content of the Company's website.
Board of Directors & Management
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Paul Cronin is a unique resource finance specialist, with significant experience in equity, debt and mergers and acquisitions within the sector. As CEO of ASX Listed Anatolia Energy, Paul oversaw two successful and oversubscribed capital raisings, steering the company to be one of the best performing uranium stocks globally during his time with the company, and prior to its sale at a significant premium to its market capitalisation. Prior to Anatolia, Paul was Vice President at the highly-regarded resource fund, RMB Resources where he originated, structured and managed several debt and equity investments on behalf of the fund. Paul has a B.Com and an MBA.
Mr. Cronin has 10 years of commodity trading and structuring experience and 6 years of equity trading and fund management experience. Few professionals in this industry have had direct exposure to the junior resource sector as both a fund manager and CEO, giving him an invaluable insight into the inner workings of capital markets serving that industry.
Mr Battershill graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Geology) degree (Hons) from the Camborne School of Mines, United Kingdom in 1995. His career spans over 20 years in mining, business development and finance both in Australia and internationally. His industry experience includes senior operational and business development roles with WMC Resources Limited as well as significant stockbroking experience at Hartleys, Citigroup and UBS both in Sydney and London. Mr Battershill was consistently voted one of the leading mining analysts in Australia between 2009 and 2015 by global institutional investors and, until recently, was the Global Mining Strategist (Executive Director) with the UBS investment bank in London. Mr Battershill is currently the Principal of JJB Advisory Limited, a private advisory and consulting firm based in the UK and also serves as a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed Silver Mines Limited.
Thirty year successful career in the international mineral resource industry resulting in broad knowledge and resulting strategic planning capabilities. First-hand working knowledge of all aspects of the industry from project generation through exploration, resource, feasibility, construction, operations, finance, marketing and divestment. Worked in diverse countries with exposure to most commodities including nickel, iron ore, coal, industrial minerals, potash, gold and base metals.
Forty-one director-years experience on eleven ASX and TSX listed companies covering exploration and mining activities. Directorships include three as Chairman and sitting on numerous sub-committees. Currently on the board of one ASX listed companies. Worked in organisations from micro-caps through to major mining houses. Built and managed teams of up to 70 personnel.
Principal of Ventnor Capital from 2005 to 2010, a corporate advisory business supplying advice across the commercial and corporate spectrum to junior- and mid-size companies. Currently principal of Terracognita supplying advice to resource industry companies. Proven experience and understanding of equity capital markets and debt funding and strong relationships with broking and banking houses in Australia and Canada.
Alberto Lavandeira has over 38 years’ experience operating and developing mining projects. Former Chief Executive Officer, President and COO of Rio Narcea Gold Mines (1995-2007), which built three mines including Aguablanca. Director of Samref Overseas S.A (2007-2014) – involved in the development of the Mutanda Copper-Cobalt Mine in the DRC.
Mr. Lavandeira is also CEO & MD of Atalaya Mining, owner of the Riotinto copper project near Seville, Spain.
Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary
Mr. Duffy brings with him more than 20 years of international finance experience in the mining industry, previously with Asian Mineral Resources where he served as CFO for the TSXV-listed nickel mining company. Previously, Mr. Duffy was at Anglo Asian Mining Plc where he served as CFO and Company Secretary of the AIM-listed gold mining company and has held senior finance roles at BHP Billiton’s global operations, where he oversaw the corporate integration of the company’s US$9bn acquisition of Western Mining Corporation, and as Finance Director of BHP Billiton Indonesia, where he was responsible for all aspects of finance and admin, IT, procurement and logistics.
The management of Black Dragon Corp is focused on the development of its business in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. We earn a social license through working closely and forming a part of the community in which we operate and address the issues and concerns of the stakeholders as they arise.
Having owned and operated mines throughout the world, management understands both the benefits and the potential issues presented by mining operations throughout their lifecycle. We work to maximise benefits for all stakeholders and minimise the issues and risks to the environment and the community. Stakeholder benefits are not merely the positive economic impacts of mining but encompass the development of community participation programs.
Black Dragon Gold Corp. respects the safety, health and human rights of all employees and residents.
“As an organization it is our responsibility to be environmentally conscious and continuously strive to achieve sustainable prosperity a result of our operations. We aim to work closely with the people of Salave and the surrounding areas and want to have a positive impact on the communities.” ~ Paul Cronin
Black Dragon Gold 2nd Floor, Stamford House Regent Street Cheltenham, United Kingdom, GL50 1HN Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +44 203 9500266