Non-Executive Director - Mr Mark Corra, Canadian, is Senior VP Finance and CFO of B2Gold Corp. since April 2007, prior to this he spent 17 years with Bema Gold Corporation, first as Controller when he joined in 1990 and was later appointed Vice President Finance in 1995. Mr. Corra started his career at Placer Dome where he spent 11 years in various positions in the accounting department. A Certified Management Accountant, with a diploma in financial management from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, he oversees financial reporting, cash management, tax planning and is a member of the management committee for B2Gold. Over the years he has also acted as CFO for Consolidated Puma Minerals Corp., Victoria Recourses Corp. and Consolidated Westview Resource Corp.
Non-Executive Director - Mr Tim Hanford joined Orsu from EMC where he also held the position of Non-Executive Director. He is currently Managing Director at J.C. Flowers & Co., a financial services focused private equity investment firm. Mr Hanford previously worked at Dresdner Bank as a member of the Institutional Restructuring Unit’s Executive Committee and Head of Private Equity. Until 2002 Mr Hanford worked with Charlemagne Capital and prior to that as a Board Director of Schroders, based in Hong Kong and Tokyo and was responsible for structured finance. He holds an MS from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where he was a Sloan Fellow, and a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Birmingham University.
Non-Executive Director - Mr Massimo Carello joined Orsu Metals as Non-Executive Director in September 2008. Mr Carello held the position of Non-Executive Director of Lero Gold Corp. and currently holds non-executive positions with Uranium One Inc. and Canaccord Capital. Mr Carello has over 30 years of international senior management and director level experience and was a director within the past five years of UrAsia Energy Ltd and Anker Systems plc and was a former Chairman and CEO of Fiat UK and Diners Club UK.
Non-Executive Director - Mr David Rhodes is a Managing Director at Endeavour Financial. His experience in the natural resource business spans more than twenty five years, having arranged, structured and advised on over $4.5 billion of resource related projects around the world. Mr Rhodes career prior to joining Endeavour was at Standard Bank, Barclays Capital and Royal Bank of Scotland. At Standard and Barclays, he sourced, structured and syndicated finance for resource projects and companies on a global basis. Having lived and worked in London and New York he has international experience of the CIS, North/South American, European and African markets.
Mr. Rhodes is a member of the Institute of Financial Services and has a BSc (Hons) in Financial Services.