Warren Newfield - Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Mr. Newfield has been Chief Executive Officer of CIC Energy since late 2007. He is the founder of CIC Energy and has served as a Chairman since its inception. Mr. Newfield is the founder and Chairman of Tau Capital Corp., a private investment and advisory services company. Mr. Newfield was a co-founder, past President and director of AfriOre Limited. In 2007 this TSX-listed company was sold to Lonmin plc for C$500 million. From 1997 to 2000 he was a director and VP Corporate Development of Platexco Inc. until the company was acquired for C$191 million by Impala Platinum. Mr Newfield is a director and co-founder of Talon Metals Corp.
Robert M. Gumede
Mr. Gumede is the founder and Executive Chairman of the Guma Group of companies. Guma Group is a multi-billion rand organization with clients that span the public sector, state-owned enterprises as well as the private sector in South Africa. Guma Group has a wide variety of business interests including Information Technology, Smartcard manufacturing, energy, mining resources, real estate, tourism and hospitality, infrastructure development and construction. Guma Group has operations worldwide including in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. In addition, Guma Group maintains its established networks and significant interests on the African continent. Mr. Gumede is also the Chairman of GijimaAst Limited, a Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed company. Prior to establishing Guma Group, Mr. Gumede held several key positions at multinational companies. Mr. Gumede was the runner-up in the 2005 World Entrepreneur of the Year Award (South African Chapter). Mr. Gumede has bachelor of law degree from the University of Zululand.
Gregory Kinross - President
Mr. Kinross has been President of CIC Energy since its inception in 2005. Mr. Kinross is also currently the President and CEO of Tau Capital Corp., the founder of CIC Energy. Mr. Kinross was Executive Vice-President, Business Development of Tau Capital Corp. from 2005 to 2007. From 1998 to 2004 he was involved in private equity and investment banking. Prior to 1998, Mr. Kinross spent three years as a Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, South Africa. Mr. Kinross, a Chartered Accountant, received a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (With Distinction) as well as a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree (With Distinction) from the University of the Witwatersrand. Mr. Kinross currently serves as a director of Talon Metals Corp., a TSX listed company.
Len Konar 1, 2
Dr. Konar is a Chartered Accountant and has been self-employed since 1998. Prior to 1998, he was an Executive Director for Independent Development Trust for six years. Prior to that, he was a professor and head of the Department of Accountancy at the University of Durban-Westville. Dr. Konar currently serves as a non-executive director to Old Mutual South Africa, the South African Reserve Bank, J D Group, Sappi, Exxaro Resources, Illovo Sugar and Steinhoff International Holdings and as an external audit committee member of the International Monetary Fund in Washington. Mr. Konar received a Masters of Accounting Sciences from the University of Illinois as well as a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from the University of Durban-Westville.
Mr. Marole has been the Managing Director of Debswana Diamond Company (Pty) Ltd. from October 2004 to present. Prior to that, he spent 4 years at De Beers Centenary AG as a Manager and served as Permanent Secretary in Botswana's Ministry responsible for Energy, Water and Minerals for 21 years. Mr. Marole also holds the position of Director of Barclays Bank Botswana. Mr. Marole received a Masters in Economics from Williams College in Massachusetts in 1982 as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Botswana in 1979.
E. Adrian Meyer 1
Mr. Meyer is a Chartered Accountant and the co-founder and President of Cidel Bank & Trust Inc., a private wealth management bank and a trust company. Cidel is now the largest privately owned bank and trust company in Barbados. Prior to this Mr. Meyer held executive level positions in two of the three largest trust companies in Canada. He began his career with Coopers & Lybrand in South Africa after receiving a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours from Rhodes University.
Michael Movsas 1, 2
Mr. Movsas is the Chief Executive Officer of The New Reclamation Group (Proprietary) Limited and Reclamation Holdings (Proprietary) Limited, Southern Africa�s leading recycling group. Mr. Movsas previously served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Between 2002 and 2007, Mr. Movsas was based in Sydney, Australia, running licensed corporate advisory and commodity trading businesses. Prior to this, Mr. Movsas was based in Hong Kong and Japan for 12 years at the Macsteel Group, a leading multinational metal trading house and steel stockholding corporation. During this time he was appointed to the board of Macsteel Holdings (Proprietary) Limited and was the managing director of Macsteel International (Proprietary) Limited. Mr. Movsas is a highly experienced executive in the global commodities trading and logistics businesses, and brings extensive operating experience to the Board. Mr. Movsas has a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Natal.
1 member of the Audit Committee
2 member of the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee