With over 30 years of experience in gold exploration and the operation of four gold mines within the company, Avocet's executive management team has a track record of converting opportunities into producing assets. Avocet also has an established corporate team based in London, and has built up management teams in Burkina Faso and Guinea which have many years of experience working in exploration and mining in West Africa.
Senior management
David Cather – Chief Executive Officer
David was appointed Chief Executive Officer in July 2012, after joining the Company as Chief Operating Officer in May 2012. David is an experienced mining engineer and brings over 30 years of mining experience to Avocet, most recently as Chief Operating Officer with European Goldfields. David's career has included senior roles at Anglo American where he was Technical Director for its Industrial Minerals Division. He spent five years consulting to the industry on a variety of early stage projects principally for gold and base metal projects in DRC, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Philippines and Columbia. He is a graduate from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London with a first class degree in mining engineering and has gained extensive senior level project development experience and operations management in both open pit and underground operations.
Jim Wynn – Finance Director & Company Secretary
Jim joined Avocet Mining in November 2008 and was appointed Finance Director in September 2015. Jim is a Chartered Accountant and was previously employed by Anglo American plc where he held a number of roles within the finance, business development, and strategy departments of Anglo Industrial Minerals.
Nominations Committee
The Nominations Committee is established to review the structure, size and composition (including the balance of skills, knowledge and experience) of the Board and its committees, and to review succession planning for the Board and Senior Managers.
Remuneration Committee
The Remuneration Committee meets at least twice a year and reviews the performance of the Directors and Executive Committee members, sets the scale and structure of their remuneration with due regard to the interests of the shareholders and the overall performance of the Group.
Audit Committee
The Audit Committee is established to review the principles, policies and practices adopted in the preparation of the financial statements of Avocet and its subsidiaries,
Safety, Health, Environment and Communities Committee
In 2011, the Board established a SHEC Committee that obtains assurance that the appropriate systems are in place to deal with the management of health, safety, environmental, and community relations matters.
Technical Committee
In 2011, the Board established a Technical Committee to provide assurance to the Board as to the operational performance and operating risks of the Company, with particular regard to those areas where technical understanding is required.