Mount Burgess (ASX:MTB) appoints new board members to rev up polymetallic project - Kalkine Media

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 Mount Burgess (ASX:MTB) appoints new board members to rev up polymetallic project
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  • Mount Burgess Mining NL (ASX:MTB) has appointed Jacob Thamage and Ian Barclay McGeorge as two additional non-executive directors to its Board.
  • They will take charge of their new position from 1 February 2023.
  • With the addition of new directors, MTB intends to scale up local participation and development of the Kihabe-Nxuu polymetallic project.

Mount Burgess Mining NL (ASX:MTB) has strengthened its board with two key appointments. Jacob Thamage and Ian Barclay McGeorge will take charge as non-executive directors from 1 February 2023. The decision has been taken to scale up local participation as well as development of the Kihabe-Nxuu polymetallic Zn/Pb/Ag/Cu/V2O5/Ge/Ga project.

With the new appointments, the Perth-based company is gearing up to achieve its mission to explore and develop its 100%-owned Kihabe-Nxuu project in Western Ngamiland, Botswana.  

Meet the new appointments!

  • Jacob Thamage

A Motswana national, Jacob Thamage is a mining engineer with immense knowledge and several years of experience in the mining sector.

He joined Mount Burgess (Botswana) (Pty) Ltd as a Board Member in July 2021. He was reappointed as the CEO of Botswana’s Diamond Hub in the same month. In 2022, he was appointed as the International Chairman of the Kimberley Process.

Mr. Thamage has served as the Chief Mining Officer for the African Development Bank in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from June 2016 to December 2017.

During his early career years, he has served as the Deputy Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources. He held the position of the Coordinator of Botswana’s Diamond Hub to coordinate the relocation of DeBeers diamond sales functions to Gaborone, Botswana from London. During this tenure, he established the Okavango Diamond Company and as founding Chairman, hired the Executive Team. He was overseeing Botswana’s delegation in the Kimberley Process certification scheme from 2003 to 2016. Also, he led the first Kimberley Process review commission to Israel in 2004, which set the standards for future Kimberley Process review missions.

  • Ian Barclay McGeorge

A British national resident in Botswana, Ian Barclay McGeorge is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London and a chartered geologist. Also, he is a Principal Consultant and co-owner of iQuest Geology, a geological consultancy based in Gaborone, Botswana.

Mr. McGeorge is a fitting appointment to the company’s board as he brings with him years of experience of prospecting in Botswana. Over the years, he has been engaged in exploration projects for diamonds, gold, lithium, copper, nickel, iron ore, and industrial minerals. He has also supervised exploration and resource development activities on the Kihabe-Nxuu Project of the company.

Besides, McGeorge has served senior positions in numerous government-funded groundwater and mapping contracts.


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