Ann, a founder of Mako Gold, is a qualified geologist with over 25 years’ experience in mineral exploration. She has worked in various commodities but has focused primarily on gold and base metals projects for both junior and major companies in Canada, Africa and Australia. Ann ran her own consultancy for a number of years, based in Yukon, Canada providing technical expertise to a diverse group of junior exploration companies. She also previously worked as a mining inspector for the Canadian government, giving her insight into internationally approved codes and regulations for mining and water use.
Ann most recently held the position of General Manager Exploration with Orbis Gold in Burkina Faso until their recent takeover by Semafo. During her time with Orbis she led the project team responsible for Orbis’ Natougou discovery and advanced the Nabanga and Natougou projects to the resource estimation stage. Ann also oversaw the Scoping Study initially completed for the Natougou deposit.
Ann Ledwidge,General Manager, Exploration at Mako Gold, will join a panel debate on why Africa is so appealing for us; investing and operating in Africa within the Global Opportunities session at IMARC. Download the programme.