Board & Management

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MATTHEW BOWLES

Non-Executive Director
Mr Bowles is a senior corporate finance executive with extensive public corporate advisory, private equity and capital markets experience in the resources sector. Mr Bowles has successfully negotiated domestic and cross border corporate funding, joint venture and M&A transactions for a number of ASX listed companies in Africa, the Americas and Australia.Mr Bowles was previously Chief Development Officer for a West African focused ASX listed company. He commenced his career with Rio Tinto where he worked in a number of corporate and commercial roles for nine years, before moving to London to work in banking and finance. Since his return to Australia he has held senior roles with global advisory firms, with a focus on the resources sector.Mr Bowles holds a Bachelor of Business, is a member of CPA Australia and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia
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CHRIS VAN WIJK

Executive Director – Technical
Chris van Wijk is an experienced Geologist, specialising in project evaluation and project generation. Chris brings to his role in Tanga a wealth of relevant experience including Base metal and Gold exploration in Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australia as well as joint venture management and project evaluation for major mining companies including BHP, IAMGOLD, First Quantum Minerals and Fortescue Metals Group. Chris has managed various successful exploration projects including the Scoping Study at Mont Nimba in Guinea for BHPBilliton and the Resource drilling at Sentinel in Zambia for First Quantum.Chris has a Master of Science in Ore Deposit Geology from the University of Western Australia and is a member of the AUSIMM.
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NIGEL LAFFERTY

Non-Executive Chairman
Mr Nigel Lafferty holds a Bachelor of Business and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand. He has over 25 years experience in advising on accounting, finance, corporate governance and planning matters. Mr Lafferty is Director of SLS Accounting, as well as holding Board positions on a number of client private companies.Mr Lafferty is the major shareholder of Tanga, and believes in, and remains excited about, the long-term future of the Company.
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GRAEME SMITH

CFO & Company Secretary
Mr Smith is a finance professional with over 25 years’ experience in accounting and company administration. He is the principal of Wembley Corporate, which provides Company Secretarial, CFO, Accounting and Corporate Governance services to public and private companies.Mr Smith graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Economics degree and has since received a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Commercial Law. He is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants, the Institute of Charted Secretaries and Administrators and the Governance Institute of Australia.