• Mr. Howard B. Miller

    Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors

    Mr. Miller is a former lawyer with more than 35 years experience in the legal, financial, and natural resources sectors. He has raised more than $600 million to fund the exploration and development of ten mines in Africa, Central Asia, and Canada, principally for gold and precious stones. Howard was also a founding director of Nelson Resources Ltd., which was sold to LukOil for $2.2 billion in 2005. A trust of Mr. Miller’s family owns about 11% of Avnel Gold.

  • Mr. Roy Meade


    Mr. Meade is a Professional Engineer with more than 35 years of experience in the mining industry and has managed numerous mines, construction projects and feasibility studies in Africa and Central Asia. During the early 1990s, Mr. Meade was the General Manager of Anglovaal’s Hartebeestfontein Gold Mine in the 1990s when it was a 1 million ounce per year producer in South Africa. Mr. Meade was also responsible for Nelson Gold’s low-grade open-pit mine in Tajikistan. Subsequently, he was the Senior Vice President responsible for Barrick Gold’s operations in Tanzania where he commissioned the Bulyanhulu Mine and successfully managed the Bank Guarantee Completion Test. Mr. Meade has been with Avnel Gold since its inception.

  • Mr. Alan McFarlane

    Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary

    Mr. McFarlane is an accountant and joined Avnel Gold in 2009 as Vice President, Finance and Corporate Secretary, and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2012. Prior to joining Avnel Gold, Mr. McFarlane served as Vice President of Finance of Avocet Mining Plc, an AIM-listed gold mining company.

  • Mr. Ian McDonald

    Vice-President Corporate Development

    Mr. McDonald is a Bachelor of Science and has been working in Institutional Equity Sales for Haywood Securities, London, UK and Toronto in the natural resource sector since 2011. Prior to that he worked as an investment analyst for Noramco Capital Corporation in Vancouver.

  • Dr. Olivier Femenias

    Vice-President, Geology

    Dr. Féménias a PhD doctorate in Geodynamics from the University of Brussels and the University of La Rochelle in France. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Brussels until 2009 when he was recruited by IAMGOLD to manage their $32.5 million Kalana exploration program. Dr. Femenias was appointed Vice-President, Geology in 2013.