Director Appointment

Goldplat plc, the AIM listed gold producer in Africa, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Gerard Kisbey-Green to the Board of Goldplat as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. This new Director appointment is in line with the Company’s strategy of strengthening its Board as it continues to build on its position as the market leader of gold recovery in Africa.

Gerard has built an expansive career in the mining and related financial industry, spanning over 28 years. After graduating as a Mining Engineer in South Africa in 1987, Gerard gained extensive experience working in various management positions for a number of the larger South African mining companies, including Rand Mines Group and the gold division of Anglo American Corporation. During this time he worked on gold, platinum and coal mines primarily in South Africa and also in Germany and Australia.

Gerard subsequently spent 17 years in the financial markets, including five years as a mining equity analyst and 12 years in mining corporate finance. He has worked in South Africa and the UK for banks including JPMorganChase, Investec and Standard Bank. Gerard has extensive experience in IPOs, capital raisings, M&A transactions and deals covering a great diversity of commodities and geographic locations. He also has experience in nomad and broker and advisory roles. He has worked extensively in Africa, particularly South Africa, Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Far East, Central Asia and North America. After returning to South Africa as a Managing Director with Standard Bank in 2009, Gerard left the banking industry and joined Peterstow Aquapower, a mining technology development company, as CEO in 2011, before accepting a position in 2012 with Aurigin Resources Inc., a privately owned Toronto-based gold exploration company with assets in Ethiopia and Tanzania, as President and CEO.

Goldplat’s Chairman Brian Moritz said, “I have great pleasure in welcoming Gerard to the Board. He has a rare combination of extensive experience in mining coupled with a technical understanding of international regulatory and corporate finance requirements, which will be invaluable to Goldplat.”

Mr Gerard Anthony Kisbey-Green, aged 52, currently holds or has held the following directorships and partnerships in the last five years:

Current directorships Past directorships
Aurigin Resources Inc. 2328438 Ontario Inc.
Ethiopian Gold Exploration Limited Aurigin Resources Limited
Kindergoed Investments (Pty) Limited Benzu Gold Limited
Ogendo Gold Limited Peterstow Aquapower (Pty) Limited

There is no other information that is required to be disclosed pursuant to Schedule 2 paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.

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For further information visit or contact:

Ian Visagie, CEO Goldplat plc Tel: +27 (82) 671 2078
Ewan Leggat/Katy Birkin SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP Tel: +44 (0) 20 3463 2260
Andrew Raca/Justin McKeegan VSA Capital Tel: + 44 (0)20 3005 5000
Felicity Edwards/Charlotte Heap St Brides Media & Finance Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 20 7236 1177


Goldplat plc, is an AIM-listed cash generative, debt free gold recovery services company with two market leading operations in South Africa and Ghana. The Company's strategy is focussed on utilising its robust cash flow generated from flagship gold recovery operations in Africa to self-fund sustainable growth and expansion of niche gold recovery business model. The Company also has a small gold mining and exploration portfolio in Kenya, Burkina Faso and Ghana and is evaluating various opportunities to create value or monetise these assets.