Founded in late 2005, Hummingbird Resources is a West African gold producer, developer and explorer (AIM:HUM), which listed on AIM in December 2010. Since IPO the Company has significantly grown its global resource inventory from an initial 0.8Moz to 6.4Moz across two countries, Mali and Liberia.
Initially focussing the majority of its resources on the Dugbe Gold Project in Liberia, the largest known gold deposit in the country, following the low-cost acquisition of Gold Fields’ gold assets in Mali in 2014, Hummingbird refocussed its attention of the high grade Yanfolila Gold Project.
The Yanfolila Gold Project provided Hummingbird with a fast, simple and low-cost route to production, and successfully achieved its first gold pour on budget and on schedule in December 2017.
The Dugbe Gold Project remains an important component of Hummingbird’s portfolio and the Company published a positive PEA in April 2013 and is currently progressing its Detailed Feasibility Study. The Dugbe Gold Project was the first mining project in Liberia to secure investment from the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group.
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Russell is Senior Independent Director of Spectris plc and Interserve plc and an Independent Non-Executive Director of BDO LLP. Between 2010 and 2013 he was a Senior Advisor to RBC Capital Markets on Metals and Mining. Prior to this, Russell served as Chief Strategy Officer at Anglo American plc where he had global responsibility for strategy, business development, government relations, safety and sustainable development. He was also a member of Anglo American’s executive committee for eight years. Additionally, Russell was Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Aggreko plc, the FTSE 100 temporary power company, from February 2007 to April 2017.