Senior Management

Robert Monro

Robert Monro

Head of Business Development

Bert joined Hummingbird in 2009 as Operations Manager, in charge with overseeing the development of the Dugbe Gold Project as it progressed from greenfield exploration to maiden resources. Following 18 months in the field, Bert spent 6 months in Monrovia as the acting Country Manager, overseeing all in-country activity, before returning to London in April 2011 as Hummingbird’s Head of Business Development.  Bert is a Non-Executive Director of Cora Gold Ltd, which is listed on AIM with Hummingbird as a major shareholder.

Shaun Bunn

Shaun Bunn

Senior VP Project Delivery

Shaun is a mining executive with over 30 years’ experience in exploration, mining, processing and project development.  Shaun has a BSc and GDip (Metallurgy) from WA School of Mines, and an MBA from Deakin University. Shaun has managed mining projects through all stages of development, from grass roots exploration, feasibility studies, financing, construction, commissioning and operations.

Wayne Galea

Wayne Galea


Wayne is a mining professional with 31 years’ experience in the mining industry, specialising in gold.  A process engineer by background, he has worked for a number of the world’s leading engineering companies, including AMEC, Bateman and Signet, where he has extensive experience of managing EPCM contracts. He has also worked directly for gold mining companies such KBK Gold, where he was instrumental in their project execution. Wayne’s career has led him to have experience working in Africa, Asia and Australasia, with a focus on process engineering. Wayne therefore brings significant technical and project execution skills to the Hummingbird team.

William Cook

William Cook

VP Operations

William is a former officer of the British Army having served in the Light Infantry. Following his army service he worked in the security sector for companies such as Control Risks, Rubicon and Salamanca Risk Management before joining Hummingbird Resources as Country Manager. William is experienced in the operational and logistical management of projects in challenging environments. In his capacity as VP Operations, he has been responsible for the establishment and ongoing running and development of all Hummingbird’s operational capability in Liberia and Mali.

David Hebditch

David Hebditch


David is a social scientist by training and has worked for Hummingbird since 2012. David has successfully project managed the Dugbe Gold Project Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) to IFC Performance Standards, and a number of specialist baseline studies and impact assessments at Yanfolila Gold Project since 2014. David holds an MSc from London School of Economics (LSE) and a BSc from University College London (UCL). Prior to joining Hummingbird, David worked in sustainability research, with a focus on market governance and smallholder supply chains, consulting primarily to the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). David has recently undertaken NEBOSH training and overseen the development of a comprehensive Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) at Yanfolila.

Murray Paterson

Murray Paterson

VP Geology

Murray has over 20 years’ experience as a mine (OP & UG), mineral resource and exploration geologist, specialising in international assignments at new or start-up operations in multi commodities (Cu-Ur, Pb-Zn-Ag, Au, & W). Murray has worked as a high-level manager, a geological and mining systems consultant, and an exploration (Gold porphyry systems and IRGS) and mine geologist.

Timothy Huskinson

Timothy Huskinson

VP Finance

Tim joined the Hummingbird team in April 2011 and has been responsible for implementing the accounting and reporting structures within the Group. In July 2014, he oversaw the integration of the Yanfolila Gold Project companies. Tim qualified as a chartered accountant with BDO LLP in 2009 and has 10 years’ accountancy experience, covering a range of sectors, including natural resource and engineering. He has extensive experience of IFRS and complex international groups, and has taken Hummingbird through exploration, development, and now construction phases. He has an MEng degree with distinction from Nottingham University in Electrical & Electronic Engineering with management studies.

Louis Kruger

Louis Kruger

General Manager - Yanfolila

Louis is a mining professional with 34 years’ broad industry experience. Prior to joining Hummingbird in February 2018, he held both operational and team-management centric roles at mining firms across Africa, including as GM at Mintails South Africa and as VP HR & Administration at Endeavour Mining. Louis’ technical expertise spans from 20 years as Training & Development Manager for Africa Metallurgical Services at Angolgold Ashanti, where he initiated numerous modifications to boost production, safety and recovery rates. His team management roles have rendered him responsible for over 7,000 employees at a time and placed him at the helm of far-reaching CSR programmes.