Lynnette earned a PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand. She has extensive experience as a geologist, focussing on orogenic gold and stratiform copper mineralization in Africa. She was part of the Randgold Resources (now Barrick Gold Corp.) team which developed the +3Moz Tongon gold mine in Côte d’Ivoire. Lynnette headed up the Economic Geology at the University of Cape Town. She was regional VP Sub-Sahara Africa of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) and is a fellow of a number of professional international geological societies. She is a registered SACNASP Professional Natural Scientist (Pr.Sci. Nat.).
Helen has had a successful career spanning more than 30 years as an economic geologist in the natural resource sector. She is currently a director of Pan Iberia Ltd. (UK) and one of the founder members of Panex Resources Pty. Ltd., a private global mining development company. She was a director and shareholder of Pangea Exploration (Pty) Ltd for 20 years during which time they discovered and evaluated a number of world class mineral deposits throughout Africa. From 2012 the Pangea platform was affiliated to Private Equity company, Denham Capital International, providing asset analysis and technical evaluation of mineral investments in Africa. Helen holds a B.Sc. Geology (Hons) (Cum Laude), from the University of Stellenbosch SA. She is a recipient of the Gencor Geology Award and Fellow of the Geological Society of South Africa and member of the International Society for Economic Geologists.