Klaus Eckhof is a geologist with more than 30 years of experience in identifying, exploring and developing mineral deposits around the world. He has been instrumental in sourcing and developing successful projects in Australia, Africa, Russia, South America and the Philippines. Mr Eckhof worked for Mount Edon Gold Mines before it was acquired by Canadian mining company Teck. In 1994, he founded Spinifex Gold and Lafayette Mining, both of which successfully delineated gold and base metal deposits. In 2003, Mr Eckhof founded Moto Goldmines which acquired the Moto Gold Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Mr Eckhof and his team delineated more than 20 million ounces of gold and delivered a feasibility study within four years from the commencement of exploration. Moto Goldmines was subsequently acquired by Randgold Resources who poured first gold in September 2013.