Paul Criddle is an experienced metallurgist and development manager with operational, development and corporate experience in Australia, Africa and Canada. Since 2013, he has been COO of Roxgold Inc in Toronto after being COO at Azimuth Resources 2011-2013. Prior to joining Azimuth, Mr Criddle was technical services group manager and acting COO for Perseus Mining and played an integral role in the development of the Edikan Gold Mine in Ghana and the Tengrela Gold Project in Cote d’Ivoire. At these projects, he managed preliminary studies, plant design, project implementation and operational ramp-up. Prior to his position with Perseus, Mr Criddle was jointly responsible for the design, development and operational implementation and ramp-up stages of the Sabodala Gold Project in Senegal for Australian-based and TSX-listed company, Mineral Deposits. In the earlier stages of his career, Mr Criddle has occupied key operational roles in gold operations in Western Australia, Papua New Guinea and Tanzania, performing metallurgical, process management and project development functions for both Placer Dome and Barrick Gold Corporations.