Tim Gooch is a mining engineer with over 30 years of experience. He held senior management positions at Ashanti (Guinea), Jubilee, BGC Contracting, Century Mining (Canada) and Como Engineers as part of the VDM Group. His experience has covered gold, nickel, diamonds and tin, mined both on the surface and underground. Mr Gooch has previous experience in the region as general manager of Jubilee's Cosmos Nickel Mine and the Mt McClure Gold Mine for Australian Resources. He graduated with a BSc in Mining Engineer from Camborne School of Mines in the UK.