About Armada Metals


Armada is supported by an experienced Board of Directors and an African based technical team – both with a proven track record of successful exploration and discovery in Africa.

Key members of the Armada targeting team were awarded the 2015 PDAC Thayer Lindsley Award for an International Mineral Discovery as members of Ivanhoe Mines major Kamoa discovery in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Poised to capitalise on the strong nickel-copper market outlook

An experienced Exploration & Management team with a proven discovery track record in Africa

Ross McGowan

Managing Director & CEO
  • Ross is the Founder of Armada Metals, and has founded and financed several other project generation companies for base metals in southern and central Africa, with 20 years experience in the region.

  • Co-recipient: 2015 PDAC Thayer Lindsley Award for an International Mineral Discovery (Kamoa).

  • Non-Executive Director of Cobre and Central Copper Resources.

  • Fellow of the Geological Society of London and the Society of Economic Geologists.

Rick Anthon

Non-Executive Chairman
  • Rick is a lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in both corporate and commercial law practicing exclusively in the resource sector.

  • He has worked both as a Director and adviser to numerous resource companies and has extensive project planning, acquisition and development, capital raising and corporate governance skills.

  • Rick is the Non-Executive Chairman of Greenwing Resources Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Laneway Resources Limited.

Martin C Holland

Non-Executive director
  • Martin is a mining executive with over a decade experience in M&A and corporate finance.

  • He was the founder and CEO of Lithium Power International (ASX:LPI) from 2015 to 2018. During this period, Mr Holland raised in excess of A$70m of new equity to progress LPI’s projects from acquisition and further exploration to Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS).

  • Mr Holland is an Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Cobre Limited (ASX:CBE) and the Chairman of Sydney based investment company Holland International Pty Ltd, which has strong working relationships with leading institutions and banks across the globe.

Michael McNeilly

Non-Executive Director
  • Michael is the CEO of Strata Investment Holdings plc, an ASX (SRT) listed natural resources investing company. Michael has been at the helm of Strata since 2016 and oversaw the company’s monetisation of its minority joint venture interest in MOD resources. This resulted in over A$40m of new shares in Sandfire Resources Limited (ASX:SFR) as well as a 2% NSR over 8,000km² of the Kalahari Copperbelt.

  • Michael is an experienced corporate financier having previously worked at Arden Partners (AIM:ARDN) and Allenby Capital in London.

  • Michael is a Strata nominee Non-Executive Director of Cobre Limited and Southern Gold Limited.

  • Nominee Non-Executive Director appointed by Strata.

  • Non-Executive Director of MOD Resources Limited (2018).

Technical Team

Thomas Rogers

Technical Lead
  • Over 25 years in the exploration industry in Africa and co-founder of Armada Exploration and manager of Technical Lead.

  • Experience in a variety of mineral projects from early-stage exploration to feasibility across Africa, including Ghana, Saudi Arabia, Botswana, Sudan, Zambia, the DRC and Republic of Congo.

  • Co-recipient: 2015 PDAC Thayer Lindsley Award for an International Mineral Discovery (Kamoa) - led exploration teams for Ivanhoe Mines in the DRC from 2004 to 2011.

Richard Hornsey

Technical Advisor
  • Globally recognised expert in Ni-sulphide and PGE exploration and mine development spanning a 35-year career.

  • Experience in a variety of mineral projects from early-stage exploration to mine development across Africa, including South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Tanzania, Uganda, Gabon and the Ivory Coast.

  • Former Ni Commodity Team Leader at MMG, with a global exploration mandate.

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