Big Picture – A Deep Dive Examination of Lionsgold
Lionsgold Limited is a gold-focused company with exploration and development in assets in India and Finland complemented
by its technology division which house an established gold holding and trading platform (therealasset.co.uk indexgold.com) and is developing a gold currency platform (goldbloc.com), listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM Market (LON:LION)
Lionsgold has newly established a three-fold strategy:
Grow opportunities in India from its partnership with India’s leading gold exploration company, Geomysore;
Provide individuals with the utility of gold as any other mainstream currency and the security of direct ownership of physcical gold; and
Jurisdictional diversification through gold exploration and mine development in Finland.
Lionsgold's business model aims to see all three initiatives become revenue generative, whilst concurrently building capital growth through developing its underlying assets. Two of the three divisions target revenues to commence in 2018 with the third by the end of 2019.
Revenues are expected from the fintech division in Q2 2018 with the release of the Company’s gold currency connected to global banking. The first of our targets within the Finland JV portfolio through an inaugural bulk sampling campaign in Spring 2018, and Geomysore’s most advanced gold project in India is expected to commence mining in Q4 2019.
Cameron John Parry
Chief Executive Officer
Cameron Parry, aged 42, is an experienced company developer and executive director of quoted public companies in both the mining and fintech sectors.
Cameron was the founder and inaugural CEO of AIM quoted Metal Tiger PLC (LSE: MTR) from 2014 to 2016, and as executive chairman and co-founder, completed in 2015 the world's first IPO of a blockchain fintech company, Coinsilium Group Limited (NEX: COIN). Cameron was appointed to the board of Lionsgold (formerly called Kolar Gold Limited) as CEO in July 2016.
Non-Executive Director & Interim Chairman
Michael Corcoran, aged 37, is an experienced corporate lawyer, focused on the London Stock Exchange AIM Market and Standard List, who has been lead adviser on over 20 Initial Public Offerings and Reverse Takeovers and advised on secondary fundraisings of more than £500m in aggregate. His sectors of focus have been natural resources, life sciences and financial technology and he is experienced working in emerging markets. He was formerly a partner at Kerman & Co LLP and is currently engaged as a Consultant at Hill Dickinson LLP.
Dr. M. Hanuma Prasad
Hanuma Prasad, aged 51, holds a doctorate in geology and has over 22 years’ experience in geological survey and exploration within the mining industry. He worked with the Geological Survey of India for eight years in geological mapping and mineral exploration projects and has worked as a geologist across multiple territories around the world, including the Archaean greenstone belt in Eastern Finland near Lionsgold’s Finland Gold JV.
Hanuma is currently CEO of Australian Indian Resources Ltd (“AIR”), the multi-metals group that established Geomysore Services (India) Private Limited (“Geomysore”) – a leading India exploration company of which Lionsgold and AIR are significant shareholders. He has been working with Geomysore since 2001, as exploration manager for 13 years, and currently as technical and strategy advisor. Hanuma joined the Lionsgold board in November 2016.
Michael Joseph, aged 47, is a highly successful and esteemed entrepreneur with the proven knowledge and ability to rapidly grow a customer facing business in the financial services sector with a proprietary core technology.
He is the Founder and Managing Director of Right Choice Insurance Brokers Limited (“RCIB”) – a company that commenced trading in 2008 and now employs more than 300 people, with over 250,000 customers. Its success and value is underpinned by RCIB’s own purpose-built data technology and in June 2018, received £28m in private equity funds at a company valuation over £100m. RCIB is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA” reference number 475620) and Michael is an FCA approved person for relevant control functions (FCA reference number 01051).
The audit committee comprises Lionsgold’s Chairman and Lionsgold’s Chief Financial Officer. The audit committee is responsible for ensuring the appropriate financial reporting procedures are properly maintained and reported on, and for meeting with the Company’s auditors and reviewing their reports and accounts and the Company’s internal controls and risk management systems, whistle-blowing and employee fraud, internal and external audits.
The remuneration committee comprises any two directors independent to the remuneration in question. The remuneration committee is responsible for reviewing the performance of the executive directors, setting their remuneration levels, determining the design and setting the targets for any performance related pay schemes operated by the Company for the Directors and approving the total annual payments made under such schemes. It is also responsible for determining the policy for and scope of pension arrangements for each executive director and other senior executives and determining at what point the Company should adopt any form of share option plan, and considering the grant of options under any such plan and, in particular, the price per share and the application of the performance standards which may apply to any grant, ensuring in determining such remuneration packages and arrangements, due regard is given to any relevant legal requirements, the provisions and recommendations in the AIM Rules, the Corporate Governance Code and the QCA Guidelines.