Graham Crew, COO-Golden Star: Sustainability And Humanity.

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In this episode we chat to Graham Crew, COO of Golden Star, an established West African gold mining company operating the Wassa gold mine in Ghana which is a large scale, non-refractory underground gold mine. They are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, The Toronto Stock Exchange, and the Ghana Stock exchange

Graham is an experienced mining and operations executive with over 20 years in the industry in Australia and Africa so is well placed to comment on the fortunes of Golden Star and also how mining is a critical contributor to humanity and sustainability. We also discuss the companies roadmap to produce 300K ounces per year and how they will achieve this.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • The experience of formal education, at universities, cannot be overstated in mining. It helps to provide a knowledge base and grounding in the field.
  • The value of a contractor should not be overlooked. They not only bring experience, but capital and contacts that can energise the plans we have.
  • The aim for Golden Star is to be a diversified, sustainable gold mining operation – leaders in terms of sustainability, diversified in terms of assets and jurisdictions.
  • In order to gain the respect and pride of shareholders, operations must be exceptional stewards of the resource and capital that people invest.

BEST MOMENTS

‘I really value the experience pre and post University’

‘Contractors bring well established experience’

‘We want to be a company our stakeholders are proud to be a part of’

‘We think WASSA is a world class deposit. The challenge now is turn it into a world class operation’

VALUABLE RESOURCES

Graham Crew LinkedIn – https://au.linkedin.com/in/graham-crew-5ba79133

ABOUT THE HOST

Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight to peoples experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.

Rob is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. We source, headhunt and discover new and top talent talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients organisation in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.

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