MEET OUR BOARD
Charles Peter Mwangi
Immah Kimuyu- Nyariki
Base Titanium is the owner and operator of Kenya’s first large-scale modern mining project, the Kwale Mine. Representing close to 60% of Kenya’s mineral output value the Kwale Mine has been recognised by Vision 2030 as a Flagship Project dues to its transformative impact on the country’s mining sector. Base Titanium represents large-scale miners on the Executive Council.
Philippa Hutchinson represents Large Scale Explorers on the KCM Executive Committee, on behalf of Acacia Exploration Kenya Ltd (“Acacia”). Acacia has been conducting gold exploration in Western Kenya since 2012 and recently discovered Kenya’s first +1 million ounce gold deposit in Kakamega County. Acacia’s exploration project comprises five contiguous licenses covering a total area of 1630 square kilometers of the Busia Kakamega Greenstone Belt.
Philippa has over 30 years’ experience in the mineral exploration industry, having previously been involved in a number of gold, base metals, and diamond exploration projects across sub-Saharan Africa. She holds an honours degree in Geology from the University of Reading, UK, and is a registered professional geologist with the Geologists Registration Board, Kenya.
David W.K. Visram
David Visram represents the Small-scale & Artisanal Miners in KCM’s Executive Committee. He is a small-scale miner himself, mining Tsavorite in Taita-Taveta County. David is an accountant by training, and has operated in the hospitality industry for many years. In 2001, when the tourism industry was collapsing slowly, he decided to follow his passion and venture into mining gemstones in Taita. His wife has worked in rehabilitation of mining sites for 28 years, and shares his passion for the out-door and life in the bush.
Charlie Tryon is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Maris and is a Director of Maris Limited. He serves on the boards of Karebe Gold Mining Limited, Kenya’s largest Gold producer and Venice Mine Complex in Zimbabwe, a mid sized Gold mining company based in Midlands. He oversees the group from East Africa. Prior to Maris, Charlie developed a successful portfolio of venture businesses in Afghanistan and East Africa following a short career as an investment banker in London. He is a graduate from the University of Edinburgh.
Moses Njiru Njeru - CEO
Moses Njeru is the current CEO of KCM. Moses is a mining engineer by profession. He has several years experience in the mineral sector having worked for the Ministry of Mining in Kenya, before joining Kenya Chamber of Mines in the above capacity where he held various positions of responsibility over the years: worked as mining engineer, senior inspector of mines, warden of mines and Commissioner of Mines and Geology. He holds a Masters degree from University of New South Wales, Australia and a Bachelors degree in applied Mathematics and Physics from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya.
Salome is KCM’s Office Administrator. She has many years’ experience managing the activities of KCM. She takes care of all day to day administration, accounts and secretarial work. She is also in charge of managing the Membership and is your first port of call if you need help with the Ministry Cadastre system.