Directors & Management


David Christian Steinepreis (Managing Director) (Age 52)
David Steinepreis is a Chartered Accountant and former partner of an International accounting firm where he specialised in strategic corporate advice and taxation for listed companies.  He entered commerce as a director, adviser and major shareholder of a number of listed companies in the gold, diamonds, oil and new mining technology sectors.  Mr. Steinepreis has been a resident of the United Kingdom since 2006.  He is a Non-executive Director of Norseman Gold plc which is listed on AIM and the ASX.  He is also a director of Monto Minerals Limited and Atom Energy Limited, companies listed on the ASX.  Mr. Steinepreis is also Non-executive Chairman of Ascent Capital, a company in which a trust associated with his family interests has a 50 per cent. beneficial shareholding.

Mark Ainsworth Hohnen (Chairman) (Age 59)
Mark Hohnen has been involved in the mineral business since the late 1970s and is currently Executive Chairman of AIM listed Kalahari.  He has had extensive international business experience in a wide range of industries including mining and exploration, property, investment, software and agriculture.  He has held a number of directorships in both public and private companies and was founding Chairman of Cape Mentelle and Cloudy Bay wines, as well as the oil and coal company Anglo Pacific Resources plc.

Martin Stephen French (Non-Executive Director) (Age 47)
Martin French started his career at Merrill Lynch and has 25 years experience in international capital markets and the junior resource sector.  He was a journalist at Euromoney magazine and the launch editor of Euroweek and later Asiamoney magazine in Hong Kong.  In 1991 he joined and later became a partner of Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia (CLSA) for eight years, running their operations in Thailand, Malaysia/Singapore, then Chinese Corporate Finance and launching CLSA’s business in Latin America.  Martin has built a career in start up operations and raising funds.

Glyn Michael Tonge (Non-Executive Director) (Age 62)
Glyn Tonge is currently on the board of Kalahari Minerals plc and on the board of its Isle of Man subsidiaries Kalahari Uranium Limited, Kalahari Gold and Kalahari Diamonds.  He has international business, finance and management experience across a broad range of industries and for a number of years was a director of Baring Brothers & Co Ltd where he worked in corporate finance.  He is Pro Chancellor at Southampton Solent University.  He is also a Fellow of the Royal Institution in London, a Fellow of the Society of Biology and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Key Management

Luke Bryan – Chief Operations Officer
Luke Bryan holds a BE in Mining Engineering and a BA in economics, both from Auckland University.  His experience encompasses construction, software, manufacturing and mining.  He has been involved in the mining industry in Australia, Africa and Russia, holding senior operational and management positions, as well as a number of consulting roles.

Sadike Nepela – General Manager
Sadike Nepela is a graduate of the Institute for Namibia, Lusaka, Zambia as well as the University of Connecticut’s Institute of Public Service International, West Hartford, USA.  For a number of years he served as an assistant to the Minister in the Namibian Ministry of Mines & Energy before being appointed the General Manager for Westport Resources, a subsidiary of Forsys Metals Corp.  He is currently General Manager of both WAGE and Swakop Uranium.  He has close governmental ties in Namibia.

Keith Webb – Regional Exploration Manager
Keith Webb holds a BSc Honours in Applied Geology from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland.  He has been involved in mining and exploration geology for the past 23 years and has extensive experience within West, East and Southern Africa. Keith has overseen Kalahari’s exploration programme in Namibia for the last three and a half years.