Francis Johnstone

Investment Advisor

Francis is an Investment Advisor to the Baker Steel Resources Trust and is based in London.

Having trained in corporate finance and M&A at Citibank Francis entered the mining business in 1989 with Cluff Resources plc and became Group Projects and Operations Manager.

Prior to Cluff’s takeover by Ashanti Goldfields in 1996, Francis was a key member of the team who built Freda Rebecca the largest gold mine in Zimbabwe, the Ayanfuri Gold Mine in Ghana and negotiated for and discovered the Geita Gold Mine in Tanzania.

In 2003, he joined Ridge Mining plc as Commercial Director, and was an integral member of the team that undertook a feasibility study, financed and developed the Blue Ridge Platinum Mine in South Africa.

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