Mr. Chris MacKenzie
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Chris MacKenzie is a Chartered Geologist (Geological Society of London) and an experienced mining executive with over 25 years of industry experience, across a number of mineral commodities from target generation and exploration to mining, in a range of management roles. He has extensive experience throughout Africa but has also worked on projects in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Mr. MacKenzie holds a BSc. (Honours) Degree in Geology from Portsmouth University, UK and an MSc. Degree in Exploration Geology from Rhodes University, South Africa.
Mr. MacKenzie’s was previously founder of TSX-listed Helio Resource Corp., where he served as Executive Chairman and later as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director. In a 12 year career at Helio, he was responsible for identification and development of that company’s gold projects in Namibia and Tanzania as well as assessing numerous other projects in other countries. In 2006 he led Helio into Tanzania and was responsible for the acquisition and advancement of the SMP gold project from grass-roots to NI 43-101 compliant resource and PEA (>1.2 Moz Au). Mr. MacKenzie was also instrumental in securing the strategic investment by the World Bank (International Finance Corporation) in Helio during 2010. Mr. MacKenzie was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Manas in July 2018.