Andrew Haythorpe

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew has more than 30 years of experience managing listed gold miners and explorers on the ASX and TSX markets as well as working as a mining analyst and actively exploring for gold as a geologist. As a board member with numerous listed mining companies, he has many years of experience in managing and developing projects. In particular his time as Managing Director of TSX and ASX-listed Crescent Gold Limited saw him develop the company from an $8 million gold explorer to a $250 million gold producer within four years. He was also Managing Director of top performing ASX-listed gold producer Michelago Resources.


As an analyst, Andrew was considered a global leader in the Industrial Minerals sector and rated 12th best gold analyst at Hartley Poynton Ltd. Along with his new role as CEO of ECR Minerals.

Weili (David) Tang

Non-Executive Chairman

David Tang was previously the President of China Nonferrous Metals Int’l Mining Co., Ltd. (CNMIM) and the Managing Director of China Nonferrous Gold Ltd, an AIM-listed company which was formerly known as Kryso Resources plc. China Nonferrous Gold is focused on the Pakrut gold mine in Tajikistan, where first gold was poured in 2015. Mr Tang has previously served as a director to several companies involved in mining or exploration in Africa, South-east Asia and Australia.

Mr Tang graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree (1988) majoring in computer science from Central-South University, China and also holds a Master of Science degree (1991). In the 1990s, he pioneered the trading system for the first nonferrous metals futures exchange in China. He worked for several years in Canada in investment management and consulting, before returning to China to take up office at CNMIM in 2003.

Dr Trevor Davenport

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dr Davenport obtained a BSc (Hons) Geology at Southampton University, subsequently attaining his MSc in Mining Geology and Mineral Exploration in 1967, and a PhD in Geology & Exploration Geochemistry at Leicester University in 1970. In 1971 he attained the title of Chartered Engineer after becoming a Member of The Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Trevor started off working as a trainee mining engineer in the South Africa gold mines in 1958 before starting university. Trevor has 63 years of experience working in the geological and mining industry. Trevor’s experience includes working as an underground miner, exploration geochemist, exploration and mine geologist and as a lecturer to post-graduate mining geology students at the University of Leicester. Trevor has experience in exploration for and mining of gold, copper/nickel, lead/zinc/silver, bauxite, chrome and diamonds. Trevor’s experience includes working in Ireland, Canada, Montana (USA), Portugal, Romania, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Burma, Ghana, Botswana, Guyana and South Africa.

Trevor was a director, the exploration manager and chief geologist for Nelson Gold’s, Zeravshan Gold Company in Tajikistan from 1994 until end of 1996.

From 2004 until 2011 he was Non-Executive Chairman and director of Kryso Resources Plc. After this he was consulting for Kryso Resources at the time of the takeover of control of the company by China Nonferrous International Mining Co. Ltd in 2011. Today Dr Davenport is a director at Brix Investments Limited and is also President of the Alderney Society and a director of the Alderney Journal.

Adam Jones

Non-Executive Director

Adam Jones holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ballarat University and First Class Honours from Adelaide University. Adam has over 10 years of experience as a professional geologist in Australia, including significant experience of gold exploration and production, and lives in Victoria within easy reach of ECR’s Bailieston and Creswick gold projects.

He is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) and has worked as an independent consulting geologist since 2015. His clients include or have included the A1 gold mine, Dart Mining and Nagambie Resources in Victoria and Vendetta Mining in Queensland.

Adam is experienced in planning and supervising resource drill programmes, geological interpretation, geotechnical and fault modelling, geological mapping and sampling, turbidite sequence-structural interpretations, wireframing and 3D modelling using Vulcan Software.

Andrew Scott

Non-Executive Director

Best known as the long-standing anchorman for Proactive Investors global media TV channels, Andrew Scott is well known for his extensive body of work, having interviewed hundreds of CEOs and fund managers on their sector outlook, strategy and broader economic perspectives.

Prior to joining Proactive, Andrew worked at Sky World News, Reuters and as an editor on ITV Breakfast