Chris MacKenzie is a Chartered Geologist with nearly 30 years of global experience in mining & mineral exploration and a variety of management roles. Chris holds a BSc. (Hons.) Degree in Geology from Portsmouth University, UK and an MSc. in Exploration Geology from Rhodes University, South Africa.
Chris has extensive experience of gold and base metal exploration throughout the Archaean, Birimian and Pan-African terrains of Africa and South America working for a range of junior and major companies.
Chris has recently joined Manas Resources to run their exploration programme in Côte d’Ivoire. Prior to joining Manas, Chris was founder of Helio Resource Corp., where he served as Executive Chairman and later COO and Director. He was responsible for the expansion of Helio’s activities from Namibia throughout Africa. 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 (>1Moz.)