"Mr. Webster is a graduate mining engineer from the University of Sydney. He has over 35 years of experience in the resources industry, including more than 15 years in managing director or chief executive officer positions. Since 2005 Mr. Webster has been chief executive of Weatherly, an AIM listed mining, exploration and development company with a Namibian copper portfolio including two mines at Otjihase and Matchless and three development projects. Between August 2001 and February 2005 Mr. Webster was a senior executive at First Quantum Minerals Ltd ("FQM"), a Toronto Stock Exchange and AIM listed company, developing and operating copper mines in Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mauritania. Between 2000 and 2001, Mr. Webster was a non-executive director of another major Zambian copper producer, Mopani Copper Mines Ltd, in which FQM had a major interest. Prior to his involvement with FQM, he was a founding director and the chief executive officer of an Australian base metals producer, Western Metals Ltd between 1994 and 2000. During his stewardship, the company grew to be one of Australia's largest base metals producers at the time. In his earlier years, he held senior management positions with the global resource companies, Homestake Gold of Australia Ltd (between 1988 and 1993) and BHP Minerals Ltd (between 1980 and 1988). He is a fellow of both the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. At various stages he has been a member of the Executive Committees of both the Australian Minerals Council and the International Zinc Association, and a non-executive director of numerous companies."
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- China Africa Resources plc Board, organizational web page, accessed May 22, 2014.