Mark Child
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Mark Child

Mark L. Child
  • Condor Gold plc
  • Year of birth: Not known
  • Last known country of residence: United Kingdom

Mark L. Child is the chief executive officer and executive chairman of Condor Gold plc. Child has over two decades of experience in equity capital markets where he worked in the role of institutional stockbroker specialising in the Asian markets. He also has vast experience in corporate finance and private equity with special focus on emerging markets. Included in his experience with corporate finance is four years of entrepreneurship during which Child put several deals together and raised financial backing for a range of small companies. The company under which Child operated his entrepreneurial ventures was launched in 2004 is called Axial Associates Limited and continues to operate from its London offices.

Early Career

Before joining Condor Gold plc in 2006 as director, Mark L. Child held non-executive director roles at Webis Holdings plc and at betinternet.com plc, an AIM listed company. He held the role of executive director and head of corporate finance of Regent Pacific Group Limited, a company that specialises in private equities and emerging market funding initiatives. He also held several other high-profile roles in companies that include W.I. Carr Indosuez, Prudential Bache Securities and Hoare Govett and was the managing director of the UK arm of Sun Hung Kai Securities Ltd.

Career at Condor Gold plc

After serving for some years as non-executive director of Condor Gold Resources Limited Mark L. Child became a director of Condor Gold plc in May 2006. In July 2011 Child became an executive chairman of the company and also started serving as chief executive officer. The appointment was made to reflect his achievements in the company during the preceding five years. During this time Child was largely responsible for building the company into being a successful gold exploration firm with assets throughout Central America. In his new role as CEO Child could start focusing company resources now at his disposal on bringing Condor Gold plc to the next level in development while also recruiting additional members for the managerial team who would help him to achieve his objectives.

Major Achievements: the La India Project

Mark L. Child is known for his proactive approach. After several years of exploring and production at Condor Gold’s La India project located in Nicaragua Child lead a pre-feasibility study in December 2014 with the aim of drastically increasing production. In November 2016 at the Mines & Money conference he orchestrated a contractual agreement between three governmental ministers. The deal that was struck effectively made it possible for Condor Gold to get permits for its La India flagship project with the Nicaraguan government on the company’s side. The project is anticipated to have the production potential of at least 100,000 ounces of gold per annum. The deal successfully concluded eight years of work done on the La India project.
Mark Child CEO and Executive Chairman of Condor Gold plc