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Directors & Management

Top industry experts in diamond, gold and base metals exploration and development with extensive experience in Tanzania

Leland Diamonds is proud to have recruited a first class management team and board of directors - a highly experienced group with a solid track record in the field of mineral exploration and development.

Allan Dolan

Executive Chairman
Also Managing Director of Clarity Capital Management (part of the Clarity Group, Leland’s largest investor), Allan has a particular focus on the minerals industry.More about Allan Dolan

Ron Fletcher

Chief Executive Officer
Having graduated as a geologist from the University of Aberdeen in 1975, Ron spent twenty five years working for the Anglo American/De Beers Group.More about Ron Fletcher

Tony Frevitt

Tony Frevitt brings considerable strength to the diamond team. While working for Debeers in the 1990s, he was part of a team which discovered over 100 kimberlites in Tanzania.More about Tony Frevitt

Saitoti Laicer

Saitoti, who formerly held the position of Administration Assistant at Siemens Ltd, joined Leland in July 2008.More about Saitoti Laicer

Dr Alex Dak

Laboratory / Special Projects Manager
Alex is a geologist and mineralogist with more than ten years' kimberlite research experience in Russia. In addition he has extensive diamond exploration experience in Angola, Zimbabwe and Sierra Leone.More about Dr Alex Dak

Aspon Mwijage

Field Manager
As Leland's field manager in Tanzania, Aspon is a geologist with a background of more than 15 years' diamond exploration in Tanzania.More about Aspon Mwijage

Barry Hawthorne

Non-Executive Director
Barry is a recipient of the prestigious Draper Medal from the Geological Society of South Africa in recognition of his significant contribution to the scientific understanding of kimberlites and the Upper Mantle processes which allMore about Barry Hawthorne

Richard Wake-Walker

Non-Executive Director
Richard spent over twenty years in diamond buying and sales with De Beers, his career with them culminating in General Director of the De Beers Moscow office.More about Richard Wake-Walker

Alhussein Dhanani

Alhussein is a successful Tanzanian businessman with extensive experience in the country's mining sector. His insight into policy and legislative changes and his knowledge of movements within the local business community is particularly welcomed.More about Alhussein Dhanani

Feisal Somji

Feisal has ten years of Canadian diamond exploration experience. Over a period of five years he spent significant time in Tanzania and put together the framework for Leland's current land package in conjunction with Alhussein Dhanani, also a director ofMore about Feisal Somji

Ron Palmer

Geophysical & Diamond Exploration Consultant
Following postgraduate study in his native Sweden, Ron moved to Australia in the early 1990's, when he specialised in the design and management of airborne geophysical surveys.More about Ron Palmer