Peter Ledwidge, a founder of Mako Gold, is a qualified geologist with over 30 years' experience in the exploration and mining industry. His career has focussed primarily on gold exploration along with some base metals exploration. Peter has worked extensively in Canada, Africa and Australia, in a variety of roles in exploration, development and mining projects. Most recently he spent six years working for ASX-listed Orbis Gold in progressing senior management roles whereby he secured all of Orbis permits in Burkina Faso and Cote d'Ivoire. Peter played a critical role in the discovery of the Nabanga gold deposit in Burkina Faso and thereafter contributed geological ideas which helped achieve success for the company including the discovery of the Natougou gold deposit, which was recently put into production by TSX-listed Semafo. Peter is fluently bilingual in French and has established and maintained good professional contacts in Burkina Faso and Cote d'Ivoire in government as well as the private sector.