Jamie Boyton is the Chairman of the Company and was appointed as a Director in January 2009. He is responsible for overseeing the Company’s strategic and business development, which includes advising on capital market requirements and growth opportunities. He was previously an Executive Director and the Head of Asian Equity Syndication and Corporate Broking of Macquarie Securities Limited in Hong Kong. Prior to this, he was a Director of ABN AMRO Asia (Hong Kong). Jamie has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) from the University of Western Australia.
Chief Executive Officer
Mark Parsons is the Chief Executive Officer and was appointed as a Director in April 2015. Prior to joining the Company, Mark held a Chief Executive position with Imdex Limited managing its global AMC division, one of three major operating subsidiaries that provides drilling fluid design, engineering and products. Prior to Imdex, Mark was Vice President – Operations for BHP Billiton’s Minerals Exploration, accountable for planning and delivery of its global greenfield projects. Mark was also part of the Minerals Exploration Executive Committee. Previously, Mark worked for Halliburton Energy Services for over 30 years managing all facets of its oilfield services in several regions, the last being Vice President of Australasia and South East Asia.
Brian Rudd is a co-founder of the Company and an Executive Director, with a focus on business development and client relations. He was appointed as a Director in May 2005. Brian has been instrumental in the company’s successful establishment and development since its inception in 2005. Brian has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry in both Australia and Africa. Before establishing the Company, Brian was the Operations Manager and subsequently, the General Manager of Stanley Mining Services (Tanzania) Ltd, a subsidiary of Layne Christensen Company in East Africa.
Craig Burton is a Non-Executive Director and was appointed in January 2009. He is an experienced and active investor in emerging businesses, in both private and publicly listed companies and has over 25 years experience co-founding numerous projects and businesses, with a focus on the resources, oil and gas, and mining services sectors. Craig is Chairman of Cradle Resources Limited and a Director of Hutton Energy Limited.
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Tim Read is a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and was appointed in May 2010. He has over 45 years experience in the natural resources sector. Tim was President and CEO of Adastra Minerals Inc (TSX and AIM) for 7 years, until its takeover by First Quantum in 2006. Prior to this, Tim was Global Co-head of Mining Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch. He joined Merrill Lynch in 1995 on its takeover of Smith New Court, where he had acted as a Director in the corporate finance department (from 1991) and previously as Head of Mining Stock-broking (from 1988). Tim is now a Non-Executive Director for three listed minerals companies: Faroe Petroleum plc (AIM); Metminco Limited (ASX and AIM); and Lydian International (TSX), where he is the nominee of the International Finance Corporation (a member of the World Bank Group). He has previously served on the boards of Cumerio SA and Kopane Diamond Developments plc (as Chairman) and Nevoro Inc (as Chairman). He has a BA (Honours) in Economics and was, until his retirement, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment. Tim is also a member of the Audit Committee Institute.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Alexander Davidson is an Independent Non-Executive Director and was appointed in May 2010. He has over 35 years’ experience in designing, implementing and managing gold and base metal exploration and acquisition programmes throughout the world. Alexander was Executive Vice President, Exploration and Corporate Development at Barrick Gold with responsibility for its international exploration programmes and corporate development activities. Prior to joining Barrick Gold, Alexander was Vice President, Exploration for Metall Mining Corporation. He was presented the 2005 A.O. Dufresne Award in April 2005 by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. In 2003, he was named the Prospector of the Year by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. Alexander is a Director of a number of London and Toronto listed companies, including Yamana Gold and US Silver and Gold. He received his B.Sc. and his M.Sc. in Economic Geology from McGill University.