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.
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 the Non-Executive Director and was appointed in January 2009. He is an experienced and active investor in emerging businesses, both publicly listed and private. Over the last 25 years, he has co-founded numerous projects and businesses, with a focus on the resources, oil and gas, and mining services sectors. Mr Burton is a Non-Executive Director of Cradle Resources Limited and Atrum Coal 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.
Independent Non-Executive Director
David Abery is an Independent Non-Executive Director and was appointed in October 2017. David has over 15 years’ experience as a Finance Director of London quoted companies, and over 20 years’ experience in senior finance and general management roles. David has extensive experience of financial, commercial and strategic matters in African and UK corporate environments at both board and operational level, as well as many years’ experience of corporate governance, regulatory and investor relations best practice. David was Finance Director of Petra Diamonds Limited (LSE Main Board Premium listed) from 2003 until he stepped down in June 2016; during his tenure Petra grew from largely a diamond exploration group to one of the world’s largest listed diamond producers. Prior to Petra, David served as Finance Director at Tradepoint Financial Networks plc (subsequently Virt-X)(AIM) and Mission Testing plc (AIM). David is currently involved in various private business ventures. David has a BA (Hons) in Finance and Accountancy and is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW).