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JAMIE BOYTON

Chair

Jamie Boyton is Chair of the Company and was appointed as a Director in January 2009. 

Jamie is responsible for overseeing the Company’s strategic and business development, which includes advising on capital markets 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. 

He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) degree from the University of Western Australia.

BRIAN RUDD

Executive Director

Brian Rudd is a 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.

As a founder of the Company, Brian has been instrumental in the successful establishment and development of the Company since 2005. Brian has over 37 years' experience in the mining industry in both Australia and Africa. Before establishing the Company, Brian held various senior positions for private and listed drilling companies in Australia and Africa. Brian is a Non-executive Director of Hardy Metals and an adviser to Minexia.

PETER STOKES

Executive Director

Peter is Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director. He was appointed Director in October 2022. 

Peter is a senior executive leader with more than 25 years’ experience across the resources and logistics sectors. He is responsible for leading the operational management of the business along with the development and implementation of strategy, as the Company enters the next chapter of its development, growing rapidly across all its key pillars. Peter's expertise includes managing large, complex multi-national organisations, delivering company-wide transformation and turnaround, business development, operational management and strategic planning. 

Most recently he held the role of President Global Logistics for Toll Group, a key operational role for one of the largest logistics and transport businesses in Asia. Prior to this, he was CEO for Barminco Limited, an international leader in mechanised hard-rock underground mining. He has also held executive management roles for Linfox and Accenture, where he focussed on the resources sectors. 

Peter holds an Advanced Management Program qualification from Harvard Business School (Boston) together with an MBA (Bond University, Queensland), MAppSc (WA School of Mines) and BSc (UWA, Western Australia).


DAVID ABERY 

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director 

David Abery is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, being appointed in January 2018. 

David joined the Company in October 2017 when he was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director and as Chairman of the Audit Committee. 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. He has extensive experience of financial, commercial and strategic matters in African and UK corporate environments at both board and operational level, as well as experience of corporate governance, regulatory and investor relations best practice. 

He has a BA (Hons) in Finance and Accountancy and is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW).

MICHAEL RAWLINSON 

Independent Non-Executive Director 

Michael Rawlinson is a Non-Executive Director and was appointed in August 2018. 

Michael is a former investment banker with over 27 years' of experience focused on the mining and metals sector. He was previously Global Co-Head of Mining and Metals at Barclays investment bank having joined from the boutique investment bank, Liberum Capital - a business he helped found in 2007. He has experience as both a corporate financier and research analyst covering the mining sector and has extensive capital markets experience having worked on IPOs and follow-on offerings for a number of companies. He is also Senior Independent Non-Executive Director at Hochschild Mining PLC, Chairman of Adriatic Metals PLC and is a Non-Executive Director of Andrada Mining Limited.

CATHERINE (CASSIE) BOGGS 

Independent Non-Executive Director 

Catherine (Cassie) Boggs is an Independent Non-Executive Director and was appointed in September 2021.  

Cassie has over 37 years’ experience in General Counsel and senior leadership roles for companies in the mining sector. Previously, she spent eight years with renown global mining investment firm, Resource Capital Funds, in the role of Partner, Vice President and General Counsel. Cassie also held the role of Senior Vice President, Corporate Development for Barrick Gold Corporation. During this time, she served as General Counsel to their LSE-listed subsidiary, African Barrick Gold and as Regional President of their African Business Unit. She was also an International Partner for global law firm Baker McKenzie, also holding the role of the Head of Global Mining Group with the company.   Cassie is currently Chair of multi-billion dollar company, Hecla Mining Company following her appointment to the Board as an Independent Director in 2017.


ANU DHIR

Independent Non-Executive Director 

Anu is an Independent Non-Executive Director and was appointed in November 2023. 

Anu has over 20 years’ experience in the resources sector, most recently, as a co-founder and executive of ZinQ Mining, a private base and precious metals company which focuses on the Latin American Region.  Prior to ZinQ Mining, Anu was Vice President, Corporate Development and Corporate Secretary at Katanga Mining Limited. She is co-founder of Wshingwell, a for-profit community relationship platform that allows individuals, communities and organizations to micro-fundraise around experiences and events. 

Anu currently serves as a non-executive director on the Board of TSX-listed Montage Gold Corp. and TSX/NYSE-listed Taseko Mines Limited. Her previous board positions have included Lead Non-Executive Director for Lomiko Metals Inc., Non-Executive Director of Golden Star Resources Ltd, in addition to other Canadian listed companies. 

Anu is a graduate of the General Management Program (GMP) at Harvard Business School and has a law degree (Juris Doctor) from Quinnipiac University and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Toronto.

ALEXANDER DAVIDSON 

Non-Executive Director 

Alex Davidson is a Non-Executive Director and was appointed in May 2010. 

Alex has over 41 years’ experience in designing, implementing and managing gold and base metal exploration and acquisition programmes throughout the world. He was Barrick Gold Corporation’s Executive Vice President, Exploration and Corporate Development with responsibility for its international exploration programmes and Barrick’s corporate development activities. 

Alex is a director of a number of London and Toronto listed companies, including Yamana Gold and Americas Gold & Silver. 

He has a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Economic Geology from McGill University. Alex has become a 2023 Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Inductee, recognising his inspiring achievements and visionary leadership in elevating the stature of Canadian mining.