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


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 35 years of 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.


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


Independent Non-Executive Director

Michael Rawlinson is a Non-Executive Director and was appointed in August 2018. He is a former investment banker with over 25 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 African Gold Acquisition Corp.


Independent Non-Executive Director

Alex Davidson is an Independent Non-Executive Director and was appointed in May 2010. He has over 40 years’ experience in designing, implementing and managing gold and base metal exploration and acquisition programmes throughout the world. Alex 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.


Independent Non-Executive Director 

Catherine (Cassie) Boggs is an Independent Non-Executive Director and was appointed in September 2021. She has over 35 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 also an Independent Director for Hecla Mining Company.