Directors

Giles Clarke

Non executive Director.

Giles Clarke
Mr Clarke is President of the England and Wales Cricket Board and Chairman of the Finance & Commercial Affairs committee of the ICC. He is also Chairman of Westleigh Investments Holdings Limited, Amerisur Resources plc, Kennedy Ventures plc and of several private organisations. He founded Majestic Wine in 1981 and built it into a national chain of wine warehouses. He also co-founded Pet City in 1990, which he expanded nationwide before it was listed and subsequently sold in 1996 for £150 million and co-founded Safestore which was sold in 2003 for £40 million.

Nick Harrison

Non executive Director.

Nick Harrison
Mr Harrison qualified as an accountant with Arthur Andersen and subsequently held a number of senior positions with other professional services organisations. He was Finance Director of Pet City and has held finance director and chief executive positions in a number of private businesses. He is currently Chief Executive of Westleigh Investments Holdings Limited, a director of Amerisur Resources plc and of a number of private organisations.

PJ Cox

Chief Executive

Doctor PJ Cox, CEO
Dr Cox started his career in the mining industry 30 years ago as a learner surveyor. After studying mining engineering as a JCI bursar, he worked for that company in various positions at gold and platinum mines, ending as a senior section manager. In 1987, he joined a privately owned mining and exploration company, Severin Southern Sphere Mining, as consulting engineer and general manager. Since mid-1991 he has been the managing director of Goldline Global Consulting (Pty) Ltd, an engineering consulting company which serves the mining industry worldwide. He holds a Mine Surveyor's and a Mine Manager's Certificate of Competency. He has a number of achievements to his name, including being the youngest certificated surveyor in South African mining history and designing the country's narrow reef opencast mining method.

Rupert Fraser

Non executive Director.

Rupert Fraser
Mr Fraser has over 20 years of experience in the investment banking industry. Mr Fraser was a Senior Partner of Kildare partners. Previously he was head of Equities at Evolution Securities from 2009 to 2011, prior to which he spent 16 years at Dresdner Kleinwort, where in 2005 he was appointed Managing Director, Global Head of Equity Distribution. He was a founding partner of Kildare Partners.

Vred von Ketelhodt

Chief Financial Officer

Rupert Fraser
Corporate Finance BSc Eng (Mining), MBA
Vred has over 20 years experience in the global metals and mining sector working as both a Mining Engineer and Corporate Finance professional. Vred has extensive corporate and project finance experience and has negotiated the provision of significant project debt and acquisition finance facilities for metals and mining ventures globally. He has also worked for a number of years in the investment banking sector managing venture capital and private equity investment funds. He gained early career experience in the metals and mining sector as a mining engineer with responsibility for mining operations and metal production leading production teams in the South Africa mining sector. Vred is a South African citizen, holds a BSc Eng degree and has an MBA from Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh, Scotland.