Martin Eales

Chief Executive Officer

Martin joined Ironveld in early 2020 and has overseen the Company's transition into production. Prior to that, Martin spent 5 years as CEO at Rainbow Rare Earths and had a 15 year career in the City of London rising to the role of Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets with a strong track record advising natural resource companies on fundraisings and other corporate transactions. He is also a qualified Chartered Accountant.


Dr. PJ Cox

Technical Director

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.


Giles Clarke


Giles is Chairman of Westleigh Investments Holdings Limited, as well as Chairman 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, co-founded Safestore which was sold in 2003 for £44 million and was Chairman of Amerisur Resources plc, sold for £242 million in 2019. He was Chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board from 2007-15 and a Director of the International Cricket Council from 2007-18.


Nick Harrison

Non executive Director

Nick is a Chartered Accountant, having qualified with Arthur Andersen and subsequently held senior positions at Deloitte, Midland Bank (International) and Coopers and Lybrand. He has held board positions at a number of public and private companies with international activities. He was CFO of Pet City during a period of rapid growth prior to its sale for £150m and of Amerisur Resources plc in a similar period of expansion prior to its disposal for £242m. He is currently Chief Executive of Westleigh Investments. He brings considerable commercial, international and financial expertise to the Board.


Dr. John Wardle

Non executive Director

John, whose first degree was in Mining Engineering followed by a PhD in Microseismic Geotechnics, was most recently CEO of Amerisur Resources Plc, the AIM-listed Oil & Gas company, from 2007 to 2020 when it was acquired for approximately £242 million. Prior to this John held roles with BP, Britoil, Emerald Energy and Pebercan.




Malebo is a certified professional accountant and a member of South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA).She holds a Btech in Cost and Management Accounting from Tshwane University of Technology. She started her career in financial administration at Africa Transparency.Malebo joined Ironveld in 2014 as an accountant and was appointed as Financial Manager late 2022 before joining the Board in June 2023.

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Brian James is currently UK Head of Finance for Ironveld Plc and Company Secretary. He is a Chartered Certified Accountant who has acted in senior financial roles for a number of public companies over the last 12 years, including Amerisur Resources where he was employed from 2011 to its sale in January 2020.