Experienced management team with a balance of strong technical, finance and governance skillsets.
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Charles is an experienced International Banker with over 30 years with HSBC in a variety of Finance and Insurance roles. His last position was as CEO & MD HSBC Private Bank (Luxembourg) S.A. He has had significant overseas senior management experience as well as that of running complex businesses. His prime focus has been on strategy and corporate restructuring with the emphasis on re focussing businesses on their core revenue streams. Charles holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Sussex, is an Associate of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Michael is an experienced corporate financier having advised several private, Main Market listed, AIM quoted and ISDX listed companies on a variety of corporate transactions during his tenure at Arden Partners (AIM:ARDN) and Allenby Capital respectively. Metal Tiger plc (Brady plc) was one of Michael's clients whilst at Allenby Capital.
Michael was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Connemara Mining Company plc in February 2018, and he was appointed as a Director of Kalahari Metals Ltd in October 2019. Michael was formerly a director of MOD Resources Limited, a director of Greatland Gold plc, as well as a corporate executive at Coinsilium (NEX:COIN) where he worked with early stage blockchain focused start-ups providing corporate finance and strategy advice. Prior to his career in corporate finance, he worked Simmons & Simmons and PartnerRe and started two start-ups. Michael studied Biology at Imperial College London and has BA in Economics from the American University of Paris. Michael is fluent in French.
Mark is the Founder and a Partner of Sita Capital Partners LLP, an investment management and advisory firm specialising in investments in the mining industry. He was formerly a Director and Chief Investment Officer of Anglo Pacific Group, a London listed natural resources royalty company, where he successfully led a turnaround of the business through acquisitions, disposals of non-core assets, and successful equity and debt fundraisings.
Prior to Anglo Pacific, Mark was a founding member and Investment Principal for Audley Capital Advisors LLP, a London based activist hedge fund, where he was responsible for managing all natural resources investments. Mark worked on several landmark deals in the mining sector including the successful distressed investment and turnaround of Western Coal Corp and its Can$3.3bn sale to Walter Energy Inc.
Mark invested over US$300m during the period 2005 to 2012 in the mining sector, generating P&L in excess of US$600m and realised proceeds of over US$900m. The Audley European Opportunities Fund was nominated by Eurohedge as a top performing hedge fund in the event-driven space for 2006, 2007 and 2010.
Prior to Audley Capital, Mark worked in corporate finance for Salomon Smith Barney (Citigroup) and Dawnay, Day, a private equity and corporate finance advisory boutique and completed over US$2bn of M&A, equity and debt transactions. Mark graduated with an MA degree from Trinity College, University of Cambridge.
Mark was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Thor Mining PLC in August 2019.
Neville is a mining engineer with almost four decades of accumulated experience in the mining industry. He has had exposure to a range of commodities and both underground and open pit operational experience. His broad experience base encompasses many operational and executive roles, and five years’ experience as a non-executive director of both ASX listed and unlisted companies including Northern Star Resources Limited. Neville was previously Vice President of Gold Fields Australia Pty Ltd where he was in charge of operational management of two mines.
Neville has extensive experience in technical due diligence having undertaken this type of investigation for several past employers. He is also well versed in study management having managed several feasibility studies. He has a BSc from the Camborne School of Mines in the UK and currently runs his own mining consultancy business.
Malcolm was appointed Company Secretary and Head of Finance in October 2018 having previously advised the Company on accounting and management issues. He has a degree from Oxford in Chemistry and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1981 having trained with an international accountancy firm in London in audit and management consultancy, subsequently moving into industry and becoming finance director of a number of private, OFEX and AIM quoted companies. Most recently he has acted as a consultant to a number of start-up and growing companies, across a wide range of industries, including Metal Tiger, before joining the Company.
He has held numerous posts within the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has served on their national Council since 2005, serves as a member of the ICAEW Technical Strategy Board and is a past president of their London branch. He is a Freeman of the City of London and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.