Paul Smith has built a prominent career in the mining industry and has held various senior level positions at Glencore Plc including the group’s Head of Strategy. During his time in this role, he successfully completed a number of large scale corporate and capital markets transactions, including the merger with Xstrata plc.
Whilst working at Glencore, Paul also served as CFO of Katanga Mining Limited, Glencore’s subsidiary, from 2019 until its de-listing in 2020. Additionally, Paul represented Glencore as a non-executive director of Lonmin Plc and Glencore Agriculture Limited. Prior to joining Glencore, Paul was an analyst and fund manager at Marshall Wace Asset Management before working in investment banking at Close Brothers and Credit Suisse.
Paul is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds an MA in Modern History from Oxford University.
Adam Davidson has over 10 years of experience in the natural resources sector, most recently with Resource Capital Funds, a leading mining-focused private equity firm. Prior to RCF, Adam held positions with BMO Capital Markets in Metals & Mining Equity Research and with Orica Mining Services in Strategic Planning. He has extensive mining capital markets experience across a breadth of jurisdictions and commodities. Adam began his career with T. Rowe Price and also served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Adam is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and previously served as a Non-Executive Director of private gold producer RG Gold. He earned his MBA from the College of William & Mary and completed a post-graduate in Mining Studies from the University of Arizona.
James Kelly has nearly 20 years’ experience in the mining and natural resource industry, with extensive experience in corporate finance, strategy and capital allocation. James was a senior member of the Xstrata Plc group business development team and following the merger with Glencore Plc, was part of the team which founded Greenstone Resources LP, a mining private equity fund focused on post-exploration development assets.
James served as an Executive Director of ASX listed Cradle Resources Limited from May 2016 to July 2017 having been appointed a Non-Executive Director in February 2016. James is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and holds a BA (Hons) from University College London.
James serves as Chairman of the Nominations Committee and sits on the Audit and Remuneration Committees.
Mr Gourley is the London Managing Partner of Fasken Martineau, an international law firm, where his practise focuses on finance and asset transactions in the natural resource industry. Mr. Gourley has served as a director of several TSX, TSX-V and AIM mining and mineral exploration companies, including a company that was acquired by Franco-Nevada for its gold royalty on the Newmont Ahafo Mine in Ghana. Mr. Gourley has direct mining industry experience having worked for the Noranda Group (1992 to 1995) and having served as CEO of an AIM-listed industrial mineral producer (2011 to 2012).
Mr. Gourley is a member of the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (England and Wales), a member of the Ontario Law Society and Chairman of the Board of the World Association of Mining Lawyers (WAOML), whose Advisory Council he led from the date of its formation in 2014 until 2018. Mr. Gourley holds a BBA from Schulich School of Business and an LLB from the University of Ottawa.
Al serves as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and sits on the Audit and Nominations Committees
Mrs Pein has had a successful career spanning more than 30 years as an economic geologist in the natural resource sector. Helen is currently a director of Pan Iberia Ltd. (UK) and founder member of Panex Resources Pty. Ltd. (Mauritius and SA) a private company focusing on finding and developing global mining projects.
Helen was formerly a director and shareholder of Pangea Exploration (Pty) Ltd for 20 years. She was part of the executive team which was directly responsible for the discovery and evaluation of a number of world class gold and mineral sands deposits throughout Africa. (Burnstone, Tuluwaka, Buzwagi, Corridor Sands and Kwale). From 2012, Pangea was affiliated to Private Equity Company, Denham Capital International, providing asset analysis and technical evaluation of mining investments in Africa.
Helen is a recipient of the Gencor Geology Award and Fellow of the Geological Society of South Africa and member of the International Society for Economic Geologists. She holds a B.Sc. Geoscience and a B.Sc. Geology (Hons) (Cum Laude), from the University of Stellenbosch SA.
Helen sits on both the Nomination and Remuneration Committees.
Martin Page has over 10 years’ experience in the natural resources sector, most recently as CFO of Toro Gold Limited, a West African gold producer, that was sold to Resolute Mining in July 2019 for US$300m. Martin was a member of Toro’s senior executive team that guided the Group through the latter stages of its development and subsequent divestment to Resolute. Prior to Toro, he was CFO at Curzon Resources, a privately backed natural resources investment firm and before that as Head of Finance at Amara Mining plc; a West African gold operator. Martin has extensive experience developing and leading finance functions in both the capital and private markets.
Martin began his career in practice and is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 15 years post qualification experience.
Mr Rees has over 10 years’ experience in the natural resources sector, most recently with Resource Capital Funds (RCF), a mining focused private equity firm. Prior to RCF, Tyron held various roles with Sandfire Resources and Newmont Goldcorp in a technical capacity as a Metallurgical Engineer.
Tyron is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, is a CFA Charterholder, holds a Master of Finance from Charles Sturt University and graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Minerals Engineering.
Julien Bosché has over a decade of experience in the natural resources sector across commodities, jurisdictions, project stage, and investment types. Prior to his most recent work as an independent advisor, he was with Pala Investments (“Pala”), a leading metals and mining focused investment firm. Prior to Pala, Julien held roles in the International Finance Corporation´s mining division in Washington, D.C. and the M&A group in Citigroup´s investment banking division in New York.