Mark Wellesley-Wood (Chairman)
Mark Wellesley-Wood joined the Board as Chairman in March 2015. Mark is a mining engineer, with over 40 years experience in both the mining industry and investment banking. Previously, Mark was a director of Investec Investment Banking and Securities in London. He has been closely involved in mining activities in Africa, having started his career on the Zambian copper-belt, and is a former Executive Chairman and CEO of South African gold miner, DRDGold Limited. Mr Wellesley-Wood also chairs the Remuneration Committee.
Guy Eastaugh (Chief Executive Officer)
Guy Eastaugh joined the Board in June 2014 as Chief Financial Officer and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in September 2015. Guy began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London. He subsequently spent six years in investment banking before moving into industry. Guy has held senior corporate finance and strategy positions at Enron Europe Limited, Hanson plc and GKN plc. In May 2007, Guy joined Invista Real Estate Investment Management Holdings plc as its Chief Financial Officer. He remained part of the executive team that led the successful sale of the business in 2012 to private equity. Mr Eastaugh graduated with a degree in Natural Sciences from Pembroke College, Cambridge. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
Adrian Collins (Senior Independent Director)
Adrian Collins joined the Board in August 2010. Adrian has worked in the fund management business for over 35 years, a large part of which was at Gartmore Investment Management where latterly he was Managing Director. He has held a number of positions in the Fund Management industry over the years and is currently Chairman of Liontrust Asset Management and Bahamas Petroleum plc. He is also on the boards of City Natural Resources High Yield Trust plc, New City High Yield Fund and a number of other companies both in the UK and overseas. Mr Collins is a previous Chairman of the Company, having served in that capacity from August 2010 until March 2015.
Emin Eyi (Deputy Chairman)
Emin Eyi joined the Board in January 2012 as Managing Director, becoming Deputy Chairman in September 2015 coincident with his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Strategic & Precious Metals Processing LLC. Emin has been involved in antimony for many years and Tri-Star’s Goynuk Project was acquired by Emin and his family in 2008. Prior to joining the Company, Emin was a partner of SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP, the London based advisory company, where he conducted investment and advisory work for clients. Mr. Eyi has 20 years’ of investment banking experience in the natural resource sector at a number of firms including Cazenove & Co, Barings, HSBC and Goldman Sachs. He is a graduate of Imperial College in London, with a Masters degree in Mining Engineering, and is a Fellow of the Geological Society.
Jonathan Quirk (Non-executive Director)
Jonathan Quirk joined the Board in August 2010. A Chartered Accountant, Jonathan has worked in the financial services sector since 1974 for, among others, Morgan Grenfell and Deutsche Bank in their capital markets divisions. Since 1997 he has been a founding director of Cairnsea Investments Limited, which invests in quoted and unquoted smaller companies particularly in the financial services sector. Mr Quirk chairs the Company’s Audit Committee.
David Fletcher (Non-executive Director)
David Fletcher joined the Board in June 2017. David is a Partner and Non-Executive Chairman of Odey Asset Management. He has been part of the management team there for over 20 years since joining as Chief Executive in 1995. David is also a Senior Adviser at Social Finance, a not for profit social sector innovator. Prior to Odey Asset Management, David was CEO at Leopold Joseph, the quoted UK merchant bank, where he had worked since graduating from New College, Oxford, in 1980.
Karen O’Mahony (Non-executive Director)
Karen O’Mahony joined the Board in June 2017. Karen is currently Managing Director of Private Equity Advisors Limited. Prior to the establishment of Private Equity Advisors in 2014, Karen spent 10 years at Misland Capital Ltd where she was Deputy Chief Investment Officer. From 2002 to 2004, she was a Director at Davy Stockbrokers Ltd in Dublin and prior to that, she worked as an Associate at Goldman Sachs covering Pan European Equity Research. She holds a master’s degree in Quantitative Finance from University College Dublin and an undergraduate degree in Finance from Trinity College Dublin.