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 CFO and was appointed CEO in September 2015. Guy began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, qualifying in 1987. He subsequently spent six years in investment banking before moving into industry. Guy has held senior positions at Enron Europe Limited, Hanson plc and GKN plc. In May 2007, Guy joined Invista Real Estate InvestmentÂ Management Holdings plc as 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 is a qualified chartered accountant and a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
Adrian Collins (Senior Independent Director)
Adrian Collins, 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.
Emin Eyi (Deputy Chairman)
Emin Eyi joined the Board in 2012 as Managing Director and was appointed Deputy Chairman in September 2015. 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 is a Chartered Accountant. He 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 Ltd, which invests in quoted and unquoted smaller companies particularly in the financial services sector. Mr Quirk chairs the Company’s Audit Committee.