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Directors & Advisers

Board of Directors

Chris Ells FCA  (Chairman, Non-Executive Director) *†                 

Chris Ells was appointed as a non-executive  director on 1 November 2013.  He is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of experience in the structured finance industry.  He qualified with KPMG London in the early 1970s before emigrating to Australia.  In 1979 he co-founded Allco Finance Group in Sydney and set up their Melbourne office in 1983 and their London office in 1986.  During his career in structured finance, Chris has completed client transactions in excess of £1bn, including for British Aerospace and Qantas.  Chris has experience in the natural resources sector and was a director of South East African Mining, an exploration company focused on gold and base metal projects in  sub-Saharan Africa, until February 2014 .   

Christian Schaffalitzky, BA(Mod), FIMMM, PGEO, CEng (Non-Executive Director)

Christian Schaffalitzky was appointed as a non-executive director on 12 April 2017.  He is Managing Director of Eurasia Mining plc which mines and explores PGMs in Russia.  With over 40 years' experience in minerals exploration, Christian was a founder of CSA Global, the consulting group, and Ivernia West PLC, where he led the exploration, discovery and development of the Lisheen zinc deposit in Ireland, similarly the Shaimerden zinc deposit in Kazakhstan for Ennex International.  He is also Chairman of Kibo Mining plc and on the board of MetalNRG.

Charles Wood (Non-Executive Director)  *†                 

Charlie is a fellow of the Securities Institute of Australia and has held senior financial and management positions in both publicly listed and private enterprises in Australia, Europe and Africa.  Mr Wood has considerable corporate finance experience with a focus on the mining and oil & gas sector.  He is currently non-executive chairman of AIM quoted Mayan Energy Limited, an oil and gas company focused on the redevelopment of mature oilfields of Texas and Oklahoma.

Committee Membership:

* Member of the Remuneration Committee
† Member of the Audit Committee

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