FOUNDERS AND ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Neil is an experienced mining investor with over 25 years’ experience in finance and over 18 years in the management of mining and exploration companies. Neil entered the resource sector on joining Chilean copper miner Antofagasta PLC as Group Financial Controller, having previously been employed by PwC in Europe. He was Co-Chairman and Managing Director of Polo Resources Ltd, a highly successful resource investment company and prior to joining Polo, he was Finance Director of African uranium explorer UraMin Inc., until its acquisition in 2007 for USD 2.5 billion. Neil has managed companies through project acquisitions, disposals, mine development, stock market listings and fund raisings and has considerable experience as both an executive and a non executive director.
Andrew has over 40 years’ of professional experience in all phases of mining and industrial project development in North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa and countries of the FSU. Andrew has held senior management positions in Kennecott Copper, Fluor, Davy, Jacobs Engineers, Hatch Engineers and Mincorp USA, where he was president and CEO. He has worked on some of the largest mining projects in the world experience includes Kennecott Copper, Escondida, (the world’s largest copper mine) and Yanacocha, (the largest gold mine in South America).
Stuart has over 25 years’ of experience in mining operations and public company management, specifically in the precious metals industry. After joining Impala Platinum’s Nickel Copper Refinery in 1984, Stuart was responsible for the commissioning of the new BarPlats base metals refinery at the Crocodile River mine for Rand Mines. He served as an executive director and the Chief Executive Officer of Aquarius Platinum Limited from the time that he was appointed in 2001 until his retirement in 2012. Stuart is currently Non-Executive Chairman of AIM quoted Sylvania Platinum.