BOARD OF DIRECTORS

George Donne (Executive Director)

George began his career in JP Morgan’s Metals and Mining corporate finance team in London and Johannesburg. He has worked on several of the most significant mining transactions, including advising Billiton Plc on their USD 38 billion merger with BHP Ltd, to create the world’s largest diversified mining company, and the restructuring of Xstrata plc and its listing on the London Stock Exchange. Having moved into industry, he was appointed Executive Director of Victoria Oil & Gas Plc, an AIM-quoted E&P company with assets in West Africa and the Former Soviet Union.

Mark Stephenson (Executive Director)

Mark has over 30 years’ experience of working for stockbrokers in the City of London including Panmure Gordon, West LB, Blue Oar Securities and NCL Investments – now a Smith & Williamson group company. With the development of the AIM market, Mark has utilised his experience in equity, debt and convertibles to develop innovative financing solutions, for small and mid-size companies. In the last three years he has built a liquidity platform in conjunction with several hedge funds, private client brokers and a syndicate of high net worth investors, which has successfully funded smaller companies during this difficult period.

Anthony Eastman (Finance Director)

Anthony is a Chartered Accountant (Australian qualified) with a number of years’ experience in financial management and corporate advisory services, primarily in the natural resources sector, along with extensive experience in the public company environment, having been a director and company secretary of a number of ASX and AIM junior mining and oil & gas focused companies. He has previously worked with Ernst & Young and CalEnergy Gas Ltd, a subsidiary of the Berkshire Hathaway Group of Companies in both Australia and the United Kingdom.