Directors and Management


UK Representatives, Exploration, Mining and Corporate Experience

Non Executive Chairman
Jeffrey Malaihollo
22 + years experience in varied roles within resources and finance. A Phd in Geology having worked for Newcrest Mining and Loeb Aron Financial Advisors, followed by several years of CEO / MD roles with Central China Goldfields and Bullabulling Gold.

Chief Executive Officer
Rufus Short
25 years + experience in the resources industry in Australia, UK, Asia and Africa; 19 years in development and operational mining projects with blue chip mining companies. Qualified mining surveyor and mine planning engineer, with MSc in Mineral Economics.

6 years investment banking experience (Investec plc) experience of debt management , hedge funds, listed and private equity investments. Extensive experience in development of remote coal, gold, silver and copper mines in Kalimantan, Laos and the FSU.

Non Executive Director
Arun Srivastava
Arun has a rich and varied work experience of more than 40 years in the power industry, spread across turnkey development and operation of power plants, acquisition of fuel sources and liaison with regulators and representing industry and completing management of large size coal and gas based power projects.

Arun served as Managing Director and CEO of Essar Power Limited for 10 years until 2009 during a 19 year career with the company. At the time of his leaving, Essar Power, the power generation arm of Essar Group, operated five power plants with a combined capacity of 1200 MW across three locations in India and was expanding its generation capacity to 6000 MW. With in-house mining operations and licenses for power transmission and trading, the company was a fully integrated, end-to-end player within the power sector.

Prior to his role at Essar, Arun spent 13 years (1977-1990) at NTPC Limited, India’s largest power generation company with a current installed capacity of 45000 MW plus coal-based and gas-based plants located across the country. Arun was responsible for preparing detailed project reports and implementation of various engineering aspects of these power projects. Key responsibilities included analysing coal properties for suitable selection of technology, including various types of boilers and coal and ash handling systems.

Arun currently acts as an independent consultant in the power sector and has advised companies both in India and abroad, as an Independent Director on the Board of Prolec-GE, Promoted Indo Tech Transformer Ltd (a publicly listed company in India), Evonik Energy Services(I) Pvt Ltd (Indian Consultancy subsidiary of Evonik Group, Germany), Smart Power Group, a US based group engaged in renewable energy technologies and Enam Holdings Pvt Ltd, the investment arm of Enam Group with large proprietary capital invested across companies/sectors.