Directors and Management


UK Representatives, Exploration, Mining and Corporate Experience

Non Executive Chairman
Jeffrey Malaihollo
Over 23 years experience in varied roles within resources and finance. A PhD in geology having worked for Newcrest Mining and Rio Tinto. A mining analyst with Loeb Aron, a corporate finance firm in London, followed by several years of CEO/MD roles with AIM-listed Central China Goldfields, AIM-ASX listed Bullabulling Gold and ASX-listed Arc Exploration. Currently a Director of Copper Lake Resources, a TSX-V listed company.

Chief Executive Officer
Rufus Short
Over 26 years experience in the resources industry in Australia, UK, Asia and Africa. Minerals Surveyor with MSc in Mineral Economics. Previously 6 years as an investment banker with Investec plc working on debt management, hedge funds, listed and private equity investments. Extensive experience in engineering and development of remote coal, gold, silver and copper mines in Australia, Indonesia, Laos and the FSU.

Non Executive Director
Arun Srivastava
Previously CEO and founder of Essar Power India. 40 years experience in the power industry, spread across the turnkey development and operation of power plants, acquisition of fuel sources, liaison with regulators and industry representation; significant exposure to complete management of large size power projects, particularly coal and gas based projects.

Non Board

Company Accountant (Non-Board)
Rakesh Patel
Over 21 years as a Chartered certified accountant ; extensive experience in corporate finance, mergers, divestments and acquisitions, private placing and stock market flotation. Acted in over 30 AIM admissions and transactions. Interim / part-time Director to private and public companies. Corporate finance partner at Adler Shine LLP, a London based firm of Chartered Accountants.