UK Representatives, Exploration, Mining and Corporate Experience
Dr Jeffrey Malaihollo
Jeffrey has a PhD in Geology and over 22 years’ experience in varied roles within resource and finance having worked and consulted for Newcrest Mining, Rio Tinto, Billiton and Loeb Aron Financial Advisors. This was followed by several years of Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director roles with AIM-listed Central China Goldfields and Bullabulling Gold and ASX-listed Arc Exploration. He is a non-executive director of TSXV-listed Copper Lake Resources Ltd as well as several other private companies in the resources sector.
He is a Fellow of the AusIMM, a Fellow of the Geological Society of London, a member of the Geological Society of America and a member of the Association of Mining Analysts.
As a Chairman Jeff is responsible to lead the Board and determine the strategic direction of the Company, review performance of the management and ensure that the Company complies with the relevant rules and regulations. In addition he is responsible to ensure that the Company complies with the QCA Code for Corporate Governance,
Mr Muir has a wealth of both operational and emerging markets experience, including significant on the ground experience in Tanzania. He has over 25 years operational experience mainly working in the coal (both thermal and coking), uranium and iron ore sectors. He has extensive expertise in open-pit mine development, project evaluation and exploration, particularly in the integrated coal and power generation setting.
In recent times Mr Muir has predominantly operated in emerging markets, as well as Tanzania he has worked in Turkey and Central Asia. Previous roles include General Manager of UraniumSA; Managing Director and Director of Celsius Coal Ltd, an ASX listed Company where he participated in the restructuring of the company to Celsius Resources as it migrated its operations into the battery minerals sector; and Chief Representative for Europe & the Middle East of Azarga Resources Ltd where he led project teams to evaluate new projects within the region.
Alistair is responsible for the daily operation and directing management of the Company.
Nicholas von Schirnding
Nick has over 25 years' experience in mining and natural resources, including strategic development, M&A, restructuring, driving operational change and the UK regulatory framework.
Nick is Executive Chairman of Arc Minerals plc, a London listed mining group with interests in Africa. Nick is also Chairman of Fodere Group, a private company that has developed environmentally sustainable technology to extract high value minerals from ore. In addition, Nick is a Non-Executive Director of Jangada Mines plc, which is also listed in London.
Previously Nick was CEO of Asia Resource Minerals plc (formerly Bumi plc), a FTSE listed mining company and was instrumental in successfully restructuring their 25mtpa open pit coal mining operations. Nick was also deputy chairman of Berau Coal, Indonesia's fourth largest listed coal company. Prior to this Nick held senior roles at both Anglo American plc and De Beers.
As a non-executive director, Nick is responsible to give input concerning the strategic direction of the Company, review performance of the management and ensure that the Company complies with the relevant rules and regulations.
Franco Caselli has a degree in Geology from Florence University, and he is also a geoscientist professionally chartered by the Swiss Association of Energy Geoscientists and a member of the International Geothermal Association. Mr Caselli has more than 40 years of experience in the energy sector having previously worked with majors ENI, Fina, BP and Norsk Hydro and with US and UK independents OXY, Hunt Oil and Heritage, gaining considerable energy business experience in Southern Europe, Africa, Middle East, Far East and North Sea. Professional roles range from exploration leader to business developer and general manager.
He has worked across both the hydrocarbon and renewable sectors in geothermal and solar energy and is the director of geothermal exploration with new high temperature technologies for Geolog Green Energy. He previously worked for Enel Green Power in deep high enthalpy projects in Italy and Latin America. He founded Terracon Resources S.R.L. which was involved in energy and mining projects in South Europe and Africa and has also managed integrated energy projects with international institutions and governments.
Company Accountant (Non-Board)
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.