Board of Directors

Adam Reynolds – Non Executive Chairman
Colin Bird – Chief Executive Officer
Ed Slowey – Operations Director
Alan Mooney – Finance Director
Michael Nolan – Non-Executive Director

Company Secretary

Ross Crockett

Adam Reynolds – Non-Executive Chairman

Adam began his career as a stockbroker before moving into investor relations. In 2000, he established Hansard Group plc, a financial PR firm, admitting its shares to trading on AIM in November 2000, before jointly leading a management buy-out of the business in 2004. Adam is also a non-executive director of EKF Diagnostics plc and HubCo Investments plc and a director of Wilton International Marketing Limited and Autoclenz Holdings Limited.

Colin Bird – Chief Executive Officer

Colin Bird is a chartered mining engineer with extensive multi-commodity mine management experience in Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. He has been involved in a number of public listings in the UK, Canada and South Africa, including as founder of Kiwara plc which discovered the large Kalumbila copper project in Zambia, which was sold to First Quantum Minerals Ltd in 2009 for US$260 million.

Edward Slowey – Operations Director

Edward (Ed) Slowey has worked throughout his career as an economic geologist in the minerals sector. He was attached for several years to the CSA Consultancy Group working out of London and Dublin as Project Manager responsible for independent review, valuation and due diligence in mining and exploration, covering base metals, bulk commodities, precious metals and diamonds in Europe, Africa, Asia and America. Competent Person’s Reports and 43-101 independent reports were completed for the AIM, ISDX and TSXV markets, including the Amulsar gold project in Armenia for Lydian International. Other roles undertaken in a consultancy capacity include Exploration Manager, Russia for AIM-listed Eurasia Mining Plc, as well as minerals project management through feasibility studies, including at the giant Sukhoi Log gold deposit in Siberia (>12Moz). He has also worked in the Balkans on a range of base metal projects, primarily in Macedonia and Kosovo.

Previously, he managed the Irish exploration arm of Rio Tinto over a 12-year period, focussing on base and precious metals in carbonate, volcanic and metamorphic terrain. This work led to the discovery of the high-grade Cavanacaw gold deposit in Northern Ireland. Prior to that he worked as an underground mine geologist at the world-class Navan zinc-lead deposit. Ed holds a geology degree from University College, Dublin and is a professional member of the Institute of Geologists of Ireland and the European Federation of Geologists.

Alan Mooney – Finance Director

Alan Mooney has worked in the natural resource sector since 2001. He has worked with Fastnet Oil and Gas Plc, Cove Energy Plc, Tiger Resource Finance plc, GoldQuest Mining Corp, Rathdowney Resources Limited and Aventine Resources Plc.

He was previously divisional CFO at Sonae SA, Portugal’s largest commercial group. Prior to that he worked with Continental AG the German tyre manufacturer, and was Finance Director of their operations in the UK and in Portugal. He also worked in Mergers and Acquisitions at Continental’s headquarters in Hanover, Germany and formally as Chief Accountant at their Irish tyre manufacturing plant. He trained with PWC in Dublin and is a Chartered Accountant and MBA.

Michael Nolan – Non-Executive Director

A director since 2010, Michael Nolan is a Chartered Accountant having worked in practice with Deloitte in Dublin. He is currently a non-executive Director of Cove Energy Limited, formerly an AIM quoted oil and gas exploration company focussed on East Africa which was sold to PTTEP of Thailand in August 2012.  He acts as a non-executive director of Vancouver based, Rathdowney Resources Limited, a private natural resource company operating in Europe and supported by the Hunter Dickinson group and listed on TSX-V. He is also a Director of AIM quoted companies, Tiger Resource Finance plc and Fastnet Oil and Gas plc. He acted as chief executive officer of AIM listed, mining company, Minmet Plc from 1999 to 2007. He also serves on the Board of several resource exploration and investment companies.