The Board

Roger Murphy

Chief Executive Officer

Roger was previously Managing Director, Investment Banking and Head of Dundee Securities Europe Ltd., which he joined to establish its London office with an emphasis on capital raising for mining and oil & gas companies. Roger’s previous positions include Managing Director at Renaissance Capital, successfully raising capital for a variety of companies, and Head of Sales for Canaccord Adams, London, where he was also a member of its UK Executive Committee. Earlier in his career in the finance industry he worked in mining sector sales for Deutsche Bank, as a mining analyst for both Deutsche Bank and SG Warburg and as a researcher for the World Gold Council. Roger began his career as a geologist working for Anglovaal Mining and BP in Africa.” Roger  has a B.Sc (Hons) in Geology an M.Sc. in Hydrogeology and an MBA (finance).

Matt Wood

Executive Director & Finance Director

Matt is a qualified chartered accountant who has a broad range of managerial skills, gained during a career spanning more than 15 years in the financial sector. He is the Managing Director and one of the founders of CMS Advisory Group, a City of London-based multi-disciplined advisory firm founded in 2006, which provides a full suite of plc services to growth companies, utilising the small cap expertise of its staff in the areas of corporate finance, corporate law, management accounts and company secretarial. Prior to this Matt worked as a NOMAD in the corporate finance department of Beeson Gregory (which became Evolution Securities and was later sold to Investec), advising both AIM and Full List companies on a wide range of transactions including IPOs, secondary fundraisings, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings. Matt is an experienced Non-Executive Director and is currently a Director of Westminster Group Plc and Avarae Global Coins Plc, where he sits on both their audit and remuneration committees.

Howard Baker

Non-Executive Director

Howard is a geologist with over twenty years’ industry experience including exploration geology, mining geology, resource geology and consulting. He spent the early parts of his career working as an exploration and mine geologist at numerous mines worldwide, including Western Mining Corporation’s Mount Keith nickel mine, Anaconda Nickel’s Murrin Murrin nickel laterite mine, Iluka Resources’ Eneabba and Capel heavy mineral sands mines, BHP Billiton’s Yarrie iron ore mine and he worked as a resource geologist for Rio Tinto based out of Perth and Tom Price. From 2007 to 2015, Howard was a Principal Consultant (Resource Geology) and Practice Leader at SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd (“SRK”). In this capacity he was predominantly responsible for numerous Mineral Resource Estimates, including full project management and sign off for numerous large scale projects, including many based in Africa. Howard is currently Managing Director of Baker Geological Services Ltd, an independent geological consultancy. He is also Technical Director of GeoMax Holdings Corporation, a company whose principal focus is the acquisition and development of mineral projects in Brazil.

Nick Warrell

Chief Operating Officer

Nick is the founder of Sula Iron and Gold plc. He has headed up various exploration projects worldwide, including the UK, Australia, South America, and West Africa. In his 36 year commercial career, he established Kernow Tunnelling Company, a specialist hard rock tunnelling company which successfully operated in the UK for 14 years. Nick opened, and operated, the Wheal Concord tin mine in Cornwall for three years which he later sold. He also managed and subsequently owned and sold the Gwynfynydd Gold Mine in North Wales. In Sierra Leone, where he has spent 24 years, he discovered gold and platinum deposits and founded Golden Prospect Mining, which floated on AIM and was later sold. Following this Nick founded Lion Mining Company Limited, which he operated for three years and successfully sold. Nick is an Honorary Paramount Chief of Diang Chiefdom who control the concession area.

Iain Macpherson

Non-Executive Director

Iain is a seasoned mining executive with over 30 years’ experience in senior management and executive roles in both the junior and major mining sectors.

He has a track record of operating, developing and financing mining projects, including having led a number of significant stock market listings, specifically on the London, UK and North American markets and has developed a network of private and institutional investors

In the junior sector he operated in senior operational and executive roles in Western and Eastern Europe and Russia including the development of three new mining projects before moving to South Africa as UraMin’s Chief Operating Officer and subsequently CEO.

From late 2009 to July 2014 he was Chief Executive Officer of Elemental, building the team that has taken the project through exploration into project development and raising the finance to support the successful fast-track project strategy, delivering an on-time and on-budget advanced pre-feasibility study in September 2012.

In late 2014, Iain co-founded Madini with a group of similarly experienced mining professionals focusing on African near cash high margin mining projects.