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Experienced management team with a balance of strong technical, finance and governance skillsets.

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Charles Hall
Charles HallNon-Executive Chairman

Charles is an experienced International Banker with over 30 years with HSBC in a variety of Finance and Insurance roles. His last position was as CEO & MD HSBC Private Bank (Luxembourg) S.A. He has had significant overseas senior management experience as well as that of running complex businesses. His prime focus has been on strategy and corporate restructuring with the emphasis on re focussing businesses on their core revenue streams. Charles holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Sussex, is an Associate of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Michael McNeilly
Michael McNeillyChief Executive Officer

Michael is an experienced corporate financier having advised several private, Main Market listed, AIM quoted and ISDX listed companies on a variety of corporate transactions during his tenure at Arden Partners (AIM:ARDN) and Allenby Capital respectively. Metal Tiger plc (Brady plc) was one of Michael's clients whilst at Allenby Capital.

Michael was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Connemara Mining Company plc in February 2018,  and he was appointed as a Director of Kalahari Metals Ltd in October 2019.  Michael was formerly a director of MOD Resources Limited, a director of Greatland Gold plc, as well as a corporate executive at Coinsilium (NEX:COIN) where he worked with early stage blockchain focused start-ups providing corporate finance and strategy advice. Prior to his career in corporate finance, he worked Simmons & Simmons and PartnerRe and started two start-ups. Michael studied Biology at Imperial College London and has BA in Economics from the American University of Paris. Michael is fluent in French.

Mark Potter
Mark PotterChief Investment Officer

Mark is the Founder and a Partner of Sita Capital Partners LLP, an investment management and advisory firm specialising in investments in the mining industry. He was formerly a Director and Chief Investment Officer of Anglo Pacific Group, a London listed natural resources royalty company, where he successfully led a turnaround of the business through acquisitions, disposals of non-core assets, and successful equity and debt fundraisings.

Prior to Anglo Pacific, Mark was a founding member and Investment Principal for Audley Capital Advisors LLP, a London based activist hedge fund, where he was responsible for managing all natural resources investments. Mark worked on several landmark deals in the mining sector including the successful distressed investment and turnaround of Western Coal Corp and its Can$3.3bn sale to Walter Energy Inc.

Mark invested over US$300m during the period 2005 to 2012 in the mining sector, generating P&L in excess of US$600m and realised proceeds of over US$900m. The Audley European Opportunities Fund was nominated by Eurohedge as a top performing hedge fund in the event-driven space for 2006, 2007 and 2010.

Prior to Audley Capital, Mark worked in corporate finance for Salomon Smith Barney (Citigroup) and Dawnay, Day, a private equity and corporate finance advisory boutique and completed over US$2bn of M&A, equity and debt transactions. Mark graduated with an MA degree from Trinity College, University of Cambridge.

Mark was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Thor Mining PLC in August 2019.

Terry Grammer - in memoriam
Terry Grammer - in memoriamNon-Executive Director
Terry was an award-winning geologist with over 40 years’ experience in mining and mineral exploration with extensive experience in Australia, Africa, Southeast Asia and New Zealand and was involved in numerous ASX-listed companies that have achieved dramatic growth. As geologist, Terry discovered the Cosmos Nickel deposit for ASX-listed Jubilee Mines NL which went on to be an ASX Top 200 company and for which Terry was awarded the AMEC (Association of Mining & Exploration Companies) joint Prospector of the Year in 2000. As co-founder/director, Terry listed Western Areas NL (ASX:WSA) in 2000 (and served as Exploration Manager from 2000 to 2004) which became an ASX Top 200 company. Terry was Chairman of South Boulder Mines (ASX:STB) from 2008-2013 which grew to be an ASX Top 300 company. From 2010 to 2015, Terry was a director of Sirius Resources NL (ASX:SIR) and helped to guide the Company through the discovery, feasibility and development funding of the Nova nickel and copper deposits in Western Australia, that saw the company's share price dramatically rise from A$0.05 in July 2012 to a peak above A$5 per share in early 2013 and become an ASX Top 200 company.

Terry Grammer- in memoriam

Neville Bergin
Neville BerginNon-Executive Director

Neville is a mining engineer with almost four decades of accumulated experience in the mining industry. He has had exposure to a range of commodities and both underground and open pit operational experience. His broad experience base encompasses many operational and executive roles, and five years’ experience as a non-executive director of both ASX listed and unlisted companies including Northern Star Resources Limited. Neville was previously Vice President of Gold Fields Australia Pty Ltd where he was in charge of operational management of two mines.

Neville has extensive experience in technical due diligence having undertaken this type of investigation for several past employers. He is also well versed in study management having managed several feasibility studies. He has a BSc from the Camborne School of Mines in the UK and currently runs his own mining consultancy business.

Malcolm Bacchus
Malcolm BacchusCompany Secretary and Head of Finance

Malcolm was appointed Company Secretary and Head of Finance in October 2018 having previously advised the Company on accounting and management issues. He has a degree from Oxford in Chemistry and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1981 having trained with an international accountancy firm in London in audit and management consultancy, subsequently moving into industry and becoming finance director of a number of private, OFEX and AIM quoted companies. Most recently he has acted as a consultant to a number of start-up and growing companies, across a wide range of industries, including Metal Tiger, before joining the Company.

He has held numerous posts within the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has served on their national Council since 2005, serves as a member of the ICAEW Technical Strategy Board and is a past president of their London branch. He is a Freeman of the City of London and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Keith Johnston
Keith JohnstonManaging Director – Metal Tiger Thailand

Keith was Exploration Manager for Southeast Asia Mining (“SEAM”), based in Thailand, upon the acquisition of that company’s Thai assets by Metal Tiger in 2016, becoming Managing Director of Metal Tiger Exploration Company Ltd at the beginning of 2018. In these roles, Keith managed data and field technical aspects of the Kemco historical Pb/Zn/Ag mine restart project as well as conducting an exploration programme for the development of other prospects in Thailand.

Prior to returning to the sector with SEAM in 2015, Keith had a 20-year career in various commercial roles in the metals and mining industry, first in Canada with Noranda and then in Thailand as Trading Manager and Executive Vice President of Sogem/Traxys, where he was engaged in the global trading of copper, lead, and zinc concentrates with focus on development of business with mines and smelters in China.

Keith has a BSc in Geology from Dalhousie University and an MBA from Queens University, both in Canada, and was appointed as a director of Kalahari Metals Limited in June 2020.

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