George Frangeskides (age 46), Executive Chairman
Mr Frangeskides has a broad range of experience gained from over 20 years in the legal and corporate advisory sectors in Australia and the United Kingdom. He is Executive Director at Berwick Capital, a corporate advisory firm which specialises in natural resources and which advises ASX and AIM-listed companies on projects and transactions in the mining and oil and gas sectors. Prior to establishing Berwick Capital, Mr Frangeskides practised as a lawyer focusing on corporate finance, commercial and capital market transactions.
Michael Nott (age 68), Non-Executive Director
Mr Nott is a geologist and mining engineer by profession and has 40 years’ experience in the oil & gas, mining, minerals and quarrying industries. His early career was based in Zambia including nine years with Roan Consolidated Mines Limited. He was a regional manager for Pioneer Aggregates (UK) Limited, then an Australian company, and later a director of Jay Minerals Services Limited and Hills Aggregates Limited, becoming trading director of ARC (Southern) Limited and production director of C. White Limited. He is currently a non-executive director of Red Rock Resources plc (LON:RRR) and a director and CEO of Magyar Mining Limited.
Manuel Lamboley (age 51) Non-Executive Director
Mr Lamboley is a financier with over 30 years' experience in international broking and investment banking. Mr Lamboley previously served as Head of the Geneva office of Williams de Bröe, as well as holding senior positions at Bank Julius Bär, Kidder Peabody, Paine Webber International and Prudential-Bache Securities. Mr Lamboley has extensive knowledge of the investment banking industry and long-standing relationships with major investors and financial advisers worldwide. He has previously been non-executive director of several listed companies in the mining and energy sectors, including International Mining & Infrastructure Corporation Plc, and was also previously an independent director of UK-based African Aura Resources Limited. Mr Lamboley holds Swiss citizenship.
Consultants and Advisers
Howard Baker, Technical Director
Howard Baker is a resource geologist with over 20 years' experience covering multiple commodities from early stage exploration through to definitive feasibility studies. He is the Managing Director of Baker Geological Services Ltd.
Mr Baker previously worked for international mining consultancy SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd ("SRK") where he spent eight years as a Principal Consultant and Practice Leader. In his time at SRK, he concentrated on the management of mineral resource estimates with a strong focus on technical quality management and compliance with international reporting codes. In addition, he played a key role in advising on suitable exploration protocols and drill programmes and assisted clients in the development of numerous large scale projects in Africa. Prior to his time at SRK, Mr Baker lived and worked in Australia, working for Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Iluka Resources, Western Mining Corporation and Anaconda Nickel. He is a chartered professional fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
EurGeol Dr. Sandy Archibald, PGeo (Aurum Exploration Services Ltd)
Dr Archibald obtained a first-class honours geology degree from University of Glasgow in 1992, before undertaking an M.Sc. at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He completed a Ph.D. in economic geology at McGill University in 2002, where his research focused on gold-silver mineralisation associated with active geothermal systems. In 2002, he co-founded Aurum Exploration Services Ltd, an Irish mineral exploration service provider. Sandy is a Past President of the Irish Association for Economic Geology, is a Professional Geologist (P.Geo) with the Irish Geological Institute, and is a qualified EurGeol through the European Federation of Geologists. He currently serves as a Director of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, and a Council Member (Canada and SE Asia) for the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA).
Alba has engaged the services of Aurum Exploration Services Ltd as contract exploration services provider on projects undertaken by the Company. Aurum specialises in the provision of geological and data solutions to the mineral exploration industry.