Board of Directors
Alex Borrelli, Chairman and CEO
Alex Borrelli qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, London in 1982. He has subsequently been active within the investment banking sector and has acted on a wide variety of corporate transactions in a senior role for over 20 years, including flotations, takeovers, mergers and acquisitions for private and quoted companies (on the Official List, AIM and PLUS, now ISDX). Alex was until recently chairman of Ablon Group Limited, a real estate group with a portfolio valuation of ca. EU400 million in Central Europe (formerly listed on the Main Market, standard segment, of the London Stock Exchange and the subject of a successful cash offer in 2013). He is a non-executive director of a number of listed and unquoted companies including Metal Tiger plc and Prego International Limited.
Jeremy Hawke, Mining and Operations Director
Jeremy Hawke is a Chartered Engineer who spent the first 17 years of his mining career in senior operating positions with the Anglo American Corporation in Zambia and DRC and later Rio Tinto in Namibia. His first mining industry appointment was at the Broken Hill lead and zinc mine, later to become the Kabwe Mine in Zambia. After Namibia he moved to South Africa where he started his own manufacturing company producing high speed diesel engine protection equipment for open pit earth moving equipment. On his return to the UK he worked for International Mining Consultants as Principal Mechanical Engineer, where he led a number of World Bank and EU funded mining projects, principally in Africa. Jeremy has previously been involved in a variety of tailings re-treatment projects for the recovery of copper, gold, iron and earlier diamonds. He has overseen the metallurgical, mining and equipment selection programmes for a major tailings retreatment project on the Zambian Copperbelt. Founder of AIM-listed African Mining and Exploration (now Savannah Resources, ticker SAV), Jeremy is currently a director of New Resource Management Services Ltd, a niche mining and geological consulting company.
Antony Gardner-Hillman, Non-Executive Director
Antony Gardner-Hillman is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and has a first-class honours degree in Jurisprudence from Oxford University. He co-founded the Jersey Trust Company group in 1987 and was a director and shareholder for 21 years until he resigned as non-executive group chairman and disposed of his remaining shareholding in the group holding company in 2008. He was a partner of Crills, a Jersey law firm, from 1987 to 2002, and a Jersey resident non-executive partner of the international law firm Holman, Fenwick & Willan ( Jersey partnership) from 1987 to 2003. Since 2008 he has worked full-time on a varied portfolio of directorship appointments (including with AIM listed companies), with a focus on non-executive roles with pre-revenue and "early stage" companies.