Senior Management & Team Biographies

Charles Grant Bray

Chairman

Charles has enjoyed a 29 year career in securities trading and capital markets for small companies. In his current role with Astin Capital Management Limited, he works to provide funding and investment for SME listed businesses with a particular focus on the natural resources sector.

Simon Rollason

CEO

Simon has 28 years of international management experience building companies including Executive Directorships held with London Stock Exchange (AIM) listed companies. Our CEO is experienced in varied and diversified geological and geographic working environments and has strong operational background in African countries and within the CIS and a demonstrated ability of skills transference across businesses.

Simon James Retter

Non Executive Director

Simon James Retter ACA, started his career at Deloitte in assurance and advisory, qualifying as a chartered accountant before focusing on corporate finance transactions and IPO’s. In 2010 Simon was instrumental in the listing of Paragon Diamonds Ltd on AIM and has maintained the role of finance director since its inception. Simon has played a critical role in numerous fund raisings, origination & execution of corporate transactions including acquisitions over the last 4 years for Paragon.  Simon joined the board of Equatorial Mining in June 2015

Devon Francois Marais

Non Executive Director

Devon is a South African National experienced in technology, renewables and mining. He is the founder of a solar energy provider, which has solar powered over 300 homes in South Africa, Malawi, Zambia and Uganda. He is co-founder and Managing Partner of Reba Group, which specialises in financing and commercialising high-profile technologies in Africa. Devon joined the Company as a non-executive director in 2018 when ARQ Minerals Pty Limited took a shareholding in Eastinco and became a partner with the Company in a Nigerian project.

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