Brian is a Chartered Accountant and former Senior Partner of Grant Thornton UK LLP, London; he formed Grant Thornton's Capital Markets Team which floated over 100 companies on AIM under his chairmanship. In December 2004, he retired from Grant Thornton UK LLP to concentrate on bringing new companies to the market. He specialises in natural resources companies, primarily in Africa, and was formerly chairman of Metal Bulletin plc, African Platinum plc and Chromex Mining plc as well as currently being chairman of several junior mining companies.
Chief Executive Officer (Group)
Roy is a Chartered Accountant and past President of the Chamber of Mines in Zimbabwe. His track record in Zimbabwe includes Cluff Resources, where he managed the Freda Rebecca Mine, the largest gold mine in the country, as well as a number of smaller mines. He also oversaw the development of the Ngezi Opencast Platinum Mine into production, the re-commission of the Selous Metallurgical Complex in 2011, and created a company with a platinum-group metals resource base in excess of 300 million ounces whilst at Zimplats, which was acquired by Implats, the world’s second largest producer of PGMs. As Chairman of Lesego Platinum, the company has completed a bankable feasibility study on a 39Moz PGM mine on the eastern limb of the Bushveld Complex. Lesego is now part of the Village Main Reef group where he was the former chairman. He remains a non-executive director of public and private mining companies.
Roy is a Chartered Accountant with 43 years of high level and broad spectrum professional and business experience. He has been the founder of a London banking group, served on bank boards and had a position as a major shareholder of a substantial London commodity house. He is also the founder of Legend Golf and Safari Resort in South Africa. He has substantial investment in the Romanian property sector.
Eric is a Chartered Accountant with many years’ experience in the mining and industrial landscape. Eric is the former CEO of Anglo American Ferrous Metals Divisions, and has served on numerous major listed and unlisted company boards, mainly associated with Anglo American. He is currently a member of the Bidvest Group and Aveng boards which are large South African listed companies with extensive international operations
Brian Basham has more than 25 years’ experience in corporate affairs. Since 1976, Brian has founded and subsequently sold a number of successful businesses, including Broad Street Associates, which was sold to BDDP following its flotation in 1986 and Primrose Care which was sold to BUPA in 1998. He is currently the chairman of Equity Development Limited, a leading sponsored research provider, and founder and former chairman of ArchOver Limited, a crowd lending platform.He is also a non-executive director of AIM-traded ADVFN plc.
Chief Operating Officer
Craig began his career with Gold Fields of SA in 1988 as a bursary student in Economic Geology where he worked on various gold, platinum, coal and exploration projects. At Harmony Gold he managed the mineral resources on various operations and was involved in due diligence on acquisitions. He joined Simmer and Jack with a focus on shallow hydro-thermal gold deposits in the Eastern Transvaal and later moved into a corporate role managing and auditing the mineral resource process across all gold and uranium operations. Craig spent 3 years in a Principal Consultant role for Ravensgate based in Perth, Australia, where he conducted numerous resource estimations, valuations and technical reports mainly in gold, uranium, copper and iron ore. Craig joined Vast Resources as a consultant in 2013 and became Chief Operating Officer in March 2017. During his tenure with Vast Resources, he has been heavily involved in both Zimbabwe and Romania.
Chief Financial Officer
Carl has held senior financial, managerial and board level posts for over 25 years in small to mid-sized companies internationally, including AIM quoted resources entities Island Oil and Gas Plc and Fastnet Oil and Gas Plc. He has significant transactional experience, including fund raisings, corporate restructuring, financial controls and planning, economic analysis, IFRS reporting, and strategic planning. He is an associate member of the UK's Institute of Chartered Management Accountants and also holds a degree in Economics and an M.B.A.
President and Executive Director Romania
Andrew has in excess of 25 years of property development, investor and public relations experience. He has advised the Romanian government on social housing and economic policy and has senior experience as a mineral/metal trader and property developer.
Country Manager Romania
Gabriela has a degree in Metallurgy Engineering from the University of Galati Romania, and an MBA from the University of Craiova, Romania. She has over 30 years’ experience in non-ferrous metallurgy, lead, zinc, copper, gold and silver mining and metals trading. She has managed the development of numerous production assets across Romania in different commodities. She has a Graduate Diploma in Safety Labour Management and Graduate Diploma in Quality System Audit.
Gabriela has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Brasov, Romania, a degree in Economical Science from the University of Petrosani Romania and an MBA from the University of Craiova in addition to over 25 years corporate experience. She specialises in establishing companies, restructuring, reorganisation, audit, business consultancy, accounting and cost accounting. She has worked across a number of different fields including audit and consultancy companies such as PWC and Coopers & Lybrand, in addition to the non-ferrous metals sector and additional industries.
With a degree in Mine Engineering from the University of Petrosani, Romania, Daniel has over 21 years’ experience in the mining industry with a particular focus on exploration, preservation activity and direct cost. He has previously worked with REMIN at the Sasar Mine, Ilba Mine, Nistru Mine and Purcaret Mine.
Chief Geologist Romania
Vasile has over 26 years of experience in geology and a degree in Geology and Geophysics Engineering from the University in Cluj, Romania. He is certified by the National Agency for Mineral Resources as a specialist in field works, preparation of geological, technical and economical documentation for mining activities.