Andrew Prelea

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew has been involved with Vast since 2013 and has spearheaded the development of the Company’s Romanian portfolio. Beginning his career in the early 1990s as a bulk iron ore and steel trader in Romania, he then went on to develop his career in the property and earthmoving sector in Australia before returning to Romania in 2003, initially to focus on the development of properties for the Romanian Ministry of Defence and latterly, private sector developments. Throughout his 26 year career, Andrew has developed extensive investor and public relations experience and has advised the Romanian government on wide ranging high-level topics including social housing and economic policy. He has built a strong network of contacts across the mining and metals industries and Europe and southern Africa, in addition to policy makers and governmental authorities.

Brian Moritz


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.

Roy Tucker

Finance Director

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.

Craig Harvey

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.

Eric Diack

Non-Executive Officer

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

Nick Hatch

Non-Executive Director

Nick has 35 years’ experience in mining investment banking, primarily as a mining analyst and in managing mining & metals research and equities teams. He was most recently Director of Mining Equity Research at Canaccord Genuity in London. Nick's experience includes researching and advising on mining companies and projects across the globe and across the commodity spectrum and includes companies of all sizes. Nick left investment banking in 2017, and has recently set up his own company, Nick Hatch Mining Advisory Ltd, to provide mining research, business development and financing advice. He holds a degree in Mining Geology and is a Chartered Engineer.

Senior Executives

Carl Kindinger

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.

Operational Management

Gabriela Dobrota

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.

Will Maberly

Country Manager Zimbabwe

Will has acted as a consultant to the Vast on community and mining related issues in Zimbabwe since 2012. Specifically, Mr Maberly has acted as Vast's nominated representative overseeing development and operations at the Company's 25% owned gold mine, Pickstone-Peerless, which commenced gold production in September 2015. Will's remit includes the evaluation of new opportunities in Zimbabwe, liaising with the Government and local investors, in addition to providing practical management assistance over Vast's current interests.

Gabriela Teletin

CFO Romania

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.

Daniel Poienar

Mine Manager Romania

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.

Vasile Pop

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.

Mark Mabhudhu

Director of Vast Resources Zimbabwe (Private) Limited

Mark is a full-time resident of Zimbabwe and Zimbabwean national with over 25 years’ experience in the mining industry. Of this, more than 22 years has been focused on diamond mining both in Zimbabwe and internationally, including 11 years with Debswana, the joint venture company between De Beers and the Government of Botswana. Mark’s recent positions include CEO of Government owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (Pvt) Ltd and, prior to that, COO and CEO of Marange Resources (Pvt) Ltd. Mark has a BSc (Hons) degree in metallurgical engineering, an MBA, an MPhil in Information & Knowledge Management, and is currently working on his Doctoral studies.