Board of Directors
Philip has over 35 years of experience in stockbroking and commodities with a number of well-known stock broking firms. He spent eight years as Head of Corporate Broking at WH Ireland Limited in London, where he was responsible for originating and managing equity transactions, including IPOs and secondary placings for corporate clients on AIM and other international exchanges including the Australian and Canadian stock exchanges largely in the natural resources sector. Mr Haydn-Slater has also worked in London and Sydney for various financial institutions including ABN Amro, Bankers Trust, James Capel & Co and Bain Securities (Deutsche Bank) Sydney. More recently, given his wealth of experience, he has acted as an independent director on the boards of a number of public and private companies.
Nicholas read Engineering at St. John’s College, Cambridge and began his career at Coopers & Lybrand where he qualified as a chartered accountant. He then joined Dresdner Kleinwort where he worked in their corporate finance department advising a range of companies across a number of different sectors. When he left in 2009, he was a Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking for Dresdner Kleinwort’s hedge fund/alternative asset manager clients. Since then, Nicholas has been actively involved with AIM and is currently a director of a number of AIM listed companies.
Amanda van Dyke
Amanda van Dyke is currently a specialist fund manager at South River Asset Management. Amanda has previously worked for Dundee Securities, Ocean Equities and GMP as a mining specialist in equity sales. She has an MBA and an MA in international economics from SDA Bocconi. Amanda is also the chairman of Women in Mining (UK), sponsored by Rio Tinto, Anglo American and Glencore.
Andrew is a qualified mining engineer and is a consultant to RiverFort Global Capital Ltd, the specialist provider of financing to junior companies. He holds a BSc (Eng) Mining and an MBA and has over 20 years of experience in the natural resources sector. He has held various production and technical roles with both De Beers and Goldfields and has carried out a number of feasibility studies across the world with the leading technical consulting group SRK. In addition, Andrew is also an experienced investor, having previously worked as a partner and portfolio manager for Craton Capital Pty Limited, a global precious metals fund with over US$400 million of assets under management.