The Board

Our Board Consists of:

Peter Harry Jay – Executive Chairman

Peter qualified as a solicitor in 1970 and was a partner in Ingledew Brown Bennison & Garrett and then in Stein Swede Jay & Bibring (which later became Finers Stephens Innocent) and finally in Beachcroft LLP from which he resigned in 2007.

As a lawyer, Peter specialised in corporate work and, in particular, on AIM and PLUS Market listings and now advises companies on corporate finance matters. Peter has held a number of directorships with both private and public companies.

His executive role within the Group includes responsibility for its corporate finance functions.

Aged 76, Born 1944

Simon Grant-Rennick – Non-executive Director

Simon Grant-Rennick graduated from the Cambourne School of Mines (Bsc Mining Engineering, ACSM) and has been actively involved in the mining and metal trading industry for over 30-years. During this time Simon has served Board & Management roles for both private and public (LSE, ASX, AQSE) entities globally. Mr Grant-Rennick founded and ran Portsmouth Metals Limited in Bermuda, a trader in rare earth minerals, which he sold to Ferromet Group Plc.

Mr Grant-Rennick maintains a number of board and management roles across industries including agriculture, property and technology. Among his current company directorships, he is the Chairman of, AQSE quoted, Evrima plc, and a non-executive director of AIM quoted All Active Asset Capital Limited. He was also interim chairman of QX Resources Limited (previously Black Mountain Resources Ltd), listed on the ASX and is an adviser to several companies in the industrial minerals' field.

Brent Fitzpatrick – Non-executive Director

Nigel Fitzpatrick (known as Brent) has as over 20 years' experience as a corporate finance consultant and brings with him considerable quoted company experience, with current directorships including Lombard Capital plc, Path Investments plc and Vela Technologies plc. He has been instrumental in advising a number of companies on their acquisitions, funding and subsequent flotations.

Mr Fitzpatrick was Chairman of Global Marine Energy plc, an AIM traded oil services company.  He was also Chairman of RiskAlliance Group Limited and Powerhouse Energy Group plc. He is a member of the Audit Committee Institute. In the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2012, Mr Fitzpatrick was awarded an MBE for services to education.