Patrick Doherty, Non Executive Chairman
Patrick Doherty is an Electrical Engineer with over 40 years of experience and is a Founding Partner, Chairman and Managing Director of the Electro Automation Group of companies, based in Ireland and operating across Europe since 1984 in Design, Commissioning and Maintenance of Car Parking Equipment, Automatic Gates and Doors, Security Equipment, Access controls, and intelligent traffic system divisions in tolling and one-off design engineering projects. Mr. Doherty is also the Chairman of Easytrip, which is Ireland’s leading independent e-payment service in the transport industry.
John O’Connor, Chief Financial Officer
John O’Connor, BBS, FCA, is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of experience in exploration companies including as Chief Financial Officer of Ovoca Gold plc (now Ovoca Bio plc), Finance Director/Company Secretary for SonCav Group and Managing Director for ECF-Sovereign, which provides company secretarial and incorporation services. He is a Member and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. Mr. O’Connor earned a Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) from Trinity College, Dublin.
David Blaney, Chief Operating Officer
Dave Blaney, P.Geo., has 35 years of experience in the exploration industry and is the Founder and Partner of BRG, where his work has focused on the Irish Midlands Orefield and where he has worked on a number of significant Irish discoveries over the past 20 years including at the Lisheen Mine and Pallas Green project. Previously, he worked for two major multinational mining and exploration companies, Noranda Exploration Ireland Ltd. and Rio Tinto plc, holding a range of positions from junior Field Geologist to Country Manager. Mr. Blaney is a Member of the Irish Association for Economic Geology, a Member of the Institute of Geologists of Ireland and a Member of the Federation of European Geologists. He has a M.Sc. in Geotechnical Engineering, Design and Management from Nottingham Trent University.
Jason Brewer, Executive Director
Mr Brewer is currently CEO of Marula Mining plc (ACSE: MARU), non-executive Chairman of Neo Energy metals(LSE: NEO) and executive director on Shuka Minerals (AIM: SKA). He has over 28 years’ experience in international miming, financial markets and investment banking with a particular focus in Africa. This includes holding senior executive positions with a number of major global investment banks, including Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, NM Rothschild & Sons and Investec and with listed funds management companies focused on the mining and metals sector. He is also the co-founder and director of Gathoni Muchai Investments, a Nairobi-based investments firm focused on mining, property and retail sectors that is a major shareholder in London-listed and battery metals focused mining company Marula Mining plc, in Neo Energy Metals Limited, and Shuka Minerals plc. He is also a Director of Mayflower Children’s Foundation, that operates in Nairobi, Kenya and aims at improving young Children’s education, health and well-being through education, nutrition and recreational programs.
Antony Legge, Non-Executive Director
Antony is an experienced plc director and a proven corporate financier, with many years of experience working with small-listed clients in the AIM Market, giving him a good understanding of the pressures faced by growth companies and the importance of sound corporate governance. Antony has worked for Dowgate Capital Advisers, Astaire Securities and Daniel Stewart & Co. Before becoming a corporate financier, Antony worked as an equity analyst at Beeson Gregory and in investment management, including a time at Imperial College Innovations with a portfolio of early-stage university spin-outs. Since leaving Daniel Stewart, Antony has worked as a non-executive director on various companies, including most recently as Chairman of AIM quoted nanosynth group plc. Antony is Chairman of the Parish Finance and General Purposes Committee of his local Catholic Church. He has a BSc in Economics and Accounting from Bristol University.