Andrew Woollett, Chief Executive

Andrew Woollett is a geologist with over 30 years of international experience in mineral exploration and development. He began his career with RTZ in Saudi Arabia and then worked in Greenland for the EU. Upon completion of an MSc in mineral exploration from the Royal School of Mines in 1981 he joined Cluff Resources plc and worked in the UK, Eire, Zimbabwe, and Shanghai. He was a founder director of Ivernia West plc and in 1989 set up Reunion Mining plc, a multi-commodity African exploration and mining company where he was Executive Chairman until the company was taken over by Anglo American plc. In 1999 he set up ZincOx with Noel Masson.

Donald McAlister, Finance Director
Donald has been Finance Director of Mwana Africa PLC, Ridge Mining plc (formerly Cluff Mining PLC) and Reunion Mining PLC, having worked previously at Enterprise Oil plc, Texas Eastern N Sea Inc. and Cluff Oil Holdings plc. He has over 20 years’ experience in all financial aspects of resource industry, including metal hedging, tax planning and economic modelling. Donald’s experience also includes the economic evaluation of gold and base metal mines and the arranging of project finance for feasibility studies and mine developments. He was involved in the listing of Reunion Mining plc on the Luxembourg and London Stock Exchanges and Cluff Mining PLC on AIM . Donald is a Director of Tertiary Minerals PLC and Moxico Resources plc. Donald was appointed to the Board in July 2016 and is responsible for all financial matters across the Group.


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Rod Beddows, Non-Executive Director, Chairman

Rod Beddows has over 20 years experience as a strategy consultant and financial adviser to mining and metals companies. He was the co-founder of Hatch Corporate Finance (now HCF International Advisers) and was its CEO for 7 years. Before that he founded and was Chairman and CEO of Beddows and Co, one of the steel industry’s foremost consultancy groups. Rod was appointed to the Board in February 2008 and now chairs the Nomination Committee and also sits on the Remuneration Committee and Audit Committee.

Gautam Dalal, Non-Executive Director

Gautam Dalal is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of experience with KPMG. He was responsible for the commencement of its business in India from 1993 to 1998 after which he spent two years in the UK managing the account of a major industrial conglomerate globally. In 2000 he returned to India as Chairman and CEO of KPMG’s Indian operations, growing the business to more than 1000 employees. In 2003 he returned to the UK and in 2008 he took over as Head of the Diversified Industrials market sector where he was involved with delivering business change agendas in major multinational corporations. Gautam was appointed to the Board in January 2011. Gautam is Chairman of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee.