Alexander Mining plc – Board of Directors
The Group has a Board made up of two executive and three non-executive Directors who have between them many decades’ of experience within the industry, covering all facets from operating mines to financing mining projects.
The Directors and Senior Management of Alexander Mining plc combined have experience covering:
- Operations, production and management
- Engineering, geology, and exploration
- Financial, commercial and corporate expertise
- Proven financing ability in Europe and North America
Matthew Sutcliffe, Executive Chairman
Matt Sutcliffe graduated from the University of Nottingham in 1990 with a PhD in mining engineering. He is also a chartered engineer and worked as a mining engineer in underground nickel mines from 1990 to 1994 with Inco Limited, within its Manitoba division. He also has additional experience in operating gold and coal mines gained whilst working with Gencor and British Coal.
For 10 years before founding the Company he worked in the City of London as a mining analyst and corporate financier specialising in the resources sector. During this time he was a mining analyst at T Hoare & Co, head of mining at Williams de Broe and a director of corporate finance at Evolution Beeson Gregory (now Evolution Securities). At Evolution Beeson Gregory, he advised a large number of public natural resources companies, as well as arranging a number of equity listings for junior and mid-tier mining and oil and gas companies on AIM. Whilst at both Williams de Broe and Evolution Beeson Gregory, he was recognised as one of the industry pioneers for listing mining companies on AIM.
Martin Rosser, Chief Executive Officer
Martin Rosser is a chartered mining engineer who has 33 years’ practical industry and financial markets experience since graduating with a degree in mining engineering from the Camborne School of Mines in 1981.
Initially, he spent five years working as a mining engineer in Australia, both on underground and surface gold mines, including time with Western Mining Corporation as Shaft Superintendent at Central Norseman. In 1987, he returned to the UK and worked as a mining analyst with two City stockbrokers before he joined the FSA authorised and regulated natural resources industry specialist firm of David Williamson Associates Limited in 1989 as a founder employee and then executive director.
During this time, until joining Alexander in June 2005, he developed extensive worldwide mining industry contacts in the course of providing corporate finance, mining analysis and investor relations services to the firm’s clients seeking exposure to European investment institutions.
From 2002, until its takeover by Lonmin plc in January 2007, he was a non-executive director of AfriOre Limited.
James Bunyan, Non Executive Director & Deputy Chairman
Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee
Jim holds an MBA from Warwick University and a BSc in Biochemistry from Heriot Watt. He specialises in corporate development with international business development across a broad range of industrial and commercial sectors worldwide.
He has proven business skills in strategic business planning, mergers, acquisitions, disposals, turnarounds and fundraising, with particular experience in mining. For five years he was a director of Tiberon Minerals Ltd which developed the Nui Phao deposit in Vietnam from an exploration concept to one of the largest Tunsten polymetallic deposits in the world.
Alan Clegg, Non Executive Director
Member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee
Alan Clegg is a mining engineer with British and South African citizenship and is a resident of Turkey. He has over 35 years’ experience gained from working in mining and minerals projects in more than 160 countries. This has been as team leader or a member of teams that have completed feasibility studies and/or constructed over sixty mining and mineral projects with a combined value in excess of US$8bn over the last twenty years. He was a founder, Executive Manager and Chief Consulting Engineer of the Mining Engineering Consulting group within the TWP Holdings Ltd Consulting engineering consultancy practice, a major provider of engineering design, procurement, construction management and asset services largely within the mining sector. The TWP Holdings group was recently acquired and is now part of the Worley Parsons Group, one of the leading global providers of technical, project and operational support services to the mining and energy sectors.
He is a registered Professional Mining Engineer (Pr.Eng), a registered Professional Construction Project Manager (Pr.CPM) and a registered Project Management Professional (PMP). He has professional Fellowship status with the South African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (FSAIMM) and the Institute of Quarrying (FIOQ), as well as professional memberships of most of the major mining institutes globally. He is a recognised mining technical assessment, reporting and mining project valuation expert, with key experience in stock exchange listings and the requirements for successful capital raising having sat on the boards of several international and multinational mining, engineering, mining equipment and construction sector companies.