Richard Poulden

Chairman & CEO

Richard read Jurisprudence at Oxford and qualified as a Barrister. He has an MBA from the London Business School.

He has founded and co-founded successful companies in natural resources, healthcare, retail and technology.

Richard was Chairman and CEO of AIM quoted Sirius Minerals Plc where he oversaw the transformation of the company into a substantial potash business through a series of acquisitions in Australia, USA and the UK.

He was also the Chairman of Valereum Plc, focused on the linking of conventional, mainstream currency products denominated in USD and GBP into the world of cryptocurrencies.

Previously Richard has been a merchant banker at Samuel Montagu & Co, a management consultant at Arthur D. Little and in the European Leadership Team of Electronic Data Systems.

Alan Gravett

Non-Executive Director

Alan worked at Barclaytrust Limited, (then Barclays Bank Executor and Trustee Department) from 1965 to 1988, reaching the highest level in Gibraltar administering offshore companies and trusts, leaving in 1988 to join a large local trust corporation. He is now a freelance consultant based in Gibraltar but continues to be closely involved with company and trust structures for a range of international clients. Alan is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (Trustee diploma).

Jonathan Harrison

Non-Executive Director

Jonathan, a qualified accountant with experience in quoted and unquoted companies, has past natural resources experience as Finance Director of Sirius Minerals overseeing the financial aspects of the company through flotation and a series of acquisitions. He spent most of his career working in senior financial positions within the international hotel and leisure industry, including an MBI of County Hotels and a successful exit, and during this time oversaw a number of IPO’s and mergers and acquisitions.

David "Sam" Hutchins

Non-Executive Director

Mr Hutchins is a highly experienced gold specialist and natural resources fund manager, having previously run various funds at M&G Group Plc and several other UK commodity focused funds over the years.

He is a past Chairman and a long standing Member of the FTSE Gold Mines Index Committee and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments.