Board of Directors

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Andrew Bell, MA, LLB, FGS
Executive Chairman

Andrew Bell began his career as a natural resources analyst at Morgan Grenfell & Co. in the 1970s. His business experience encompasses periods in fund management and advisory work at leading financial institutions, international corporate finance work and private equity. Andrew Bell’s listed company directorships are Regency Mines plc (executive chairman), Greatland Gold plc (non-executive chairman), Jupiter Mines Limited (non-executive director) and Resource Star Limited (non-executive chairman).


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Scott Kaintz, BSc, MBA
Executive Director

Scott Kaintz has a MBA from London Business School and Columbia Business School. He started his career as a US Air Force Intelligence Officer and analyst working across Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia. Scott Kaintz has held operational and managerial roles in the defence industry and more recently worked in corporate finance and investment funds, focussing primarily on capital raising efforts and debt and equity investments in small-cap companies. 



Michael Nott, BSc, MSc, DIC, FIMMM, FMES, FIQ, C.Eng
Non-executive Director

Mike Nott is a geologist and mining engineer by profession and has 35 years’ experience in the mining, minerals and quarrying industries. His early career was based in Zambia including nine years with Roan Consolidated Mines Limited. He was a regional manager for Pioneer Aggregates (UK) Limited, then an Australian company, and later a director of Jay Minerals Services Limited and Hills Aggregates Limited, becoming trading director of ARC (Southern) Limited and production director of C White Limited. He is currently chairman and managing director of Alba Mineral Resources plc and a director and CEO of Magyar Mining Limited.


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Sam Quinn, BA, LLB
Non-executive Director

Sam Quinn has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts and is a qualified lawyer in Western Australia and in England & Wales. He has served as legal counsel for and as part of the executive management team of several listed and non-listed gold, silver, copper, iron-ore and diamond exploration and development companies with operations in various jurisdictions. He is also currently the Director of Corporate Finance and Legal Counsel for the Dragon Group and Lionshead Consultants Limited. 


James Ladner, lic. oec. HSG
Independent Non-executive Director

James Ladner, a Swiss citizen, has over 40 years’ experience in the finance industry. After 28 years at Coutts Bank (Switzerland) Limited, where he was an executive vice-president, he was for nine years chairman of Bank Austria (Switzerland). He has also served as a director of The Royal Bank of Scotland AG, Interallianz Bank AG, Asahi Bank AG and F. Van Lanschot Bankiers (Switzerland). He was a member of the Swiss Admissions Commission for listing on the Swiss Stock Exchanges and of the Swiss Capital Market Commission of the Swiss National Bank. Outside Switzerland, he has served as director of a number of companies, including StrataGold Corporation, Pan Pacific Aggregates plc, Colombia Gold plc and Nevoro Inc. He is currently a director of Oracle Energy Corp., Colt Resources Inc. and Guerrero Exploration Inc.