Board of Directors

Andrew Bell

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).


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.


John Watkins, FCA
Non-executive Director

John Watkins has spent 50 years in the accountancy profession during which time he has been a partner in the firms of Ernst & Young and Neville Russell. For the past 15 years he has been involved in a number of new business ventures including biotech, retail, web-based trading and more recently early stage mineral exploration. Currently, he is finance director of AIM-listed Starvest plc, a non-executive director of Regency Mines plc and of Greatland Gold plc and chairman of both Equity Resources plc and Rare Earths and Metals plc.


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.