Board of Directors

Board of Directors

David Charles Linsley
David Charles LinsleyCHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
David Charles Linsley is a former Executive Director of Behre Dolbear. Prior to his work with BD he was a co-founder of Northern Zinc, a group formed to acquire a near production zinc asset in upstate New York. Mr Linsley founded Sirius Investment Management LLP in 2005, a Gibraltar based multi strategy fund management group specialising in fund of funds and hedge fund products. The most notable fund launched was the Sirius Resource Fund which invested in global mining and resource transactions. Previously, in 1998, Mr Linsley was a co-founder and CEO of Cross Asset Management Ltd, a UK- based hedge fund management company which managed $500 million in assets across multiple strategies including Event Driven Equity and Credit. As a multi-strategy Europe-focused arbitrage firm, Cross was involved in mergers, corporate restructurings, IPOs and private placements across Europe. In 2005, Cross Asset Management was sold to RAB Capital, a specialist asset manager focusing on natural resource and long/short equity investments. Mr Linsley started his career at Lehman Brothers International in the prime brokerage and equity finance group, where he was involved with numerous hedge fund structures as an early participant in the London based hedge fund community. Mr Linsley has developed strong relationships with institutional funds internationally, including in Europe and the US. In addition, Mr Linsley has been involved in numerous financings in the mining and natural resource sectors around the world and has sat on the board of several mining companies. Mr Linsley is currently a board member of Behre Dolbear.
Rodrick Webster
Rodrick WebsterNON EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
Mr. Webster is a graduate mining engineer from the University of Sydney. He has over 40 years of experience in the resources industry, including more than 20 years in managing director or chief executive officer positions. Since 2005 Mr. Webster has been chief executive of Weatherly, an AIM listed mining, exploration and development company with a Namibian copper portfolio including two mines at Otjihase and Matchless and three development projects. Between August 2001 and February 2005 Mr. Webster was a senior executive at First Quantum Minerals Ltd ("FQM"), a Toronto Stock Exchange and AIM listed company, developing and operating copper mines in Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mauritania. Prior to his involvement with FQM, he was a founding director and the chief executive officer of an Australian base metals producer, Western Metals Ltd between 1994 and 2000. During his stewardship, the company grew to be one of Australia's largest base metals producers at the time. In his earlier years, he held senior management positions with the global resource companies, Homestake Gold of Australia Ltd (between 1988 and 1993) and BHP Minerals Ltd (between 1980 and 1988). He is a fellow of both the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. At various stages he has been a member of the Executive Committees of both the Australian Minerals Council and the International Zinc Association, and a non-executive director of numerous companies.
John Bryant
John BryantNON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mr. Bryant was appointed to the Board in October 2010. He is the non-executive chairman of Weatherly and the Senior Independent Director of AIM listed Igas plc. Mr. Bryant and was formerly chairman of AIM quoted Gas Turbine Efficiency plc and a board member of Attiki (Athens) Gas Company. Mr. Bryant also served as President of Cinergy Global Resources Corp, responsible for all international business and global renewable power operations of this US-based electricity and gas utility provider. Before joining Cinergy, John's professional experience was gained with Midlands Electricity plc as Executive Director Generation, British Sugar plc, Drexel Limited, BOC Limited and Unilever plc. Mr. Bryant holds an MSc from Reading University and a BA from Nottingham University, and is a fellow of the Institute of Directors and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.