Management Team

Management Team

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.
Peter Bojtos
Peter BojtosPresident
Peter Bojtos is a professional Engineer with over 40 years of experience in the mining industry and a strong background in corporate management; including all facets of the industry from exploration through the feasibility study stage to mine construction, operations and decommissioning. He Graduated from the University of Leicester in 1972, following which he worked at a number of open-pit iron-ore and underground base-metal and uranium mines in West Africa, the United States and Canada. From 1990 to 1995 he was President & CEO of RFC Resource Finance Corp, President & CEO of Consolidated Nevada Goldfields Corp and was Chairman & CEO of Greenstone Resources Ltd. He has also been an independent director of numerous Canadian, US, Australian, London or European listed mining and exploration companies over the past 18 years. These include Birim Goldfields Inc., Desert Sun Mining Corp., Queenstake Resources Ltd., European Uranium Inc., US Gold Corp., Vaaldiam Resources Ltd. and William Resources Inc. During the course of his career he has visited and evaluated properties in over 70 countries carrying out approximately 20 significant corporate acquisitions, mergers or sales that involved 24 operating mines; participating in the financing, development, building or reopening of 19 mines and has had a hand in the operation of 24 producing mines.
Rolf Gerritsen
Rolf GerritsenHead of Investor relations
Graduated with a Bachelor in Business Administration, specialised in Marketing and Finance Rolf has more than 30 years’ experience developing new business and working as a hands-on advisor, counselling private and listed companies on strategy, operation excellence and investor relations. Over the years Rolf has built up a unique network of working relations with senior executives in the Natural Resources and Financial Services. His has an unique International background: speaks 4 languages fluently, worked throughout Europe, Asia, Middle East, USA, South America, South Africa, Africa and Australia. Over the last 12 years Rolf, has been focused on developing new business and delivering strategic assignments in the Natural Resources. He has worked extensively advising listed and private mining companies on merger & acquisitions, strategy, operational effectiveness, investor relations strategies and fund raising. Rolf is regularly invited to attend conferences and sector networking sessions and because of his efforts has developed a strong network of relations with sector commentators, institutional and private investors, sector advisors and executives running the mining companies.
Spencer Davey
Spencer DaveyVice President – Business Development
Spencer Davey is a mining professional with 15 years’ experience across Australia, China, Europe and the UK. He is the Director of Southsea Consulting, where he successfully led the AIM IPO for Saffron Energy plc, a gas producer based in Italy, and advised various clients, including Rio Tinto, on corporate finance and strategy initiatives. Prior to Southsea, Spencer was Business Development Manager at Fortescue Metals Group Limited, where he successfully executed approximately US$1.3bn in transactions comprising acquisitions, asset divestments, and the establishment of a number of development joint ventures. Prior to joining Fortescue, Spencer spent 5 years at Momentum Partners where he served a number of mining clients across Australia, principally in the areas of strategy and business improvement. Spencer holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from London Business School, and has Bachelors’ Degrees in Mechatronics Engineering, Management, and Investment Finance.
Adam Melnik
Adam Melnik Vice President – Strategy
Adam has significant breadth of experience gained in the past 12 years within the natural resources industry. He is currently working with Vedanta Resources plc in Strategy and Corporate Development in the office of its Founder and Chairman, Anil Agarwal. Adam has significant experience in strategic planning, M&A, operations management, organization building, outsourcing and partnerships. He has worked alongside Anil Agarwal and his two strategic advisors, Cynthia Carroll (former CEO Anglo American plc) and Kuldip Kaura (former CEO Vedanta Resources plc), and Vedanta's CEO, Tom Albanese (former CEO Rio Tinto plc). Prior to his engagement at Vedanta Resources, Adam was a Metals and Mining Research Analyst with Canaccord Genuity in Toronto and London focused primarily on precious metals producers and developers. Adam holds an MBA in Finance from the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University and a BASc in Geological Engineering from the University of Waterloo.