The Board

Roger Murphy

Chief Executive Officer

Roger began his career as a geologist working for Anglovaal Mining and BP in Africa.  Most recently he was Managing Director, Investment Banking and Head of Dundee Securities Europe Ltd., which he joined to establish its London office with an emphasis on capital raising for mining and oil & gas companies.

Prior to this he held positions including Managing Director at Renaissance Capital and Head of Sales for Canaccord Adams, London, where he was also a member of its UK Executive Committee.  Roger also worked in mining sales for Deutsche Bank, as well as a mining analyst for them and SG Warburg and a researcher for the World Gold Council. 

Roger has a B.Sc (Hons) in Geology an M.Sc. in Hydrogeology and an MBA (finance).

Matt Wood

Executive Director & Finance Director

Matt is a qualified chartered accountant who has a broad range of managerial skills, gained during a career spanning more than 15 years in the financial sector.

He is the Managing Director and one of the founders of ONE Advisory Group, a City of London-based multi-disciplined advisory firm founded in 2006, which provides a full suite of plc services to growth companies, utilising the small cap expertise of its staff in the areas of corporate finance, corporate law, management accounts and company secretarial. Prior to this Matt worked as a NOMAD in the corporate finance department of Beeson Gregory (which became Evolution Securities and was later sold to Investec), advising both AIM and Full List companies on a wide range of transactions including IPOs, secondary fundraisings, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings.

Matt is an experienced Non-Executive and Finance Director and is a member of audit and remuneration committees.

Iain Macpherson

Non-Executive Director

Iain is a seasoned mining executive with over 30 years’ experience in senior management and executive roles for both junior and major mining companies.  He has a track record of operating, developing and financing mining projects, having led several significant stock market listings in the UK and North American markets and as a result has developed a network of private and institutional investors.

He has operated in senior operational and executive roles in Western and Eastern Europe and Russia including the development of three new mining projects before joining UraMin as Chief Operating Officer, which subsequently CEO. From late 2009 to July 2014 he was Chief Executive Officer of Elemental Minerals, building the team that has taken the project through exploration into project development and raising the finance to support the successful fast-track project strategy, delivering an on-time and on-budget advanced pre-feasibility study in September 2012.

In late 2014, Iain co-founded Madini with a group of similarly experienced mining professionals focusing on African near cash high margin mining projects.

Scott Richardson Brown

Non-executive Director

Scott is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He began his career at Coopers & Lybrand (later PricewaterhouseCoopers) in the banking and capital markets division, he later became a partner in the corporate broking/finance division of Oriel Securities Limited covering a range of sectors.

Since leaving Oriel Securities Limited, Scott has held a number of directorships of AIM-quoted companies operating within the natural resources sector.


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