The Board consists of two executive directors and two non executive directors:
Adam Waugh - Chief Executive Officer
Adam Waugh was the Head of Sales and Trading at Brewin Dolphin Plc until 2008 and is currently a Non Executive Director of Atlas Cloud Ltd, a cloud computer service provider and Chairman of the Northern Counties Children's Benevolent Society.
David Facey - Finance Director
David is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and has over 20 years experience in Corporate Finance and Equity Capital Markets. After working at PwC, David spent 10 years at HSBC Investment Bank, where he specialised in raising funds in the UK for companies all over the world, particularly in the EMEA region.
Throughout his career David has advised governments, large corporates and smaller enterprises on public fund raising, private fund raising and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, David was a founding partner in SP Angel, an investment banking boutique specialising in advising SMEs on raising funds in the London market, both public and private.
Paul Beck - Non Executive Chairman
Paul Beck was born and went to school in South Africa. He is a member of a well known South African mining family and has experience in the real estate and natural resource sectors, in the UK, US and South Africa. He was a founding Director and Chairman of Firstland Oil & Gas, which owned oil exploration assets in the Falklands and oil and gas producing wells in the US. Mr Beck has undertaken projects with black economic empowerment partners in South Africa, and has worked on tailings retreatment projects in the region. Mr Beck is a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
Tim Leslie - Non Executive Director
Tim Leslie has worked in the financial markets for over 25 years. He joined Paribas in 1986 and since has worked for JPMorgan, HSBC and then at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette (“DLJ”). In 2000, DLJ was bought by Credit Suisse and Tim left to join the hedge fund Moore Capital Management LLC as a portfolio manager. In 2003 Tim launched a new fund at Moore Capital, the Moore Credit Fund, for which he was the Chief Investment Officer. Tim left Moore Capital in 2008 and launched James Caird Asset Management LLP with assets under management of USD3.6bn as at launch. In 2011, Tim founded JCAM investments Ltd to run a family office and make longer term investments. Tim is the Chair of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
The Company Secretary is David Facey.
Adam Waugh, Tim Leslie and William van Wyk are directors of the Company's subsidiary, Kareevlei Mining
William van Wyk – Director, Kareevlei Mining
Kareevlei Mining’s BEE Partner is Ghaap Mining, a company wholly owned by William van Wyk. Mr van Wyk is an experienced diamond mining plant engineer with 26 years service with De Beers. He has particular expertise in the manufacturing, design, and maintenance of diamond recovery machinery and will be actively involved in Kareevlei Mining’s operations.