Board & Management
James Edward Kelly
James Kelly has nearly 20 years’ experience in the mining and natural resource industry, with extensive experience in corporate finance, strategy and capital allocation. James was a senior member of the Xstrata plc group business development team and following the merger with Glencore plc, was part of the team which founded Greenstone Resources LP, a mining private equity fund focused on post-exploration development assets.
James served as an Executive Director of ASX listed Cradle Resources Limited from May 2016 to July 2017 having been appointed a Non-Executive Director in February 2016. James is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and holds a BA (Hons) from University College London.
Chief Executive Officer
Adam Davidson has over 10 years of experience in the natural resources sector, most recently with Resource Capital Funds, a leading mining-focused private equity firm. Prior to RCF, Adam held positions with BMO Capital Markets in Metals & Mining Equity Research and with Orica Mining Services in Strategic Planning. He has extensive mining capital markets experience across a breadth of jurisdictions and commodities. Adam began his career with T. Rowe Price and also served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Adam is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and previously served as a Non Executive Director of private gold producer RG Gold. He earned his MBA from the College of William & Mary and completed a post-graduate in Mining Studies from the University of Arizona.
Mark Potter has over 14 years’ experience in natural resources investments. Mark currently serves as the Chief Investment Officer of Metal Tiger Plc (AIM: MTR) and is the Founder and a Partner of Sita Capital Partners LLP, an investment management and advisory firm specialising in investments in the mining industry.
Mark was formerly a Director and Chief Investment Officer of Anglo Pacific Group plc, a London listed natural resources royalty company, where he successfully led a turnaround of the business through the acquisition of new royalties, disposal of non-core assets, and successful equity and debt fundraisings.
Prior to Anglo Pacific, Mark was a founding member and Investment Principal for Audley Capital Advisors LLP, a London based activist hedge fund, where he was responsible for managing all UK listed and natural resources investments.
Mark graduated with an MA degree in Engineering and Management Studies from Trinity College, University of Cambridge.
Vice-President Corporate Development
Mr Rees has over 10 years’ experience in the natural resources sector, most recently with Resource Capital Funds (RCF), a mining focused private equity firm. Prior to RCF, Tyron held various roles with Sandfire Resources and Newmont Goldcorp in a technical capacity as a Metallurgical Engineer.
Tyron is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, is a CFA Charterholder, holds a Master of Finance from Charles Sturt University and graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Minerals Engineering.
Mr Gourley is the London Managing Partner of Fasken Martineau, an international law firm, where his practise focuses on finance and asset transactions in the natural resource industry. Mr. Gourley has served as a director of several TSX, TSX-V and AIM mining and mineral exploration companies, including a company that was acquired by Franco-Nevada for its gold royalty on the Newmont Ahafo Mine in Ghana. Mr. Gourley has direct mining industry experience having worked for the Noranda Group (1992 to 1995) and having served as CEO of an AIM-listed industrial mineral producer (2011 to 2012).
Mr. Gourley is a member of the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (England and Wales), a member of the Ontario Law Society and Chairman of the Board of the World Association of Mining Lawyers (WAOML), whose Advisory Council he led from the date of its formation in 2014 until 2018. Mr. Gourley holds a BBA from Schulich School of Business and an LLB from the University of Ottawa.