Board of Directors

Brian McAllister

Chief Executive Officer

A professional Geology, with a BSc, MSc, and D.I.C. degrees in Geology, Geo-Mechanics, Mineral Exploration, and Evaluation, Mr Brian McAllister has over 30 years experience under his belt, in exploration, development, and mining underground, and mining open pit, and evaluation and management. Recognized as a “Qualified Person” according to the Toronto Stock Exchange, and “Competent Person” according to the London Stock Exchange, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Materials (FIMMM), a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Chartered Geologist (CGeol), European Engineer (Eur Ing) and European Geologist (Eur Geol).

Along with, he is a published researcher/ author for his policy study review on behalf of the Government of the United Kingdom on Diamonds in Sierra Leon. Furthermore, he has served as an expert witness for a well-reputed and well-established law firm based in London.

Tony Johnson


With almost 40 years of experience in projects in the Americas, Africa, Europe, and the former Soviet Union in the international mining industry, he has also held various positions of directorship in numerous public and private companies working in the mining finance and mineral exploration industry.

James Mullaney

Independent non-executive director

Mr Mullaney has served as a mining engineer for over 30 years in the mining sector. His senior executive positions were at multiple mining companies, Hope Bay Gold Corporation, Palmarejo Silver & Gold Corporation until its merger with Coeur d’Alene Mines, and worked as a mining analyst and investment banker with Shepards, Merrill Lynch, James Capel & Co. and Yorkton Securities. With a Bachelors of Science with honours from the Royal School of Mines, he is currently serving as a director or officer for numerous publicly traded resource companies.

Daniel Corbin

Independent non-executive Director, Audit Committee Chair

Having worked as a Chartered Accountant for over 35 years and as a finance director with a broad-based experience at the entrepreneurial and the quoted level, he has significant experience worldwide in commercial interests in the Middle East, Far East, Africa, and Europe. Including both natural resources and construction. He also dealt as the Finance Director of Sandfield Diamond Developments Plc and Brimster Diamonds Ltd and serves as an advisor for natural resource companies on corporate strategy and project finance.

Simon Bramble

Independent non-executive Director, Nomination and Remuneration Committee Chair, Corporate Governance Committee Chair

Having qualified as a Solicitor in 1975 and having worked as a retained lawyer for several years with Citibank, and Chase Manhattan. After his return to the private sector, he set up his law firm; this would go on to becoming one of the top 500 law firms in London. He was the specialist in a firm on company law where he also served as a senior partner; furthermore, he has served as the advisor to various companies.

David Richardson

Company Secretary

Presently a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (“ICSA”), Mr David Richardson has served at senior offices in international blue chip companies and has recently served as Assistant Company Secretary of ICSA, he is a leading authority figure on governance and compliance.

  • Audit Committee
  • Nomination and Remuneration Committee
  • Environment, Health and Safety Committee
  • Corporate Governance Committee

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