Andrew Anthony Monk (59), Non-Executive Chairman

Andrew has a successful stockbroking career spanning 30 years. In that time he has built up strong relationships with many major UK institutions. He was employed by Hoare Govett ABN AMRO for 11 years before founding Oriel Securities as Joint CEO. Andrew later became CEO of Blue Oar Plc, before joining VSA Capital as CEO. VSA Capital is an investment banking and institutional broking firm focused on natural resources, including agriculture. Andrew was one of the founders of AAA

Matthew Bonner (42), Non-Executive Director 

Matthew Bonner has significant financial leadership experience within the mining, energy and agriculture sectors. He is currently, Chief Operating Officer at EAS Advisors LLC, a New York corporate advisory firm focused on supporting public and private companies operating in natural resource and commodity sectors in emerging markets. Prior to joining EAS, Mr Bonner was the General Counsel at BalanTrove Partners, a New York based hedge fund focused on energy, mining and infrastructure. Matthew Bonner is a graduate of University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa with a B.A. (English and History) and L.L.B. 

Robert Stuart Scott (53), Executive Director

Rob has over 20 years of finance experience, with the last ten years specifically focused in Africa within the mining industry and general investments. He has held executive and senior positions with a number of companies, as well as having served on both public and private company boards. He has been involved in companies with locations in South Africa, Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, DRC, CAR, Tanzania, Kenya and Namibia amongst others. Rob has also previously been involved in hotels, agriculture and construction industries.