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Board of Directors

Rick G. Bonner

Founder, President & Co-Chief Executive Officer

Rick G. Bonner has over forty years of mineral exploration experience on four continents exploring for copper, gold, uranium, and diamonds. His explorations have taken him across the world including the former Soviet Union, western and southern Africa and Arctic Canada for major mining groups including BHP and Rio Tinto.

A co-founder of Westport Resources Namibia, Rick built a significant exploration company for Forsys Metals Corp, a TSX-listed company. This work included advancing their key project, the Valencia uranium deposit, from the exploration stage to a measured resource at which point the project was delivered for development consideration.

Rick is a licenced Professional Geologist (non-practicing in the jurisdiction) with NAPEG, Canada. He has also held a number of directorships at Canadian public junior exploration companies, and founded a number of exploration companies including Kalahari Key Mineral Resources, also in Botswana.

Burns Singh Tennent-Bhohi

Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Burns Singh Tennent-Bhohi is the Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Executive Officer of The Glenpani Group, a global venture capital conglomerate headquartered in the heart of the City of London, UK. The Group is focused on the evaluation and augmentation of a number of asset classes, including distressed asset opportunities, private transactions, investment origination, and asset management. Glenpani serves as cornerstone investor to its transactions, the introduction and syndication of capital raising activities, as well as providing corporate services to companies with public listings on the LSE, TSX, ASX, and CSE.

Glenpani maintains an extensive international network of corporate financiers, brokers, investment bankers, merchant banks, UHNWI’s, project financiers, asset banks, and technical consultants.

Burns has restructured, recapitalised, and led the turnaround of over twenty private and public companies, and has served on the board of directors of several London and Canadian quoted businesses. His current directorships include Evrima plc, Globe Capital Ltd, and Advanced Hydrogen Technologies Group Ltd.

He has overseen the completion of transactions with tier one mining blue chips including Rio Tinto. In 2020, Burns led a seed investment round in Premium Nickel Resources Corporation, which generated a Return on Investment of over 14,000%. Premium Nickel Resources Ltd is now a publicly quoted company on the TSX-V: PNRL. Burns earned his MA in Social Sciences (Economics) from the University of Glasgow.

David Newman

Independent Non-Executive Director

The former Ambassador of Botswana to the United States of America, David Newman has enjoyed a highly distinguished and decorated career within Botswana’s legal industry. From 1990 through to 2004, David Newman worked in Botswana as Managing Partner of legal firm, Collins Newman & Co., where he specialised in corporate, commercial, property and mining transactions, as well as civil litigation, arbitrations, conveyancing, and managing partnership affairs and personnel.

Since 2004, David Newman has devoted himself to public service. Between 2004 to 2015 he served as Judge of the High Court of Botswana, as well as sitting ad hoc on the Court of Appeal. In August 2015, David Newman presented his credentials to President Barack Obama, and was duly appointed as Ambassador of Botswana to the United States of America, a position which he held through to 2020.

Marc T Bamber

Executive Director

Marc is a Global Corporate Financier, with over 20-years’ experience in the Hedge Fund Sector, Capital Markets, Private and Institutional Investments, Investor Communications and Marketing. Marc was a core member of the multiple award-winning RAB Special Situations Fund, which delivered net returns of 50x in just under five years to investors with circa US$2.8Bn in Assets Under Management (AUM). Marc is very active in the international markets, working with a number of Toronto and London Listed companies, as well as pre-IPO private companies in senior management, director, and advisory roles.

Paul Dennison

Executive Director

Paul Dennison is a UK citizen based in Switzerland and Singapore with 27 years of experience in the front-end of three of the world’s leading investment banks, followed by 10 years with his own asset management businesses. During the course of his career, Paul has completed in excess of $5 billion of global transactions.

Paul has extensive experience in capital markets, emerging markets, relationship management, investment advisory, equity portfolio management, transaction origination, securities underwriting, syndication, bank supplementary capital, interest rate and cross currency swaps, various option books, foreign exchange, structured products, transaction documentation, special purpose vehicles, settlements, and financial services regulation.

With Credit Suisse First Boston, Merrill Lynch and then Deutsche Bank, Paul completed many landmark transactions around the world. He established new businesses in various locations and generated significant revenues.

From 2004-2014 he established and managed two asset management companies, licensed in Singapore, Switzerland, and the USA. Since 2014 Paul has held directorships in various junior mining companies.

Paul has an extensive global network of business leaders to whom he can introduce corporate finance opportunities. Neither Paul, nor any business unit under his control, has ever been sanctioned by regulators.

Simon Grant-Rennick

Executive Director

Simon graduated from the Camborne School of Mines (Bsc Mining Engineering [hons], ACSM) and has been actively involved in the mining and metal trading industry for over 35-years. During this time Simon has served Board and Management roles for both private and public (LSE, ASX, AQSE) entities globally. Simon has extensive experience in the industrial and non-ferrous metal industry which includes Falconbridge Internationals. Simon maintains a number of Board and Management Roles across industries including; agriculture, property, and technology.

Simon was recently appointed as Managing Director of Premium Nickel Resources Ltd’s International Metals Group, a division of TSX-V Listed Premium Nickel Resources ltd (TSX-V: PNRL) that has been created to develop direct relations with end consumers in the base metals market, including electric vehicle manufacturers  with the intent to bridge information gaps and provide the Company with critical access to world markets and real-time information that will aid in decisions involving the production and sale of the nickel, copper, cobalt and platinum group elements (“Ni-Cu-Co-PGE“) that potentially could be produced principally from PNRL’s 100% owned Selebi and Selkirk mines in Botswana.