The Board


Melissa Sturgess

Executive Chairman
Date of appointment: 2 May 2018

Melissa Sturgess holds a BSc and an MBA and has many years of experience as a director of AIM and ASX quoted companies,  mainly involved in the acquisition, structuring and financing of natural resources deals across Africa. She was most recently a key driver in the successful recapitalisation of Messaging International plc during 2016 which subsequently changed its name to SigmaRoc Plc, acquired a building materials business via a reverse takeover and raised £50 million from a range of investors in the Channel Islands and the UK.


Charles Morgan

Non-executive Director
Date of appointment: 2 May 2018

Charles Morgan is a resources and technology venture capitalist who has identified emerging sectors and acquired early stage and strategic positions in a wide range of ventures around the globe. He has a proven track record in identifying early stage commercial opportunities and acting as a corporate catalyst, acquiring strategic assets and positions, partnering with regional and technology experts, securing teams of appropriate executives and funds to build and develop projects and companies. Mr Morgan started his career in futures broking in London with M.L. Doxford & Co and left to join merchant bank Morgan Grenfell Limited in Sydney, Australia before moving to broking with ANZ McCaughan Dyson Limited in Melbourne and London. He then joined BZW Securities Limited in London before going back to Australia to form Morgan McFarlane a licensed securities dealer which raised equity funds for (mainly) Perth based mining and oil exploration companies.  Mr Morgan is involved in investing in various businesses and start-ups in the UK and San Francisco including Neuro‐Bio Ltd (discoverer of cause and potential drug for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Motor Neurone Disease), TGMatrix (shipper and transport matching engine), Brytlyt (GPU based data base analytics), PensionBee (gathering people’s various pensions into one), Teamable (social media based employment), Headnote (de‐chequing legal firms in the US)  and Intricately (internet node monitoring).

He is currently Chair of both Grand Gulf Energy Limited (ASX:GGE) and Whitebark Energy Ltd (ASX:WBE).


Michael Langoulant

Non-executive Director and Company Secretary
Date of appointment: 2 May 2018

Mike Langoulant is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience in public company corporate administration and fundraising. After 10 years with large international accounting firms he has acted as chairman, finance director, CFO, company secretary and non-executive director with a number of publicly listed companies. In conjunction with serving in those positions he has managed a corporate secretarial and accounting services business for almost 25 years. He is currently Executive Chairman of White Cliff Minerals Limited (ASX:WCN).


Board procedure

Given the status of Company and the size and composition of its current assets the functions of all Board Committees will be undertaken by the full Board until circumstances warrant a change to this policy.