Amanda van Dyke is CEO of the South River group of companies and a senior investment manager. She has been previously with the mining teams of GMP, Pareto, and Dundee Securities, as an analyst and mining specialist sales person. She is also a former Chairman of Women in Mining UK, and a member of the advisory board of Mines and Money London. She has authored numerous research reports as well as articles on the mining sector. She is a professional gemmologist, and holds an MBA and MA in International Economics, from SDA Bocconi and China Europe International Business School.
Mr. Young is a geological engineer who has worked extensively in the CIS since 1991. He has 39 years of experience in the mineral resources industry overall, which has included large scale projects in remote areas as well as significant work with junior mining companies. He has held positions of increasing responsibility within the exploration, development and production sectors including operations design and construction.
Since 1980, he has been involved in the international sector and has been the Chief Executive Officer of two geological and mining consultancy companies. He has been CEO of Amur Minerals Corporation since October 2004. Mr. Young is a licensed Professional Geologist and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering.
John Peters FCPA, FFINSIA, is a CEO with over 30 years’ corporate finance experience at senior levels whose expertise crosses a number of industries including natural resources. John has held a number of positions in publicly listed companies on the AIM and ASX stock markets and was previously the CEO of Ebony Iron Pty Ltd. He is experienced in acquisition strategies, mining project evaluation, commercial arrangements, statutory and management reporting and compliance and governance obligations of public companies.
Kerim received a first-class BSc (Hons) degree in Geology from Southampton University in 1997 and an MSc in Mineral Exploration from Imperial College in 1998. Following this, he worked for Lonmin in gold exploration and mining in Zimbabwe. Kerim then completed a PhD in gold metallogenesis at the University of Western Australia in 2004, following which he worked on a variety of projects in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. It was during the latter stages of his PhD that he helped establish Ariana Resources in Turkey.
Nigel Cassidy is a highly experienced financial host, writer and broadcaster - perhaps best known for his years presenting the market news on BBC Radio 4's iconic Today programme - and for the time he spent on the road as a roving TV business correspondent for BBC World News. He also hosted Share Radio's breakfast show and now creates business podcasts and content for a range of clients keen to communicate clear messages about their commercial achievements.