Mr. Groves has significant experience in operations management in southern and central Africa and is a director of numerous private companies, including companies in Zambia and Zimbabwe. In particular he has experience in introducing start-up companies to AIM, including African Platinum Plc, CGH, and Agriterra Limited. He was born in Harare, Zimbabwe and educated in Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Mr. Aboubacar Sampil has over 20 years of experience in the West African financial and mining sectors and has held directorship positions in a number of exploration companies based in Guinea. As a French-Guinean national, Mr. Sampil has a valuable network of contacts in the country both in the mining sector and also in the financial industry following his previous experience at the Central Bank of Guinea.