People

Malcolm Burne

Malcolm started his career in stock broking as an equity analyst and then later as investment editor of The Financial Times and Telegraph group. He has managed and controlled fund management, venture capital and investment banking companies in Australia, Hong Kong and North America. Malcolm has been a director of over twenty international companies, many of which have been in the mineral resources and gold exploration fields. He was the founder of resources stockbroker, publicly quoted Ambrian Capital plc; the former chairman of Australian Bullion Company and the founder and non-executive chairman of Golden Prospect Precious Metals Limited.

Adam Cooke

Adam has 30 years investment experience initially at Invesco where he became a global partner. His experience at Invesco included marketing and distribution to pension funds, institutions and private wealth managers. Among the asset classes covered were emerging marketing, Asia, Japan, and smaller companies; asset classes for which many investors use external specialists. The Invesco specialist funds business had the highest return on capital employed of any business team in the group. In 2003 Adam co-founded New City Investment Managers with Richard Lockwood.

Andrew Ferguson

Andrew is the chief executive officer of APAC Resources Limited an established natural resources investment and commodities business company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Prior to APAC Andrew co-founded New City Investment Managers in the United Kingdom. He has a proven track record in fund management and was the former co-fund manager of City Natural Resources High Yield Trust, which was awarded "Best UK Investment Trust" in 2006. In addition, he managed New City High Yield Trust Ltd. and Geiger Counter Ltd. He worked for New City Investment Managers CQS Hong Kong, a financial institution providing investment management services to a variety of investors. He has 20 years of experience in the finance industry specialising in global natural resources and has also worked as a mining engineer.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Resource Development.

Neil Johnson

Neil is the chief executive officer of Duke Royalty Limited the first UK quoted diversified royalty investment company. He as over 20 years of experience in investment banking, merchant banking, and research analysis in both the Canadian and UK capital markets. In 2012 he co-founded and became Chief Executive Officer of Difference Capital Financial, a Canadian publicly listed merchant bank. For the previous 19 years he worked for Canaccord Genuity, first in Canada and later at Canaccord London rising to the positions of Head of Corporate Finance (Europe), Global Head of Technology, and a member of the Global Executive Committee. Mr. Johnson was instrumental in the firm becoming authorised as a nominated adviser for AIM and regulated in the UK and London Stock Exchange Main Market listings; he spearheaded the firm's diversification into the technology industry, and led Canaccord's initiative to attract North American firms to list in London. During his tenure the Canaccord European operation grew revenues from less than £5 million to over £50 million, completed over 100 transactions and raised in excess of £3 billion for North American companies listed in London.

Neil is a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder.

Peter O'Connor

Peter has has extensive global experience in the funds management industry, both public and private companies in developed and emerging economies. He was co-founder, director and deputy chairman of IMS Selection Management Ltd which had $10 billion under management or advice from 1998-2008. Following the sale of IMS to BNP Paribas in 2008, he was deputy chairman of FundQuest UK Ltd, FundQuest had $35 billion of assets under management globally from 2008-2010. Peter was previously a Director and Chairman of ASX listed Brazilian Metals Group Limited, LSE listed Advance Developing Markets Fund and TSX listed NEO Material Technologies Inc. He is currently a non-executive director of ASX listed, W. Australia gold producer Northern Star Resources Limited.

Peter holds a MA in Economics and Political Science and is a Barrister-at-law.