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Non-Executive CHAIRMAN

Roy was previously CEO of Vast Resources Plc listed on the London Stock Exchange. He brings over 30 years’ executive and managerial expertise as well as a proven track record in Southern Africa in the junior mining industry. Roy has particular responsibilities for co-ordinating and reviewing potential reverse takeover targets.  


During his career in the resource development arena he has held the position of Chief Executive Officer for formerly Aim quoted  African Minerals Limited and African Platinum plc, Zimbabwe Platinum Mines Ltd (listed on the ASX), Cluff Resources Zimbabwe Limited (listed on the ZSE in Zimbabwe), and Delta Gold Zimbabwe (Pvt) Limited. 


Roy is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA (Z)).

Konosoang (Kay) Asare-Bediako (35)

Non-Executive Director

Kay Asare-Bediako has twelve years’ experience in the financial services sector and is experienced in the strategic analysis of businesses, including financial modelling and valuation. She also has experience structuring and managing financial transactions in accordance with relevant laws and regulations including the Companies Act South Africa, JSE Listings Requirements and Public Finance Management Act.

She is an executive director of Moshe Capital and leads the origination and implementation of advisory mandates. She assists in the execution of Moshe Capital's investment mandate and oversees the compliance function within Moshe Capital, including governance and adherence to the Financial Services Board.

She began her career at Sasol as a Corporate Finance Specialist before joining Deutsche Bank’s Investment Banking Coverage and Advisory team. She has also served as a Financial Reporting and Accounting lecturer at the Vaal University of Technology.

She is a director of Malundi Coal (Pty) Limited, a mining investment company, and is a non-executive director of Yalu (Pty) Limited, a provider of credit life insurance.

Kay holds a Bachelor of Business Science with Finance Honours from the University of Cape Town and is a qualified chartered accountant (CA(SA)) and a recipient of the Columbia Business School Certificate in Business Excellence.

Mike stewart (70)

Non-Executive Director

Mike is an experienced managing director and chief executive with a track record of delivering rapid, multimillion-pound benefits in manufacturing, industrial and energy businesses. He has many years of experience in business turnarounds, acquisitions, business transformations and growth.

Mike’s international experience encompasses large multinational businesses such as Shell, Sasol, Mondi, Anglo American, Linpac, Mainetti and Schletter as well as the SME sector and Private Equity. He has a B.Sc in Chemical Engineering and an MBA.

​Mike currently holds the following directorships: Linkcove Ltd, VAT Reclaim Ltd, Stewart Stratco Ltd. 

In the past five years, Mike has held the following other directorships: Schletter Africa Ltd and VAT Recovery Ltd.

johnny martin smith (62)

Non-Executive DIRECTOR

Mr Johnny Martin Smith, 62, is an Independent
Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of IRC. He has stepped down as a partner of the specialist mining advisory firm Legacy Hill Capital to take up being Chief Executive Officer of Sumner Group Mining plc (previously known as VI Mining plc). He was the founder of London based Smith’s Corporate Advisory, which he sold to UK stockbroker Westhouse Holdings in 2010, where he subsequently headed the mining practice. Prior to establishing his own firm, he worked at UBS, Credit Suisse and Williams de Broe. He recently served as a Temporary Independent Non-Executive Director of Petropavlovsk plc for the months of July and August 2020.

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