Matthew Bonner (38)
Matthew Bonner has significant financial leadership experience within the mining, energy and agriculture sectors, and emerging markets. He has advised on domestic and cross border public and private M&A, joint ventures, capital market transactions and project development.
He is currently the Chief Operating Officer at EAS Advisors LLC, a New York based corporate advisory firm focused on supporting public and private companies predominantly in the natural resource and commodity sectors. Prior to joining EAS Advisors he was the General Counsel at BalanTrove Partners, a New York based hedge fund focused on energy, mining and infrastructure. He has also worked as a lawyer at Baker & McKenzie and Bowman Gilfillan in London and Johannesburg.
He is currently a non-executive director of London listed Anglo African Agriculture PLC as well as a director of Onga Wari CRS (Pty) Ltd, a private company he co-founded in 2008 based in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa that offers fully-furnished and serviced residential accommodation to employees of local and international companies.
He is admitted as a member of the New York Bar, a solicitor in England and Wales (non-practising) and an attorney and notary in South Africa (non-practising). He holds Series 7 and 63 licenses provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in the USA.
ROY PITCHFORD (69)
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)
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.
Andrew Monk (57)
Andrew’s stockbroking career spans over 30 years. In that time, he has built up strong relationships with many major global institutions and has a conducted a wealth of financial transactions in the natural resources sector.
He is the Chief Executive Officer of VSA, an international investment bank with offices in London and Shanghai, which provides corporate finance, financial advisory, sales and research services to public and private growth companies. He began his career at Hoare Govett ABN before founding Oriel Securities as Joint Chief Executive Officer and is a former Chief Executive Officer of Blue Oar plc.
His current directorships include non-executive director of Anglo African Agriculture plc, an African producer and supplier of agricultural products, executive director of Benjiami Limited, a crypto investment bank and executive chairman of VSA Capital Private Investments plc, an investment company established to provide capital to growth companies.
He holds the FCA Controlled Functions CF1, CF3 and CF30.
Mike stewart (70)
Mike is an experienced managing director and chief executive with a track record of delivering rapid, multimillion-pound benefits with many years of experience in business turnarounds, acquisitions, business transformations and growth.
Mike’s international experience encompasses large multinational businesses such as Sasol, Mondi, Anglo American, Linpac, Mainetti and Schletter as well as the SME sector and Private Equity.
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.