Board Profiles

Board Profiles

Professor Garth Earls

Professor Garth Earls

Executive Chairman

Garth Earls is a geologist with over 40 years’ experience in technical, managerial and leadership roles in a range of private and public sector organizations. He was part of the team that discovered the 6 Moz Curraghinalt gold deposit and has worked internationally on a wide range of deposit types and projects. As Director of the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland he was responsible for the delivery of the multidisciplinary regional Tellus project. Garth is a Director of several exploration companies and teaches part of the Economic Geology course at University College Cork.

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Mr Mark Parker

Mr Mark Parker

Director

Mark Parker is a geophysicist and mineral exploration entrepreneur with 40 years’ experience in prospecting, consulting and corporate management in Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Mark was appointed non-executive Chairman of International Geoscience Services Ltd (IGS) in January 2017. He is also currently forming a western European zinc venture.

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Dr Peter Zawada

Dr Peter Zawada

Managing Director

Geologist with over 30 years of experience. Previously Executive Manager Regional Geoscience and Mapping at the Council for Geoscience, South Africa, where he was responsible for national and commercial international multi-million dollar programmes and capacity-building initiatives. He has experience in reform and restructuring of National Geological Survey Organisations e.g. Botswana and Algeria.

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Mark White

Mark White

Non-Executive Director

Mark joined Midven, an owner managed, entrepreneurial, venture capital company located in the heart of Birmingham in August 2006 and is Investment Director and Investment Committee member of the Rainbow Seed Fund. He has over twenty years experience in investment with extensive periods in UK investment banking and emerging markets, including raising and managing a R100m fund in South Africa. Most recently, he led the transformation of NESTA's investment operations, building it into the most active technology seed investor in the UK. He holds an MBA from London Business School.

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