Chairman and Director
Mr Steed has been involved in major projects both in the UK and in emerging markets. He has over 35 years experience in the Securities industry and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, The Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment and the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Chief Executive Officer
Ms Memon has had a career spanning public service and the private sector. Following a firstdegree in Computing Science at the University of Karachi, she undertook a MSc with Distinction in Econometrics at Birkbeck College, London and an MBA at Imperial College London. she has held various roles in her family conglomerate, the Kings Group of Industries, Pakistan, including Director of Marketing and Director of Information Systems. She was CEO of Advicia Consulting Limited, a consulting practice based in London advising in marketing and investor facilitation. She has been a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch, Private Banking. She was CEO of Manzil Pakistan, a public policy think tank based in Karachi. She has served the Sindh Board of investment (Government of Sindh), as Vice Chair from 2013 – 2016, then as Chair until August 2018.
Mr Migge has had a career in Investment Banking and Private Equity with a focus on energy and natural resources. He has an international background, having worked in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Post-graduation Mr Migge joined JP Morgan, where he executed capital markets and M&A transactions. He served as an Investment Manager at Alpinvest Capital Partners and as a Director of GE Capital in London. Subsequently, he worked in the UAE as a Principal in the Special Situations group at the Abu Dhabi Investment Council, focused on the power sector. Mr Migge is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Pelletasia Holdings Pte Limited. Mr Migge has considerable international transaction experience, notably leading the acquisition of the power plants Lalpir and Pakgen in Pakistan, which was voted “Deal of the Year Asia”. In 2014, he was a founding investor and member of the sponsor team for the Reata Prospect, an on-going shale oil exploration project in the Permian Basin in the US. Mr Migge has also led investments in power projects in Iraq and coal mining restructuring projects in the US. He served in the Special Forces of the German Air Force and holds an MBA from Yale University.
Mr Lewis is a senior Coal Mine Manager with a wealth of experience having worked in the coal industry since the 1980s. Throughout his career he has focused on operational mine management and has developed a number of significant coal deposits, including United Colliery and Dartbrook Coal in the Hunter Valley in Australia. He was the Operations Manager at Oceanic Coal following its acquisition by Xstrata Coal in 1999 and continued to hold a number of senior roles with the company, culminating in his appointment as General Manager of Operations at Xstrata Coal in 2003. Here he held responsibility for six operating mines and several projects under construction, until his departure from the company in 2008. Mr Lewis was subsequently appointed as Managing Director of NuCoal Resources Ltd (ASX:NCR), overseeing the listing, capital raising, exploration and feasibility studies for a number of mining projects in the Hunter Valley.
Finance Manager and Company Secretary
Mr Smith has background in finance from a twenty-five year career in Shell, in a variety of posts. He was Finance Director in Sierra Leone and in Egypt where he also deputised for the Chief Executive. He also worked in Shell’s M&A unit, particularly on the sale of Billiton, Shell’s Metals division, the sale of Shell’s agrochemical interests and Shell’s early expansion into eastern Europe. Latterly he headed up Group Finance HR. Mr Smith has an MA in Economics from the University of Cambridge and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Mining and Contracts Manager
Mr Rostron is a Mining Engineer with over 30 years’ international experience and an expert on coal. He is a Chartered Engineer who has been responsible for the operational management of various coal mining companies with overall responsibility for production, financial performance, acquisitions and restructuring. Mr Rostron has previously been a Director of Miller Argent South Wales Ltd, H.J. Banks Mining, Scottish Coal Company, Coal Contractors Ltd as well as the Director General of the Confederation of UK Coal Producers. Mr.Rostron has a BSc. In Combined Science (Geology and Economics) from Sunderland Polytechnic and a MSc. In Mining Engineering from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He is a member of the Institution of Materials, Minerals and Mining, a fellow of the Geological Society, a Fellow of the Institute of Quarrying and a member of the Institute of Explosive Engineers.
Tony Everitt was awarded a BSc in Mathematics with Computer Science from Sussex University and went on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant in 1991. The next 10 years were spent gaining a wide range of accounting, taxation and auditing experience in an accountancy practice before being admitted as a partner in 2001. Utilising the business management skills attained, Tony left the partnership in 2005 to form his own accountancy practice where he continues to operate as a sole practitioner.
Ms Ridha has a first class degree in BSc Software Engineering from University of Westminster. She worked for Siebel Systems and she became the first UK eAdviser specialist. Ms Ridha obtained Siebel 6/7 customer certification and she was responsible for major projects from initiation to delivery, within the UK and globally. Some of these clients were, the Bank of England, Reuters, BP, Saudi Aramco, GlaxoSmithKline, J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs. She also worked on projects for the UK Government. Following a career in IT, Ms Ridha then became the Office Manager as well as the Personal Assistant to Directors and members of the Senior Management Team within the organisation. She is involved with all aspects of the business.