Mr Normand qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1978, having trained with Spicer and Pegler (now part of Deloitte). Following a secondment (from 1985 to 1987) to 3i plc, Mr Normand specialised for the next 15 years in the provision of advice to management buy-out and buy-in teams and on corporate acquisitions, disposals and capital raisings. Since 2002, Mr Normand has filled management and finance officer roles for a number of different commercial and charitable organisations. Most recently, from 2009 to 2016, he was Finance Director of Pathfinder Minerals Plc, an AIM-traded minerals company. In an unremunerated extra-curricular capacity, Mr Normand is active in the governance of the Church of England, being Chair of the London Diocesan Synod’s House of Laity and Chair of the Finance and Remuneration Committees of the Bishop of London’s Council.
Mr Sargent has been the founder and finance director of many quoted and private companies over the past twenty years, including Sports Internet Group plc, Bigblu Broadband plc, Audioboom Group plc and S4 Capital plc. He previously ran the family office of Betfair founder, Andrew Black. He qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC, London in 1996.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Grant Rennick is a graduate of the Cambourne School of Mines. His expertise encompasses not only mining and minerals but also metals, agriculture and property. He has managed mining companies, both public and private, in Uganda and in Malawi; metal trading businesses in Bermuda and in the UK; was a co-founder of Industrial Mineral Finance House which provides consultancy services covering all aspects of the industrial minerals’ sector, and established a property development business (since sold). Mr Grant-Rennick is chairman of Aquis-traded. He is currently involved with mining enterprises in Botswana, Malawi and Mexico; and in agribusinesses producing macadamia nuts, paprika and chilli, in sub-Saharan Africa.