Directors and Management

Managed by directors with a proven successful track record in Brazil and globally. The Directors are based in London (UK), Brazil and Australia. As a whole, the Board and the Company's senior management have significant experience in establishing, growing, financing and subsequently monetizing early stage mineral projects in Brazil and more widely. 

Brian McMaster   Executive Chairman

Mr. McMaster  has almost 20 years' experience in the area of ​​corporate reconstruction and turnaround and performance improvement and 20 years in the mining industry. Mr. McMaster's experience includes founding Highfield Resources, an ASX listed potash company with projects in Spain as well as numerous reorganisations and the recapitalisation and listing of 12 Australian companies.

Mr. McMaster's career to date includes significant working periods in the United States, South America, Asia and India. Mr McMaster was a founding director in venture capital and advisory firm Garrison Capital Pty Ltd, and is currently a director of a number of ASX listed companies.

Luis Azevedo   Executive Director

Mr. Azevedo is both a licensed geologist and lawyer and an independent Member of the Board of Directors of Brazil Minerals Inc, Avanco Resources, Talon Metals and Harvest Minerals Ltd (formerly Tiumph Tin Ltd). Mr. Azevedo has over +25 years of business and mining experience in Brazil. He is currently the Managing Partner and FFA Legal, a legal firm he founded with main office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which is focused solely on natural resources companies. His practice is highly active in mergers and acquisitions for companies owning mineral assets and / or operating mining enterprises in Brazil. His experience spans base metals, industrial minerals, diamonds, and precious metals, and he continually works with the highest federal levels of all branches of government in Brazil. 

Mr. Azevedo previously worked for Western Mining, Barrick Gold, and Harsco. He assembled land packages that resulted in four initial public offerings of Canadian companies in Brazil (Talon, Avanco, Beadell, Brazilian Gold and Carnavale) since 2004. Azevedo received a Geology degree from UERJ - Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro in 1986, a Law degree from Faculdade Integradas Cândido Mendes in 1992, and a Post degree from PUC-Rio, Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro in 1995.

Frank Moxon  Non Executive Director

Mr. Moxon is Managing Director of Hoyt Moxon Ltd, a corporate finance consultancy firm. He has over 25 years’ experience as a corporate financier to developing and growth companies in a wide range of industrial sectors, but has specialised for some 17 years in natural resources, and is or has been a director of a number of mining and oil & gas companies quoted in London, Australia and Canada. Amongst other things he is a former head of corporate finance at Williams de Broë Plc and, until its August 2012 sale to PTT for £1.2 billion, and was a senior independent non-executive director at Cove Energy Plc. He has a BSc in Economics and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining. 

Jack James Non Executive Director & Company Secretary

Mr. James has over 20 years of experience in chartered accounting specialising in corporate advisory and reconstruction. Mr. James is a partner of Palisade Business Consulting, which provides accounting, secretarial and advisory services to private and public companies, government and other stakeholders. Mr. James has a Bachelor of Business from the Queensland University of Technology and is a Chartered Accountant.