Board of Directors
John Zorbas (Non-Executive Chairman)
John Zorbas is a resource entrepreneur with a proven track record in the metals exploration and development industry. He has held senior advisory positions in various facets of business including operations, marketing, sales, strategic planning and structured finance. Mr. Zorbas is the Chief Executive Officer of URU Metals Limited. He served as Executive Chairman and Managing Director of NWT Uranium Corp. from June 2008 to December 2016. He also served as the President of MGM Productions Group Inc., as well as Director of both ZorCorp Capital Holdings and Starline Capital Holdings Infrastructure Fund. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Monchhichi PLC (formerly Mercom Capital PLC) until 23 December 2016. Mr. Zorbas also served as a director of Millennial Esports Corp. until 20 October 2016 and Stratton Capital Corp. He is a founding shareholder of Asian Coast Development Ltd.
Paul Brenton, Chief Executive Officer
Paul is based in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia and joined MRS in February 2017, initially as CFO.
Paul is a CPA with 20 years’ experience in accounting, corporate finance and commerce in Australia, UK and USA.
Prior to joining MRS Paul held the position of Chief Financial Officer of a national property development group, and an ASX listed Diversified Mining Contractor with operations in Australia and the USA. Prior to this Paul started his career with PwC (Australia and UK), working across a range of business sectors including clients based in mining, manufacturing and construction.
Nigel Burton (Independent Non-Executive Director)
Dr Nigel Burton has over 25 years’ experience in operational and financial management, debt and equity financing, acquisition and integration of businesses, disposals, IPOs and trade sales.
Following over 14 years as an investment banker at leading City institutions including UBS Warburg and Deutsche Bank, including as the managing director responsible for the energy and utilities industries, Nigel has spent 15 years as CFO of a number of private and public companies, including Navig8 Product Tankers Inc, PetroSaudi Oil Services Limited, Advanced Power AG, and Granby Oil and Gas plc. Nigel is currently CEO of Nu-Oil and Gas plc, which is listed on AIM.
Nigel is a Chartered Electrical Engineer (FIET) and a Past President of the IET. He has a B.Sc. (First Class Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a Ph.D in Acoustic Imaging from University College London.
Tim Jones (Finance Director and Company Secretary)
Timothy Jones was appointed by MRS as the Company Secretary in June 2013. Mr. Jones brings to MRS 40 years of experience in dealing with oil and gas clients as well as natural resource clients.
Timothy Jones trained as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in London and Paris. He then joined a client as Financial Director before founding his own accountancy and consultancy practice in 1990. He has clients in a range of business sectors but his main focus is on natural resources.
His previous public directorships include Bahamas Petroleum Company Plc, Falkland Oil and Gas Limited which he saw through the listing process, and he was also Chairman of AIM listed Xcite Energy Limited. His areas of expertise include the provision of high-level financial advice to growing businesses, merger and acquisition planning and execution and assistance with listing procedures and fundraising.