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 Executi
ve 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.
Trevor Brown (Independent Non-Executive Director)
Trevor Brown has been a strategic investor in real estate and equities for more than 30 years. He is the chief executive officer of Braveheart Investment Group plc and Flying Brands Ltd, and has been a director of Peterhouse Corporate Finance Limited.
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.
Joe Clayton (Chief Executive Officer)
Joe Clayton was appointed Chief Executive Officer of MRS in December 2016 whilst still managing MRS Services (formerly SubZero) in the role of General Manager. Joe led the SubZero Group through a restructure of the business with continuous positive trading in Receivership to the successful sale to MRS.
Joe’s extensive experience includes 40 years in mining – 26 of which involved leading mining operations, project developments and mining services businesses in the coal, copper, iron ore and gold industries throughout Australia, including 8 years in remote communities in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia.
During his career, Joe has held several General Manager, Project Director, CEO and Executive Directorship positions. He has successfully led some of the most challenging mining operations in South East Asia including implementing major mining change management programs at Muswellbrook Coal in Hunter Valley NSW, Lihir Gold in PNG, Boddington and Hedges Goldmines in South West WA, Kanowna Belle Goldmine in WA goldfields as well as Subuku, Senakin and Satui Coalmines in South Kalimantan Indonesia.
Joe is a qualified Mining Engineer, Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and Chartered Professional in Management.
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.