Richard J. Linnell
Richard J. Linnell "has been active in the resources and metals fields for over forty years and has significant global experience in the development and marketing of resources and commodities. He was the originator of the Bakubang Initiative, a Forum designed to revive the South African Mining Industry and which led to the establishment of the New Africa Mining Fund, of which he is Chairman of Trustees. He is Executive Chairman of Falklands Gold & Minerals Ltd, and holds a number of other Directorships." 
"Mr. Richard Linnell, a geologist, has over 35 years experience in the resource industry in Africa principally with companies that now form part of BHP Billiton where his last two roles were Regional Director, African Exploration and Development with Billiton and General Manager, Manganese within Samancor. After retiring from full time employment with the BHP Billiton Group he was appointed as a non-executive Director of BHP Billiton (SA) Ltd., until he retired in August 2004. Mr. Linnell is a director of a number of listed junior resource companies."