John Fletcher CBE,
Non-Executive Chairman, Member of the Audit Committee
Mr Fletcher served as an Executive and main Board Director of the Trafalgar Group ("Trafalgar") for more than 20 years, which at the time was one of the UK's largest industrial groups. Following the acquisition of Trafalgar by Kvaerner ASA ("Kvaerner"), he became Chairman and President of Kvaerner's engineering and construction worldwide operations.
In 1996, he was awarded the title of CBE (Commander of the British Empire) for his contribution to British industry. He was a member of the international advisory team to the Beijing Mayor in 1998 and has recently resigned his position as Executive Vice Chairman of the Construction Supervision Committee for the National Stadium for the Beijing 2008 Olympics.
Mr Fletcher is based in Hong Kong and is a significant shareholder in Somerley Group Limited ("Somerley"), a corporate advisory firm which has been operating for more than 20 years. Somerley advises both Chinese and international groups from its Hong Kong and Beijing offices on access to capital via the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and via foreign direct investment. Mr Fletcher continues to maintain his well-established industry, government and financial connections in London.
Mr Fletcher was appointed Chairman of Leyshon Resources on 7 April 2006.
Paul C Atherley,
Managing Director Qualifications - BSc (Hons), MappSC, MBA
Mr Atherley graduated in mining engineering from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College in 1982 and has over 25 years industry operating experience. He was an Executive Director of the Investment Bank arm of HSBC Australia where he undertook a range of advisory roles in the resources sector. Mr Atherley has been based in Beijing since 2005. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the China Britain Business Council and the European Union Energy Working Group in Beijing.
Mr Atherley was appointed a Director of Leyshon Resources on 4 May 2004.
Non-Executive Director - BSC (Hon) M.Eng.Sc
Mr Seville is a mining geologist with 25 years exploration and mine development experience gained in gold, base metals and coal projects in Australia and Africa.
Mr Seville was appointed a Director of Leyshon Resources on 1 February 2007.
Andrew Berry III,
Non-Executive Director - BSC, MBA, Chairman of the Audit Committ
Mr Berry has over 35 years experience in financing projects mainly with Chase Manhattan Bank in the far east and Australia. During this period Mr Berry played an integral role in the completion of over US$25 billion in transactions for power generation, mining and petroleum companies in Australia and throughout the international arena.
Mr Berry is a graduate from the University of Arizona in the United States where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree. After graduation in 1963, Mr. Berry worked in Washington D.C. for the Agency for International Development until 1968 when he joined the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York.
Mr Berry was appointed a Director of Leyshon Resources on 10 October 2008.