Mr. Mills has over 30 years of experience in the resource industry. He is the founder and managing director of Plinian Capital, a private equity firm whose principal business is investment in natural resources projects and companies. Mr. Mills formerly held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Lonmin Plc, the world’s number three platinum and platinum group metals producer. Prior to that, Mr. Mills served as President of BHP Billiton’s copper group. Mr. Mills currently holds directorships with Rambler Metals and Mining, a copper-gold producer, as well as Helio Resource Corp. and West African Minerals, exploration companies focused on gold and iron ore projects in Africa. Mr. Mills is a member of the advisory board to the Stanford University School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences.