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Simon Hunt Executive Chairman

Simon has over 25 years’ experience in private equity and corporate finance. Following an MA from Oxford University, he trained as a corporate lawyer with Macfarlanes and Gouldens, before moving into private equity with Gartmore Investment Management Limited, focusing mainly on investments in the US (Silicon Valley). He later added public company operational and investment banking experience including M&A. Simon has worked with companies at all stages of their development both in the UK and the US. He has held numerous public company board positions including CEO of Stordata Solutions plc; Executive Chairman of IPSO Ventures plc; and Non Executive Director AFC Energy plc. Simon is currently Non Executive Chairman of Strathdon Investments Limited (previously plc and listed on AIM) and Executive Chairman of AIM listed Hunter Resources plc.

Dan Cassiano-Silva Non-Executive Director

Dan Cassiano-Silva joined Noventa in January 2010 from Deloitte LLP in the United Kigndom, where he held the position of Senior Audit Manager. He held the position of CFO from 1 January 2010 and was based in Mozambique until the end of his initial contract. He has an in depth knowledge of the Group’s operations. He is a Chartered Accountant and bilingual in English and Portuguese.

Declan Sheeran Non Executive Director

Declan graduated in Geology from Trinity College Dublin and obtained an MSc in Mineral Exploration from Rhodes University in South Africa. After working in Ireland for Anglo United for three years, he moved to Africa where he worked for Falconbridge, Goldfields and Lonrho. In 1991 he set up a consulting company Geoser Limitada based in Mozambique and serving clients there, in neighbouring countries and beyond. Over the years, clients have included Pangea Goldfields, Barrick, African Eagle, Rovuma Resources and Pan African Resources. He has consulted for Noventa for the past year. He is a member of the Geological Society of South Africa and the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He speaks English and Portuguese. Declan is currently a director of Geoser Limited and Geoser Limitada.

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