Board of Directors & Senior Management - London

  • John Bryant
    Non-executive Chairman

    John Bryant is the Senior Independent Director of AIM listed IGas plc and a Non-executive Director of China Africa Resources. He was previously Chairman of Gas Turbine Efficiency plc, KP Renewables plc and a board member of Attiki (Athens) Gas Company.

    He also served as President of Cinergy Global Resources Corp, responsible for all international business and global renewable power operations of this US-based electricity and gas utility provider.

    John Bryant holds an MSc from Reading University and a BA from Nottingham University, and is a member of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

  • Craig Thomas
    Chief-executive Officer

    Craig Thomas is an Australian mining engineer with over 25 years of experience, including key leadership roles up to General Manager level in the development and operation of mines in Africa, Papua New Guinea and Australia, with companies including Lihir Gold, IamGold, Placer Dome, Western Metals and Mt Isa Mines.  Prior to taking the position of Chief Executive Officer he held the positions of Chief Operating Officer for Weatherly based in Namibia and Managing Director of the Namibian subsidiaries for 5 years.

  • Edwin Bennett
    Non-executive Director

    Mr Bennett has been an Investment Associate with Orion Resource Partners. Prior to joining Orion Resource Partners in 2014, Mr. Bennett worked as an Investment Analyst at Composite Capital, a boutique asset management and financial advisory firm with a focus on natural resource investments in Emerging Markets, where he focused on the valuation of iron, coal, base metal, fertilizer, industrial mineral, and cement projects in Mongolia. Mr. Bennett earned his B.A. in Economics from Princeton University.

  • Alan Stephens
    Senior Independent Non-executive Director

    Alan Stephens joined Weatherly in July 2008 and has 38 years of experience in the mining industry.  Alan Stephens is currently President, CEO and Director of Coro Mining Corp, a TSX quoted, Latin American focused, copper development company with an advanced copper-gold project in Argentina and several earlier stage projects in Chile.  Alan has experience across Africa, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

  • Krzysztof Szymczak
    Non-executive Director

    Krzysztof Szymczak holds an Honours degree in Engineering from Wits University and is a founding member of Logiman. He has managed multidiscipline process plant projects for various mining houses such as Anglo American Platinum, Lonmin, Paladin Energy, Goldfields, and Sudor Coal amongst others.


    He is currently Managing Director and a shareholder of Logiman.

  • Rod Webster

    Rod Webster is a graduate mining engineer from the University of Sydney. He has over 40years experience in the resources industry, including 20 years in managing director or chief executive officer positions. 

    Prior to founding Weatherly, he was with First Quantum Minerals (CEO Kansanshi Mining), Western Metals (CEO & founder), Homestake Gold of Australia and BHP Minerals.

    Rod Webster is a Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has been a member of the Executive Committees of both the Australian Minerals Council and the International Zinc Association, and a non-executive director of numerous companies.

  • Kevin Ellis
    Company Secretary & Chief Financial Officer

    Kevin Ellis is Weatherly’s Chief Financial Officer based in our London Head Office. He is an English Chartered Accountant and also has a first class degree from London University.

    Kevin Ellis has lengthy experience in Senior Financial Positions across a number of industries including Mining, Consumer Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals and Public Practise. He worked in Namibia for 5 years including a year as Financial Controller of Weatherly’s Namibia Operations, giving him a strong understanding of both Namibian and UK financial and tax regulations.