Board
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Governance

Corporate Governance

The directors of Arkle Resources PLC recognise the importance of sound corporate governance and have adopted the QCA Corporate Governance Code 2018 published by the Quoted Companies Alliance, to the extent they consider it appropriate having regard to the size and resources of the Company. John Teeling, in his capacity as Non-Executive Chairman, with assistance from Chief Executive Officer Patrick Cullen, has assumed responsibility for ensuring that the Company has appropriate corporate governance standards in place and that these requirements are communicated and applied. The Board currently consists of four directors: Non-Executive Chairman; Chief Executive Officer; Financial Director (and Company Secretary); and one Non-Executive Director. The Board considers that appropriate oversight of the Company can be provided by the current Board in the meantime. The size and composition of the board will continue to be reviewed by the Board. The Board has a Chairman, with the CEO being excluded from taking on this role. The principles set out in the QCA Code are contained within the document linked below, with an explanation of how Arkle Resources applies each of the principles.

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Board & Management

Patrick Cullen – Chief Executive Officer

Patrick Cullen is chief executive officer of Connemara Mining and his career in the resources industry spans more than 20 years. During this time he has had experience at various majors including Schlumberger, AngloGold, Placer Dome (now part of Barrick), Anglo American Platinum, and exploration companies such as African Energy Resources (ASX), Montero Mining and Exploration (TSX-V) and Kodal Norway (UK) Ltd. Patrick has leadership and technical experience across a range of commodities and mineralization styles in brownfield and greenfield exploration as well as mining expansion projects. He holds a BSc. from University College Cork (1992), a BSc. (Hons) Geology from the University of Portsmouth (1994) and an MBA from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia (2008).

John Teeling – Non-Executive Chairman

John Teeling is executive chairman of Connemara and has 40 years’ resources experience. Teeling is also involved in a number of other AIM exploration companies and has been a serial entrepreneur in the resource sector having founded African Diamonds and created Pan Andean Resources, Minco, African Gold, Persian Gold and West African Diamonds, all listed on AIM. He is also the founder and a former director of Kenmare Resources, former director of Arcon and holds interests in a number of industrial ventures. Mr. Teeling holds degrees in Economics and Business from University College Dublin, an MBA from Wharton and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Harvard. He lectured for 20 years in business and finance at University College Dublin.

James Finn – Financial Director/Company Secretary

James Finn is finance director of Connemara and has over 20 years’ experience in working with exploration companies. Mr. Finn has extensive experience in the administration of oil and gas and minerals companies. He has been responsible for listing several resource sector companies on AIM in London, including two of the first companies ever listed on AIM, Pan Andean Resources and African Gold. He holds a degree in Management and an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification.

David Cockbill – Non-Executive Director

David Cockbill is an experienced corporate financier and public capital markets executive. Born in Northern Ireland, he studied accountancy at Manchester University before commencing a 35 year career in the City of London at various leading investment banks as a proprietary trader. David has been a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulated person, for the last five years, focusing on opportunities within the micro-cap sector and raising capital for public companies in the natural resources and technology sectors.

Technical Advisor

Gavin Berkenheger – Consultant Geologist

Gavin Berkenheger is Consulting Geologist to Arkle Resources. He is qualified as a Chartered and European Geologist, and has extensive knowledge of Irish and UK mineral deposits. Has spent the last 11 years exploring for gold and base metal resources in Ireland and Scotland, he aided in the development of the Curraghinalt gold deposit in Northern Ireland and is Managing Director of GreenOre Gold Plc. He holds honours degree in Geology and Petroleum Geology from the University of Aberdeen (2006).

Last updated : 22 November 2019