Alastair Middleton is a mining industry executive with more than 27 years of international experience, in both underground and open pit operations and brings with him technical and financial knowledge. He transitioned to investment banking in 2008 and has since undertaken multiple technical and economic assessments on mining companies and projects, resulting in a substantial amount of funding. He worked for four years as a geologist with Goldfields of South Africa in the early 1990s before joining Datamine International (UK) where he worked for 14 years, joining as a consultant and being promoted to general manager and principal mining consultant. During his tenure, he developed geological models, created mine designs, optimized mining schedules and worked with a client base that included several mining companies. In 2008, he joined Standard Bank as a director and technical advisor where he had overall responsibility of technical approvals for all mining finance deals and worked on transactions involving project finance, corporate finance, off-takes, equipment finance, M&A, financial advisory and business recoveries. Mr Middleton is a director of Metal Tiger, a company quoted on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. He was previously a partner of Furhome.