Amjad Rihan is a credible and trusted name in the field of fighting financial crime, specifically within the Precious Metals trade. His strategic advice and analysis is regularly sought by authorities, the private sector, intergovernmental organisations, reputable international development agencies and NGOs. He assists major media outlets in complex matters related to financial crime, such as money laundering in the Precious Metals trade.
Mr. Rihan has spent more than 18 years working in North America, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, gaining unique exposure to best global practices and providing strategic services to leading multinationals. These include North American, European and the Middle Eastern Fortune 500 companies such as Shell, Scotiabank, Mercedes-Benz and World Bank.
Mr. John Gerard Holden has been an Advisor of Rockbury Services Inc/ (Private) since January 1, 2008. Mr. Holden served as the Managing Director and Global Head of Mining & Metals at Barclays Capital from January 1, 1999 to May 31, 2006 Mr.Holden has more than 20 years’ experience in finance, 15 of which he was financing projects in the commodities sector. His experience ranges from acquisition, corporate and project financing to bond issues and advisory assignments.
Mr. Holden served as the Non Executive Chairman of GCM Resources Plc (formerly Asia Energy Plc) since May 9, 2006 until June 26, 2013. He served as Executive Chairman of Brinkley Mining Plc, from January 22, 2007 to May 2007. He served as a Joint Executive Chairman of Lonrho Plc from June 1, 2006 to March 31, 2007.
He served as the Non-Executive Chairman of Brinkley Mining Plc at Lonrho Plc from May 26, 2006 to January 22, 2007 and its Director from May 26, 2006 to May 2008. He has been a Director of GCM Resources Plc, since May 9, 2006. He served as an Independent Director of Open Joint Stock Company “Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel” from December 2008 to June 2009 and Independent Non-Executive Director since June 2010.
He served as a Director of Lonrho Plc since May 26, 2006. He is a regular speaker at industry events. Mr. Holden holds a B.Sc (Eng) with Honours from University College London.
He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. He holds B.Sc (Eng) with Honours from University College, London in 4 major disciplines: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and General Science in 1984.
Sir Richard Shirreff was NATO’s Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe between 2011 and 2014. As a member of NATO’s strategic command group and deputy to NATO’s US strategic commander, he was responsible for close engagement with a wide range of stakeholders: allied and coalition nations, international and humanitarian organisations, NGOs and theatre commanders in the implementation of strategy. Under the Berlin Plus Agreement between NATO and the EU he was also the Operation Commander of the EU Operation in Bosnia-Herzegovina for which he redesigned the strategy, reporting to the EU Policy Security Committee and EU Foreign Ministers.
A professional soldier for 37 years, he previously commanded the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps between 2007 and 2011. Prior to that, Sir Richard commanded operations in Iraq, Kosovo, the First Gulf War and Northern Ireland. He also has extensive senior staff experience at Army HQ and in the Ministry of Defence. He graduated in Modern History from Oxford University in 1977 and is a Member of the Royal College of Defence Studies. He was knighted in the 2010 UK New Year’s Honours.
Emma has a background in mining and financial services having worked with mining companies and consultants, IMC Mackay & Schnellmann, investment bank CSFB, advisers VSA Resources, Ambrian Partners, where she worked as corporate broker and adviser, and most recently as an executive director of Lonrho Plc until its successful takeover.
Emma is a graduate of Camborne School of Mines, is a chartered Mining Engineer and Chartered Mineral Surveyor.