Senior Advisors


Senior Advisor

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.

Gerard Holden

Senior Advisor

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.

Sir Richard Shirreff OBE

Senior Advisor

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.

Emma Priestley (BEng, CEng, CRICS) 

Senior Mining Advisor

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.