Paul David Heber
Non-Executive Director (retiring at AGM in September)
Mr Heber was formerly an investment manager and stockbroker with over 25 years’ experience in global equity markets, Paul managed over £120m for an international but predominantly Southern African clientele at bespoke boutique Savoy, SG Hambro's, Nat West and W.I.Carr, registered in both London and Johannesburg. Mr Heber is General Manager and KI Africa for EW, and is retiring from The Ortac Board in September to focus on these business activities.
Chief Executive Officer
Vassilios Carellas is a geologist by profession with extensive experience gained in the mining and exploration industry in Central Asia. Prior to joining Ortac Resources (UK), Vassilios held the post of Managing Director of Kryso Resources plc, an AIM listed company that he co-founded and listed in 2004. Before founding Kryso, Vassilios worked for two Canadian listed companies operating producing mines in various positions ranging from Mine Geologist through to Chief Geologist and General Manager.
Brian McMasterNon-Executive Director
Mr. McMaster has almost 20 years’ experience in the area of corporate reconstruction and turnaround and performance improvement and 20 years in the mining and exploration industry. Mr. McMaster’s recent experience includes founding Harvest Minerals and Jangada Mines, AIM listed companies with Potash and PGM projects in Brazil respectively, as well as numerous reorganisations and the recapitalisation and listing of 12 Australian companies. Mr. McMaster’s career to date includes significant working periods in the United States, South America, Asia, India and UK. Mr. McMaster was a founding director in venture capital and advisory firm, Garrison Capital Pty Ltd, and is also currently a director of a number of ASX and AIM listed companies.