Board

The Board & Management of Ortac comprise of experienced natural resources professionals with a proven track record in taking exploration stage projects up the value curve into either producing mines or projects that release value for shareholders through a liquidity event.

Anthony Balme

Anthony Balme

Executive Chairman
Anthony Balme is Chairman of Carter Capital Ltd and AMC Ltd, both private UK investment companies, and Forum Uranium Corp, a TSX quoted exploration company. He has extensive European and North American finance experience linked to the resource sector.

Paul David Heber

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.

Nick von Schirnding

Nick von Schirnding

Non-Executive Director
Nick von Schirnding has over 25 years' experience in the mining sector across a number of geographies. Nick was CEO of Asia Resource Minerals plc, a FTSE listed mining company. Prior to this Nick was a senior executive with Anglo American plc and De Beers.

Vassilios Carellas

Vassilios Carellas

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 McMaster

Brian McMaster

Non-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.