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The Board

Nick Parker, Chairman of Tungsten Corporation plc

Nick has more than 30 years of corporate finance advisory experience. As a partner at PwC, he led the Project Finance and Privatisation group, focusing on public sector strategy. He currently serves as a non-executive director of The Wastepack Group Limited, Cuvva Limited, Chimney Group AB and LIVR Limited.

Nick was part time head of Performance & Innovation at the Scottish Executive from 2004-2007, which delivered aspects of public service reform and efficiency. He was a trustee of The College of Optometrists from 2002-2009 and Project Scotland from 2005-2007, and was trustee and treasurer of the European Academy of Optometry and Optics from 2009-2012.

Peter Kiernan, Non-Executive Director

Peter has over 30 years’ experience in professional services including 28 years in investment banking. He is currently a non-executive director of London First, Listrac Holdings Limited and a member of the Advisory Board of OMERS Private Equity Europe. Previously, Peter was a Managing Director at both Lazard (where he was Head of UK Investment Banking between 2004 and 2006) and Goldman Sachs.

He started his investment banking career at SG Warburg & Co Ltd. where he was a Director and he became a Managing Director of UBS Warburg. Peter qualified as a Chartered Accountant (FCA) with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. and read Natural Sciences (Chemistry) at Downing College, Cambridge.

Richard Hurwitz, Chief Executive Officer

Richard Hurwitz’s proven track-record of building and successfully exiting high growth companies spans 30 years and displays his strong acumen in general management and capital raising with financial services and technology companies in Europe and abroad.

As Chief Executive of Pictometry International from 2010-2013, Rick led the strategic transformation of this category-defining company in the changing geospatial industry. Earlier, Richard was as a Partner at Aegis Investment Partners, private investment firm which focuses on buying and turning distressed assets, a Managing Partner with Bancorp Services, where he led the firm’s subsidiary broker-dealer, and Chief Executive of Bridge Information Systems’ European operations where he also ran all non-US institutional equity and derivatives trading.

Richard has demonstrated his commitment to boardroom excellence by completing the National Association of Corporate Director’s comprehensive program of study for corporate directors to become a Board Leadership Fellow. Because of his broad investing and operating experience, Rick serves as a Director on the boards of Manning & Napier, Inc (NYSE: MN) and Symbility Solutions (TSX.V: SY).

David Benello, Independent Non-Executive Director

David is a Non-Executive Director of Telekom Malaysia Berhad. In addition David serves as the Chairman of V-Nova Limited and of King's College London Mathematics School. He is also a board member of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. As a Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company, he led the firm's UK Industrial and High Tech/Telecom sectors and the European Strategy Practice. During his thirty years with McKinsey he served European, North American and Asian clients in telecom, high tech, insurance, and various industrial sectors.

Ian Wheeler, Independent Non-Executive Director

Ian has over 25 years' industry experience including 12 years at Amadeus, the leading transaction processor and network for the global travel industry, where he was most recently Group Vice President of Marketing and Distribution. He is currently Non-Executive Board Director of a number of travel technology firms and an Industry Advisor to Vitruvian Partners, the independent private equity firm that specialises in middle-market buyouts, growth buyouts and growth capital investment.

David Williams, Chief Financial Officer

David has 16 years of financial experience working in professional practice and consultancy with public and private companies. After training as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen, David spent five years in the Corporate Finance division of Ernst & Young, followed by five years at FTI Consulting, advising both the public and private sector. He subsequently left to assume a variety of senior management roles. David has strong financial control and reporting disciplines and is a Fellow of the ICAEW.