Who We Are

Andrew Suckling, Non-Executive Chairman

Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in the commodity industry. He began in 1994 as a trader on the London Metal Exchange for Metallgesellschaft (MG). In that role, Andrew established a trading presence in China for MG setting up a representative office in Shanghai in 1997. Andrew then became a founding partner, research analyst and trader with the mulit billion fund manager Ospraie Management, LLC and its predecessor fund, Tudor Investment Corporation. In addition to his role as Executive Chairman at Cadence he  is the founding principal and portfolio manager for Verulam, a discretionary commodity fund. Mr. Suckling is a graduate of Brasenose College, Oxford University earning a BA (Hons) in Modern History in 1993 and an MA in Modern History in 2000.

Kiran Morzaria, Director & Chief Executive Officer

Kiran holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial Geology) from the Camborne School of Mines and an MBA (Finance) from CASS Business School. He has over 21 years’ experience in the mineral resource industry working in both operational and management roles. Kiran spent the first four years of his career in exploration, mining and civil engineering. He then obtained his MBA and became the Finance Director of Vatukoula Gold Mines and was part of the team that acquired and re-commissioned operations, which was eventually aquired by Zhongrun Invesments in 2012. He has served as a director of a number of public companies in both an executive and non-executive capacity, he is a non-executive director of European Metals Holdings and the Finance Director of UK Oil and Gas Investments Plc.

Donald Strang, Finance Director & Company Secretary

Donald is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants and has been in business over 20 years, holding senior financial and management positions in both publicly listed and private enterprises in Australia, Europe and Africa. Mr Strang has considerable corporate and international expertise and over the past decade has focussed on mining and exploration activities. He is a executive director of Gunsynd plc and a non-executive director of  Solo Oil plc, AfriAg Global plc , Doriemus plc and Primorus Investments plc

Adrian Fairbourn, Non-Executive Director

Adrian began his career as an investment analyst before moving to build and manage the highly successful alternative fund-of-funds operation at the Bank of Bermuda. Adrian has co-managed a multi-family office in London, responsible for hedge fund investments, direct investments and also asset-raising for co-investment opportunities. He has successfully assisted in over $US1 billion of structuring, capital and fundraising projects for several private companies and alternative funds.  Adrian spent two years in Shanghai working on a number of company specific situations and helping lift out the Chinese Private Equity team from Temasek, the Singapore Government Sovereign Wealth Fund, into their own entity from where they raised $950 million for their first fund.