Mr. Cunningham is a Mining Engineer, and Private Equity and Corporate Financier with 26 years of experience. He was previously the Managing Director of Auroch Minerals NL, an ASX-listed gold exploration Company in Mozambique. In addition, he held the position of Executive Director, Corporate Finance for Basil Read (a listed construction Company on the JSE) where he was responsible for global acquisition activity, in conjunction with capital raisings and investor relations. He simultaneously held the position of CEO of TWP Investments, the Private Equity arm of TWP Holdings (now Worley Parsons), a mining, processing and energy consulting Company with investments in Africa. Mr Cunningham ran and owned his own mining advisory and stock broking firm, Micofin Corporate Services and Rice Rinaldi, providing advisory, capital raising and research to African-based mining and financial institutions. During this period he was a Director of a listed gold and tanzanite operation on the JSE, part funded a new diamond cut, and polishing technology, formed a platinum chain manufacturing operation, Silplats, in Cape Town. He was closely involved in the debate surrounding the beneficiation of resources in South Africa.