Peter is an experienced corporate financier and has some 30 years experience in corporate finance and venture capital. He became director of corporate finance at Durlacher Limited in 2003, then joined Merchant House Group plc where he later became Chief Executive. He has been active in reconstructing a number of AIM companies which have subsequently acquired or established operating businesses, including natural resources companies such as Igas Energy plc and Weatherly International plc.
Currently, Peter is a director of Kennedy Ventures plc, Armstrong Investments plc and Mithril Capital plc; Armstrong and Kennedy are quoted on AIM and Mithril on the Standard List of the London Stock Exchange
John May is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is the Managing Partner of City & Westminster Corporate Finance LLP, an FCA registered partnership. He is chairman of the Small Business Bureau Limited and The Genesis Initiative Limited, lobbying groups for small business to the UK Parliament. Mr May has been the principal of his own chartered accountancy practice since 1994. From 1977 to 1994, Mr May was a senior partner with what is now Crowe Clark Whitehill, where he served for eight years on the managing board and for nine years as chairman of its Thames Valley offices. In his capacity as UK national marketing partner and head of its property consultancy division, he was a director of its UK and international associations. Mr May was finance director of AIM listed Security Research Group PLC, until December 2005 and Tomco Energy Plc until July 2011 and a non-executive director of AIM listed Petrolatina Energy Plc until March 2012. He is the executive chairman of Red Leopard Holdings plc and also non-executive chairman of Hayward Tyler Group Plc which are both listed on AIM, a non-executive director of London Pacific Partners Inc quoted on the OTC Pink in the USA, and White Mountain Titanium Corp quoted on the OTC QB in the USA. He previously was a non-executive director of Independence Resources Plc which is traded in the USA as ADR's.
Nicholas has more than 25 years of experience in international investment banking and working as a company director. Nicholas was with Dresdner Kleinwort and its antecedent firms from 1988 to 2009, starting at Kleinwort Benson Group plc and rising to Managing Director, Head of Banking, Hedge Fund Solutions Group. Previously as a Managing Director in mergers and acquisitions at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Nicholas advised leading companies from a number of different industries, including the natural resources, financial services, consumer and retail sectors. Nicholas is currently executive chairman of AIM-listed Paternoster Resources plc and non-executive chairman of AIM-listed MX Oil plc, as well as being involved with a number of other companies, both listed and private. Nicholas qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand and has an MA in engineering from St John's College, Cambridge.