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Board of Directors

  • 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

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  • Paul David Heber

    Non-Executive Director

    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.

    Alongside his duties at Ortac, Paul is also a non-executive director of Aim quoted Shanta Gold PLC.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Senior Management

  • Owen Mihalop

    Technical Consultant

    Mr. Mihalop has over 15 years broad based experience in the mining industry both in Europe and internationally.

    He has developed particular expertise in the implementation and management of Feasibility Studies and his past positions also include geologist and engineer at Navan Resources Plc, engineer for Homestake Mining Corporation and Technical Director of Mining at Wardell Armstrong International.

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  • Hugo Green

    In-Country Advisor

    Hugo Green is based full-time in Slovakia and has extensive experience working in Central Europe, having spent more than 15 years living in the region working with major financial and accounting firms.

    Prior to joining Ortac, Hugo held various senior management positions in the Central European practices of Deloitte where he led their Business Recovery Services division, and also at PricewaterhouseCoopers. In addition to acting as an independent financial specialist, providing privatisation, turnaround, financial restructuring services and transaction support to a wide range of publically and privately owned companies.

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Remuneration Committee

The Remuneration Committee is responsible for making recommendations to the Board, on the remuneration of the Directors and senior executives’. It comprises of Mr Balme as Chairman and Mr Heber as a member.

Nomination Committee

The Directors do not consider that, given the size of the Board, it is appropriate to have a Nomination Committee. The appropriateness of such a committee will however, be kept under regular review by the Board.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is comprised of Mr Balme as Chairman and Mr Heber as a member.