Directors & Senior Management

Patrick Meier

Non-Executive Chairman
Patrick Meier was appointed as Non-Executive Director in April 2015 and became Non-Executive Chairman on 10 May 2017. He has over thirty years of experience in investment banking with specialist knowledge of the mining sector. Patrick has an MA (Hons) in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.
Most recently he headed up the investment banking activities for RBC Capital Markets in Europe and Asia and drove a major expansion of RBC’s European presence. Prior to this role, he headed up RBC’s activities in the metals and mining sector in Europe, Africa and Asia for many years, and continues to enjoy strong relationships within the sector. He also served as a Director on the Board of RBC’s main operating subsidiary in Europe.
Julian Treger

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Julian Treger joined Anglo Pacific as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director on 21 October 2013.
Julian has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Harvard University. He began his career working for Lord Rothschild as an in-house corporate financier, managing a portfolio of public and private equity investments before co-founding Active Value Advisors Ltd. to invest in undervalued, predominantly UK-listed companies, where he advised on more than US$900.0m of funds over a 12-year period. Most recently, he has served as one of the principals of Audley Capital Advisors LLP, an investment advisory firm, which he co-founded in 2005, managing value-orientated, special situations investment strategies through hedge fund and co-investment vehicles, with a principal focus on the natural resources sector. Julian also holds an external Non-Executive directorship with Mantos Copper S.A.
Mike Blyth

Non-Executive Director
Mike Blyth was appointed Director in March 2013 and acted as Non-Executive Chairman from 1 April 2014 to 10 May 2017. He has a BSc from St Andrews University and is a Chartered Accountant. He was, until his retirement in 2011, a partner for 30 years in RSM (previously Baker Tilly), specialising in providing audit and related services to AIM and full list clients. During his career he held a number of senior management positions with the firm, including a period on its National Executive Committee. In addition to his chairmanship of Anglo Pacific, Mike is a board member of Wheatley Housing Group and director of Haldane Property Company Ltd and Glasgow & Suburban Property Company Ltd. He also acts as trustee for a number of small charities.
Robert Stan

Non-Executive Director
Robert Stan was appointed Non-Executive Director in February 2014. He has a B.Comm from the University of Saskatchewan and has over 40 years experience in mining and resource development. Robert held several senior positions with Fording Coal Limited, Westar Mining Ltd. and TECK Corporation before becoming a founding shareholder and director of publicly quoted Grande Cache Coal Corporation (“GCC”), an Alberta-based metallurgical coal mining company. At GCC, he served as President, CEO and Director from 2001 to 2012 and in 2012 negotiated the sale of the company to an Asian-backed strategic investor consortium (Winsway Coking Coal and Marubeni Corp) for US$1.0bn. Robert served two terms as Chairman of the Coal Association of Canada Board of Directors, was a board member of the International Energy Agency’s Coal Industry Advisory Board and represented the mining industry on the Alberta Economic Development Agency. He currently serves on the board of several private companies, including Quantex Resources Ltd, Lighthouse Resources Inc., CanWhite Sands Corp. and Spruce Bluff Resources Ltd, and formerly served on the board of publicly-listed Whetstone Minerals Ltd.
Vanessa Dennett

Non-Executive Director
Vanessa Dennett was appointed Non- Executive Director in November 2018. She has over twenty eight years’ experience as an international lawyer, most recently as Senior Legal Counsel at Anglo American plc where Vanessa specialised in acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures in multiple commodities and jurisdictions as well as leading teams of lawyers based in the mining operations in various different jurisdictions. Prior to that she was a Consultant in London at international law firm Hogan Lovells (then Lovells) and a Partner in Johannesburg at Webber Wentzel, a leading South African law firm with a long history of acting for mining clients. Vanessa has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of KwaZulu – Natal, South Africa (then University of Natal) and a Master of Laws from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. She is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (non-practising) and as an attorney, notary and conveyancer (also non- practising) in South Africa.
Graeme Dacomb

Non-Executive Director
Graeme Dacomb was appointed Non-Executive Director in November 2019. He has a B. Comm (Hons) from the University of Cape Town and is a Chartered Accountant. He was, until his retirement in 2017, a partner for 26 years in Ernst & Young LLP, where, for his last twelve years was a lead partner in the extractive industry, responsible for coordinating the provision of services to multinational mining and oil & gas clients across a broad range of countries including emerging markets. In addition to audit services, he provided advice for his clients on corporate governance structures, risk management and acquisitions & disposals. Graeme is a non-executive director of Ferrexpo plc where he is chairman of the Audit Committee. He is also a trustee of the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust. From 2011 to 2018, Graeme was a member of the Financial Reporting Review Panel.
Jim Rutherford

Non-Executive Director
Jim Rutherford was appointed Non-Executive Director in November 2019. He has over 25 years’ experience in investment banking and investment management. Jim is an independent non-executive director of Anglo American Plc, GT Gold Corp. and Tantallon India Fund. Until September 2018, he served as Chairman of Dalradian Resources Inc. Between 1997 and 2013, he was a senior vice president of Capital International Investors, a division of Capital Group, and had responsibility for investments in the mining and metals industry. Prior to joining Capital Group, Jim was an investment analyst covering the South American mining and metals industry for HSBC James Capel in New York. He also held analyst roles with Credit Lyonnais, covering diversified industrial companies, and CRU International, covering the copper industry.
Kevin Flynn

Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
Kevin joined Anglo Pacific as Chief Financial Officer in January 2012, he is the Company Secretary and was appointed Executive Director in December 2019. He sits on the Executive Committee. Kevin is a Chartered Accountant with over 18 years of experience of corporate finance both in practice and in the London listed market, most recently in senior roles within FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 real estate businesses. In his time and Anglo Pacific he has originated and negotiated all of the Group’s borrowing facilities and played a leading role in raising equity. He is involved in all investment decisions, specifically in relation to structuring and tax. He also acts as Company Secretary and advises the Board on regulatory and governance matters.