Stratex International chairman Christopher Hall to retire
Mr. Hall has over 40 years of wide ranging experience in the mining sector.
Mr. Hall was a mining analyst with stockbroker Messel & Co, in the investment and mining divisions of Anglo American associate Charter Consolidated.
He helped to establish European Mining Finance (EMF), an international mining finance and investment company and served as the company's CEO from 1991-97.
After leaving EMF Mr. Hall worked as a consultant, spending three years managing the UK office of international mining consultants Behre Dolbear, before joining Grant Thornton LLP in 2005 as their in-house mining adviser.
Mr. Hall has been a director of numerous private and listed companies and has been on the Stratex Board since 2008; initially as Non-Executive Director and then as Non-Executive Director from January 2011.
After graduating in geology, Mr. Hall worked in exploration and as a mine geologist with Consolidated Goldfields in Australia, before returning to the UK to take an M.Sc. in Mining and Exploration Geology.
Mr. Hall will be replaced as Chairman by Peter Addison, the Company's Independent Non-Executive Director.
Mr. Addison qualified as a solicitor in 1966 and practiced in the City of London, originally with Linklaters & Paines and subsequently with Norton Rose, specialising in company and commercial law.
In 1982, Mr. Addison became a director of English Trust, a corporate advisory bank, and for some twenty years was involved in providing corporate finance advice to a wide range of public companies in the UK and Ireland on all aspects of their businesses.
Mr. Addison is currently non-executive chairman of SiRViS IT plc, a UK company. ■