Ms. Havers is a highly experienced litigation/dispute resolution lawyer having spent 30 years within international law firms working with clients operating in a variety of African jurisdictions and industry sectors. During her legal career, Ms. Havers has been both a partner and managing director of different law firms. She currently serves as compliance officer of the London office of a US law firm, provides ad hoc compliance and legal services to various clients and is a qualified CEDR Mediator (over 15 years' experience).
Mr Groves has significant experience in operations management in Southern and Central Africa and is a director of a number of private companies, including companies in Zambia and Zimbabwe. Mr Groves also has experience of introducing several African focussed companies to AIM together with Mr Edmonds. Mr Groves' current directorships include Sable Mining Africa Limited, African Potash Limited and Africa Oilfield Logistics Limited. He was born in Harare, Zimbabwe and educated in Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Mr Cassiano-Silva has over 13 years of financial experience and a wealth of operational expertise gained in Mozambique, South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo with AIM quoted Paragon Resources PLC, where he held senior positions as Group Controller and Compliance Officer and Chief Financial Officer. During this time he played a pivotal role in implementing Paragonâ€™s business plan both within the administrative and finance functions as well as operational matters. Prior to joining Paragon, Mr Cassiano-Silva worked with Deloitte LLP as a Senior Audit Manager until 2009 and is a chartered accountant.
Mr Naude joined Agriterra from Tongaat Hulett, a leading Southern African focussed agricultural and agri-processing business, where he led the Mozambican operations as Agricultural Manager. During his six year tenure, Mr Naude transformed the operations under his care, which included 10,000ha of irrigated land producing annual yields of up to 600,000 tonnes of cane, maximising efficiencies and implementing policies and procedures to enable further expansion. During his career, Mr Naude has also spent time on agricultural projects in Mauritius, Brazil, Tanzania and Malawi and is fluent in English and Afrikaans and proficient in Portuguese and Sena.