About Pathfinder


Board of Directors

Sir Henry Bellingham MP, non-executive chairman

Sir Henry Bellingham was, between May 2010 and September 2012, Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with ministerial responsibility for Africa, the United Nations, Overseas Territories, economic issues, conflict resolution and climate change. He first entered Parliament in 1983 as the member for North West Norfolk, which seat he held until 1997. He regained the seat in 2001 and continues to hold it today following re-elections in 2005, 2010 and 2015. In opposition, Sir Henry served successively as a Shadow Minister for Small Business and Enterprise, Opposition Whip and Shadow Minister for Legal Services. Sir Henry is the chairman of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, the UK’s leading democracy-building foundation which provides expertise in developing parliaments, political party structures and civil society organisations in emerging democracies – the key institutions that make up a functioning democracy. Prior to entering Parliament, Sir Henry practiced as a barrister. Sir Henry in an independent member of the board of Pathfinder Minerals Plc. Among his key responsibilities are the chairing of the company’s board meetings and providing advice to executive directors on matters including corporate governance and general strategic direction. Sir Henry brings extensive knowledge of Africa, the continent in which the company is seeking to operate.

Nick Trew, chief executive

Nick Trew was a founding shareholder of IM Minerals, which was acquired by Pathfinder Minerals in February 2011. He co-founded International Mercantile Group Limited, a project management business which he has owned and run jointly for the past 13 years. This followed a twenty year career in the energy insurance industry, latterly as a co-founder and director of Heath Oil & Gas, where Mr Trew specialised in the oil and gas sector with a particular expertise in offshore and onshore construction development. As chief executive, Mr Trew is responsible for the day to day management of Pathfinder Minerals Plc’s affairs. Mr Trew manages the company’s staff and contractors both in the UK and overseas, and liaises with the company’s legal and other advisers. Among Mr Trew’s executive responsibilities will be the management of any construction development associated with Pathfinder Minerals Plc’s future projects.

Robert Easby, finance director and company secretary

Robert Easby brings business and financial experience to Pathfinder Minerals having previously been Finance Director at I M Power Developments Limited, a company set up to construct power stations in the former CIS, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Mr Easby was a key member of the Board that prepared the Company to be reversed into I M Power PLC, a company seeking a listing on the AIM market. Mr Easby qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2000 and spent his early career in Audit compliance and as a Company Law specialist within a large regional Chartered Certified Accountancy practice. He has recently been assisting the CFO of a listed pharmaceutical group with their corporate governance and compliance responsibilities relating to financial and taxation reporting requirements.