BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John Teeling Executive Chairman
John Teeling is executive chairman of Botswana Diamonds. He has 40 years’ resources experience. Teeling is also involved in a number of other AIM exploration companies. He is a serial entrepreneur in the resource sector having founded African Diamonds and created Pan Andean Resources, Minco, African Gold, Persian Gold and West African Diamonds, all listed on AIM. The deal which saw Lucara (part of Lundin Group) takeover African Diamonds in 2010 was worth in the region of $90 million. He is also the founder and a former director of Kenmare Resources, a former director of Arcon and he holds interests in a number of industrial ventures. As chairman of Cooley Distillery he recently oversaw its sale to Jim Beam for $95 million. Teeling holds degrees in Economics and Business from University College Dublin, an MBA from Wharton and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Harvard. He lectured for 20 years in business and finance at University College Dublin.
James Campbell Managing Director
James Campbell is Managing Director of Botswana Diamonds plc. He has spent over 30-years in the diamond industry in a variety of roles. Previous roles include Chief Executive Office and President of Rockwell Diamonds Inc, Non-Executive Director of Stellar Diamonds plc, Vice President – New Business for Lucara Diamond Corp, Managing Director of African Diamonds plc and Executive Deputy Chairman of West African Diamonds plc. Prior to that James spent over twenty years at De Beers, with notable appointments including General Manager for Advanced Exploration and Resource Delivery and Nicky Oppenheimer’s Personal Assistant. James holds a degree in Mining and Exploration Geology from the Royal School of Mines (Imperial College, London University) and an MBA with distinction from Durham University. James is a Fellow of the Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Materials, South African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy and Institute of Directors of South Africa. He is also a Chartered Engineer (UK), Chartered Scientist (UK) and a Professional Natural Scientist (RSA). As part of his social commitment to South Africa, James is Chairman of the Joburg Ballet, Chairman of the South African Ballet Theatre Trust and Acting Chairman of Common Purpose SA.
James Finn Finance Director
James Finn is finance director of Botswana Diamonds. He has over 20 years’ experience in working with exploration companies. Finn has extensive experience in the administration of oil and gas and minerals companies. He has been responsible for listing several resource sector companies on AIM in London, including two of the first companies ever listed on AIM, Pan Andean Resources and African Gold. Finn was previously finance director of African Diamonds and West African Diamonds. He holds a degree in Management and an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification.
David Horgan Director
David Horgan is a director at Botswana Diamonds. He has extensive African experience. Horgan has over 20 years’ experience in oil and gas and resources projects in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East through a number of AIM listed companies including Clontarf Energy, Petrel Resources and Pan Andean Resources. He previously worked at Kenmare where he raised finance, captured the premium graphite worldwide market and evaluated investment opportunities. Prior to that he worked with Boston Consulting Group internationally for seven years. He holds a first class law degree from Cambridge and an MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School. Horgan speaks several languages including Portuguese, Spanish and German.
Robert Bouquet Director
Robert Bouquet is a director at Botswana Diamonds. He has 20 years’ experience in the diamond industry, 14 of which he spent with De Beers and Rio Tinto Diamonds in a variety of strategic and commercial roles. On the commercial side Bouquet has worked in strategic roles as well as a sales manager for Rio Tinto and as a rough diamond buyer for De Beers in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea. He has wide experience in diamond producing countries, particularly in Africa, as well as in all diamond cutting centres. He has a degree in Management and French from the University of Leeds.
Anne McFarland Non- Executive Director
Anne McFarland has extensive experience in resources in Russia. She is an experienced financial director having worked abroad extensively, particularly in Europe and Russia. She worked in finance, commodity trading and manufacturing with Glencore, BP and Russian conglomerates. She is fluent in Russian and has considerable experience in acquisitions and restructuring. She qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in London, holds a BA from Trinity College Dublin and recently completed the Diploma in Corporate Governance from University College Dublin.