Emmerson is led by a highly-qualified team with extensive sector and regional experience.


A former investment banker with 15 years’ experience in the management and financing of small companies. Currently a Non-Executive Director of AIM listed companies Fishing Republic Plc and FastForward Innovations Ltd. He has previously served as a Director of AIM listed Stellar Resources Plc and Noricum Gold Ltd. He is part of the corporate finance team at Optiva Securities Limited, the Company’s corporate Broker.

An experienced mining executive with ~15 years’ experience in mining, private equity and investment banking. Most recently he was Head of Corporate and Technical Services (Geology, Mining and Processing) at ASX listed potash developer Highfield Resources. Prior to this, Hayden was Head of Corporate for ASX listed Papillon Resources which was sold to B2Gold in 2014 for $650 million. Hayden studied engineering, commerce and geology.

Led Moroccan Salts Limited since its inception in 2013. Rob has 18 years’ commercial experience in mining including five years with Xstrata in various strategy roles, and as MD and CEO of ASX listed Manhattan Corporation Limited and Haranga Resources Limited. He is a Director and founding partner of Starboard Global, a natural resource PE group based in Hong Kong and holds a PhD in mineral engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

An internationally experienced financial and commercial executive with thirty years’ experience in the financing and development of mining projects. He has worked with a number of multinational companies and across multiple jurisdictions including Africa, Europe, Australia and the Americas. Most recently he served as MD and CEO of Papillon Resources Limited that was sold in 2014 for nearly US$600 million.


A qualified accountant with ~10 years’ experience in mining and investment banking. Most recently, he was Manager of Corporate Strategy of ASX listed potash developer Highfield Resources.

A Moroccan national with a Masters of Business Administration and nearly 10 years’ experience in the mining sector including with Moroccan based tin developer Kasbah Resources. .

A geologist and Moroccan national with over 15 years’ experience in a variety of commodities including potash. Previously worked for ASX listed Kasbah Resources as well as a number of Moroccan mining entities including Managem.

A geologist with 20 years’ experience in industrial minerals, primarily evaporite minerals. Formerly project geologist for worldwide exploration with Rio Tinto PLC. Extensive experience in Khemisset Basin and other Triassic – Liassic salt basins of Morocco.

Mr Hamdioui, a Moroccan national, with more than 16 year professional experience. He is the co-founder of MSL Minerals Limited, and has been involved with the Khemisset Project since 2014 focussing on national stakeholder engagement and management.