The VI Mining team comprises seasoned professionals from finance, legal and industry sectors.

David Sumner - Non-Executive Chairman

David is a long-term investor, and is based in the UAE. He has over 20 years of experience in developing successful global business platforms focusing on the healthcare, security & defence and mining sectors with a specific interest in UK capital markets.

He has been instrumental in seeding, developing and managing the growth of many of the SGH Global operating businesses and oversaw the public listings of both VI Mining and SG Recruitment. He founded SGH Global in 2018 to consolidate and build upon his business interests.

He has served on numerous private and public company boards in both an executive and non-executive capacity and has a track record of raising capital through debt and equity fundraising.

Allan Rowley - Chief Executive Officer

Allan is a corporate executive with more than 15 years of public company experience spanning the Healthcare, Mining and Finance sectors.  He joined VI Mining in 2017, overseeing the formation of the group, the initial public offering and subsequent acquisitions.


Allan has a strong operational track record of growing businesses across multi jurisdictions and sectors.   He has served on the board of a number of both private and public companies, garnering a wealth of experience in relation to M&A and fundraising.


Allan started his career at Ernst & Young as a Chartered Accountant and has a BSc and M.Phil from Aberystwyth UCW.

Tim Feather - Chief Financial Officer

Tim was appointed CFO of VI Mining in 2019 bringing over 25 years of public company experience with him.  Having qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte in 1994, he subsequently went on to co-found the corporate broking division at Brown Shipley, one of the most longstanding merchant banks in the City of London.  In 2003 he co-led a management buy-out of that business, forming Westhouse Securities, where as Head of Corporate Finance he focused on natural resources.  Prior to his appointment at VI Mining, Tim was a director at WH Ireland, specialising in natural resources.


He has an LLB from the University of Nottingham.

Johnny Martin Smith - Non-Executive Director

Johnny Martin Smith (60) has a long history in the mining industry, having started as a mining analyst with Davis Borkum Hare in 1983 in Johannesburg, before moving to London where he worked in specialist mining sales for SG Warburg and CSFB. He founded Smiths Corporate Advisory in 1999 which he developed into a leading investor relations business focused on the mining sector, and then sold to Westhouse in 2011, where he became head of mining. He is an Independent non-executive director of Hong Kong listed IRC Ltd.

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