Mr. Withall joined Rupert Resources as Chief Executive Officer in 2017 and has over 20 years’ experience in mining. He was, prior to joining the Company a Managing Partner and Fund Manager at Baker Steel Capital Managers, where he worked from 2003. He was the lead manager of the award winning Baker Steel Global Funds Precious Metals Fund that was voted the top performing Gold and Precious Metals Equities Fund by Thomson Reuter Lipper Fund Awards, over 3 years in 2016 and, 3 and 5 years in 2017, throughout Europe. Mr. Withall previously worked for more than seven years as a geologist, working in Western Australia for a number of gold mining companies in exploration, project and mine geologist roles, before joining the development team of the Xstrata Windimurra vanadium project. He has a degree in Applied Geology from Leicester University and a Masters in Mineral Project Appraisal from Imperial College, London.