Prior to this, Dr Zimbler ran his own strategic management and organisation development consultancy over a twenty-year period, and during this time consulted to numerous organisations internationally, including Investec, in the fields of culture, strategy formulation and implementation, and organisation development. He specialised in the retail, financial services and information technology sectors.
Allen studied at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, where he obtained the degrees of B.A. Honours (Psychology), M.B.A., and a PhD in Organizational Psychology, on the themes of leadership and authority. He spent fifteen years as an academic staff member at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, where he was, for the last four of those years, a full Professor and Head of Department at the Graduate School of Business Administration.
Allen has also served as a non-executive director of public companies in South Africa and the UK.
Noel has been involved in several listings on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange and the ISDX Growth Market in both a management and advisory capacity, including as co-founder and Non-Executive Director of Karoo Energy plc.
In addition, Noel serves as the CEO of Equatorial Oil & Gas plc, which is developing hydrocarbon opportunities in Africa. Noel has an MBA and masters in Accounting and Finance.
James has in depth knowledge of the Scandinavian, Middle Eastern, South East Asian and Australasian markets. He started his career working in international sales and marketing, spending much of his time overseas and managed international distribution for American Optical, a multi-national company with wide global interests.
Alan is a Registered Natural Scientist in RSA (Pr.Sci.Nat) and has signed off on reports regarding the coal exploration works and resources estimates. In addition he is also a Fellow of the Geological Society of London, Member of the Geological Society of SA and the South African Institute of Engineering Geologists.