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Shuka Mineral’s success is driven by a diverse and skilled team of professionals who are passionate about unlocking the potential of Africa's mineral resources.

Our dedicated team of professionals brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Shuka Minerals. We believe in fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment that values diversity and innovation.

Together, the team is driven by a common purpose – to drive progress, create value, and contribute to Africa's economic prosperity while preserving its natural heritage.

Board of Directors



Mr. Quinton is one of South Africa's leading mining entrepreneurs, with over 20 years of mining experience and a track record of successfully developing more than 47 projects to the mining stage, including two large-scale mining companies.

Mr. Quinton is the founder and CEO of Q Global Commodities, one of South Africa's largest privately owned mining houses. This company boasts self-sustaining subsidiaries in logistics, beneficiation, plant-hire, and a rapidly expanding metals portfolio.

In addition to his extensive business ventures, he has been instrumental in establishing numerous non-profit organizations, investment firms, and mining companies across Africa, Europe and North America.



Mr Lyons is an operational executive with over 30 years direct experience in the oil, gas and mining sector mainly in Africa and the Middle East. His experience is primarily on the operational side including strategic management, operations, project management, funding and value creation generally with listed companies. He is the founder of Clean Invest Africa plc, a company focused on delivering an attractive return through acquiring stakes in clean energy companies, remediation technologies, waste-to-energy technologies and other projects related to clean energy.



Mr. Ryan possesses over 20 years of experience in commercial, regulatory, and advisory domains. He has fulfilled the role of a consultant, primarily focusing on strategy and public policy, for a diverse range of clients including FTSE100 and Fortune 500 companies, predominantly within the ICT sector. Furthermore, he has held various board positions with Vodafone Group, a leading mobile operator.

Mr. Ryan's extensive experience extends across multiple years of work in sub-Saharan Africa, encompassing countries such as South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, and Ghana, where he resided for a significant period. Since 2018, he has been actively engaged with a clean coal project through Clean Invest Africa plc, whose subsidiary, CoalTech, operates a functional coal facility in South Africa. Notably, Mr. Ryan is a qualified solicitor in the UK and an alumnus of Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.



Dr. Allen Zimbler (BA Hons , MBA, PhD) has over 40 years of experience in strategic management and organisational development consultancy and investment banking in both South Africa and the United  Kingdom.

For over 15 years, Dr Zimbler was an Executive Director of Investec Bank plc in the United Kingdom and a member of their Global Executive, where he served as its Chief Integration Officer. Prior to that Dr. Zimbler ran his own management consultancy group in South Africa for over 25 years, advising both African and international organisations on growth opportunities across multiple sectors.

Dr. Zimbler is currently a Director of the African Leadership Institute, a pan-African organisation that runs best-in-class leadership programmes for young future leaders of Africa, a Knight of the Honorary Knights of the Round Table in London, an honorary Member of Magdalene College, Cambridge University and Wolfson College, Oxford University, Chairman of the Ju/’hoansi Development Fund, and Master of the Worshipful Company of Carpenters of the City of London



Mr.  Nally is an experienced geologist and exploration manager with over 25 years of experience in mining and mineral exploration in Africa, South America and Europe.

Most recently Mr. Nally was a Non-Executive Director and consulting exploration geologist of AQSE-listed Marula Mining plc where he was involved in the acquisition of several advanced mining projects throughout Africa and also consulting exploration geologist to AIM-listed Tertiary Minerals plc with a particular focus on project generation in Zambia.

Mr. Nally was a founding Director and former Managing Director of Moxico Resources PLC, a private operating, development and exploration mining company that recently commenced copper mining operations at its Mimbula Copper Mine in Zambia.



With over 21 years as a Chartered Certified Accountant, Rakesh Patel has extensive experience in corporate finance, mergers, divestments and acquisitions, private placements, and stock market flotation. He has acted in over 30 AIM admissions and transactions. Interim / part-time Director to private and public companies. Mr Rakesh, was also a corporate finance partner at Adler Shine LLP, a London based firm of Chartered Accountants.

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