Adrian Coates, Non-Executive Director, Thor Explorations

Adrian has over 20 years’ experience in the mining sector.

He served as the Global Sector Head of Resources and Energy Group, Global Banking and Markets Division of HSBC Bank plc until 2008 with strategic responsibility for its relationships and businesses with major clients globally in the resources and utilities sectors. He was the Lead HSBC Banker on a number of large-scale metals and mining transactions. At HSBC, his advisory clients included Randgold Resources.

He was cited in the press as “HSBC’s star advisory banker” and named in Financial News’ “Top 20 European Dealmakers” in late 2007. He has also held senior roles in UBS, Warrior International and Credit Suisse First Boston with a specialisation in the resources sector.

He served as Managing Director, Metals and Mining at UBS Investment Bank, London and was responsible for originating the landmark Billiton IPO, a deal which both restarted the London mining market and set a precedent for the subsequent influx of emerging market companies. He currently serves as Senior Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman of JKX Oil & Gas plc, and as Independent Non-Executive Director of Petropavlovsk PLC. Previously Adrian served as a Non-Executive Director of Regal Petroleum plc from July 18, 2008 until August 2017.

He served as a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Polyus Gold International Limited from July 2011 until November 2015 when the company was taken private. He served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Kazakhgold Group, Ltd from March 2010 until July 2011 when the company was acquired. In his non-executive career, he has also served as an Adviser to a number of leading mining companies.

Mr. Coates holds an MA degree in Economics from Cambridge University and an MSc (MBA) from London Business School.