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John Wisbey

Chairman and CEO

Mr. Wisbey joined the board of ILC in 2017. After a few months he became Deputy Chairman, and then Chairman and CEO in March 2018. He has personally invested significant funds in ILC since joining the board, and is now ILC’s largest shareholder. He has had a career as a technology entrepreneur and more recently green energy entrepreneur, and is an ex-banker. He founded two London AIM listed companies: IDOX plc, which provides software for UK Local Government, and Lombard Risk Management plc, which specialises in software for bank risk management and regulation. He more recently established CONVENDIA Ltd., a private company which specializes in software for cash flow forecasting, project valuation and M&A financial analysis, and holds various Non-Executive Director roles in the UK and Switzerland. He was formerly a banker at Kleinwort Benson, where he held various roles, including a Director in the Derivatives Group, Head of Options, and corporate lending. Mr. Wisbey has acted as a public company Chairman, CEO or Director for twenty years. He is a graduate of Cambridge University.

Maurice Brooks

Director and CFO

Mr. Brooks joined the board of ILC in 2017. He is a licensed senior statutory auditor in the UK and since 2000, he has been a senior partner in Johnson, Smith & Co., Chartered Accountants and Statutory Auditors in Staines, Surrey and before that, senior partner in Johnsons Chartered Accountants, Ealing London. His commercial and investment experience includes executive directorships in manufacturing and investment accountant to the superannuation fund of the Western Australian state government. His early professional employment included Ball Baker Leake and Price Waterhouse Coopers-UK.

Anthony Kovacs

Director and COO

Mr. Kovacs joined the board of ILC in 2018 and has worked in the company since 2012. He has over twenty-five years of experience in mineral exploration and development. Before joining ILC, he held senior management roles sourcing and advancing iron ore and industrial minerals projects, including the early stage work at the Lac Otelnuk Iron Ore project in Quebec, Canada and the Mustavaara Vanadium Mine in Finland. Prior to that Mr. Kovacs worked for Anglo American, focusing on Ni-Cu-PGE and IOCG projects and was directly involved in several new discoveries internationally. Mr. Kovacs has significant experience with industrial minerals, ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals and precious metals projects throughout the Americas, Europe, and Africa.

Ross Thompson

Non-executive Director

Mr. Thompson joined the board of ILC in 2017, and chairs the Audit and Remuneration Committees. He is a speaker and expert in marketing behavioural science. In 1995 he started a company Giftpoint Ltd. which is now one of the largest specialist promotional merchandise businesses in the UK with offices in London and Shanghai, whose clients include L’Oreal, Oracle, Ocado, and Pernod Ricard among others.  Mr. Thompson was President of IGC Global Promotions for seven years, one of the world’s oldest and largest global network of premium resellers.  He is an active investor having a special interest and understanding of natural resources businesses.

Nicholas Davies

Non-executive Director

Mr. Davies joined the board of ILC in 2018, and serves on the Audit Committee. He has served as a public company director since 2010. Since 2016, he has been Chief Technical Officer of CONVENDIA Ltd., and from 2008 to 2016, he served as Chief Technical Officer and later a board member of Lombard Risk Management plc, one of the world’s leading providers of collateral management and regulatory compliance solutions to financial organizations and large corporations around the world. From 2002 to 2008, he served as CTO of a division of JP Morgan Chase, London. Mr. Davies has a BSc Hons in Computer Science from Leeds University and a BTEC Diploma in Computer Studies from Scarborough Technical College.

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