Directors and Management

Philip Falzon Sant Manduca
Executive Chairman
Philip Falzon Sant Manduca is Chief Executive Officer of Titanium Capital Group, a venture capital and private equity investment group of companies, focused on executing strategic hard asset investments. He has achieved capital gains for shareholders through the realisation of enterprise value growth in a number of asset management businesses over the last 25 years. His vision for the company is to expand Paragon Diamonds into a vertically integrated diamond company, controlling the production, manufacturing, polishing, investment fund and retail distribution of diamonds, which he expects to continue to significantly increase in value in both the near and long term.

Stephen Grimmer
Managing Director
Stephen Grimmer holds a PhD in geology from Keele University and an MSc from the Royal School of Mines. He has worked in senior management roles in the diamond industry since 1988, in Angola, Southern and West Africa, South America, Scandinavia and Russia. In his career he has planned and/or built a number of diamond mines, both alluvial and kimberlite, and managed several advanced kimberlite evaluation projects. He also has extensive exploration, mining and production experience gained working for a number of major private producers and London/Toronto listed companies.

Simon Retter
Finance Director
Simon Retter read accounting and finance at Bristol University, after which he joined Deloitte LLP and qualified as a chartered accountant. He specialised in resources focused corporate finance transactions including numerous LSE market flotations, extractive industries accounting, finance and internal controls assurance. During his time at Deloitte he advised numerous African based resource companies. Simon has also provided financial consulting services for London listed companies with overseas operations.

Martin Doyle
Non-Executive Director
Martin begun his career with Anglo American in 1977 as a field geologist conducting diamond exploration in Botswana and he has worked in many other parts of the world in progressive roles for De Beers and Anglo American. These roles include the pioneering evaluation of marine diamond deposits and the development of seabed mining systems for De Beers Marine in South Africa; the exploration and investigation of seabed gold deposits in Chile; managing exploration research and support services for Anglo American in South Africa before returning to diamond exploration for De Beers in Brazil, Uruguay and Venezuela. Martin graduated in 1977 with a BSc (Hons) Geology from the University Of Aberdeen, Scotland and in 1987 graduated with an MBA from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is a Registered Professional Geologist (P.Geo) of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO), a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG), a Director of Debut Diamonds (DDI), A Director of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada(PDAC) and a Director of the Canadian Mining Innovation Council(CMIC).