Jeremy Ayre has more than 25 years' experience in the mining industry. In the mid 1990s he worked at Rio Tinto as a member of its London-based Business Evaluation team, which advised Rio's board on major capital expenditure projects, corporate finance issues and strategy. Then, after working as an investment banker for Paribas for three years in Paris, he co-founded AWR Lloyd in 2000, a specialist corporate finance firm providing advisory services to the energy, mining and metals sectors in the Asia-Pacific region.

Since 2008 he has been working with Baker Steel and Rock Capital to develop and launch a private equity mining fund which led to the listing of Baker Steel Resources Trust ( on the London Stock Exchange in mid-2010.  Mr. Ayre founded AWR Lloyd Capital to represent these ventures. He is also a non-executive director of Metals Exploration PLC and Archipelago Resources PLC, Baker Steel Capital Managers Ltd (Cayman) and two of its funds. He has a degree in Mining Engineering (UNSW) and an MBA (ENPC, Paris.)

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