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Lord Daresbury

Auriant Mining AB

Malpas, UK

Chairman

Auriant Mining AB

Lord Daresbury

Biography

Peter Daresbury is a businessman who, over his career, has held Board positions in a range of listed and unlisted companies. He is currently Chairman of Auriant Mining, a listed gold producer and Nasstar plc, a leading cloud service provider. He is a Director of Pesto Restaurants, RusAnt, a Russian antimony mining company and Chairman of the Investment Advisory Committee of PHD Equity Partners LLP, an equity fund based in the north west of England. He is also Chairman of Haydock Park Racecourse and Chairman of Jockey Club Catering.

Previously Board roles have included Chairman of Stellar Diamonds plc, Director of Bespoke Hotels, Chairman of Mallett, Senior Advisor at Fleming Family & Partners and Chairman of The North West Business Fund and Tewlint Services. He was Founder and Chairman at Highland Gold Mining , which he guided through an AIM listing. As Chief Executive of The Greenalls Group plc, he led the company into the FTSE 100. He played key roles in the listings of Evraz and Kazakhgold. He led the revival of the famous Aintree Racecourse, where he was Chairman for twenty years and he was, until recently, a Steward of the Jockey Club.

Lord Daresbury is an accomplished sportsman, has ridden in the Grand National and rode over 270 winners as an amateur jockey. He was Champion National Hunt Amateur Jockey twice and whilst at Cambridge University achieved a double blue, in Fives and Real Tennis.

Lord Daresbury’s Background

Chairman
2012 - Present
Stockholm, SE
Auriant Mining AB is a Swedish junior mining company, focussed on gold exploration and production in Russia. The company is listed on the Swedish NASDAQ OMX First North Premier stock exchange and is currently Russia’s largest, publicly traded, junior gold producer.
Chairman
2005 - Present
Telford, UK
Nasstar PLC was established in 1998 and is one of the leading managed IT service providers in Europe with a particular focus on tailor-made cloud hosted solutions and fully-managed professional services. Nasstar PLC has four wholly owned subsidiary brands: Nasstar (UK) Limited, Denara Holdings Limited (which owns Nasstar Group Limited), Kamanchi Limited and Modrus Limited.
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Other Business Interests

Deputy Lieutenant
1994 - 1994
High Sheriff of Cheshire
1992 - 1992
Malpas, UK
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Previous Non-Executive Positions

Non-Executive Chairman, Deputy Chairman
2014 - 2017
Newark-on-Trent, UK
Timico is an independant service provider specialising in managed networks, managed hosting and unified communications solutions for mid-size businesses. Lord Daresbury held the role of Non-Executive Chairman from 2014-2016 and was Deputy Chairman until February 2017.
Senior Advisor
2005 - 2013
London, UK
Lord Daresbury worked closely with Stonehage Fleming (then Fleming Family & Partners) as a Senior Advisor. During this period he also sat on the Investment Committee of Stonehage Fleming Private Equity which offers clients of the main family office the opportunity to invest into high growth smaller UK companies through their dedicated fund programme.
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Philanthropy

Chairman
1990 - 2000
Hebden Bridge, UK
The Countryside Foundation for Education, now Countryside Learning, is a charitable institution that aims to educate, inform and inspire children, parents and teachers so they can enjoy and appreciate the countryside and have a greater understanding of the wide range of issues surrounding it.

Lord Daresbury’s Education

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