knights bay

the team

We are a new company comprised of a team of outstanding infrastructure mining, metallurgical, financial and environmental professionals...

Brian Spratley

Brian Spratley

Director, (Chair)

BSc(Hons), MIMMM, CEng, FGS, Mining Engineer with 47 years in the mining and extractive metallurgical  industry, having led many large strategic project developments in the industry including starting mines in South Africa, privatisation in Zambia and DRC, initial development of Tenke Fungurume in DRC. Undertook projects and project assessments in  Russia, Iran, Sweden,  South America, Greenland, Canada and West Africa and the last 9 years developing the first new minor metal smelter outside China for 40 years in Oman.

Sean Spratley

Sean Spratley


BSc (Hons), Environmental and Compliance, over 20 years-experience in the mining sector. Developing environmental systems within mining projects with experience in Greenland, Canada, Spain, Turkey, and the Middle East. Led the ESIA and HSE development process for a new antimony smelter in Oman. Project managed the initial company set up in country and internal systems development. Has developed IT and IT systems related to mining including aerial UAV systems and underground photogrammetry.
Edward Horn

Edward Horn

NED/Advisor Metallurgy

BSc (Chem Eng), CEng, CEnv, FIChemE Chemical engineer with 50 years’ experience in the chemical and fertilizer and mineral processing industries. Managed a world scale petrochemical complex in Bahrain for 18 years with responsibility for all the operations and maintenance, technical affairs, SHE and technical training. Commissioned and started operations of the largest fertilizer complex in Pakistan and established procedures and systems for the operation of five individual fertilizer plants and off-sites. Gained substantial mineral processing experience in gold and uranium extraction in the gold mining industry, South Africa. Also has extensive experience with coal gasification for ammonia production. More recently worked as senior consultant for an international consultancy in London, performing numerous technology evaluations, feasibility and due diligence studies in the C1 chemical industry, petrochemical and fertilizer fields on all continents. 

Mark Summers

Mark Summers

Financial Advisor

BCom (Hons), Chartered Accountant (South Africa), CGMA with over 25 years’ experience as a senior C-suite executive and director, spanning financial and managerial positions at several international listed and unlisted companies in the resources sector. Expertise in start-ups and exploration companies, project financing, fundraising and IPOs, structuring, strategy, corporate finance, investor relations and governance.

Christine Blackmore

Christine Blackmore

NED/Advisor ESG

BSc, MSc, CEnv, CSci, FIMMM, IRCA registered Principal Auditor (ISO 9001 and ISO 14001-2015), ICMI accredited Lead Cyanide Auditor and registered EU Expert Assessor. With over 20 years’ experience in environmental management in the international mining and metallurgical Industry, Christine is experienced in environmental auditing and management of mines and metallurgical processes for environmental protection. Institute of Materials, Miner and Mining Chairman of Mining Technology Board finalist as being in the top 100 inspirational Women in Mining in the world

Mark Davis

Mark Davis

NED/Advisor Geology

M.Sc. FSEG CGeol & EurGeol FGS – Director Litho Economics. Highly experienced exploration and mine geologist with strong technical background who has worked for some of the world’s leading mining companies, consultancies and as an independent. Previous roles have included field exploration manager and mine geologist with AAC De Beers, Principal consultant at SRK and Regional Business Consultant – Mining at Fugro ME. He has extensive experience of exploration and mining projects in Africa, Europe and the Middle East for a wide variety of minerals and metals.

ethics & compliance

Knights Bay aim for the highest standards of integrity and ethical behaviour. Developing policies and procedures to support the values of the company. These values are integrated into training to cultivate a culture of integrity that is mirrored throughout the Knights Bay business.
The team have a strong history of performance through the development of work class refining facilities and mines globally. Knights Bay support the environment where ethics and compliance are everyone's responsibility. We promote the behaviour we expect from our development teams and reinforce those values to promote a strong ethical culture.
Knights Bay is commitment to become a world leading ethical, environmental and sustainable business through performance.


Developing and maintaining a sustainable business, where the 4 pillars of mining operations namely:

Commercial success

Safety and Healthy protection of all stakeholders

Environmental protection

Social and community acceptability


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