The Board

Baker Steel Resources Trust’s board of independent directors has substantial mining sector experience and industry expertise


Howard Miles



Howard Myles currently acts as a non-executive director of a number of investment companies. He was a partner in Ernst & Young from 2001 until 2007 and was responsible for the Investment Funds Corporate Advisory team. He was previously with UBS Warburg from 1987 to 2001. He is a fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants and of The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments.


Charles Hansard


Charles Hansard has over 30 years experience in the investment industry as a professional and in a non-executive capacity. He is currently a director and senior advisor on a number of boards including the Moore Capital group of funds. He has also served as a director of a number of mining companies. He commenced his career in South Africa with Anglo American Corporation and Fleming Martin as a mining analyst. He holds a BBS from Trinity College, Dublin.

Fiona Perrott-Humphrey B&W

Fiona Perrott-Humphrey


Fiona Perrott-Humphrey has over 30 years’ experience in the mining finance industry in London and was a rated mining analyst for a number of stockbroking firms including James Capel, Cazenove and Citigroup (the latter as head of European Mining Research). She is a founder of a mining strategic consulting business, director of AIM Mining Research and Adviser to the Mining team at Rothschild and Co.

David Staples B&W

David Staples


David Staples worked for PWC in London for 25 years, including 13 years as Partner. He has many years’ experience serving on boards of listed and private companies as a non-executive director, including as chairman of listed investment companies. David has a BSc in Economics and Accounting, is a Fellow Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Tax Adviser and a holder of the Institute of Directors’ Certificate in Company Direction.