Melissa Sturgess - Director
Melissa Sturgess holds a BSc and an MBA and has many years of experience as a director of AIM and ASX quoted companies, mainly involved in the acquisition, structuring and financing of natural resources deals across Africa. She was most recently a key driver in the successful recapitalisation of Messaging International plc during 2016 which subsequently changed its name to SigmaRoc Plc, acquired a building materials business via a reverse takeover and raised £50 million from a range of investors in the Channel Islands and the UK. She has an extensive background in corporate management, development and financing. In 2017 she became a director of URA Holdings Plc which recently signed a Heads of Terms to acquire Entertainment.AI, a machine learning and artificial intelligence based contextual commerce business. Melissa is also the Chairman of LB Shell Plc a London Stock Exchange listed cash shell and is one of the founders of Ananda Developments Plc, a medicinal cannabis company focused on Israel, the Netherlands and Canada. Ananda commenced trading on the NEX Exchange on 4 July.