Board of Directors

Sean Gilbertson

Executive Director 

Board appointment date
13 May 2008

Committee membership

Skills and experience
Sean Gilbertson graduated as a mining engineer from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa in 1994, having spent time in the country’s deep-level gold and platinum mines. From 1995 he worked for Deutsche Bank AG and Deutsche Morgan Grenfell in Frankfurt and London specialising in project finance. He co-founded globalCOAL in 1998 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2001 when the business was acquired by industry players including, inter alia, Anglo American plc, BHP-Billiton Ltd, Glencore International AG and Rio Tinto plc. He joined the office of Brian Gilbertson in late 2003, working on a variety of natural resource projects and culminating in the establishment in 2005 of Pallinghurst Advisors LLP.  An avid cyclist, Sean also has a deep passion for gemstones and the African continent.  Always up for an adventure, he once slept in a light aircraft on a village road in Mozambique whilst looking for gemstone mines. 

External appointments
Sean is a partner in Pallinghurst Advisors LLP and a Director of certain Pallinghurst portfolio companies.