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VCL is currently made up of the following individuals:


Martin Wood, CEO

Martin started his career at NM Rothschild, Standard Bank and Benfield, working in the resource finance and advisory departments and being responsible for over $2Bn worth of transactions at these institutions. In 2003 he rowed the Atlantic solo and subsequently set up VCL on his return.

Joanna Cullen, Operations

Joanna runs the back office and settlements department for VCL. She has been with VCL since the inception of the Company and brings over twenty years of logistics and operations experience to the team.


Emma Roberts, Administration

Emma joined the VCL team as Martin's PA in June 2013. She has a varied background, mostly in administration and legal. Emma enjoys horse riding, rock climbing, scuba-diving and shooting in her spare time.



John Mockridge, Consultant

John has over 40 years of experience as an institutional broker for various Canadian and UK firms, including holding MD & VP positions. In addition to his broking activities, John is a former director of LAC Minerals Ltd. & Bond Gold Corp., now part of Barrick Gold Corp.