Peter Ruxton holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Geological Sciences and Ph.D in Economic Geology from the University of Leeds, England. In 2000, he completed an MBA from the Institute for Financial Management (Manchester Business School & University of Wales).
Dr. Ruxton worked in the mining industry for 15 years spending 11 years with Billiton in Australia. He played a key role in the team that discovered the Sunrise Dam Gold Mine in WA and the Tanami Gold Mine in central Australia. Dr. Ruxton spent a further 3 years as Exploration Manager with Ross Mining N.L., where he co-ordinated the Gold Ridge Bankable Feasibility Study – the Gold Ridge Gold Mine in the Solomon Islands commenced production in August 1998.
Returning to the UK, Peter spent 8 years as a PE mining Investment Fund Manager, joining the Commonwealth Development Corporation (“CDC”) in 2000. Following the creation of Actis LLP in mid-2004, he was employed initially as Investment Principal with promotion to the Partnership in 2006.
Dr. Ruxton is currently a Principal of Tembo Capital a Developing Markets focused private equity mining fund with US$250M under management. Tembo commenced Fund 1 in April 2014 and Fund 2 in May 2016.