Becoming a leading low-cost battery minerals producer

Our goal is to become a leading low-cost producer of high quality, ethically sourced battery metals from high-grade, low impact mines in stable jurisdictions that are close to major consumer industries and a number of end users and market intermediaries. 

Corporate

Board of Directors

Gary Lewis

Gary Lewis | MBT, BCom.

Chairman and CEO

Company’s founding director with over 30 years of capital markets and business strategy development experience. Mr. Lewis was previously Managing Director of Robust Resources Limited, an Australian-based mineral explorer and developer focused on precious and base metals and has invested, financed, and operated resource projects worth a cumulative value of over US$400 million over the past twelve years, including the acquisition and ultimate sell-down or listing of high-value, multi-commodity resource projects in Australia, the United Kingdom, Asia, and the Americas.

Dr. Ian Pringle

Dr. Ian Pringle | PhD, BSc. (Hons.)

Technical Director and Director

Dr. Pringle is a geologist and senior mining executive with over 35 years of experience in mineral resource evaluation, discovery, project development and operations. Dr. Pringle previously served as Managing Director of several ASX-listed resource companies including Broken Hill Prospecting Ltd., an Australian precious and base metals exploration and development company with an advanced cobalt project.

Lazaros Nikeas

Lazaros Nikeas

Director

Partner of Weston Energy LLC, a Yorktown Partners LLC portfolio company. Mr. Nikeas was previously a Partner of Traxys Capital Partners, a resource investment firm backed by the Carlyle Group. Mr. Nikeas has over 15 years of strategy and capital markets advisory experience for resource, chemicals, and industrial companies, with over US$25 billion of M&A transactions completed.

Dr. Stephen Dunmead

Dr. Stephen Dunmead | PhD, MA, BS

Non-Executive Director

Stephen is an industrial consultant and former senior global business executive with over 30 years of leadership experience in the advanced materials and specialty chemicals industries. Previously Chief Operating Officer at SWM International, Mr. Dunmead also spent 15 years at OM Group with significant leadership responsibilities. Mr. Dunmead has extensive experience in cobalt projects, including acting as Chairman of the Cobalt Development Institute (now the Cobalt Institute) for seven years.

James Hughes

James Hughes

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Hughes is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Prisma Energy Capital, a private entity focused on investments in energy storage and the former Chief Executive Officer and a director of First Solar, Inc. Mr. Hughes also served as Chief Executive Officer and director of AEI Services LLC, President and Chief Operating Officer of Prisma Energy International and in various capacities with Enron Corporation.

George Pirie

George Pirie

Non-Executive Director

George is a Canadian-based international mining executive with over 35 years of experience in project development, mine building, asset optimization, and operations. Mr. Pirie was previously Chief Financial Officer and Executive VP of Placer Dome, President and chief executive officer of Breakwater Resources Ltd., Northern Star Mining Corp., San Gold Corp., and director of Timmins Economic Development Corp.

George Young

George Young | JD, BS

Non-Executive Director

George has 40 years of experience acquiring, financing and developing mines in North and South America, as a mining executive, lawyer, and metallurgical engineer. Mr. Young is a co-founder of MAG Silver Corp. and International Royalty Corp. Mr. Young has been instrumental in over US$600 million in financings within the mining space and over US$9 billion in financings in the utilities industry.