Ian Stalker is a senior international mining executive with over 45 years of hands-on experience in resource development. He has directed over twelve major mining projects, from initial exploration drilling to start-up, including gold, base metal, uranium and industrial minerals. Mr Stalker was President and Chief Executive Officer of LSC Lithium Corp, a TSX Venture Exchange quoted company, which was sold to Pluspetrol Resources Corporation B.V. for approximately C$111 million in March 2019. Mr Stalker was Chairman and interim CEO of TSX Venture listed Plateau Energy Metals, a lithium and uranium development company from 2013 to March 2019. From 2012 to 2018 Mr Stalker was a Non-Executive Director of strategic metals and agri-minerals exploration company AIM-quoted Premier African Minerals Limited. Mr Stalker was Chief Executive Officer of Brazilian Gold Corporation, a TSX Venture Exchange quoted company until this company was sold to Brazil Resources in 2013. He has over thirty years of development and operational mining experience in Europe, Africa and Australia. From 2009 to 2011 he was CEO and later a non-executive director of Berkeley Resources Ltd, an ASX and AIM quoted company with its main asset being a uranium development project in Spain. He was CEO of UraMin Inc. from 2005 until its acquisition by Areva S.A. in 2007 for US$2.5 billion. Prior to joining UraMin, between 2005 and 2007 Mr Stalker was Vice President of Gold Fields Ltd, the fourth largest gold producer in the world at the time
Jim Mellon is an entrepreneur, serving on the boards of a number of listed companies. Within the mining sector, Jim was a co-founder of UraMin Inc, sold for US$2.5 billion to Areva S.A. He was non-executive Chairman of West African Minerals Corporation, a director of Brazilian Gold Corporation and a director of Polo Resources Limited. Currently, he is a non-executive Director of Condor Gold plc. Jim’s other interests include biopharma, life sciences, property, and financial services. Jim is an honorary Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford and holds a master’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University
John McGoldrick has over 36 years of upstream oil experience in a variety of senior management roles, notably at Enterprise Oil where he was responsible for its US operations up until Shell’s takeover in 2002. Since then John has served as Executive Chairman of Caza Oil & Gas Inc. (formerly Falcon Bay Energy LLC), a US onshore exploration and production company, which he took public in Toronto and London (AIM) in 2007, becoming non-executive Chairman in 2010. From 2008 to 2013, John was a non-executive Director of Vanguard Natural Resources LLC, formerly a NYSE-listed Oil & Gas company focused on the US. In January 2012 John joined Dart Energy International as CEO, subsequently becoming MD of Dart Energy in March 2013. He held this post until Dart Energy’s sale to IGas at the end of 2014. John is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Curzon Energy PLC (Standard List).
Denham Eke began his career in stockbroking before moving into corporate planning for a major UK insurance broker. He is a director of many years’ standing of both public and private companies involved in the mining, leisure, manufacturing and financial services sectors.
Mitch Alland had a 23-year career at the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation, its affiliate responsible for private sector project financing in developing countries. He has a broad-based experience in finance and management, including exposure as executive, investor, merchant banker, financial advisor and government official to a variety of industries internationally, with expertise in project financing, deal-making and promotions, and financial and economic policy analysis on corporate, national and multinational levels. Mitch holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Harvard College.
Euan finished his 31-year career in banking at J P Morgan in London after lengthy periods at ABN Amro and McIntosh Securities. Since then Euan has been involved in a number of capital raisings, seed capital investments and advising companies across a broad range of industries both in Australia and Europe. These include gold, base metals and battery metals industries; biotech, and the property sector. Euan has amassed significant knowledge of financial and jurisdictional systems globally having worked in Melbourne, Sydney, New York, London and Switzerland. Euan, as the Board’s senior independent non-executive director, has the casting vote at board meetings if the number of votes for and against a proposal are equal.
With more than 40 years in the minerals industry, Jim has completed numerous industrial and strategic minerals market studies and investigations for clients and companies around the world.
Prior to forming World Industrial Minerals, Jim was Director of Exploration and Development in Mexico for Eldorado and managed numerous precious, base, and industrial minerals projects. He has been a private consultant for more than 19 years and President of the Company for 15 years.