The Team

Jan Nelson

Chief Executive Officer
Qualifications: B.Sc. (Earth Sciences), B.Sc (Hons) Geology
Jan looks after:
Spotting opportunities for great projects and with his operational experience in building and running mines, Jan is responsible for bringing the Mejillones project to account.
How he makes a difference:
Driving and delivering on the project milestones.

Daryl Yea

Non Executive Director
Daryl looks after:
The audit and remuneration committee
How he makes a difference:
Ensuring that proper checks and balances are in place on how and where capital is deployed and establishing a proper remuneration framework to drive performance.

Dr. Paul Elgin Walker

Executive Chairman
Qualifications: P.hD.
Paul looks after:
Coordinating Board activity and ensuring that a clear and coherent strategy is developed and delivered.
How he makes a difference:
Cracking the whip to ensure that the Executive and Board deliver shareholder value.

Alec Peck

Non Executive Director
Qualifications: C.P.A. CA
Alec looks after:
Sets and monitors budgets and counts the cash
How he makes a difference:
Not spending a penny if we have not looked to be cost effective and have tried to stretch the penny we spend as far as we can.

Marek Kreczmer

Non Executive Director
Qualifications: M.Sc.
Marek looks after:
Investor interaction and feedback to the Board.
How he makes a difference:
By helping us to communicate more effectively with our shareholders.

Anton Esterhuizen

Non Executive Director
Qualifications: B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. (MinEx)
Anton looks after:
Heads up the technical committee of the Board and makes sure that all the boxes are ticked when it comes to the technical evaluation of a project.
How he makes a difference:
By keeping our CEO on his toes technically.

Dr. Humphrey Lawrence Mbendeni Mathe

Non Executive Director
Qualifications: M.Sc, P.hD
Humphrey looks after:
Member of technical committee and gives support and guidance to CEO on technical matters.
How he makes a difference:
By applying a commercial check once a project has gone through scrutiny technically.