Board of Directors
Mr King is a qualified Mining Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Engineering from The University of Western Australia. His past experience includes being manager for an investment banking firm, where he specialised in the technical and financial requirements of bulk commodity and other resource projects.
Dr. Stephen Grocott
Managing Director & CEO
Dr. Grocott is an accomplished executive in the mining and mineral processing sector with nearly 40 years international experience. He was the Chief Technical Development Officer at Clean TeQ Holdings Limited where he was accountable for all technical and process development, and supported technical marketing, due diligence, and project funding for the A$2B Sunrise Ni-Co-Sc project in New South Wales. Dr Grocott’s exposure to EV and battery producers and world-class expertise in process and development for minerals processing and battery chemicals will underpin the progress of the company.
Mr Downie is a mechanical engineer with more than 30 years’ experience in the mining industry. He has been extensively involved in lateritic nickel mining and processing, having previously been Director of Mines for Vale’s Goro operations in New Caledonia, CEO of Gladstone Pacific Nickel and Director of Projects at Queensland Nickel. He has also been employed in senior roles with Barrack Mines NL, Alcoa of Australia Ltd and Boral Resources Ltd.
Mr McLean has more than 20 years’ experience leading and managing a range of commercial activities, including co-directing London business, iBase Limited in the geo-technology sector and as CFO at Snowden Mining Industry Consultants, Kagara Limited and Atrum Coal. Mr McLean has a background in accounting and finance with experience originating at Western Mining in Melbourne.
Mr Simpson is a highly respected and experienced Mining Engineer with significant public company board and management experience. He is currently Executive Director Mining at Peel Mining Limited (ASX: PEX) and was previously Managing Director and CEO at Aurelia Metals Limited. Mr Simpson has more than 30 years mining industry experience and holds a Bachelor of Engineering Mining (Hons) from University of NSW and a Diploma of Business (Frontline Management) and is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.