Board of Directors


Eddie King

Non-Executive Chairman


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.

John Downie

Managing Director


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.

Cameron McLean

Non-Executive Director


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.

Executive Management Team

Dr. Stephen Grocott

Chief Executive Officer

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.