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. 


Board of Directors

Lazaros Nikeas

Executive Chairman

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 | 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.

Mr. John Kiernan | P.Eng., B.Sc., MBA


Mining Engineer with over 30 years of mine operating, engineering, consulting, corporate and finance experience, including a cumulative four years as an underground miner and operating foreman. Mr. Kiernan has B.Sc., in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University and an MBA from Laurentian University.  Currently he is COO of Ascot Resources limited and a director of Northern Superior Resources Inc.  Previously he was Manager Project Evaluation for Quadra FNX/KGHM International, as well as a Mining Analyst at PI Financial Corporation.