Our Team

Chris James
Executive Chairman
  • 20 years experience in executive roles in mining and metals, particularly zinc, lead and copper
  • Prior roles as CEO of Lynx Resources, Head of Corporate Development and Commercial Strategy in largest global zinc producer Nyrstar, and Non Executive Director at ASX and LSE listed zinc and copper mining companies
  • Bachelor Degrees in Mechanical Engineering (hons) and Science from Monash University, Executive MBA from London Business School

Stefan Peschke
Executive Director
  • 15 years in finance, M&A, and mining and metals, particularly zinc, lead and copper
  • Prior roles as CFO of Lynx Resources, Head of Finance in worlds largest zinc producer Nyrstar, and KPMG Transaction Services in Switzerland
  • Masters in International Business Management, Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg

Florian Dax
Executive Director
  • 15 years in mining strategy and M&A, particularly zinc, lead and copper and industrial minerals
  • Prior roles as COO of Lynx Resources, head of mining strategy for largest global zinc producer Nyrstar, and corporate development at global leader for industrial minerals
  • Bachelor Business Admin and Masters Science in Operations Management, University of Wales and Lorange Institute of Business

Agne Ahlenius
Managing Director
  • 35 years experience in mining executive development and operational positions, in both underground and open pit operations
  • Previous senior roles include Managing Director of Barruecopardo Tungsten Mine, Spain; Managing Director of Zinkgruvan Zinc Mine, Sweden;
    General Manager of Björkdalsgruvan Gold Mine, Sweden; General Manager of Aranzazu Copper Mine, Mexico; General Manager of El Valle Gold Mine, Spain;
    as well as senior roles in the Aguas Tenidas Copper/Zinc Mine in Spain, the Chelopech Copper Mine in Bulgaria, and Boliden’s Aitik open-pit Copper Mine in Sweden
  • Master of Science Degree in Mining from the University of Lulea, Sweden

Graeme Rapley
Project Director
  • Seasoned Project Director with over 20 years experience in mining construction & earthworks in Papua New Guinea, Turkiye, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Naru Island, Sumbawa Indonesia, and Irian Jaya Indonesia
  • Recent previous roles include Project Director at Geopacific Resources Limited, Project Director and Director of Operations at Öksüt Madencilik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş, and Construction Manager at Dundee Precious Metals
  • Education: Business Administration and Management at University of Chicago Charter School
  • BE Civil Engineering, CENZ.

Ratka Sekulovic
Corporate Affairs Manager, Brskovo Mine
  • 25 years in senior positions in the public and international sector
  • Previously senior roles in international government organizations and Government of Montenegro including Deputy Minister for EU integration
  • Chair of ESG Committee for American Chamber of Commerce in Montenegro
  • Graduate Engineer of Technology, Master of Economy, University of Montenegro</li