Keith Coughlan
Executive Chairman

Keith has almost 30 years’ experience in stockbroking and funds management. He has been largely involved in the funding and promoting of resource companies listed on the ASX, AIM and TSX. He has advised various companies on the identification and acquisition of resource projects and was previously employed by one of Australia’s then largest funds.

Until recently, Keith was the Non–Executive Chairman of ASX listed Talga Resources Limited.  He is currently the Non-Executive Chair of Doriemus PLC and a Non-Executive Director of Calidus Resources Limited and Southern Hemisphere Mining Limited.

Keith is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.

Richard Pavlik
Executive Director

Richard is the Chief Advisor to the CEO of Geomet s.r.o., the Company’s Czech subsidiary, and is a highly experienced Czech mining executive. He holds a Masters Degree in Mining Engineer from the Technical University of Ostrava in Czech Republic. He is the former Chief Project Manager and Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer at OKD. OKD has been a major coal producer in the Czech Republic. He has almost 30 years of relevant industry experience in the Czech Republic.

Richard also has experience as a Project Analyst at Normandy Capital in Sydney as part of a postgraduate programme from Swinburne University. He has held previous senior positions within OKD and New World Resources as Chief Engineer, and as Head of Surveying and Geology. He has also served as the Head of the Supervisory Board of NWR Karbonia, a Polish subsidiary of New World Resources (UK) Limited. He has an intimate knowledge of mining in the Czech Republic.

Richard is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.

Kiran Morzaria
Non-Executive Director

Kiran is currently Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company’s largest shareholder, Cadence Minerals.

Kiran holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial Geology) from the Camborne School of Mines and an MBA (Finance) from CASS Business School. He has extensive experience in the mineral resource industry working in both operational and management roles.  Kiran spent the first four years of his career in exploration, mining and civil engineering before obtaining his MBA.  He has served as a director of a number of public companies in both an executive and non-executive capacity.

Kiran is the Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.

Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr.
Non-Executive Director

Lincoln is a former US official specialising in foreign policy and international security, having held policy positions in five previous administrations, most recently in 2008 as a Presidential Envoy with the rank of Ambassador.  He has dealt with a wide range of issues and has experience working effectively with governments in Europe and around the world.  He also has many years of experience working with companies in the private sector, primarily involving renewable energy technology, private equity, and security issues.

For eight years until 2016, Lincoln was Chairman of the Stimson Center in Washington DC, one of the top-rated think tanks in America.  During his service as US Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs, Lincoln was the US Government regulator responsible for industry compliance with defence export law and regulation.  He serves and has previously served on for-profit and non-profit Boards

Dennis Wilkins
Company Secretary

Dennis is the founder and principal of DWCorporate Pty Ltd, a corporate advisory firm servicing the natural resources industry.

Since 1994 he has been a director of, and involved in the executive management of, several publicly listed resource companies with operations in Australia, PNG, Scandinavia and Africa. He was the Finance Director of Lynas Corporation Ltd during the period when the Mt Weld Rare Earths project was acquired by the group. He was also founding director and advisor to Atlas Iron Limited at the time of Atlas’ initial public offering.

Since July 2001 Mr Wilkins has been running DWCorporate Pty Ltd, where he provides advice on the formation of, and capital raising for, emerging companies in the Australian resources sector. He is currently a Non-executive Director of Key Petroleum Limited.

Simon Edwards
Corporate Development Manager and Chief Operating Officer, Geomet s.r.o

Simon has over 25 years’ experience in advising and financing companies across mining, industrial, technology and financial sectors, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) with Coopers & Lybrand, then moving to corporate finance roles in leading London-based bank/brokers.

Since 2005, he has been exclusively engaged in advising and managing mining companies.

Simon studied Metallurgy & Science of Materials at Oxford University. He joined European Metals in July 2019 and became COO of Geomet, the operator of the Cinovec Project, in April 2020.

Wendy Lim
CFO

Wendy is Finance Director at Everest Corporate, the Company’s Corporate Services provider.

She trained at a Big Four Accounting Firm and spent 12 years with a mid-tier accounting firm prior to joining Everest. Wendy has over 15 years’ experience in multiple disciplines including financial and management reporting, auditing and valuation and brings a wealth of technical accounting knowledge to the team.

Grant Harman
Metallurgical Consultant

Grant is one of the world’s foremost lithium metallurgists and he’s played a significant role in the Company’s successful PFS.

Grant was previously Manager Lithium Chemicals for Talison Lithium and was involved in the management of the Talison Lithium Carbonate Plant from Scoping Study to Definitive Feasibility Study. He was involved in the design and technical direction of the Talison Test Facility and has more recently been a technical consultant on the Sonora Lithium Project in Mexico.

Grant has had previous roles with UGL, SNC Lavalin, CleanTeq and Ausenco.

Dr Pavel Reichl
Geological Consultant

Pavel has over 15 years’ experience in precious, base and PGE metals exploration and production and has a PhD from University of Montana.

Pavel was formerly Business Unit Manager of a Canadian listed minerals exploration company responsible for Europe and Central Asia.  He was the former head of the Newmont acquisition program in Eastern Europe and exploration manager for Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

Pavel is fluent in English, Czech and Russian.