Mon, Jan 9, 2023 at 1:00 PM
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Recent world events have changed western government views of critical metals. Wanting to be part of the critical minerals space, there is a renewed focus on green technology and the metals that power it. Four industry experts share their views of where the industry is headed in 2023 and beyond.
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Matthew MickleboroughHost of the Junior Resource Investing PodcastMatthew Mickleborough is a commodity investor and analyst who hosts the Junior Resource Investing podcast. The JRI podcast is dedicated to interviewing resource and exploration executives about their companies and commodities. Matthew has been a private investor in the metals sector for a number of years and holds multiple degrees from the University of Regina.
Brandon MacdonaldCEO and Director of Fireweed MetalsMr. Macdonald is a professional geologist with a diverse experience base including exploration geology worldwide and investment banking. In recent years he has focused his efforts in exploration and development as a principal of and consultant to various junior mining companies.
In the past he was in the City of London where he worked in structuring financings and risk management at Macquarie Bank. In 2007 Mr. Macdonald graduated with an MBA (with Distinction) from Oxford. He completed his B.Sc. in Geology from UBC in 2000.
Mr. Macdonald has a long history of mining exploration work in Yukon, including zinc projects, and originally hails from Ross River, near the Macmillan Pass Project site. He is a Professional Geologist registered with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC).
Julian TregerPresident, CEO & Director of CoTecJulian Treger was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Anglo Pacific Group Plc. During his tenure at Anglo Pacific Group, he executed $450 million of acquisitions, transforming the business from a coal-based royalty business to a battery-focused streamer, at the same time increasing income from £3 million in 2013 to close to £62 million in 2021. Treger also serves as a non-executive chairman of Audley Capital Advisors Llp, an investment advisory firm focused on natural resources with a long track record of transforming and unlocking considerable value in the commodities extraction space, including the restructuring and sale of Western Coal Corp and development of Mantos Copper, which recently merged with Capstone Copper Corp. In addition, Treger holds external non-executive directorships with MagIron Llc, Broadwell Capital and BSL Plc. He has a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Brendan YurikCEO & Director of Electric RoyaltiesFounder and CEO of Evenor Investments Ltd, a financial advisory group to junior mining companies for alternative financing, debt, equity and M&A with experience on over $2 billion in mining financing transactions throughout his career. Prior global experience as a research analyst as well as in business development and mining financial advisory roles with Endeavour Financial, Cambrian Mining Finance Ltd, Northern Vertex Mining Corp. and King & Bay West Management Corp.
Richard WilliamsExecutive Chairman at Bunker Hill MiningA former COO of Barrick Gold Corporation from 2015-2018, Mr. Williams is a global executive with an established track-record of value creation, pioneering and transformational leadership within the Mining Industry and other demanding assignments. Amongst other notable achievements, this helped Barrick deliver an 80% improvement in the company’s operating profit over his three years, and the total overhaul of the Company’s relationship with the Tanzanian Government following a breakdown of relations between a Barrick subsidiary and that government.
Formerly, the CEO of an African and Central Asian focused exploration business, and Non-Executive Director of Gem Diamonds PLC, he was also the Commanding Officer of the British Special Forces Regiment – the SAS. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Trevali Mining Corporation, Chair of Trevali’s HSEC Committee and an advisor to mining companies facing complex operational, political or ESG challenges.
BSc Economics, University College London; MA Security Studies, Kings College London; MBA Cranfield University.
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