Board of Directors
The Board consists of the following executive and non-executive Directors:
Mr Read brings over 18 years of experience to the Board working with quoted and private companies within the natural resources sectors. During his career he has worked with companies in most key natural resources regions operating across a wide range of commodities, often working on behalf of professional investment groups.
Within the publicly quoted company arena Mr Read has significant experience working within the regulatory frameworks of the UK exchanges, TSX, JSE, ASX, Oslo and Hong Kong.
Mr Campion has been Technical Director and an Executive Director of Europa Metals Ltd since 21 November 2017 and was appointed as Executive Chairman on 4 August 2020. Mr Campion served as a Fund Manager of Oceanic Asset Management Pty Ltd, Australian Natural Resources OEIC and Global Connections Funds plc - Junior Resources Fund. Mr Campion has 24 years' experience in the natural resources sector, including Resource Analyst, Fund Manager, equities research and project and debt financing. He has spent over 10 years as a field geologist that includes success at the Emily Ann Nickel Sulphide Mine. He was based in London for five years working at Barclays Capital in their natural resources team and as a Senior Resource Analyst at WH Ireland. He served as Fund Manager of CF Global Resources Fund. He served as the Project Geologist at LionOre responsible for the exploration, discovery and BFS completion of the Emily Ann Nickel Sulphide Mine.
Mr Campion's financial experience ranges from Australian and UK equities research through to project and debt financing in London, covering the entire spectrum of mining companies with an extensive knowledge of the global resources market covering the three main bourses, the Toronto Stock Exchange, AIM and the ASX. He started his career as an exploration and mine site geologist in Australia covering base metals and gold and has a comprehensive background in all technical and financial facets of the resource sector, specialising internationally in resource evaluation, debt capacity modelling, mergers and acquisitions, project assessment and equity/convertible capital raisings. He has been Non-Executive Director at Katoro Gold PLC (formerly Opera Investments Plc) since 11 November 2014.
He holds a Graduate Diploma of Business (Finance) and is an Associate of the Royal School of Mines. Mr Campion earned an M.Sc. in Minerals Exploration from the Royal School of Mines in London and B.Sc. Honors in Geology from University of Wales College Cardiff.
Dr Kirby is a metallurgist with over 30 years of international experience in the mining sector. He has held senior management positions with Impala Platinum, Rand Mines and Rustenburg Platinum Mines and worked as a director and technical consultant for a number of mining companies. He is currently a director of Bezant Resources plc (AIM).
Dan Smith (Non-executive Director & Company Secretary)
Mr Smith is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and has over 11 years’ primary and secondary capital markets expertise. As a director of Minerva Corporate, he has advised on, and been involved in, a significant number of IPOs, RTOs and capital raisings on both the ASX and NSX. His key focus is on corporate governance and compliance, commercial due diligence and transaction structuring, as well as ongoing investor and stakeholder engagement.
Mr Smith is currently a director and company secretary of ASX-listed Lachlan Star Limited and Hipo Resources Limited, non-executive director of Artemis Resources Limited and White Cliff Minerals Limited, and is Company Secretary for Taruga Minerals Limited and Vonex Limited. He holds a BA in International Relations from Curtin University, Western Australia.