Pete Gardner CFO
Pete is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a breadth of experience in financial management and corporate finance in the natural resources sector. He was the Finance Director of Amara Mining plc from October 2009 managing the corporate and financial development of the company culminating in its acquisition by Perseus Mining, and former Chief Finance Officer for Piran Resources, Chaarat Gold Holdings and Alexander Mining plc.
Dave Dodd Technical Director
Dave has 45 years of extractive metallurgy experience covering research and development, technical sales and predominantly metallurgical project development and execution. He was Technical Director and co-founder of MDM Engineering between 1987-2014. Dave has designed and commissioned plants across Africa and the rest of the world, covering minerals from REEs to gold, platinum, diamonds, copper, zinc, phosphate, cobalt and many others.
Alberto Bruttomesso Project Director - Phalaborwa
Alberto is a Mechanical Engineer with a post graduate business management qualification. He has over 30 years’ experience in project and engineering management, delivering 80 multidisciplinary mining, water treatment and infrastructure projects to date across the African continent. Alberto has managed projects incorporating all aspects of the mining process across gold, diamonds, chrome, platinum and uranium, including extensive experience in the delivery of processing plants. He has a proven track record of delivering total turn key projects within budget and on time, increasing project value by reducing capital and operating costs during project life cycle from study to execution.
Chris Attwood Project Manager - Gakara
Chris has more than 20 years’ experience in mining and extractive industries. He is a qualified mining engineer (Camborne School of Mines) and has worked throughout Africa (including Tanzania and Eritrea) as well as the rest of the world. As well as rare earths, Chris has experience with gold, tin, coal, and quarrying operations.