Becoming a leading low-cost battery minerals producer

Our goal is to become a leading low-cost producer of high quality, ethically sourced battery metals from high-grade, low impact mines in stable jurisdictions that are close to major consumer industries and a number of end users and market intermediaries. 


Board of Directors

Lazaros Nikeas

Executive Chairman

  • 15+ years of strategy and capital markets advisory for resource, chemicals and industrial companies, with over US$25 B of M&A transactions completed.
  • Currently a Principal Investment Manager of Weston Energy LLC, a Yorktown Partners LLC portfolio company with investments in energy minerals assets.
  • Previously a partner of Traxys Capital Partners, a private equity firm backed by The Carlyle Group.

Dr. Stephen Dunmead | PhD, MA, BS

Non-Executive Director

  • 30+ years of strong operational leadership experience in the advanced materials and specialty chemical industries.
  • Former COO of NYSE-listed SWM International – Led Cobalt Division and also held several senior roles with NYSE–listed OM Group where he led their cobalt business for more than 10 years.
  • 7 years as Chair of the Cobalt Development

Mr. John Kiernan | P.Eng., B.Sc., MBA


  • 30+ years of mine operating, engineering, consulting, corporate and finance experience.
  • Currently COO of Ascot Resources Ltd.
  • Previously, Manager Project Evaluation for Quadra FNX/KGHM International, as well as a Mining Analyst at PI Financial Corporation.

Martin Kostuik | B.Sc., MBA

CEO & Director

  • 28+ years of diversified experience in the mining industry as a mining engineer and senior executive.
  • Mr. Kostuik was President and Director for the last 4 years at Arizona Gold Corporation and prior to was CEO and Director of Rupert Resources Limited.
  • Previously Mr. Kostuik built a broad base of experience in operations, engineering, exploration and capital projects with various companies including Luna Gold (Equinox), Barrick Gold Corporation, Taseko Mines Limited and DMC Mining Services.