Board of Directors
Steve Williams – is the President and CEO of Pasinex Resources Limited. Mr. Williams graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Extractive Metallurgy) from the Western Australian School of Mines and an MBA from Tulane University. He has worked in the mining industry since 1976 in milling operations in Australia and Canada. He worked 20 years with SGS Lakefield Research in Canada and Chile in both metallurgical project management and business management, finally becoming Managing Director for SGS Canada, a company with about 1300 employees in Canada. Steve has authored many technical papers and in 2004 he became a CIM Distinguished Lecturer and in 2008 a CIM Fellow, for his work in geometallurgy.
Jonathan Challis – has an honours degree in Mineral Exploitation from University College, Cardiff and an MBA degree from Cranfield University. Mr. Challlis is a mining engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the operation, management, financing and analysis of mining projects around the world. He is a Director and Chairman of Rye Patch Gold Corp; as well as being a Director of West African Iron Ore, Quartet Resources Limited and Explor Resources Inc.
Vic Wells – is a corporate director and finance specialist with over 20 years’ experience in the resources, transportation and manufacturing industries. Mr. Wells currently serves as a director of Student Transportation Inc., and Unique Broadband Systems Inc. Mr. Wells has held Vice President Finance, Chief Financial Officer and senior financial positions with Chemtrade Logistics and Titanium Corporation. Previously Victor was a director of Mag Industries Corp., Northstar Healthcare Inc., TriNorth Capital Inc., and was Trustee for Canada Cartage Diversified Income Fund. He is a member of the Financial Executives International (FEI) and has completed a term as National President and CEO. He has been a Chapter President and Director and currently serves as Chair of the Canadian Financial Executives Research Foundation. Mr. Wells is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and British Columbia. Mr. Wells completed the Directors Education Program at the Institute of Corporate Directors, and obtained his ICD.D designation.
Dr. Larry Seeley – is Chair and CEO of Seeley Group Ltd. He was CEO of Recapture Metals Limited and Principal Shareholder developing the company with two plants in Ontario, one in USA and one in Germany, producing gallium, indium and rhenium. Recapture was sold to Neo Materials Technologies Inc. and is now part of Molycorp Inc. From 1992 to 2004, he was President and CEO and major shareholder of Lakefield Research Limited, growing the company to over 1,000 employees with services in hydrometallurgy, analytical chemistry, mineralogy and environment as well as laboratories and pilot plant facilities in Lakefield, Ontario; Santiago, Chile; Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Perth, Australia. Lakefield Research was sold to SGS in 2002. He was also with Falconbridge for 25 years as Corporate Vice-President Environment, Director of Sudbury Metallurgical Operations, Manager of Corporate Metallurgical Research and Development, Manager Sudbury Smelter and other roles in Operations and Technology.
Joachim Rainer – was in hotel management for many years, followed by a period where he worked in an Austrian bank for a few years, where he supported people and companies to trade raw materials and shares and he received his CEFA (Certified European Financial Analyst) degree. In 2002, Mr. Rainer founded the Rainer Beteiligungs GmbH company, and as Managing Director, he was responsible for sourcing projects, structuring companies and investments, and business development for new upcoming and innovative companies.