Non-Executive Director and Chairman
Mr. Mills has over 40 years of experience in the resource industry. He is the founder and managing director of Plinian Capital and its CE Mining family of funds. This is a private equity firm whose principal business is investment in natural resources projects and companies. Mr. Mills formerly held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Mandalay Resources, a TSX listed gold production company and prior to that was the CEO of Lonmin Plc, the world’s number three producer of platinum and platinum group metals. Prior to Lonmin, Mr. Mills served as President of BHP Billiton’s global base metals group and was the Chief Strategic officer of BHP group. Mr. Mills currently holds directorships with Mandalay Resources, Helio Resources, Consolidated Nickel Mines and Circum Minerals. He is a former director of Norilsk Nickel. Mr. Mills is a member of the advisory board to the Stanford University School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences.
Terrell Iver Ackerman
Mr. Ackerman was interim Chief Executive Officer of Stillwater Mining Company until 2013, having joined the Company in March 2000 as Director of Corporate Planning. During 1998 and 1999, Mr. Ackerman conducted feasibility studies, operational and mine planning reviews for various underground operations. Prior to this time, Mr. Ackerman was Vice President and General Manager of BHP Copper’s San Manuel Operation in Arizona. Mr. Ackerman held increasing roles of accountability for Magma Copper Company starting as an underground engineer in training in 1976. Mr. Ackerman received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mine Engineering from the University of Idaho College of Mines.
Dr. Sander holds a PhD in Ore Deposits and Exploration from Stanford University (USA) and has been active in the mineral resource industry for over 30 years in operations, strategy and exploration, with a focus on copper, gold and platinum projects. Dr. Sander has previous industry experience as President and CEO of Mandalay Resources, Partner and Co-Founder of Plinian Capital, and Vice President of Strategy and Planning for BHP Billiton’s copper group.