Our Team

The Board comprises individuals that have had international mining and capital markets experience, as well as Greenland focussed operators who have both discovered and developed mines.

 

Board of Directors

Rod McIllree

Executive Chairman
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Rod McIllree

Executive Chairman

Mr McIllree is a corporate geologist. A graduate of Kalgoorlie School of Mines, he has spent decades specialising in the de-risking of operations in remote frontier jurisdictions. Rod has worked in Greenland since 2005. He was the founding member of a number of mining ventures including Medusa Mining, Kingsrose Mining and Bluejay.

Dr. Bo Møller Stensgaard

Chief Executive Officer
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Dr. Bo Møller Stensgaard

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Stensgaard is a Danish national and preeminent geologist with extensive operational experience in Greenland.  Bo was a senior research scientist at the Danish state survey and has advised multiple European federal and commercial entities in the field of commodity development.

Mike Hutchinson

Non-Executive Director
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Mike Hutchinson

Non-Executive Director

Member of the Audit, Remuneration and AIM Compliance Committees

Mr. Hutchinson began his career at Metallgesellschaft Ltd where he worked for 25 years, ultimately becoming the Managing Director in 1985. Metallgesellschaft Ltd was a metal trading subsidiary of one of Germany’s largest industrial conglomerates. Additionally, Mike was Director between 1986-2008 of the world’s largest market for industrial metals trading, the London Metals Exchange (LME).  Since then he has held several notable board and management roles, including Chairman of Metalloyd Ltd, a major supplier of steel and raw materials to traders, distributors and end-users. He was also Chairman of Wogen Ltd, a speciality metals trading house.

Peter Waugh

Non Executive Director
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Peter Waugh

Non Executive Director

Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the AIM Compliance Committee

Mr. Waugh is an experienced technical director and consultant with more than 30 years’ experience in the global titanium dioxide industry, including 24 years with Tioxide Group, followed by Huntsman Pigments.  Peter’s experience includes pigment plant management as well as leading teams in the delivery of global strategic improvement projects.

 

Johannus Egholm Hansen

Non Executive Director
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Johannus Egholm Hansen

Non Executive Director

Mr Hansen is a Faroese/Danish national with over 30 years’ experience in operations, engineering, banking, equipment supply and large construction projects, including airport construction where he planned the development of three airports in Greenland. He was also Senior Vice President of the FLSmidth Group, and CEO/Country Head of FLSmidth Indonesia, working mainly with mining projects. Additionally, at Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, he was responsible for the investment in three biomass power plants

Senior Management

Thomas Levin

Chief Operating Officer (Finland)
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Thomas Levin

Chief Operating Officer (Finland)

Mr. Levin is a Finnish geologist with more than 15 years of experience in exploration and project management. He graduated from Åbo Akademi University in 2003 and holds a M.Sc. degree in geology and mineralogy. After graduating he worked as a researcher at the university before joining the geo-consulting company AB Scandinavian Geopool Ltd as project manager. In early 2010 Mr. Levin joined the Magnus Minerals Oy and Western Areas LTD joint venture team, forming the base of what today is FinnAust Mining Finland Oy, a company which is part of the Bluejay Mining plc group managing the Finnish assets. During his more than 9 years with the group, Mr. Levin has held various positions and was appointed COO in February 2019.

Hans Jensen

Managing Director Dundas Titanium A/S
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Hans Jensen

Managing Director Dundas Titanium A/S

Mr. Jensen has more than 30 years of experience managing and operating in Greenland and has undertaken a variety of large logistical and supply chain operations, as well as international exploration. Hans has previously held senior roles in the largest Greenlandic transportation and logistics companies such as Royal Arctic Line A/S and Leonhard Nilsen & Sønner A/S where he was Marketing Manager & Vice-President in charge of Projects and Transportation. He also held a role as CEO in the largest Facility Service company in Greenland, ISS. Hans is experienced in permitting regulations required by the various Ministries of Greenland regarding these types of activities.

Eric Sondergaard

Chief Operating Officer
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Eric Sondergaard

Chief Operating Officer

Mr Eric Sondergaard is a graduate of the University of Calgary in Canada, and is a registered Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo). He has over a decade of on-ground exploration and operational experience in challenging conditions and remote locations. Eric managed the exploration team that uncovered the super-giant Kvanefjeld Rare Earth project in Greenland. He has experience in permitting regulations required by the various Ministries in Greenland, and has served as a primary regulatory contact for a number of years. Eric also has a broad spectrum of oilfield experience across North America, ranging from production/optimization, exploration, geosteering, modelling, and natural fracture characterization.

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