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

Mike Hutchinson

Non Executive Chairman
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Mike Hutchinson

Non Executive Chairman

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, and Chairman of Greenland Minerals & Energy Ltd, which successfully overturned the long-standing Danish and Greenlandic ban on Uranium exploitation. He was also Chairman of Wogen Ltd, a speciality metals trading house.

Rod McIllree

Chief Executive Officer
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Rod McIllree

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. McIllree is a corporate geologist.  A graduate of Curtin University School of Mines, he has spent decades working in frontier locations during which time he has gained a global perspective of commodities. Having worked in Greenland for the last 11 years, Rod was the founder of Greenland Gas & Oil, where he managed the licencing of Jameson, and the founding MD of Greenland Minerals and Energy Ltd, which worked successfully to overturn the multi decade Danish / Greenlandic ban on uranium exploitation and exploration.

Garth Palmer

Non Executive Director, Company Secretary
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Garth Palmer

Non Executive Director, Company Secretary

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

Mr. Palmer holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. Garth began his career at Horwath Chartered Accountants in Perth (now part of BDO) in the audit and corporate services division before moving to KPMG’s audit and risk advisory team. Garth works with several AIM quoted companies, predominantly within the mining and resources industries, providing corporate and financial consulting services; he is currently the Finance Director of AIM quoted SigmaRoc plc.

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.

 

Ian Henderson

Non Executive Director
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Ian Henderson

Non Executive Director

Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee

Mr. Henderson spent over 20 years at JP Morgan during which time he ran both the UK Global Financials Fund and the Natural Resources funds, the latter of which, at their zenith, comprised of assets approaching US$10 billion.  Prior to this, Ian spent nine years as Director and Chief Investment Officer of Wardley Investment Services International and five years as an international portfolio manager in London and New York for Morgan Grenfell & Co. Ian is currently a Non-executive Director of BMO Capital Markets Ltd, the London based subsidiary of the Bank of Montreal.  Ian is a qualified accountant and graduated from Edinburgh University with an MA in Philosophy & Politics and an LLB in Scots Law.

Dr. Bo Møller Stensgaard

Chief Operating Officer
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Dr. Bo Møller Stensgaard

Chief Operating 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.

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

Geology Manager
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Eric Sondergaard

Geology Manager

Mr. Sondergaard is a graduate of the University of Calgary, has extensive experience in Greenland and has worked on similar sedimentary type projects in Canada. Eric also managed the exploration team that uncovered the super-giant Kvanefjeld Rare Earth project in Greenland.

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