Management

Management

Darrin Campbell CPA-CMA - PRESIDENT AND CORPORATE SECRETARY

 

Mr. Campbell is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Management Accountant with 20 years of executive financial management experience and served as the CFO of the Company from March 2017 – 2021. He has provided contract accounting and financial services to numerous public and private companies and played key leadership roles in financings and transactions taking companies public onto the TSX-V. From 2013-2014 he was the CFO of Ressources Appalaches and was the financial leader bringing into production Nova Scotia’s first operating gold mine in over 14 years. Mr. Campbell obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from Saint Mary’s University in 1996 and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Nova Scotia.

Rainer Ellmies PhD, MScGeol, GeoFA, AusIMM - VICE PRESIDENT EXPLORATION

Dr. Ellmies is based in Windhoek and provides all in-country management of Namibia Critical Metals’ projects in his capacity as Vice President Exploration. Dr. Ellmies has a broad background with over 30 years experience in academics, exploration, international development cooperation. He was previously Manager of German-Namibian Development Cooperation in Ministry of Mines and Energy and has been directly involved in significant discoveries in Namibia including Lofdal (REE), Opuwo (Co-Cu) and Epembe (Ta-Nb).

Susanne Willett CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Ms. Willett also currently serves as CFO for Morien Resources Corp. (TSXV:MOX). Previously Ms. Willett worked for the New Brunswick Power group of companies as Business Unit CFO, Director of Financial Planning and Treasury, and Controller, where she directed business planning, regulatory compliance, management and financial reporting. Ms. Willett holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a Master of Business Administration from York University in Toronto, Ontario, and qualified as a CPA, CA.

 

 

 

Corporate & Technical Advisors

Gerald J. McConnell Strategic Advisor

Mr. McConnell was the Chief Executive Officer of Namibia Rare Earths from 2010 – 2016 when he stepped down and assumed the role of Chair of the Board until May of 2021. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Etruscan Resources Inc. from 1990 to 2010 when it was acquired by Endeavour Mining Corporation (TSX). Mr. McConnell was a founder and has been a director of NovaGold Resources Inc. (TSX; NYSE-MKT) since 1984, and was President of NovaGold from December 1984 to January 1998. He is also a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of Trilogy Metals Inc. (TSX:NYSE-MKT: TMQ). Mr. McConnell was called to the Bar of Nova Scotia in 1971 and was an associate and partner with the law firm, Patterson Palmer, in Halifax, Nova Scotia from 1971 to 1987. He received his Queen’s Counsel designation in 1986. In 2003, Mr. McConnell received the Paul Harris Award from Rotary International in recognition of Etruscan’s humanitarian contributions to health and education initiatives in Africa.

Donald M. Burton MSC., P.GEO. - Geological Consultant

Mr. Burton is a Professional Geologist with over 25 years of international experience in exploration. During the period 1994-2010 he was responsible for the development of all the exploration projects of Etruscan Resources Inc. (now Endeavour Mining Corp.) in Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Namibia. During this period, two projects evolved into operating gold mines (Samira Hill and Youga) and a third project (Agbaou) entered into commercial production in 2014. As former President of Namibia Critical Metals he oversaw the development of the Lofdal Rare Earths Project from 2010 until his retirement in 2021. Mr. Burton holds a B.Sc. (Honours) in Earth Sciences from the University of Waterloo (1978) and a M.Sc. in Geology from the University of New Brunswick (1984) and is a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada and of the Society of Economic Geologists. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Geologists of Nova Scotia.

 

Antonie van Wyk MEng, MBA, BCom - METALLURGICAL ADVISOR

Mr. van Wyk is based in Swakopmund and has over 20 years experience in hydrometallurgy including as Commissioning Manager and Director of Processing at the 140 Mt/a  Husab uranium mine (Swakop Uranium) and in Project Management at Rössing Uranium (Rio Tinto). Mr. van Wyk has acted as an independent consultant for various scoping, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies in Namibia.

Scott Swinden PhD, PGeo - INDEPENDENT GEOLOGICAL CONSULTANT

Dr. Swinden is President and Principal Consultant of Swinden Geoscience Consultants Limited and Adjunct Professor, in the Department of Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University. Dr. Swinden provides consulting services in geoscience, exploration, resource administration, and government and community relations focused on the minerals sector. He has over 40 years experience in exploration, research and project and executive management in private and public sectors. Dr. Swinden has worked extensively on the Lofdal Project and the Epembe Project and other critical metal projects in Africa and North America.

Gideon T. U. Kalumbu MSc., Chief Geologist – Gecko Exploration

Gideon is an exploration geologist with over 10 years of experience in minerals exploration in Namibia. He has been with the Gecko Group for over nine years and was part of the IMERYS – Gecko Graphite Mine and Gecko Salt exploration and mine development teams. Mr Kalumbu has been involved in the inception of the Opuwo Cobalt Project of Celsius Resource in 2017. Currently Gideon supervises exploration activities at the gold and base metals projects Erongo, Okanihova and Grootfontein for Namibia Critical Metals Inc.

 

Kaarina Ndalulilwa B.Sc. Chief Geologist - Gecko Exploration

Ms. Kaarina Ndalulilwa is a geologist based in Namibia, and holds 14 years of experience in the mining industry. Her early career started in the Geological Survey of Namibia before moving into mineral exploration with Kunene Resources Namibia. Over her 10 years tenure in mineral exploration, Kaarina has and continues to support the company’s management in the execution of company projects in a vast array of responsibilities ranging from physical field geological work to site project management. She has been responsible for the site management of exploration work on a number of projects such as the Epembe Project (Ta, Nb), Lofdal Project (HREE) and the Opuwo Cobalt Project of Celsius Resources.