About

board of Directors

Darren Hazelwood

CEO

Darren is a highly experienced private sector business leader, focused on value accretion within rapidly growing natural resources companies. As an experienced investor in the natural resources space he brings with him an extensive network in the investment community both at a private and institutional level.
Nick O’Reilly
Nick O’ReillyNON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Nick is Principal Geologist and Director of Mining Analyst Consulting Ltd. He has over 14 years’ experience in mining, exploration and development across all major commodities. As a qualified geologist, he can act as Competent Person for JORC Code and AIM rules.

Tracy Weslosky
Tracy WesloskyNON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Tracy Weslosky is the Founder (2001), CEO, and Director of InvestorNews Inc., the publisher of InvestorNews.com, which is an independent source of market news that receives over 120 million hits annually. Further to its role as an online Publisher, InvestorNews has been providing digital media services in the capital markets since 2001. Well known since 2010 for hosting some of the largest critical mineral events in the world, Tracy is the Co-Founder and Executive Director for the recently formed (2021) Critical Minerals Institute (CMI), which is focused on critical minerals for a decarbonized economy.

Tracy’s past business experience includes being the co-founder of a FTSE recognized rare earths indices company REE Stocks PLC (2011-2014), and a principal partner in a boutique investment banking firm Weslosky & Cowans Ltd. that held an Exempt Market Dealers license for 8 years (2007-2013). This same firm was the catalyst for the business television series DealFlow, which was broadcast in 294 million households worldwide (2008-2010). Featured on CNBC for 1-year, Tracy was the Host, Executive Producer, and the President for DealFlow World Inc.

In the early nineties, Tracy started in PR for television and then quickly evolved into radio where Billboard Magazine cited her as one of the top 3 Radio Trackers in North America. Working for recording artists with many of the top record labels at the time, her last role in the music industry was as the VP of Marketing, Canada, for Red Ant Entertainment, a NYSE listed company at the time, which Tracy credits this as her first real introduction to the public markets.

Tracy received her BA in Political Science from the University of Tennessee in 1988 and is a well-known speaker, investment market interview host and columnist.

Katie O’Reilly
Katie O’ReillyNON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Katie O’Reilly is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Katie began her career as an auditor before transitioning into Corporate Finance, spending 11 years working in Capital Markets and Transaction Services. Since 2017 she has been providing Finance and Operations consultancy to a variety of companies across a number of different sectors, including natural resources.

Simon Rothschild
Simon RothschildNON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Simon has been active for over 30 years in financial public and investor relations. He currently heads Capital Market Consultants and is also a non-executive director of Rothschild Diamonds Limited and Quartz Investment Management Limited. His experience spans both financial reporting for clients listed on AIM and the Full List of the London Stock Exchange, as well as support for Initial Public Offers, company reconstructions and acquisitions in natural resources.