Co-founder and Chief Executive of Bushveld Minerals, a role he has held from the inception of the Company. Co-founder and Director of Bushveld Energy. A founding shareholder of VM Investment Company, a principal investment and advisory company focusing on mining projects in Africa. Played a leading role in the origination, establishment and project development of several junior mining companies in Africa. Began his career at McKinsey & Company as a consultant on corporate strategy and organisational development in several sectors in South Africa and Nigeria.
Has extensive experience in managing publicly-listed companies’ relationships with financial markets. Has a global and market- facing perspective, with 30 years in international equity and debt capital markets, strategy, corporate finance and audit. Previously spent nine years at dual-listed Lonmin Plc where, as Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Investor Relations and Corporate Communication, she helped to steer Lonmin’s return to profitability in 2018 and led the recent all-share transaction with Sibanye-Stillwater. Executive Director at Smith’s Corporate Advisory in London.
Vice-President Corporate Finance at JP Morgan Cazenove.
A seasoned Metallurgical Engineer with over 25 years operational roles. Lucas held senior operational roles at Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and South32 where he exposed to different commodities including aluminium, manganese, and coal. Prior to joined Bushveld Minerals held the position of Vice President: Manganese South Africa. He has been involved establishing systems, business optimisation, restructuring and divestments.
Over 15 years of international business experience in energy and finance, including as CEO and co-founder of Bushveld Energy since 2015. Seven years with McKinsey & Company in Moscow and Johannesburg, advising national governments, utilities and manufacturers on growth strategy and policy and leading operational turnarounds in the energy sector. Three years as Portfolio Manager at Sovereign Bank, USA (now Santander Bank). Chairman of the Board of South African Energy Storage Association.
Chair, Energy Storage Committee, Vanitec (the global association of vanadium producers).
Over 16 years’ experience developing energy and mining projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Started his career in oil, gas and petrochemicals in the USA and has worked in Zambia, South Africa, India and Singapore for companies including Shell Oil, Total Petrochemicals, Eskom and Tata Power. As Africa Group Head at Tata Power, Prince evaluated over 100 mine assets and 50 power opportunities in 30 countries. Worked on transactions representing over US$1 billion in value. Other experience includes commodity trading, specialising in domestic and seaborne coal. Involved in the development and financial close of a 120 MW hydro-electric project in Zambia as well as two wind farm projects (235 MW) in South Africa. Served on the boards of Cennergi and the Tsitsikamma and Amakhala Wind Projects.
Mining Engineer with extensive experience in project management, project development, business and company valuations, mergers and acquisitions, logistics contracts and specialised financing, particularly in the resources industry. Held senior corporate finance and investment banking roles at Gold Fields of South Africa, JP Morgan, Kumba Resources and BHP Billiton, where he was Vice-President of Strategy & Business Development in South Africa. Previously held various directorships, including at Richards Bay Minerals, where he oversaw the Black Empowerment transaction. Member of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa since 2004. Admitted Notary and Conveyancer since 2012. Legal Advisor to the Bushveld Minerals Group since 2007. 19 years of transactional advisory, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate and commercial law experience.