Paul is a Chartered Accountant with over thirty years’ commercial experience. Mr Lloyd operates his own corporate consulting business, specializing in the area of corporate, financial and management advisory services. Mr Lloyd has been responsible for a number of IPOs, RTOs, project acquisitions and capital raisings for ASX listed public companies.
Barnaby is an experienced investment banker and corporate advisor who has held managing director and non-executive director positions in the investment banking, energy, technology and resource sectors. Mr. Egerton-Warburton has over 25 years of investment banking, international investment and market experience with positions at JP Morgan (New York, Sydney, Hong Kong) BNP Equities (New York) and Prudential Securities (New York). An experienced investment banker and corporate advisor, having held managing director and non-executive director positions in the investment banking, technology, energy and resource sectors. He holds a degree in economics and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Matthew holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Yale University and a double degree in Engineering (First Class Honours) and Commerce from University of Western Australia. Mr Blumberg is currently a director of a US based private equity firm, ALJ Regional Holdings, focussing on Mergers & Acquisitions. He has previously worked in investment-based roles in New York and Sydney
Zach has over 10 years of experience in North America’s energy sector. His experience spans production, environmental and hydrogeologic projects in Canada and the United States. In 2019, he founded and incorporated Prairie Lithium. As CEO of Prairie Lithium, he led multiple rounds of private equity funding while advancing lithium extraction technology and brine resource exploration in Saskatchewan, Canada. In 2023, he led Prairie Lithium through the successful acquisition by Arizona Lithium. He holds a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Regina and a Diploma in Exploration Information Technology from the South Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).
CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER
Brett worked for Lithium Americas Corp as VP of Engineering and Project Manager for the Thacker Pass Project in Nevada. Brett has been involved in the design, development, and management of lithium projects for 10 years dating back to the geothermal brine project developed by Simbol Materials, Inc where he was Sr. Process Engineer and Plant Manager. Brett also has EPC/CM experience (3 years) with Jacobs Engineering where he held process engineering and project management roles for mineral processing, infrastructure, and US Government projects. Brett’s other roles include various plant manager and process engineering roles with Elementis Global, Potash Corp, Chemical Products Corp, and Barrick Gold Corp. Brett completed a Master’s Degree in Metallurgical Engineering (Hydrometallurgy) from the University of Nevada-Reno in 2000 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Metallurgical Engineering in 1994.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (USA)
Wendy is a Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years’ experience leading accounting and finance teams at public companies, predominantly Nestlé, with extensive experience in manufacturing, cost accounting, internal controls and audit. She holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) from California State University San Bernardino, where she also spent 3 years as Adjunct Faculty, Department of Accounting and Finance, College of Business & Public Administration. In addition, she is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
Shaun is an accounting and finance professional with over 20 years experience. He has worked in the capacity of Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of a number of ASX and SGX listed companies, held a senior management role within an ASX 200 listed company and was an executive director at a leading international accounting firm. He is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF EXPLORATION
Chelsey holds a Bachelor of Science Geology Honours from the University of Regina. Before joining the Prairie Project in 2021 Chelsey worked in technical and management roles with Nexen and CNOOC Intl for 14 years. Chelsey manages the Subsurface Development and Reservoir Characterization Teams; and she plays and integral part in the researching, planning and execution of projects.