Board & Management





Paul Lloyd

Managing Director

Paul is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ commercial experience and operates his own corporate consulting business, specialising in the area of corporate, financial and management advisory services. After commencing his career with an international accounting firm, he was employed for approximately 10 years as the General Manager of Finance for a Western Australian based international drilling contractor working extensively in Asia and Africa. Paul floated Beacon Minerals Ltd on the ASX in 2006 and has been responsible for a number of IPOs, RTOs, project acquisitions and capital raisings for ASX listed public companies.

Barnaby Egerton-Warburton

Non-Executive Chairman

Barnaby has over 20 years of trading, investment banking, international investment and market experience with positions at JP Morgan, BNP Equities (New York) and Prudential Securities (New York). He is an experienced investment banker and corporate advisor, having held managing director and non-executive director positions in the investment banking, oil & gas and resource sectors. He holds a degree in economics, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Matthew Blumberg

Executive Director

Matthew is currently based in New York and is a Director at Private Equity firm ALJ, focusing on Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions. Matthew has previously worked in investment roles in New York and Sydney. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Yale University and a double degree in Engineering (First Class Honors) and Commerce from The University of Western Australia.


Brett Rabe

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.

Greg Smith

Geological Consultant

Greg commenced his career in 1975 and has worked over a wide cross section of minerals and countries including in North America, Australia, Asia and throughout Africa. He was the exploration manager for Moto Gold Mines Ltd, responsible for the discovery of 22.5 million ounces of gold in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Kibali Mine). Recently he planned and supervised the drill-out of the maiden resource on the Big Sandy Lithium Project. He is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.