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.


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.

Doug Pitts

Chief Technical Office-Engineering

Doug is currently CEO of AltTech/Pitts and Pitts and Associates, and since 2016 he has been an Adjunct Professor for the Entrepreneurship Program at Grand Canyon University. He was formerly CEO of Frontier Applied Sciences, Chief Industrial Officer for AREVA Solar, President of Parsons Latin America, Vice President of Bechtel Group, Executive Vice President of Molten Metal Technology, Project Manager with Asarco, Inc./Mt. Isa Mines Ltd., and a research engineer with Hazen Research. He holds a Professional Science Masters degree in chemical and metallurgical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and an MBA from Golden Gate University.