John joined the board of ILC in 2017. After a few months he became Deputy Chairman, and then Chairman and CEO in March 2018. He has personally invested significant funds in ILC since joining the board, and is now ILC’s largest shareholder. He has had a career as a technology entrepreneur and more recently green energy entrepreneur, and is an ex-banker. He founded two London AIM listed companies: IDOX plc, which provides software for UK Local Government, and Lombard Risk Management plc, which specialises in software for bank risk management and regulation. He more recently established CONVENDIA Ltd., a private company which specializes in software for cash flow forecasting, project valuation and M&A financial analysis, and holds various Non-Executive Director roles in the UK and Switzerland. He was formerly a banker at Kleinwort Benson, where he held various roles, including a Director in the Derivatives Group, Head of Options, and corporate lending. John has acted as a public company Chairman, CEO or Director for twenty years. He is a graduate of Cambridge University.
Maurice joined the board of ILC in 2017. He is a licensed senior statutory auditor in the UK and since 2000, he has been a senior partner in Johnson, Smith & Co., Chartered Accountants and Statutory Auditors in Staines, Surrey and before that, senior partner in Johnsons Chartered Accountants, Ealing London. His commercial and investment experience includes executive directorships in manufacturing and investment accountant to the superannuation fund of the Western Australian state government. His early professional employment included Ball Baker Leake and Price Waterhouse Coopers-UK.
Anthony joined the board of ILC in 2018 and has worked in the company since 2012. He has over twenty-five years of experience in mineral exploration and development. Before joining ILC, he held senior management roles sourcing and advancing iron ore and industrial minerals projects, including the early stage work at the Lac Otelnuk Iron Ore project in Quebec, Canada and the Mustavaara Vanadium Mine in Finland. Prior to that Mr. Kovacs worked for Anglo American, focusing on Ni-Cu-PGE and IOCG projects and was directly involved in several new discoveries internationally. Mr. Kovacs has significant experience with industrial minerals, ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals and precious metals projects throughout the Americas, Europe, and Africa.
Afzaal is a Professional Geoscientist with over thirty years of experience in mineral exploration and mining with specific expertise in raw materials such as lithium, rare earth elements, graphite, PGE and uranium, that are required for today’s high tech energy industries. He was previously President, CEO and Director of Rock Tech Lithium and is registered as a Professional Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. He is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. He joined ILC as a Chief Technical Consultant and acts as the Company’s Qualified Person as required.
Nancy has over twenty years of experience acting as Corporate Secretary of a number of public and private internationally focused companies.