Board of Directors
Peak’s Board is supported by a diverse mix of technical, commercial, governance, legal and Tanzanian experience.
The Company has infused this know-how into the engineering design and BFS. Combined with real-life operational experience, rare earth expertise and thorough pilot plant operation and testing, Peak Resources has extensively de-risked the mine to product supply chain. The track record shows that the management team has a steady, deliverable approach with a good understanding of potential customers and their requirements. The management team is well connected in the industry and has the capability to build out the business and team, and to deliver quality products with a reliable, sustainable supply chain.
Russell is a distinguished corporate executive and company director with experience in large scale mining project development and operations, product marketing, finance, business development and technology. Russell was a founding director of Fortescue Metals Group and served in executive roles including Deputy CEO and Executive Director. He was a key part of the management team that developed Fortescue’s mining, port and rail operations and was instrumental in establishing Fortescue’s strong relationships with large steel mill groups across a vast Asian customer base.
More recently Russell was Chairman of UK-listed Sirius Minerals PLC (acquired by Anglo American in 2020), which is developing a large Polyhalite fertiliser project in North Yorkshire, in close proximity to Peak’s Teesside refinery site. He has also held senior executive positions at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Optus. Russell is currently Chairman of the Garvan Research Foundation, a non-Executive Director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Vice Chairman of Ignition Wealth.
Non-Executive Deputy Chair
B. Com, Accounting and Finance
Tony is an experienced international natural resources executive and company director. He is currently the Chair of ASX listed Cellnet, a non-executive director of ASX listed Xanadu Mines, Trustee of the Royal Botanical Gardens & Domain Trust and a Non-Executive Director of
He was formerly a Commissioner at the Independent Planning Commission, and previously a group executive at TSX/HKEx listed South Gobi Resources, based in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for the company’s corporate and strategic initiatives. Tony also has over 15 years commercial and investment banking experience, covering the Asia Pacific natural resources industry, most recently as a Managing Director at HSBC
HON. ABDULLAH MWINYI
LLB, LLM (Cardiff University)
The Hon. Mr Mwinyi is a member of the Tanzanian Parliament, having entered Parliament in 2007, and was also a Member of the East African Legislative Assembly (2007 – 2017), where he was Chair of the Legal, Privileges and Rules Committee and the Regional Affairs and Conflict Resolution Committee. He is also Chair of Swala Oil and Gas (Tanzania) plc. The Hon. Mr Mwinyi is a lawyer by profession and, in 2007, established Asyla Attorneys, where he specializes in corporate, commercial, labour and employment law.
Giles Stapleton is a barrister in private practice at Selborne Chambers, Sydney. His experience in industry and commerce before legal practice includes approximately fifteen years as an executive and senior executive in listed companies in banking, property, and funds management.
Giles’ role immediately before legal practice was Head of Investment Management at Valad Property Group in which he was responsible for managing a number of direct property funds with AUM of c.A$900m. In that role, Giles was responsible for the investment strategies, for making the investment recommendations to the responsible entity Board and investors and for overseeing the execution of the investment strategies of each managed fund. His approach in that role was focussed on actively engaging with the Board and investors of each fund and in delivering the approved strategies.
Giles has been a director of Peak since December 2021.
Since early 2014, Ms Shasha Lu has been the Managing Director of Shenghe Resources Overseas Development where she leads and manages overseas investment, cross-border corporate management, international trade and the building of a complete rare earth/monazite supply chain. Prior to that, Ms Lu was an Executive Director and CEO of Hong Kong East China Non-Ferrous Mineral Resources Co. Ltd & Sino-Australia International Mineral Resources Limited, responsible for overseas investment, scientific research and management. Ms Lu has previous experience as a director of ASX-listed companies, having been an Executive Director of Arafura Resources Limited (ASX:ARU) and an Executive Director and Vice President of Globe Metals and Mining Corporation (ASX:GBE). Ms Lu holds a Bachelor and a Masters of Medical Science from Nanjing University, a Doctorate of Medical Science (PhD) from Tianjin Medical University & Karolinska Institute, a Post-Doctorate of Medical Science from Karolinska Institute, and an Executive Master of Business Administration from Nanjing University. Ms Lu is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
Ian is a distinguished executive and company director with more than 35 years of experience in international financial markets including institutional securities, wealth management and capital markets. Ian spent approximately 24 years with Morgan Stanley Australia where he was Managing Director, Head of Institutional Equities and Head of Wealth Management Australia. Ian has a proven record in organisational development, governance, operational management and financial performance. He is a member of ASIC’s Financial Services Credit Panel and Markets Disciplinary Panel and was inducted into the Australian Stockbrokers Foundation Hall of Fame in 2015.