Board of Directors
Peak’s Board is supported by a diverse mix of technical, commercial, governance, legal and Tanzanian experience.
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.
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.
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.
Nick Bowen has extensive experience in the construction, development and operation of international mining projects. He has spent over 35 years with ASX-listed construction and contract mining companies operating in both Australia and overseas, including Africa. Previous roles include 12 years as Managing Director of Macmahon Holdings Limited, two years as Executive Global Head of Mining Services with Orica Limited and nine years as Managing Director of mining contractor Eltin Limited. He has also held the head executive role at the Lubambe Copper Mine in Zambia and the Shishen Iron Ore Mine in South Africa. Nick is a Life Member of the Western Australian Chamber of Minerals and Energy, Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Energy and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Hannah Badenach is an experienced executive and company director with more than 20 years of experience in resources, supply chain, business development, commodity trading and marketing in global markets across Africa, Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East.
Hannah has extensive experience in particular in Africa and China, has built and run multiple metal supply chains across Africa (including Tanzania) and has an extensive network in China across sales and marketing. She holds a Bachelor of Arts/Law (HONS) from the University of Tasmania and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.