Paul Atherley is a highly experienced executive with wide ranging international and capital markets experience in the resources sector. He graduated as mining engineer from Imperial College London with and has held a number of senior executive and board positions. He is the Founding Director of Pensana Plc which is looking to establish the world’s first independent and sustainable rare earth processing facility in the UK and is Non-Executive Chairman of Alkemy Capital Investments Plc. Mr Atherley is a strong supporter of Women in STEM and has established a scholarship which provides funding for young women to further their education in science and engineering.



Sam Quinn is a corporate lawyer with over fifteen years’ worth of experience in the natural resources sector, in both legal counsel and management positions. Mr Quinn is a principal of Silvertree Partners, a London-based specialist corporate services provider for the natural resources industry. In addition Mr Quinn holds various other Non-Executive directorships and company secretarial roles for listed and unlisted natural resources companies. During time spent in these roles, Mr Quinn has gained significant experience in the administration, operation, financing and promotion of natural resource companies.

Previously, Mr Quinn worked as the Director of Corporate Finance and Legal Counsel for the Dragon Group, a London based natural resources venture capital firm and as a corporate lawyer for Jackson McDonald Barristers & Solicitors in Perth, Western Australia and for Nabarro LLP in London.