Technical Team


Ian Middlemas - Chairman

Respected resource executive with extensive finance, commercial and capital markets experience. Current Chairman of Berkeley Energia Limited and Equatorial Resources Limited & former Chairman of Papillon Resources Ltd and Mantra Resources Limited.


Matt Syme - CEO

Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of experience in mining and company management. Former MD of Berkeley Energy (BKY) and Sierra Mining (SRM).  Grew BKY from a $4m shell to over $200m by acquiring and completing initial scoping study on the Salamanca Uranium Project in Spain. Grew SRM from $5m to over $80m when sold to RTG Mining inc by acquiring and exploring the Mabilo Copper/Gold Project in the Philippines.


Ben Jeuken - Consultant/ Hydrogeologist

The Principal Hydrogeologist of Groundwater Science, Ben Jeuken, has over 10 years of experience in groundwater resources assessment and management for mining. He has experience in salt lake brine potash evaluation, aquifer testing, wellfield planning and installation for mining, and the development of conceptual hydrogeological models.


Carlos Perucca - Consultant Process Engineer

Minerals Process Engineer with 25+ years of experience in mineral processing engineering, specializing in Potash and Phosphates beneficiation. Significant experience from operations in North, South and Central America, including salt lake brine production.


Marcelo Bravo - Senior Evap/Cryst Consultant

Mr Bravo is an experienced Process Manager Engineer previously working at SQM, the third largest salt lake SOP producer globally. He specialises in the front end of brine processing from feed brine through to the crystallisation of harvest salts.