Khoemacau Board & Management



Timothy R. Snider

Timothy R. Snider

Founder and Chairman

Timothy Snider has spent over 45 years in the copper industry. His experience includes on the ground and leadership assignments in various aspects of copper production and operations, technical services, exploration, general management and executive leadership. Prior to becoming the founding chairman of Cupric, Snider was president and Chief Operating Officer of Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold and its predecessor Phelps Dodge Corporation. During his tenure at Phelps Dodge, he led a major technological transformation of the company’s production to include hydrometallurgical processing and helped to establish Phelps Dodge as an industry leader in technology and operational excellence. He also led the technical and operational integration of the Phelps Dodge acquisition of Cyprus-Amax in 1999 and the Freeport-McMoRan/Phelps Dodge merger in 2007.

Mr. Snider holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Geology and Chemistry from Northern Arizona University and is a graduate of the Wharton Advanced Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He currently holds directorships with two public mining companies: IAMGold Corporation and Teck Resources. He is a former director of Compania de Minas Buenaventura and Compass Minerals International. In addition, he sits on the boards of the Arizona chapter of the Nature Conservancy and the Northern Arizona University Foundation. He was the founding chairman of the University of Arizona’s Institute for Mineral Resources, and served as director of the Mining Foundation of the Southwest.


Dennis M. Bartlett

Dennis M. Bartlett

Founder and Executive Director

Dennis Bartlett has over 40 years of experience in the mining industry. Much of his career was with Phelps Dodge Mining Company where he held various positions including General Manager of the Morenci mine in Arizona, President of Chino Mines Company in New Mexico, President of Climax Molybdenum Company, Senior Vice President in charge of all Phelps Dodge copper mining operations in the Americas and Senior Vice President of Development. Earlier in is career, Mr.Bartlett was also the Technical Service Manager for the development, construction and start-up of the Candelaria mine in Chile

Mr. Bartlett was the founding Chief Executive Officer of Cupric. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Arizona and an MBA degree from Western New Mexico University. He also sits on the board of PolyMet Mining Corporation.


David Ellis

David Ellis

Director

David Ellis is a Managing Partner at Global Natural Resource Investments, a global private equity business focused on natural resource investment opportunities. Mr. Ellis joined the Barclays Natural Resource Investments (BNRI) team in 2006 at the inception of the business, in 2015 BNRI was subject to a management buyout forming GNRI. He previously worked in the Mining and Metals Banking teams of Barclays Capital and Société Générale. Mr. Ellis is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds BSc in Accounting and Financial Management from Sheffield University.


Mark Brown

Mark Brown

Director

Mark Brown is a Managing Partner at Global Natural Resource Investments, a global private equity business focused on natural resources investment opportunities; he founded the business in 2006 within Barclays before transacting a management buyout in 2015. Previously Mr. Brown was a Director at the Barclays Capital Principal Investments (2004 – 2006) and the Structured Capital Markets (1998 – 2004) teams. Mr. Brown joined Barclays Capital in July 1998 from Dresdner Kleinwort Benson where he was a member of the Structured Finance Group. Prior to that, he was part of the Structured Finance group at Rabobank. Mr. Brown graduated from The City University with a First Class degree in Actuarial Science.


John Munro

John Munro

Chief Executive Officer

John Munro has 25 years of experience in the mining and private equity industries. He began his career with Gold Fields of South Africa in 1991 as a process engineer on the Northam Platinum mine in South Africa. Following that he held various positions in that company’s corporate office covering environmental management, metal marketing and property development. In 1999, Mr. Munro joined the newly created Gold Fields Limited as the head of feasibility and acquisitions. He was appointed to the Executive Committee of that company in 2002, and assumed responsibility for international gold, copper and PGM operations and development projects, covering Ghana, Peru, Australia and Finland.

Subsequently in 2006, Mr. Munro assumed responsibility for Business Development, Strategy and International Development Projects. In 2008 he was appointed CEO of Rand Uranium, a private gold and uranium start up in South Africa, owned by First Reserve Corporation, AMCI and Harmony Gold. Following the sale of that company in 2011, he joined First Reserve Corporation’s buy out team in London. In 2014, Mr. Munro commenced working with Cupric Canyon covering business development and corporate finance.

Mr. Munro is a non-executive director of Norgold SE and Manuli.. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.


Johan Ferreira

Johan Ferreira

Head of Operations

Johan Ferreira has 32 years experience in the mining industry. Over and above his rigorous operational experience, he has a proven track record in mine design, project management and the commissioning of mining projects.

Johan started his mining career in 1986 with Anglo American as a Learner Official and progressed to the level of Senior Vice President Operations - South African Region for what became AngloGold Ashanti. Prior to joining Khoemacau, Johan was the Regional Senior Vice President - Africa Region for Newmont based in Ghana. During his four years of service with Newmont, he had many successes. Apart from dealing with complex internal and external stakeholder relationships, infrastructure challenges, and new project development, Ghana was one of Newmont’s top performing operating divisions under Johan’s leadership.

Johan holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) degree from the University of Pretoria and is a qualified and certified Professional Engineer.

As Managing Director of Khoemacau and the Head of African Operations, Johan will serve on the boards of Khoemacau Copper Mining Ltd and Discovery Copper Ltd.


M. Stephen Enders

M. Stephen Enders

Founder and Technical Advisor

Steve Enders has over 41 years of diversified leadership and executive experience in mineral exploration, mine development and operations, project start-ups, and management. Dr. Enders has a wide range of experience and insight in geology and exploration, hydrogeology and water rights, and engineering and mine planning, as well as in mine permitting requirements, legal and environmental management, public relations and political management in the mining business. Dr. Enders was a member of Newmont’s Senior Leadership and Global Corporate Development Teams as Senior Vice President, World Wide Exploration. Prior to joining Newmont, he held the position of President for Phelps Dodge Exploration Corporation. Dr. Enders has a proven track record of leading successful greenfield and brownfield exploration programs and leading organizations with strategic thinking and excellent communication skills. He was appointed Interim Department Head for the Geology and Geological Department at the Colorado School of Mines in May 2016.

Dr. Enders holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, a Master of Science degree in Geological Engineering from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. in Geosciences from the University of Arizona. He is a Past President of the Society of Economic Geologists. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Eurasian Minerals headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he previously held roles as Executive Chairman, Director and COO.


David C. Naccarati

David C. Naccarati

Founder and Technical Advisor

Over the course of his 35-year career, David Naccarati has demonstrated outstanding leadership and management skills. He has directly operated five mines varying in size from a small gold mine with 200 employees to a world class copper mine with 2,500 employees. In the mines that he led, significant technical and operational transformations were implemented so that the operations could be successful. Mr. Naccarati has a proven track record of successfully implementing change. He is the former President of Phelps Dodge Mining Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Phelps Dodge Corporation. In this capacity, he also served as a member of the Senior Management Team for Phelps Dodge.

Mr. Naccarati earned a degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Arizona and a Masters of Industrial Science (MBA) degree from Sloan School of Management (MIT). He is currently a consultant to the mining industry and has taught a senior level class at the University of Arizona, College of Mines.


Lowell A. Shonk

Lowell A. Shonk

Founder and Technical Advisor

Lowell Shonk is an experienced financial executive with broad international mining industry and minerals manufacturing experience at operational, divisional and corporate levels. His 37 years of experience in the mining industry have been primarily focused on copper and molybdenum, but also include financial leadership positions in the gold, coal, iron ore, industrial minerals and lithium industries. Mr. Shonk’s experience includes a focus on business development and M&A. Key roles have included controllership/CFO positions at several large mines and divisions with Cyprus Amax (and predecessor companies), corporate assistant controller responsible for external reporting, and leadership in financial and operational analysis groups with Phelps Dodge/Freeport-McMoRan.

Mr. Shonk served as CFO at Cupric as the company was being formed and for the first several years, and he served as CEO for a year before moving to his current position. Mr. Shonk has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Indiana University, a Masters degree in Mineral Economics from Colorado School of Mines and an MBA degree from the University of Colorado (Denver) with a focus on finance and accounting. He also serves on the board of directors of Rare Element Resources Ltd. (REEMF).


Robert D. Coyle

Robert D. Coyle

Technical Advisor

Robert Coyle began his career over 25 years ago as an exploration geologist in Nevada. Subsequently, he served as Senior Exploration Geologist and Senior Mine Engineer for Echo Bay Minerals. For Phelps Dodge and its successor company, Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold, Inc., Mr. Coyle held the positions of Chief Mine Planning Engineer, Mine Superintendent, Strategic Commodity Manager, Senior Business Analyst and Program Manager-Mine Technology.

Mr. Coyle earned a Bachelors of Science degree with honors in Geology from the University of Oregon and a Master’s degree in Global Management from the University of Phoenix.


William S. Brack

William S. Brack

Project Development Advisor

William Brack has over 40 years of engineering, operating, and construction experience in the mining industry, having retired as Vice President of Engineering for Freeport-McMoRan (previously Phelps Dodge Corporation). He has held various positions within Phelps Dodge including Vice President-New Mexico Operations, President-Chino Mines Company, Manager-Tyrone Operations, Mine Superintendent-Tyrone, Chief Engineer-Morenci Operations, and Chief Engineer-Ajo Operations. Mr. Brack has been responsible for mine, concentrator, SX/EW, and smelter operations, as well as for mine design and reserve reporting. His experience includes all phases of project assessment, development, and construction. He was responsible for management of major capital projects, resource development and energy services throughout Phelps Dodge Corporation worldwide.

Mr. Brack holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from New Mexico State University and attended graduate school in Mathematics at Arizona State University. He is a graduate of the Wharton Executive Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania.


Carl Gagnier

Carl Gagnier

Project Development Advisor

Carl Gagnier is a Professional Engineer (BC) with over 30 years of experience in project analysis and design, mine operations management, government relations and mine construction both in North America and internationally. He is currently a principal of CGG Consulting, specializing in the evaluation of mining project acquisition opportunities, permitting and operational risk assessment. Mr. Gagnier previously held various executive and management level positions for the Latin American division of Placer Dome Inc., including responsibility for development projects in Venezuela and Costa Rica. While in Chile he was President of Compania Minera Zaldivar and General Manager of the La Coipa gold-silver mine. He was VP Operations and Executive Vice President of NovaGold Canada. Earlier in his career he was Process Superintendent (Equity Silver, Mount Milligan) and Metallurgical Engineer (Gibraltar Mines, Minera Real de Angeles).

Mr. Gagnier holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering (First Class Honours) from Queen’s University, and completed the Executive Development Program at Queen’s.