Bluejay Board and Management Team

Bluejay Mining Board

Mike Hutchinson

Non Executive Chairman

Mr. Hutchinson began his career at Metallgesellschaft Ltd where he worked for 25 years, ultimately becoming the Managing Director in 1985. Metallgesellschaft Ltd was a metal trading subsidiary of one of Germany’s largest industrial conglomerates. In addition to this, Mike was Director of the London Metals Exchange (LME) between 1986-2008, which is the world’s largest market for industrial metals trading. Since then he has held a number of notable board and management roles, which includes being Chairman of Metalloyd Ltd, a major supplier of steel and raw materials to traders, distributors and end-users, and Chairman of Greenland Minerals & Energy Ltd, which successfully overturned the long-standing Danish and Greenlandic ban on uranium exploitation. He was also Chairman of Wogen Ltd a speciality metals trading house.

Rod McIllree

Managing Director

Mr Roderick McIllree is a corporate geologist.  A graduate of Curtin University School of Mines he has spent decades working in frontier locations during which time he has gained a global perspective of commodities. Having worked in Greenland for the last 11 years he was the founder of Greenland Gas & Oil and managed the licencing of Jameson on behalf of the company. As well as founding GGO, Roderick was the founding Managing Director of Greenland Minerals and Energy Ltd which worked successfully to overturn the multi decade Danish / Greenlandic ban on Uranium exploitation/exploration.

Greg Kuenzel

Non-Executive Director

Greg Kuenzel holds a Bachelor of Business Degree and is an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He has many years of experience in providing accounting and corporate advice in a diverse range of industry sectors including mining and resource development in the UK, USA and Australia. Mr Kuenzel is currently Chief Executive Officer of Georgian Mining Corporation, an AIM listed copper & gold development and exploration company.

Peter Waugh

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Waugh is an experienced technical director and consultant with more than 30 years’ experience in the global titanium dioxide industry, including 24 years with Tioxide Group, followed by Huntsman Pigments.  His experience includes pigment plant management as well as leading teams in the delivery of global strategic improvement projects, and since February 2016 has been a Consultant to Bluejay assisting with market entry strategies, development of the product offer as well as timely metallurgical management and advice.

Senior Management

Urpo Kuronen

Chief Operating Officer (Finland)

Mr Kuronen has worked as a geologist for Outokumpu company in various positions for over 20 years. When Outokumpu closed its office in Sydney in 1992, he was seconded to Mining Project Investors. In 1995 he was appointed as an Exploration Manager of Outokumpu Mining Australia Pty Ltd in Perth and joined Bluejay Mining Management Oy in 2011.

Company Secretary

Garth Palmer

Company Secretary

Garth Palmer holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. Garth began his career at Horwath Chartered Accountants in Perth (now part of BDO) in the audit and corporate services division before moving to KPMG’s audit and risk advisory team. Mr Palmer works with AIM quoted companies, predominantly within the mining and resources industries, providing corporate and financial consulting services. Garth is the Finance Director of AIM quoted SigmaRoc plc

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