James Kenny, B. Comm., M.B.S., Director and Chief Executive Officer
James Kenny has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and a Master’s degree in finance (MBS) from University College, Dublin. He has over 20 years of experience in the natural resources sector as an executive, adviser and broker of various listed and private companies. Mr Kenny is Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Rare Earths and has played a key role in the development of the Company to date. Mr Kenny’s investment banking experience included senior roles with ABN AMRO, Rothschild, NatWest and Evolution Securities. Mr Kenny was previously Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Advisers Limited, a private Company which has provided management, financing and other services to the Frontier Rare Earths since it commenced its operational activities.
Paul McGuinness, B.Comm. M.Acc., ACA, Director and Chief Financial Officer
Paul McGuinness holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters’ degree in accounting from University College, Dublin. Mr. McGuinness qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen in 1999 where he gained experience predominantly in the financial services, oil and gas and logistics sectors. Mr. McGuinness also has extensive experience in finance and investment banking, having worked with a number of international firms including Schroders, Collins Stewart and Salomon Smith Barney, where he worked as a corporate adviser to various financial institutions in the United Kingdom, and in Australia to various energy, mining and infrastructure companies. Since 2006 Mr. McGuinness has been Chief Executive of MG Capital Limited, a private consulting firm which provides advisory and financial control services to a number of clients, including Frontier. Mr.McGuinness was appointed Chief Financial Officer in November 2010.
Dr. Stuart Smith B.Sc., PhD., Vice-President, Exploration
Dr. Smith has a Bachelor of Science (Geochemistry, First Class Honours) and a Ph.D in geology from the University of Cape Town and has over 30 years experience in the minerals exploration with particular experience in rare earths, base metals, uranium and diamonds. Dr. Smith held a number of senior positions in the Geochemistry Research Unit of the University of Cape Town over a 13 year period and then worked for ten years as an exploration manager and operations director extensively across Southern Africa. Prior to joining Frontier, Dr. Smith worked as an independent consulting geologist since 2000, principally contracted to Fugro Survey, the international consulting group. Since joining the Company in 2007, Dr. Smith has managed the Company’s exploration activities at Zandkopsdrift and elsewhere
Derick De Wit Vice-President, Project Development
Mr DeWit is a chemical engineer with considerable experience in the minerals industry, gained with GRD Minproc, Bateman Projects, De Beers Consolidated Mines and Venmyn Rand, and has been responsible for managing due diligence, scoping, prefeasibility and feasibility studies, mineral asset valuations and independent technical reports for listed and private companies in accordance with NI 43-101, SAMREC and JORC reporting codes. Over the past 15 years Mr de Wit has been involved in the preparation and/or management of more than 30 independent review, scoping, prefeasibility and feasibility studies for minerals projects, both in Africa and Canada.