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ScandiVanadium is a multicommodity exploration company with projects in Western Australia and Sweden.

ScandiVanadium have assembled a team of highly skilled professionals with a combined experience of over 120 years in the mining and exploration sector.


DAVID FRANCES Executive Chairman

David Frances is a geologist and international mining executive of nearly 30 years with a track record of transacting, discovering, and developing assets in Australia and Africa. David led Mawson West (TSX: MWE) from 2006-2012, which included acquiring and recommissioning the Dikulushi copper-silver mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and relisting on the Toronto Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of ~$250 million, completing the world’s largest base metals capital raise and IPO in 2010.

David served as Chairman and Managing Director of ASX listed Tawana Resources and Winward Resources, which was acquired by Independence Group Ltd (ASX:IGO) in 2016. Recently, David has served as Managing Director for Dakota Minerals and Executive Chairman of Tiger Resources.

DAVID MINCHIN  Executive Director

David Minchin is a geologist with 15 years’ experience working in exploration and mining. He holds a Masters Degree in Geology from the University of Southampton. 

David has worked for Rio Tinto and the British Geological Survey, as well working as Senior Exploration Geologist for ICL-Boulby where he was instrumental in the discovery of the 3.2Bt Polyhalite Deposit that was subsequently put into production and with an extended operating mine life of over 30 years.

Since 2013 David has worked as Director of Geology for AMED Funds, a Private Equity group that focuses on exploration projects in Africa.  In this role David has been responsible for investing and monitoring approximately $450 million in projects from exploration through to feasibility and across a range of commodities.

TOM LANGLEY   Non-Executive Director

Tom Langley is a geologist with deep Western Australian experience focussed on the identification of prospective ground and early-stage evaluation of mining projects. Tom has been active in the Paterson region since 2013 and brings a detailed understanding of the geology of the province.


Tom has worked on large-scale gold resource definition programs throughout Western Australia with Northern Star as well as significant nickel discoveries such as Nova-Bollinger and Silver Knight deposits in the Fraser Range for Sirius Resources and Creasy Group. He also brings operational management experience due to his founding of DT Sands, supplying waterwell drilling companies in the Pilbara. 

BRANDON MUNRO  Non-Executive Director

Brandon Munro has 20 years’ experience as a corporate lawyer and resources executive. Brandon is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Bannerman Resources Ltd, an ASX-listed company focused on developing the Etango uranium project in Namibia.

Brandon’s honorary board roles include as Trustee of high-profile conservation NGO, Save the Rhino Trust Namibia. His industry roles include Strategic Advisor–Mining Charter to the Namibian Chamber of Mines and Co-Chair of the World Nuclear Association’s uranium demand working group.

Brandon has degrees in economics and law and post graduate qualifications in finance. He is known for his endorsement of corporate social investment and thought leadership in community engagement.


JOHN TURNEY  Specialist Metallurgical Consultant

John Turney is a chemical engineer and project director with more than 40 years’ experience in the resources industry. John’s more recent roles include General Manager Leaching at Bateman Engineering and Project Director at Bannerman Resources Ltd.

In addition to his metallurgical expertise, John offers extensive project development experience, from feasibility to construction. He led the successful development of the Cowal gold project in Australia and the Tulawaka gold project in Tanzania, as well as other development and capital project roles for both Homestake and Barrick, where John was Vice-President Capital Projects.

ALEX WALKER  General Manager

Alex Walker is a finance professional with 13 years' experience investing in natural resources.  He holds a Masters Degree in Mineral and Energy Economics from Curtin University, Perth.

Alex started his career with Paterson Securities in Perth before moving to the London office in 2013.  He has worked for Brandon Hill Capital and most recently for Norwegian bank Pareto Securities.  He has expertise in many aspects of corporate finance including capital raising, corporate bonds and off-take funding.



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