Alma Metals Alasdair Cooke Alasdair COOKE

Executive Chairman

Alasdair has over 30 years of experience in the resource exploration and mining industry throughout Australia and internationally, initially as part of BHP Minerals Business Development Group and with the last twenty years managing public resource companies as part of the Mitchell River Group. The latter has been responsible for a number of successful mining operations and resource companies developed over the past twenty years including Exco Resources Inc., Albidon Limited, Panoramic Resources Limited and Mirabela Nickel Limited. Alasdair holds a first-class honours degree in Geology and a bachelor’s degree in Science from the University of Western Australia and is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists. He is currently a Director of Aurora Uranium Limited, African Energy Resources Limited and Caravel Minerals Limited.

Alma Metals Fraser Tabeart Frazer TABEART

Managing Director

Frazer is a geologist with over 30 years’ experience in the international resources sector, encompassing exploration and corporate roles related to copper, gold, uranium, nickel and coal across five continents. Since 2005, Frazer has been employed by Alma Metals discovering and developing projects in Zambia, Botswana and most recently, Australia. Prior to joining Alma Metals, he held the position of Principal Geoscientist at Western Mining Corporation for 16 years, during which he held various positions and developed expertise in porphyry copper systems. Frazer holds a first-class honours degree and a PhD from the Royal School of Mines in London. He is a member of both the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and the Society of Economic Geologists.

Alma Metals Valentine Chitalu Valentine CHITALU

Non-Executive Director

Valentine has had a 30-year international career in the fields of private equity, privatisation, merchant banking, corporate finance, accounting, auditing, development economics, capital markets and in business and private sector development in transitional economies. He has a significant interest in private sector development in southern Africa and is extensively networked in the region.


Alma Metals John DeanJohn DEAN

Non-Executive Director

Since joining First Quantum Minerals Ltd in 2011, John Dean has fulfilled various roles within their mining operations and development projects in Zambia, Mauritania, Botswana, Argentina, and Panama. John is now Assistant General Manager of the Cobre Panama copper mine in Panama and is Feasibility Manager for the Company’s Taca Taca Copper Project in Argentina. John graduated with honours from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and was later awarded an MBA, with distinction, from the University of Oxford.

Alma Metals Ian Hume


Non-Executive Director

Ian’s career in the resources industry stretches back several decades, primarily in the fields of managed fund investments, capital raising and project development. In early 2000, he became a Founding Partner of The Sentient Group an independent private equity investment firm specialising in the resources sector which now has investments and commitments totalling more than US$2.5b. Sentient’s current investment portfolio includes projects in power generation, energy storage, potash, base, precious and ferrous metals mining. Before co-founding The Sentient Group, Ian was a consultant to AMP’s Private Capital Division, focusing on international resources and telecommunications strategies. He also managed a privately controlled investment company, Devipo and was a Director of an international investment company, Impala Pacific.