James is a Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Rare Earths and has over 25 years’ experience in the natural resource sector in senior executive, advisory and Board roles. James has overseen the development of Frontier Rare Earths, including its listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2010,the discovery and successful permitting of Frontier’s Zandkopsdrift rare earth battery grade manganese sulphate project in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa and the introduction of the South Korean Government as strategic project partners. Frontier is also developing Nipacue, a major high grade flake graphite project in Mozambique.
James was a co-founder and Director of Firestone Diamonds, a London Aim listed company who built and operated five diamond mines in South and Southern Africa, including in partnership with De Beers. James has also held senior roles with ABN Amro Bank, Rothschild, RBS and Evolution Securities and has previously served on boards as a non-executive director in the emobility, private equity and technology sectors.
James has a B.Comm (Hons) and a MBS (Finance) from University College, Dublin.
The panel will gather representatives from Africa, the European Union, financial institutions and the private sector. It will create a space for dialogue to identify practical ways of building mutually beneficial, sustainable partnerships together.
Panel 2 – Practical tools to promote EU sustainable investments
What instruments are available to promote the investment climate of producing countries?
What are the factors that influence private sector’s investments decisions?
Wednesday 08 February 15:00 - 16:00 Level 1 Stage
Level 1 Stage Europe/London