Leadership

Metalysis is a new generation of company driven not only by profit, but also the advancement of our leadership’s sustainability goals.

Leadership

Executive Chairman

James Reimer

James Reimer is an international businessman, based in Canada, with over 30 years of experience in manufacturing, real estate, transportation and mining. During his career he led several start-ups, one of which became an award-winning aerospace company.

As President and Co-Owner of one of Canada’s largest privately-owned transportation businesses, James was responsible for the leadership of over 3,000 employees and spearheaded the company’s merger with a 3.5 billion dollar US Fortune 500 company.

James also serves as a member of First Step Forum, a network of ambassadors, European political leaders, journalists and business experts who coordinate global efforts focused on peace initiatives, issues of religious liberty and human rights.


Chief Executive Officer

Ray Power

Ray previously worked in defence communications after studying with Royal Air Force Pilot and Flying Scholarships. This work largely focused on the Balkan region, with some time spent in the Middle East. 

Changing careers, he went on to create a successful mining consultancy business from Skopje, North Macedonia during the last decade where his passion for innovation saw him pursue investments in developing new mineral beneficiation technologies and metallurgical processes.

Prior to co-founding PRG and acquiring Metalysis, Ray also helped found the award winning British Chambers of Commerce in Kosovo and the British Business Group in Macedonia.

Ray has led numerous high level trade delegations between the countries, with Ministers of Government as well as senior members of the Royal Family, serving for a term as a Director on the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe.

Core to his beliefs are to develop employment and bring the dignity of work to ethnically divided communities where stability can be achieved through prosperity. Ray’s focus has been on establishing innovation and value added businesses in communities and countries affected by conflict or poverty.  He is married and has three children.


General Counsel

Philip Pauls

Phil Pauls joined the Metalysis Board in September 2019. He also serves as counsel to Reimer World Corp., a private Canadian corporation based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with interests in trucking, warehousing and logistics.

Phil spent over 20 years as in-house legal counsel with Cargill Limited, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, including 12 years as Manager of the Canadian Law Department.  Cargill Limited is the Canadian subsidiary of Cargill Incorporated; a 154-year-old private company with global operations in food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. 

Phil started his legal career in private practice with the Winnipeg based firm of Pitblado & Hoskin before his first move to an in-house counsel role with the Province of Manitoba’s Civil Legal Services Branch.

Phil has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Toronto.

Outside of work, Phil participates as a director of non-profit boards, currently on the board of Concordia Hospital, a regional hospital serving northeast Winnipeg.  Previously, Phil has served on the boards of a personal care home and two private schools.

Management Team

Chief Financial Officer

Nitesh Shah

Nitesh has over twenty years’ experience in accounting, predominantly in the mining and metals commodities sector.  As a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Accountants, he has worked primarily in finance, but also in leading M&A, including the acquisition of a copper SXEW plant and building up one of the largest independent alumina suppliers into China.

Nitesh’s experience has a global footprint and covers a broad range of tax and international trade issues across many jurisdictions.


Chief Operating Officer

Neil Sambell

As an experienced operations manager and Chartered Engineer, Neil has led teams in senior management positions in the manufacturing sector for over twenty years.  Focused on executing projects with fast moving innovation in the aerospace and chemical processing industries, he has implemented MRP systems and specialised in streamlining research practices to reduce cost and time to market for new products.

He has held senior engineering and operations positions as a manager and Director in publicly and privately owned companies. This included responsibility for implementing quality management systems such as AS9100 to develop new sales in the aerospace sector, including with Boeing and Eurofighter.


Vice President, Supply Chain

Dr Matevz Pavlic

Matevz was one of the founders of Metalysis’ geological services subsidiary, and has developed the company into a leading geotechnical and exploration services company in the Balkans.

Matevz is responsible for overseeing all mining, geotechnical and environmental works within Metalysis’ operations, with a specialisation in tailings dam construction and monitoring systems.

Matevz graduated from the University of Ljubljana in 2005 and completed his Phd in 2016, specialising in artificial intelligence in mine modelling.


Chief Marketing Officer

Nuala Gallagher

Nuala joined Metalysis in 2016. She has spent her career working in global corporate communications, marketing, external affairs and journalism, primarily focused on natural resources.

Previously, she consulted for Tavistock in London, advising mining and investment banking clients. She also worked as a journalist, leading EMEA mining M&A coverage at Mergermarket (Financial Times Group) and editing an international energy, mining and utilities trade magazine.

Nuala spent three years volunteering on the executive committee of Women in Mining UK. She has a degree in Journalism from The University of Sheffield and acts as an Executive in Residence at Sheffield Hallam University’s Business School.

Sustainability

As outlined in our Policies, we prioritise sustainability considerations throughout our strategic decision-making, operations and business relationships. As our operations grow, so will our ambition to do the right thing by the people who are part of our exciting journey.

Our Policies can be viewed here:

Resource Stewardship

Metalysis’ innovation strategy is underpinned by its core principles of environmental and resource stewardship for long-term sustainability.

This includes:

  • Primary refining cost and energy reduction;

  • By-product refining and waste reclamation;

  • End product manufacturing loss and raw material waste reduction;

  • De-carbonisation in manufacturing.

Where possible, Metalysis will seek to develop:

  • Zero waste manufacturing programs;

  • Closed loop water systems to eliminate waste water discharge;

  • Renewable energy sources where achievable

Water Management

Water stands out as a singular and vital resource among our sustainability goals. The extractive industries are huge consumers of water. It is vital that any processing usage and management of waste streams is closely monitored and optimised to mitigate any adverse impacts.

Metalysis is innovating land and water management techniques to ensure that our mining operations actively clean water supplies and result in fewer particulate pollutants, leading to clear running rivers and streams.

We combine this with an agriculturally focused land remediation process, which can develop sustainable artificial aquifers wherein fertilisers are actively reused and prevented from reaching the water table. Under this programme, as open-pit mine life proceeds, mined areas are remediated to provide new and fertile agricultural land for food crops allowing communities to receive back previously unusable land areas.

Artisanal Development Programme

Our mining host communities typically have existing artisanal mining activities.

While locally, it is a commonly accepted way to make enough money to survive, artisanal miners often endure the worst of human rights abuses and safety issues driven by industry demand for critical metals.

Some of the problems plaguing the artisanal mining community are injury and death through unsafe practises, most commonly landslides; poor land and water management resulting in reduced agricultural areas and polluted rivers; low recovery rates and “high grading” resulting in severely diminished national resource life spans and reduced cost competitiveness; and a lack of geological understanding and modelling, also resulting in reduced life of mine potentials.

Metalysis works with governments and communities to alleviate these problems where we operate. In some cases, we offer educational programs for safety and geology, and in others, we will use our own mining activities as a means to engage artisanal groups in line with our sustainability goals.

In the last two years, however, the most transformational innovation in artisanal development promises to be the recently launched “Micro-MGS” from our subsidiary, Gravity Mining.

The Micro-MGS is a small scale, high recovery rate, processing solution for fine grained minerals, primarily for the tin, tantalum and tungsten requirements to address artisanal issues in East Africa associated with these minerals.

By leveraging the fine grained particulate recovery process from Gravity Mining, clean waste water can become a reality. This is a prime example of big industry meeting small community needs; machines that provide artisanal mining groups with an inexpensive recovery system. These machines can transform their output three-fold by capturing the fine-grained mineral targets that are usually lost to waste. This means that they improve yields for the same amount of work, increasing workers income from an average of one dollar per day to four dollars per day.

Our mining and geology team provide training, financed by off-takes for the minerals we produce, and creating a strong community partnership for prosperity and sustainability.

Conflict Free

Our mining host communities typically have existing artisanal mining activities.

Metalysis will work with established agencies such as the Responsible Minerals Initiative, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), International Tin Research Institute (ITRI), The Better Sourcing Program (BSP), and International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) to establish credible and effective processes that isolate and eliminate non-ethical mining and trade, clearing the way for the continuation of legitimate activity in “conflict regions.”

Metalysis will support the ongoing efforts by relevant authorities that have the potential to ensure legitimate, socially responsible commerce and bring sustainable improvements in living conditions and economic stability in conflict-regions. Metalysis will comply with applicable legislation (such as the U.S. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of July, 2010), which encourages the legitimate, conflict-free trade of minerals sourced from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Great Lakes Region of Africa.

Metalysis will ensure that all purchases from “conflict regions” such as the DRC, comply with the applicable requirements of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains.

Metalysis will require that all of their shipments of conflict minerals adhere to the appropriate domestic and international transportation regulations, including Class 7, Radioactive Materials.

Metalysis will communicate their ethical and sustainable sourcing policy to their suppliers, employees, customers and investors and perform internal monitoring of our performance to these standards

Anti-Corruption

Metalysis demands the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct in all of its business dealings. We will not tolerate any bribery or corrupt practices from employees or business partners in any business activities.
Our company is committed to transparent reporting and all other reasonable measures necessary to ensure there is no involvement by Metalysis and corrupt processes.

Bribery and corruption undermine the rule of law and the principle of fair competition. Such activities entrench bad governance, hindering efforts to alleviate poverty and often contributing to economic instability and human rights abuses.
While the risk of bribery exists in all geographies, sectors and transactions, Metalysis understands that steps can be taken to mitigate the inherent risk of corrupt behaviours. Our Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Policy aims to inform Metalysis management, employees and business partners about our intention to closely monitor corruption risk and to take immediate action if evidence of corrupt activity is suspected. Our Anti-Bribery and Corruption can be viewed here

To learn more about Metalysis international compliance accreditations, please contact us.