The Team

Edward Loye BSc MSc MRes FGS
Managing Director
Ed Loye has worked on the characterisation of REE deposits, notably in Namibia, at Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter. Ed has become well connected across the whole REE supply chain and played a key role in securing £2.7 million grant for REE research with the SoS RARE programme from Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) in 2014.
Sam Broom-Fendley MRes PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
Sam is currently an industrial innovation fellow at the University of Exeter, focusing on REE mineral deposits. He has over 7 years of experience with REE exploration in carbonatites and worked with Mkango Resources on the Songwe Hill REE deposit, Malawi.
James Smith BSc MSc
James is an analyst at SD Capital - sourcing investment for corporate clients in the natural resources sector. Previously he was a resource geologist at Treliver Minerals.
Ambrosius H. Iipinge MBA
Director E-Tech Kalapuse (Pty) Ltd.
Ambrosius is founder and Chairman of Kalapuse General Dealer CC, with interests in mining, construction, real estate & fishing within Namibia. He has had a distinguished career within banking and postal services including serving as Chairman for NamPost, Namibia’s postal service. He is a director for E-Tech Kalapuse Mining (Pty) Ltd.
Tim Smalley PhD
Director E-Tech Kalapuse (Pty) Ltd.
Tim Smalley is an independent consultant and/or contract geologist in Namibia with over 25 years of exploration experience targeting metals, industrial minerals and water. He holds a PhD in geology from the University of Natal, South Africa and is a life member of the Geological Society of Namibia and a member of the Hydro Geological Association of Namibia.
Professor Frances Wall
Advisory Board
Professor of Applied Mineralogy - Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter Head of NERC project: SoS RARE and EU project: HiTechAlkCarb. Previously Head of Camborne School of Mines 2008-2014. A world renowned expert on carbonatites and associated commodities: formation of ore deposits, including REE, niobium, tantalum and phosphate deposits. Carbonatites and alkaline rocks: fundamental controls on their petrogenesis, including mantle metasomatism, formation of graphite and diamond-bearing carbonatites. Responsible mining including ethical sourcing of metals, public perception of mining and energy issues in mining.
Natasha Miller
Company Accountant
Natasha is a ACCA accredited accountant at Dunkley’s Chartered Accountants, Bristol, UK
Pete Siegfried
Advisory Board
GeoAfrica Prospecting Services 25+ years experience in early stage 'greenfields' projects in many parts of Africa over a range of commodities including REE, fluorite, apatite, graphite, niobium, scandium, zirconium, as well as other rare metals. Author of various CIM NI 43–101 code compliant technical reports and an independent Qualified Person (QP).
Alex Speiser
Environmental Officer
Alex Speiser Environmental Consultants Since 2003 has been involved in a number of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) projects in Namibia, mainly in the mining sector. 25 years of work experience in southern Africa, in-depth knowledge of a broad range of disciplines within the environmental field, including projects related to alkaline rocks and carbonatites, and considerable experience with radioactivity issues (often the main public concern around alkaline and carbonatite projects) from work with uranium exploration and mining.