Cornish Lithium Ltd (“the Company”), the innovative mineral exploration and development company based in Cornwall, UK, is delighted to have strengthened its management team with the appointment of two new senior team members, Patrick Forward as Head of Project Development – Hard Rock Minerals, and Henry Chalcraft as its Land Agent. These appointments are announced as the Company works to develop its projects and mineral rights portfolio across Cornwall, to implement its goal of creating a battery metals hub for the benefit of the region and the UK as a whole.
As the Company continues to develop its portfolio of projects, including the construction of a Pilot Plant at the United Downs Deep Geothermal Project and the publication of its maiden resource at its Trelavour Hard Rock Project, Cornish Lithium believes this to be the opportune time to expand its growing team and embed further expertise within the Company.
Patrick brings a wealth of experience of developing a multitude of hard rock base and precious metals projects across the globe. In addition, his experience as a Qualified Person in relation to NI 43-101 and JORC reporting will prove invaluable as the Company moves towards the publication of its maiden resource at Trelavour. Henry has enjoyed a successful career in both land management and minerals extraction. The combination of his experience in these two sectors will be of great benefit to Cornish Lithium as it looks to consolidate its mineral rights portfolio and foster Cornish Lithium’s diverse land use relationships.
Jeremy Wrathall, Founder and CEO of Cornish Lithium, said: “On behalf of Cornish Lithium, I would like to offer Patrick and Henry a warm welcome to the Company. We are delighted to continue to attract such high calibre individuals as we work towards the development of our exciting portfolio. They will be joining us at a busy time as we work towards the publication of the maiden resource statement at Trelavour and the commissioning of the Pilot Plant at United Downs. These activities will be key milestones in our journey to establish an innovative minerals extraction industry for Cornwall and the UK.”
Patrick Forward, Head of Project Development – Hard Rock Minerals
Patrick was most recently Chief Operating Officer for Euromax Resources. Prior to Euromax, Patrick was VP, Projects & Exploration at European Goldfields, where he was responsible for operations at the Stratoni Mine in Greece and the development of the Skouries and Olympias projects in Greece, and the Certej project in Romania through feasibility work, basic engineering, and financing. In addition, Patrick was responsible for European Goldfields’ exploration properties in Romania, Greece and Turkey, and the growth and compliance of its resource and reserve base. In the early 1990s, he managed exploration projects in Europe, Ghana and Venezuela before spending five years in Burkina Faso managing exploration programmes including the discovery of Semafo Inc’s 2.8 Moz Mana deposit. Patrick is also specialised in geological due diligence, resource estimation, the application of GIS systems to exploration projects and deposit evaluation, and is a Qualified Person with respect to NI 43-101 reporting.
Henry Chalcraft, Land Agent
Henry has more than 20 years’ experience in natural capital management within the forestry, farming and mining industries. After training in forestry and estate management, he worked his way through the ranks with lowland estates in the West Country and overseas, managing commercial and sporting woodlands as well as agricultural land. Following his time in estate management, Henry elected to change his career path and enrolled at Camborne School of Mines from which he graduated as a mining engineer in 2009. Since then, he has worked across the globe in technical and operational roles covering multiple hard rock commodities and soft rock industrial minerals on both open cut and underground operations. Henry’s experience includes acting as the technical services lead for Orica UK and Ireland and as the Drill and Blast specialist for Rio Tinto at its Oyu Tolgoi Project in Mongolia.