With a wealth of direct mining experience, Mr Buttenshaw has worked closely with several of Pala’s portfolio companies including Sierra Rutile (AIM:SRX), Norcast Wear Solutions and Melior Resources (TSX:MLR), to assist in their execution of strategic plans, growth projects, product marketing strategy, development of corporate governance and achievement of operational goals. Mr Buttenshaw is currently the Chairman of Melior Resources.
Prior to joining Pala in 2010, Mr Buttenshaw was a Business Development Manager with Anglo American in its ferrous metals business unit. His primary responsibilities centered on the review and evaluation of potential iron ore investments globally. Mr Buttenshaw also spent five years working as a senior mining engineer with Rio Tinto in their technical services and industrial minerals groups.