Ms Kate Southwell

Non-Executive Director

Kate is a senior legal executive with over 14 years’ experience as a legal and strategic adviser on M&A, financing and corporate governance matters in the mining and resources sector.  Kate has had leading roles for several mining companies, including Nyrstar, managing complex development and financing projects and is currently Senior Legal Counsel at Pala Investments Ltd, a mining investment fund based in Zug, Switzerland, and manages due diligence, compliance, contentious matters and alternative financing, including streams, royalties and mezzanine finance, for several portfolio companies. Kate was General Counsel of Nevada Copper (TSX:NCU) and successfully closed a USD115M project finance facility with KfW IPEX Bank GmbH, negotiated EPC and underground mining contracts, and negotiated offtake contracts with Aurubis and Concord Resources. Kate is currently a director of Nevada Copper.

Kate holds a BA in Law with French (First Class), is admitted to practice in England and is a member of the New York Bar. She is a member of the IBA Mining Committee and holds the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing, is a regular speaker on M&A and corporate matters at industry events and is passionate about improving diversity and sustainability in the mining sector.