Full Name
Matthew James
Job Title
President & CEO
Euro Manganese
Speaker Bio
Matt James joined Euro Manganese as President and CEO in December 2021. Matt has extensive leadership experience in both established global industrials and small growth companies across the natural resources, chemicals and environmental services sectors. Previous executive roles include: Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Communications at Lynas Corporation; founding Managing Director of Rutila Resources; and Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Harsco Corporation. At Lynas Corporation, a specialty metals company, Matt played an instrumental role in raising over A$1 billion in equity and debt funding, and over US$800 million of long-term offtake agreements across the automotive, chemical and engineering sectors. Under his leadership, Lynas grew from a junior miner with a market capitalisation of A$12 million in 2002 to an ASX100 company with a market capitalisation of over A$3 billion in 2011. At Rutila Resources, Matt negotiated the purchase of a vanadium-titanium-magnetite deposit and secured native title agreements in the Pilbara. He led the company through an A$80 million take-over in 2014. Matt holds a B. Eng. (Hons) degree in Ceramic Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia and a Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering from Queens’ College at the University of Cambridge. He is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Directors.
Matthew James