The Team

The Management Team

Peak Resources is the only rare earth developer who has both extensive in-house rare earth manufacturing and rare earth sales expertise. The Company has infused this know-how into the engineering design and BFS. Combined with real-life operational experience, rare earth expertise and thorough pilot plant operation and testing, Peak Resources has extensively de-risked the mine to product supply chain. The track record shows that the management team has a steady, deliverable approach with a good understanding of potential customers and their requirements. The management team is well connected in the industry and has the capability to build out the business and team, and to deliver quality products with a reliable, sustainable supply chain.

Darren Townsend

Managing Director
B. Eng (Mining-Hons), EMBA

Darren is a mining engineer with over 20 years’ mining experience in senior management roles and over 10 years’ corporate experience running ASX & TXS listed companies. He has worked in several jurisdictions and has experience in specialty metals, precious metals and bulks.

Graeme Scott

Chief Financial Officer

Graeme has more than 20 years’ experience in professional and corporate roles in both Australia and the UK. He has spent the last 12 years working in the resources sector in CFO and Company Secretarial roles for both ASX and TSX listed companies.

Rocky Smith

Chief Operating Officer- Development
BS Chemistry, Biology, Physics

Rocky has over 35 year’s operations and senior management experience in the mineral processing & chemical engineering sector and brings a great depth of practical, specialist and technical rare earth operations experience to Peak.

Michael Prassas

General Manager- Sales, Marketing & Business Development
B. Economics, Foreign Trade, Human Resources & Finance

Michael has over 20 years’ experience in sales and marketing. With a focus on negotiating long-term supply contracts & offtake agreements with global accounts with some of the world’s largest automotive companies and rare earth downstream businesses

Dave Hammond

Technical Director
MSc in Mineral Exploration, DIC, BSc (Hons) Geology

Dave is a geologist with over 25 years’ technical and management experience leading teams in Africa and Australia in areas of exploration, resource definition, feasibility studies, permitting and government liaison.