London-listed Pensana has appointed Alison Saxby an independent nonexecutive director, with effect from August 17.
Saxby is noted to be an industry-leading expert with over 35 years of experience in industrial minerals and metals.
Her expertise includes pricing, deep market knowledge, research and communications, gained through consultancy projects, minerals trading and commercial reports.
She was previously an MD at metals consultancy Roskill, where she led the strategic direction of the company’s research and products through a period of growth, with a focus on critical minerals.
Prior to that, she held roles at Fastmarkets and as an independent consultant.
Saxby was recently a member of the UK government’s Critical Materials Global Expert Mission to both Canada and the US for Innovate UK-KTN, and is working with Edumine to provide educational courses on critical materials.
She is the author of numerous publications on critical and other minerals and originally trained as a mineral engineer.
“We are delighted to welcome Alison to Pensana. As one of the leading industry experts on critical minerals, her insight will be invaluable for the board, while her strategic vision will play an important role in supporting Pensana’s growth.
“Building on the recent Saltend [refinery in the UK] ground breaking and Automotive Transformation Fund announcement, Pensana continues to move towards funding and development of the world’s first independent and sustainable rare earth supply chain to support the energy transition,” chairperson Paul Atherley says.