Ian C Daymond
Ian C Daymond
Non-Executive Chairman
New Energy Minerals Ltd

Born and educated and based in Sydney, Australia he has Arts and Laws degrees from the University of Sydney and practised as a commercial and corporate lawyer in Sydney in law firms and mining companies for more than 35 years until June 2015 acquiring considerable international experience. He continues to consult in mining and resources in Australia (and southern Africa) and to serve as a non-executive director or chairman of public companies. He was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW and Victoria in 1974 and 1981. Since 1977 his executive career has specialised in corporate/commercial work with an emphasis on mining in large law firms - Lovells in London (1975-76); Allens (1977-1978) & Minters (1983-86) in Sydney), the former London merchant bank Morgan Grenfell in Sydney(1978-80); in significant mining companies – mostly in gold and copper (ASX listed Western Mining Corporation (1980-83 in Melbourne & significantly Delta Gold Ltd (1989-2001) in Sydney); and in entrepreneurial exploration & mining companies - Hunter Resources Ltd (1986-89) & Delta Gold in Sydney. Apart from working closely with geologists and mining engineers and metallurgists over the years, he has acquired considerable experience in technical areas – minerals processing technologies, uranium conversion and enrichment and in medical science licensing. Acquiring a global outlook, he became extensively involved with southern Africa in 1989 when he started travelling frequently to Zimbabwe and South Africa with Delta Gold on platinum and gold mining projects. He was a key member of senior management in forming a joint venture with BHP Utah, later BHP Minerals, in 1990 and in negotiating and finalising a special mining investment fiscal and tax regime for the major Hartley Platinum Project (1992-1994), and in forming ASX-listed Zimplats in 1998 in Guernsey and investigating a London listing. After leaving Delta Gold in 2001, he established his own legal practice in mining and resources in Sydney and has been involved in the promotion of (and corporate and project financing activities for) many entrepreneurial junior mining and exploration companies. Relevantly, he consulted to Neptune Resources Plc (underwater minerals explorer) in connection with its London AIM listing in 2005 and has been associated with several other London AIM listings. He was a member of Rotary International for 15 years (1988-2003); a foundation member of the NSW Corporate Lawyers Association (now called the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association) in 1978; a member of the International Bar Association for many years; and was a member of the Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association for many years from 1981. He was a member of Law Council of Australia’s Business Law Section Resources Energy and Environmental Law Committee from 2002 to 2015 and has been a member of the Australia-Africa Minerals & Energy Group (AAMEG), which encourages corporate social responsibility in Australian exploration and mining companies active in Africa for several years since 2012. He was a member of the Australia-Southern Africa Business Council (now called Australia-Africa Business Council) 1995-2005, including serving as NSW President 1999-2002 and as National Chairman 2002-2005. He serves as the inaugural Honorary Consul for the Republic of Botswana in NSW (May 2007 to date). He has substantial non-executive directorship and chairmanship experience with several ASX listed junior mining companies and with an unlisted company International Base Metals Ltd with copper projects in Namibia. He has served on many ASX listed company boards as a non-executive director - as chairman of Copper Range Ltd, ElDore Mining Corporation Ltd (now called Ardiden Ltd), ActivEX Ltd (2006-2013) and as a non-executive director of Hill End Gold Ltd (2008-2014). He has also served as a director of the unlisted International Base Metals Ltd (2002 -08) and was a founding shareholder and chairman (2012-16) of Jimpec Resources Pty Ltd (iron and manganese in the Northern Territory). Currently, he is a non-executive director of 4 unlisted companies – Rift Energy Metals Ltd incorporated in Mauritius and holding the Lubalisi Project in Tanzania (palladium, nickel, copper and cobat); chairman of Achatayhua Metals Peru s.a.c. holding interests in magnetite, copper and gold projects in Peru; chairman of a Canadian company Wild Dog Resources Inc. (porphyry copper/gold in PNG); and Empire Exploration Pty Ltd, an exploration incubator company. He has a wealth of legal/commercial experience, a solid grounding in corporate governance and ethics, the highest integrity and reputation and extensive networks of contacts in the mining industry, the diplomatic community and in the professions. He is commercially minded and pragmatic in negotiations and in board deliberations and well respected and widely known. He has extensive experience chairing board and shareholder meetings and is very familiar with the laws of meetings and procedures. Currently, Ian is the non-executive chairman of New Energy Minerals Ltd listed on ASX (NXE) with vanadium and graphite projects in northern Mozambique in the process of being sold, having been a director since July 2014. 

Email: ian.daymond.fomaus2020.events@aspermontmedia.com