Keith Liddell is an experienced metallurgical engineer and resource company director. Since 1981, he has worked exclusively in the minerals industry, with experience in management and ownership of a number of public and private businesses and joint ventures. Keith founded the patented hydromet technology replacing harmful smelting processes for PGMs, gold, silver.

Having been involved in technical and corporate roles, company management, capital raising and stakeholder relationships, Keith has a unique blend of experience that allows concurrent appreciation of the various social, environmental, commercial and technical aspects that constitute successful modern resource companies. He has negotiated purchases and sales of assets, joint venture agreements and sales agreements for concentrates and metals. Keith is the inventor of the patented Kell Process for the hydromet recovery of Platinum Group Metals (“PGMs”) from concentrates.

Keith has an extensive background developing, commissioning and operating nickel mines. Most notably, he was founder Chairman of Sally Malay Ltd (now Panoramic Resources Ltd) in Australia from 2000 to 2005 where he directed growth and expansion through project acquisition, funding, development and operation of the Savannah Nickel mine. He also led the acquisition of Lanfranchi Nickel mine, and was Chairman of Australian Mines Ltd which operated the Blair Nickel Mine in Western Australia.

In 1997 Keith was appointed Managing Director of Aquarius Platinum which developed the Kroondal PGM mine under his direction. In 2003 Minerals Securities Ltd, his listed investment company, invested in Sedibelo Platinum Mines Ltd which produces PGMs in South Africa, where he remains a director and chairs the Safety, Health, Environmental, Quality and Social License Committee.

Keith has also been involved in exploration for gold, PGMs and nickel in China and Australia, development of an open pit, heap leach copper SX-EW mine in Australia, exploration and production of fluorite in South Africa and Australia. He Chairs Colomi Singapore Ltd and is a director of Cornish Lithium Ltd and Tombador Iron Ltd.

Founder of the patented hydromet technology replacing smelting for PGMs, gold, silver.

Keith leads the strategy and implementation of the group’s intellectual property portfolio.


As the CEO, Chris Showalter contributes an accomplished corporate finance and merchant banking background to the Lifezone team. Uniquely, Chris brings a Wall Street career combined with extensive experience on the ground in Africa.

Chris has a core expertise originating, sourcing and developing relationships and transactions across Africa, having held the role as Director and Partner at merchant bank Hannam & Partners in Zimbabwe, where he focused on the African mining sector.

Chris led Lifezone Metals acquisition of the Kabanga Nickel project and is an integral part of the ongoing negotiations and development of relations with the Government of Tanzania.

Over six years in Zimbabwe, he developed specific expertise in the platinum sector and advised a number of platinum mining companies on their current operations and future expansion potential, after relocating to the country as co-CEO of Renaissance Capital.

Prior to this, he spent nine years at Goldman Sachs as a Vice President in the New York office where he held various sales roles in equity and capital markets while also exploring opportunities for Goldman Sachs across southern Africa.


Govind Friedland possesses a passion for energy metals and in particular a focus on disruptive technologies for mineral exploration and mineral processing, with more than 20 years of experience working internationally to finance, explore and develop strategic mineral deposits critical for combating global air pollution. His career experience has focused primarily on nickel, copper, and uranium.

Govind has served as the Executive Chairman of GoviEx Uranium Inc., an advanced stage African-focused uranium mine developer and explorer, since October 2012 and previously served as its Chief Executive Officer from June 2006 to October 2012. He has served on the board of directors at Cordoba Minerals Corp., which is developing the San Matias copper/gold complex north of Medellin, Colombia and Sama Resources Inc., which is exploring the Samapleau nickel/copper project in Ivory Coast, West Africa.

Govind holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geology and Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.


John Dowd has decades of experience generating attractive risk-adjusted returns as a manager of capital and brings energy and natural resources capital markets expertise to the Board of Directors.

John was previously Chief Executive Officer of GoGreen Investments Corporation prior to its business combination with Lifezone Metals. Prior to that, he spent more than three decades researching and investing in the global energy industry. From 2006 to 2019, he served as portfolio manager at Fidelity Research & Management Co., LLC, managing Fidelity’s energy and natural resources-oriented sector funds. Earlier in his career, he served as a Senior Research Analyst of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC from 2000 to 2006 and from 1995 to 1997, where he covered the oil service and equipment, and refining and integrated oil segments. John also previously served as a partner of Lawhill Capital Partners, an energy focused investment management firm, from 1997 to 2000. He currently serves on the board of directors at the Commonwealth School in Boston.

John holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.


Robert Edwards brings over 30 years of experience in the natural resource sector primarily in production mining, new business development, equity research, investment banking and board roles across numerous markets.

Robert started his career in South Africa working in production mining and new business roles before joining HSBC as a precious metals equities analyst within the HSBC Global Mining team. Thereafter he moved to Russia and was instrumental in transforming Renaissance Capital (Renaissance) from a niche single country investment bank into a successful boutique resource focused investment bank operating across the CIS, Africa and Asia. When he left Renaissance after a decade, he was serving as its Chairman of Mining and Metals managing all investment banking and principal investment activity in the mining, metals sector and fertilizer sectors. Since leaving Renaissance he has worked as a Senior Advisor for the Royal Bank of Canada (Europe) Investment Banking Division working on mergers and acquisitions and senior client coverage. Robert has also served as the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Sierra Rutile until its sale to Iluka Resources as well as an Independent Non-Executive Director of GB Minerals until its sale to Itafos, a major phosphate and specialty fertilizer company. He served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of MMC Norilsk Nickel (NorNickel), the world’s biggest producer of nickel and palladium as well as major producer of copper and platinum for over eight years until March 2022. Robert also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Sandfire Resources Limited, an ASX listed copper and zinc producer with assets in Spain,Botswana and the USA. He also serves as Executive Chairman of Bluejay Mining plc, a London listed junior active developing base metals opportunities in Greenland and Finland as well as an Independent Director of Chaarat Gold Ltd, also listed in London and which operates an active gold focused portfolio in Central Asia. Robert has extensive board committee experience across risk, strategy, audit, corporate governance and ESG functions.

Robert graduated from the Camborne School of Mines with an Honours Degree in Mining Engineering and holds both a Mine Managers and a Mine Overseers certificate of competency (South Africa). He is also a Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.


Jennifer Houghton brings board level experience as an independent non-executive director for Santander International where she has chaired the board audit committee and has been a member of the board risk committee and board nomination committee since 2020.

Jennifer has also been chair of the Institute of Directors (“IoD”) Isle of Man since 2017. In addition, she has been a director of IoD Isle of Man Limited since 2020. Jennifer has also chaired the Diana Princess of Wales Hospice Care at Home Trust since 2019. Jennifer has also held various other roles, including working as a senior manager within the audit department of Deloitte in California, Luxembourg, Sweden and the Isle of Man, as a finance manager of AXA for two years from 2006-2008, and as the managing director of an Isle of Man regulated business from 2011-2016.

Jennifer has been a Chartered Director since 2021, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors since 2019, a qualified accountant since 1989 and has worked within regulated and unregulated sectors as a director since 2008.


Mwanaidi Maajar is an advocate and senior partner at REX Advocates, a law firm in Tanzania and brings a deep understanding of the country’s legal system, local content, and community relations. She is also an accredited arbitrator and negotiator.

Mwanaidi has experience in corporate commercial law practice, corporate secretarial practice, and corporate governance. She has chaired and sat on the boards of private and listed companies as well as public corporations. As part of her corporate governance practice, she trains the boards of directors of companies and board committees in corporate governance practice. She also has relevant experience in natural resources law (Mining, Oil & Gas) in Tanzania. Mwanaidi also has experience in banking and finance, competition law, property, and energy law. Mwanaidi served as the Tanzanian Ambassador to the United States of America after having served for four years as the Tanzanian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom between 2006 and 2013.

Mwanaidi is currently chair of the governing council of the University of Dar Es Salaam, having been a member since 2018, a member of the board of directors of TANESCO, and a member of the board of trustees of the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute.


Beatriz Orrantia brings sustainability expertise as a consultant in ESG, decarbonization and Just Transition. She also has legal and operational expertise in the mining industry, which includes experience with Kabanga.

Beatriz worked as a mergers and acquisitions, securities and mining lawyer from 2005 to 2015 at large Canadian law firms (Gowlings LLP, McCarthy Tetrault LLP and Heenan Blaikie LLP). She cultivated her operational mining experience during her time with Barrick Gold Corporation as VP Special Projects, focusing on mining operations and capital projects across assets in Latin America and certain global projects, including Kabanga, from February 2015 until November 2017.

Beatriz has directorship certification by the National Association of Corporate Directors, the leading certification in the United States for board members. She has a degree in civil law from the Universidad del Rosario in Colombia and a degree in common law from Osgoode Hall Law School (York University) in Canada. She also holds a certificate in sustainability and innovation from Harvard University (Extension School) and is pursuing a master’s degree in sustainability from Harvard University (Extension School). Beatriz is currently a member of the board of directors of Star Royalties Ltd., having been a director since 2020, and a member of the boards of directors of Fission Uranium Corporation and Sierra Metals Inc., having been a director of each entity since 2023.

Mr. Davis is an experienced general counsel having advised multiple global businesses and teams across multiple jurisdictions (UK; US; EU; Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific). He has held general counsel and chief legal officer roles at various companies including Ioconic Ltd, Kisloop and DMGT plc. Previously, Mr. Davis has been responsible for providing expert, pragmatic and strategic legal advice internationally to leadership teams and boards. He has experience advising boards, executives and senior management on all legal matters, risks and laws, balancing legal compliance and risk, with pragmatism and commercial solutions. Mr. Davis is also a qualified company secretary (ACIS, Chartered Institute of Governance 2016), with experience in corporate governance issues, legal compliance, oversight of boards and group committees, corporate secretarial duties, ethics, regulatory and business conduct, preserving corporate records and managing statutory filings and forms. Mr. Davis has significant experience in hyper-growth business, complex commercial transactions, M&A, funding and investments, venture capital financing, technology, IP, data and privacy and has experience setting priority areas for companies preparing for US IPOs. Mr. Davis also has previous experience serving as the chair of a risk and compliance committee and experience maintaining internal processes, codes of conduct and procedures in anti-trust, data protection and privacy, anti-bribery and money laundering. Mr. Davis is licensed to practice law in England, New York and Ireland and has an MBA from London Business School.

Natasha Liddell brings consultancy experience from her work on strategy, communications and market analysis for global resource clients. Most recently, Natasha worked with the BHP Sustainability and Climate Change team on the decarbonisation strategy and innovation.

Natasha started her career at Clough Engineering, where she worked to deliver the Environmental Impact Statement for the Newmont Boddington Gold Mine, and went on to consult with Snowden Mining Consultants before spending time as a sell-side analyst in London for the small-mid cap resource sector. Her remit covered various projects, regions and commodities.

Natasha spent over seven years at BHP across strategy, business development and corporate communications where she was responsible for numerous speeches and presentations for the CEO and Executive Leadership Team along with Annual Reporting and AGM preparation and communications delivery.

Natasha holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Natural Resource Management, a Graduate Certificate of Applied Finance and Investment and is an Associate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.