Board of Directors & Management Team

James McClements


  • Co-founder of Resource Capital Funds
  • 35 Years of Experience

Mr. McClements, our Chairman, co-founded RCF in 1998 and has helped to oversee its strategic direction since its founding. He has 35 years of experience in the mining industry and, prior to launching RCF, was a natural resources sector banker at both N.M. Rothschild & Sons and Standard Chartered PLC. Mr. McClements has extensive experience in project identification and development, valuation, M&A and sourcing capital across both private and public capital markets. He has served on the boards of directors of eight public mining companies and numerous private portfolio companies. Mr. McClements currently serves on the boards of directors of three mining companies: (i) Mineral Resources Ltd., a mining company with an A$10 billion market capitalization and a substantial mining services division as well as iron ore and lithium operations; (ii) Ausenco Pty Ltd., a global, market-leading engineering services business and a RCF portfolio company with 26 offices across 14 countries currently executing several new copper mine developments; and (iii) Global Advanced Materials Pty Ltd., another RCF portfolio company, which is a leading producer and manufacturer of downstream tantalum products, with an active additive manufacturing business that Mr. McClements was instrumental in establishing. He began his professional career with BHP Limited after completing an honors degree in Economics from the University of Western Australia.

Sunny Shah

Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director

  • Former Head of EMEA Metals & Mining Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs International
  • 18+ Years of Experience
Thom Boehlert RCF Acquisition Corp

Thomas Boehlert

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director

  • Former CFO of numerous public and private companies, including Bunge Ltd.
  • 20+ Years of Experience

Hugo Dryland

Independent Director

  • Partner, Executive Vice Chairman, Global Head of Metals & Mining at Rothschild
  • 35+ Years of Experience

Daniel Malchuk

Independent Director

  • Senior natural resources executive and former President of BHP Minerals America
  • 25+ Years of Experience

Elodie Grant Goodey

Independent Director

  • Former Head of Societal Issues and Relationships at BP
  • 25+ Years of Experience

Tim Baker

Independent Director

  • Senior natural resources executive and former Chief Operating Officer at Kinross Gold
  • 40+ Years of Experience

Advisory Board Members

Robin Anne Bienenstock

Advisory Board Member

  • Experienced investor and director of numerous notable public and private companies
  • 25+ Years of Experience

Martin Valdes

Advisory Board Member

  • Partner & Head of RCF Fund VII
  • 20+ Years of Experience

Charles Gillies

Advisory Board Member

  • Director of RCF Jolimont Innovation, co-founder of Jolimont Capital