Corporate board and management

Mr Blair Way

CEO & President & Director


Mr. Way has over 25 years management experience within the resources and construction industry throughout Australasia, Canada, the United States and Europe. Prior to joining Leading Edge Mr. Way was VP Project Development for Ventana Gold (TSX) advancing projects in Colombia.
As well Mr. Way served as President & Project Director, Oceanagold Philippines overseeing the Philippine business unit including in country exploration activities and construction of the Didipio gold copper project , Project Manager Non Ferrous Group with Hatch Associates (Brisbane) and Project Director for BHP’s Major Projects division in Townsville, Queensland.

Mr. Way holds a Science (Geology) from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada, a MBA from the University of Queensland, Australia, and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Mr Mark Saxon


B.Sc.(Hons) GDipAppFin, MAusIMM, MAIG

Mr. Saxon has 20 years of experience in exploration and resource geology. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1991 with a First Class Bachelor of Science (Honours) in geology, and is a fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Mr Saxon has worked for Pasminco Australia Ltd in Australia and South America.

Mr Saxon has considerable experience and practical knowledge of the geology, prospectivity and operating environments of Australia, Northern Europe and South America. Mr Saxon was the President & CEO of Tasman Metals Ltd from 2009 to 2016, until the acquisition of Tasman by Leading Edge Materials. Mr. Saxon is also a director or advisory board member of other publicly-listed companies.

Mr Mikael Ranggård


Mr. Ranggård holds a law degree from Uppsala University, Sweden, and has an extensive professional career working with foreign and local Swedish mining companies since 1990. In addition, Mr. Ranggård has experience as board member of various public and private companies and a wealth of knowledge in Canadian capital markets. From 2011 to 2015, Mr. Ranggård served as Chairman of the Company’s subsidiary, Woxna Graphite AB, and is Senior Legal Advisor to the Company.

Mr Nick DeMare

CFO & Director


Mr. DeMare, a chartered professional accountant, has been President of Chase Management Inc. since 1991, providing accounting, management, securities regulatory compliance and corporate secretarial services to private and public-listed companies.

Mr. DeMare also serves as an officer and/or director of a number of public-listed companies. Mr. DeMare holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and is a member in good standing of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia

Mr Michael Hudson

Non-Executive Chairman and Director

B.Sc.(Hons) GDipAppFin, FAusIMM, MSEG, MAIG

Mr Hudson, B.Sc. (Hons) GDipAppFin, FAusIMM, MSEG, MAIG, is an explorationist and entrepreneur. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1990 with a B.Sc. (Hons 1st). He started his career working as a mine and exploration geologist in Australia, Pakistan and Peru. Over the last 15 years he has developed and financed mineral exploration properties on four continents, with a major focus in the Nordic Countries. Since 2004, he co-founded and has lead Mawson Resources Ltd (TSX:MAW), a gold exploration company in Finland and Sweden. Mr. Hudson is also a co-founder and director of Mawson Resources Limited (TSX: MAW).

Ms Mariana Bermudez

Corporate Secretary

Ms. Bermudez has over 19 years of experience providing corporate secretarial, corporate governance and securities regulatory compliance services to public-listed companies and serves as corporate secretary to various reporting issuers. Ms. Bermudez has also been a legal secretary/assistant for two Vancouver law firms.

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