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Mitchell Smith


Mitchell has over 15 years of entrepreneurship, executive leadership, and capital markets experience at all stages of the junior mining lifecycle. He has extensive hands-on experience as a key stakeholder, management, and board member for private and public natural resource companies, from start-ups to well-established ventures. Mitchell has particular expertise in battery metals and materials and a strong understanding of the battery supply chain, having successfully identified and negotiated the acquisition and funding of multi-jurisdictional mining exploration and development projects in North America, Europe, and Australia. Through his strong international relationships, Mitchell was responsible for establishing offtake and EPC contracts with leading Asian-based specialized lithium-ion battery cathode material companies that are suppliers to some of the world’s largest battery manufacturers.

Mitchell has given keynote speeches on cobalt, battery metals, energy storage, renewable energy and critical mineral supply chain security issues at events hosted by Cobalt Institute, CRU, Metal Bulletin, FastMarkets, and Benchmark Mineral Intelligence. He is regularly invited to speak at mining industry conferences including Mines and Money, Cambridge House, and the PDAC. He has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Reuters and other notable news sources where he provided insight to the critical role that cobalt and battery materials play in the global shift towards a lower-carbon economy. Mitchell ranked fourth globally in a 2020 GlobalData list of the top influencers in battery minerals based on their performance and engagement online. Mitchell serves a Director of the Battery Metals Association of Canada. 

Background Snapshot

Global Energy Metals Corporation (TSX.V: GMEC), President & CEO (2016 – present)
Battery Metals Association of Canada (BMAC), Board Director (2021 – present)
NeoLithica Ltd., Board Director (2022 – present)
Fulcrum Metals PLC Corporation (FMET.L), Board Director (2021 – present)
High-Tech Metals (ASX: HTM), Board Director (2022-2023)
Panther Metals PLC (PALM.L), Chief Operating Officer, Board Director (2018 – 2023)
Sceptre Ventures Inc., Board Director (2013 – 2022)
Global Cobalt Corporation (TSX.V: GCO), VP, Corporate Development (2013 – 2016)
Puget Ventures Inc. (TSX.V: PVS), VP, Communications and Business Development (2009 – 2013)
Petaquilla Copper (TSX.V: PTC), Investor Relations (2007 – 2008)



Mitchell is a valuable member of our metals and mining practice. His extensive board and executive leadership experience together with his extensive sectoral expertise in battery and energy technology, enhances our ability to provide our clients with operational and strategic advice that helps enable them to achieve their capital markets objectives.