Rafaella Resources Management

Steven Turner


Steven Turner brings over 25 years of experience in the resource sector, having held senior roles in both industry and investment banking. During his career, Steven has been based in London, Aberdeen, Singapore, Brisbane and Madrid. Steven has raised significant capital for the development of resource projects, including equity, public bonds and project finance. Most recently Steven was head of business development at a private mining group, having been instrumental in the successful growth of the company from a junior to mid-tier Australian base metal operator.

Mr Turner holds Australian, Canadian and UK citizenships and is a Fellow of The Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr. Robert Wrixon


Robert Wrixon is currently a Director of the mining venture capital group Starboard Global Limited and has 20 years of experience in corporate strategy, commodities marketing, mining M&A and mineral exploration management. He has previously run two listed junior resources companies in Australia, and prior to that spent five years in corporate strategy for Xstrata plc based in Sydney and London.

Dr Wrixon is an Irish national and holds a PhD in mineral engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Lachlan Rutherford


Lachlan Rutherford is Head of Corporate Development of Rafaella Resources Ltd. Lachlan has 20 years’ experience in consultancy, mineral exploration, mining and research. He has worked in a variety of roles for private and public companies in precious metals, base metals and industrial minerals. He has also worked as a resource and mining analyst for an Australian stockbroking firm where he was involved in project analysis, valuation and corporate strategy. Lachlan joined Rafaella in August 2019 and after the acquisition of Galicia Tin & Tungsten SL (GTT). Prior to the acquisition, Lachlan was Project Manager and Country Manager of GTT from 2015-2016 when he managed the company’s exploration program in Spain. Lachlan also holds the positions of Chief Geologist at EuroBattery Minerals AB and Head of Business Development for venture capital group Starboard Global Ltd. Lachlan is an Australian national and holds a Honours degree in Geology, PhD in Geology and a MBA from the University of Adelaide. He is also a Competent Person as defined under the JORC (2012) Code and is a Member of the AusIMM.

John Webster


John Webster brings over 35 years of diverse mining industry experience, including exploration, project acquisition, feasibility review, construction, and operations as well as senior corporate and international business development roles. John specialises in the turnaround of poor performing assets and the optimisation of projects through using  best available technology and operational efficiencies. John has previously worked for Trafigura as project manager at an underground tin and copper mine in the UK, he has held senior roles at a number of companies with gold and copper operations in the USA, CIS, Africa and Cuba , has been a mining consultant for the EBRD and Deloitte and has hard rock development and operational experience in Canada, the USA, and Australia. John is a mining engineer and graduate of the Camborne School of Mines.