W IM (UK) is run by a team of volunteers.

The five Executive Committees are supported by Lisa Mironova who runs the Administration for the Group. The Chairman and Heads of Committees are further guided and supported by the Advisory Board.

Nichole McCulloch

Director, MD and Head of International

About Nichole

Nichole McCulloch is currently the Managing Partner at The Ashton Partnership and leads their global Energy & Natural Resources Practice. She has previously campaigned for two US presidential elections in addition to holding management positions with a number of US based firms.

Elizabeth Johnson

SP Angel – Head of Communications

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a mining corporate broking specialist with over 10 years’ experience in the sector most recently at FinnCap where she acted for a number of clients including Petra Diamonds, Pan African Resources, African Diamonds, Lucara Diamonds and Kiwara. Elizabeth has recently joined SP Angel as a director for equity sales. Prior to this she ran the resources sales team at Objective Capital, a research boutique covering mining companies both listed (TSX/ASX/AIM) and private. Elizabeth holds a degree in mathematics from Edinburgh University.

Jennifer Maxwell

Blakes, Cassels & Graydon LLP – Head of Membership Development

About Jennifer

Jennifer Maxwell – Partner in the London office of Canadian law firm Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Jennifer provides advice across a broad range of business law matters, focusing particularly on mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings, and securities regulatory matters.

Louise Mason Rutherford

Louise Mason – Rutherford, Citigate Dewe Rogerson – Head of Events

About Louise

Louise has over 10 years of City communications agency experience advising FTSE, AIM and private companies, helping them achieve strong and consistent messaging and an ability to reach all who shape corporate reputation and the regulatory environment. She combines financial public relations and investor relations expertise together with broader profile, reputation and crisis management to define and tell clients’ financial stories. Louise was Secretary of the Association of Mining Analysts from 2006-2015 and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Carole Cable

WIM(UK) Non-Executive Director

About Carole

Carole Cable is the joint head of Brunswick’s energy and resources practice, specializing in the metals and mining sector. She advises clients on primary and secondary equity raisings, corporate positioning, reputation management, M&A, crisis communications, investor relations, and sustainability.

Vanessa Lickfold

WIM(UK) Non-Executive Director

About Vanessa

Vanessa joined Hatch as their Metals and Mining Director for Europe in March 2017. She is responsible for leading and growing the company’s highly differentiated and innovative mining business in the region. Prior to that she was with Anglo American companies for over 25 years and had a variety of production, exploration and business roles, including heading up Kumba Iron Ore’s Geology department between 2007 and 2011 and leading Early Studies for the Group from mid-2014 to late-2016.
She has a PhD in Economic Geology from the University of Tasmania, Australia; a MSc in Exploration Geology from Rhodes University in South Africa and BSc (Hons) in Geology and Earth Sciences from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. Vanessa has also completed several management courses, including the Stanford Executive Program in 2013.
She was a non-executive board director for a junior mining company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange from 2008 to 2011.Vanessa is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists, the Geological Society of London and the Geological Society of South Africa. She is also a registered professional natural geological scientist.

Dale Williams

WIM(UK) Non-Executive Director

About Dale

A former corporate finance banker, Dale has spent over 15 years working at Royal Bank of Scotland and ANZ Bank focused on the mining, metals and the energy resource sectors. He has worked on numerous debt solutions involving acquisition finance, corporate restructuring and capital optimisation for many mining companies.Dale was head of the Energy and Resources sector within Royal Bank of Scotland until 2013, when he joined ANZ Bank to lead the Resources, Energy and Infrastructure teams across EMEA. More recently Dale joined Swann Global, an international executive search firm headquartered in Melbourne which works with many of the world’s mining and metal groups and provides strategic advice and assistance on executive and non-executive board composition and appointment of senior technical and operational directors. In addition to joining the board of Women in Mining (UK) as a Non-Executive Director, Dale is a Mentor for the 30% Club. Dale has a BA (Hons) degree in Economics and post graduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance, he also completed a Harvard Business School Executive Management programme sponsored by RBS.

Kay Ellen Consolver

WIM(UK) Non-Executive Director

About Kay

Kay Ellen is an experienced business, financial and legal executive in the mining, oil & gas and power industries. She now serves as an independent director on, and business advisor to, Boards of Directors in these sectors, bringing expertise in corporate governance, market expansion and risk management.For 20 years Kay Ellen worked as a senior global executive with ExxonMobil leading teams of more than 750 professionals across 65 countries. Currently, Kay Ellen serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of African Power Corporation, as well as on the Supervisory Board of Thyssen Petroleum. Previously, she served on the Board of Russian Platinum, a platinum company mining headquartered in Moscow.In 2016, she was awarded a Certificate of Recognition in Worldwide Who’s Who for achievement of the Highest Order. In 2015, Cranfield University School of Management selected her as one of “100 Women to Watch” in their ‘Female FTSE Board Report’ and Brummell magazine honoured her in 2013 as one of 30 Inspirational Women on Boards in London.In support of Women’s Leadership, Kay Ellen has served as Chair of the International Women’s Forum UK and currently serves on the Board of IWF’s New York Forum. She also serves on the Board of Vital Voices Global Partnership and Chairs Vital Voices Europe.

Pam Bell


About Pam

Pam Bell has been at Glencore since its acquisition of Xstrata in May 2013. As a Corporate Affairs specialist, her role at Glencore includes communicating across a diverse spread of platforms and engaging with a broad range of stakeholders, including government, NGOs, SRI analysts and ratings agencies. Prior to Glencore, Pam spent six years working at Xstrata and nine years at Anglo American – she is a mining industry veteran!

Sarah Byrne-Quinn

Anglo American

About Sarah

Sarah Byrne-Quinn is an experienced M&A, business development and strategy executive. Currently she leads Anglo American’s M&A practice. Beyond mining, she has in-depth knowledge of the life science industry having previously led the strategy and business development function for Baxter Healthcare for the EMEA region and globally for Smith & Nephew PLC. Sarah has been involved with Diversity and Inclusion within her pervious roles and is a member of Women in Mining. She is also an appointed member of the executive advisory panel of the American Graduate School of International Management.