Our Team

Rawson Lewis

Senior Management Team

Nick Dacres-ManningsManaging Director

Nick Dacres-Mannings has built a solid reputation as a business builder, corporate advisor & financier over a 25 year career. His initial career & skills was honed by working at the blue chip firms of Gresham Partners, ABN AMRO & HSBC on large & complex transactions. Over the last decade Nick has been involved as a founding Director & owner of the international boutique investment house Helmsec Global Capital. Nick has degrees in Economics, Law & an MBA. His experience includes advice on & arranging debt & equity financing, shareholder relations, M&A, privatisations as well as corporate & industry strategy.

Tony LethleanDirector

Tony Lethlean is a leading geologist with over 20 years’ mining experience, including 4 years underground on the Golden Mile in Kalgoorlie. In later years, he has worked as a resources analyst with various stockbrokers and investment banks including CIBC World Markets. Tony was a founding director of Helmsec Global Capital Limited which seeded, listed and funded a number of companies in a large range of commodities including gold, copper, coal and rare-earths. Tony is a non-executive director of Alliance Resources Ltd (ASX:AGS) and Alkane Resources Ltd (ASX:ALK).

John CathcartDirector, Mining & Resources

John Cathcart has 30 years experience in mining and mining investment analysis. John commenced his career with 10 years as a geologist with Western Mining Corporation. He followed this with roles as the mining analyst with EL & C Baillieu, BT Securities and HSBC Securities. Since 2004, John has been responsible for mining and resources investment at Thorney Investments. He continues in that role on a part-time basis.