Shawn McCormick is the Chairperson of both the Trinity Metals Group and the Trinity Metals Rutongo Board of Directors. He has had close ties with Rwanda since 1994 when he first visited during the immediate aftermath of the Genocide against the Tutsis.
He subsequently served as Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council in The White House in Washington, D.C., overseeing all aspects of U.S. foreign policy toward the Continent. He focused on the challenges of Central and Southern Africa and building constructive ties with the new government and its leadership team in Kigali.
Shawn’s previous corporate roles have included Senior Global Affairs Advisor and Africa Regional Director for BP in London and Corporate Vice President for International Affairs at TNK-BP in Moscow.
He currently serves as Non-Executive Director of LSE-listed Rainbow Rare Earths (South Africa and Burundi) and Non-Executive Director of Karo Resources (Zimbabwe). Before the merger that birthed Trinity Metals, McCormick was also Chairman of Piran Resources in Rwanda.
Brian Menell is the Chairman and CEO of TechMet Limited, the majority shareholder of Trinity Metals Group and a private investment company with a portfolio of mining, processing, and recycling assets.
A British and South African industrialist and investor in natural resource and energy players across both emerging and developed markets, Brian holds interests in several mining organisations. He serves as the Chairman of Brazilian Nickel Ltd., a nickel and cobalt mine in northern Brazil, and U.S. Vanadium, a Vanadium chemicals company in Arkansas, United States.
Brian is a former Director of Anglovaal Ltd, a diversified industrial and mining holding company, and the former Principal and Executive Director of Anglovaal Mining (AVMIN) with extensive base metal, precious metal, and ferrous metal interests across Southern Africa. Before Anglovaal, Brian spent eight years with the De Beers Group.
Peter Geleta is the Trinity Metals Group Chief Executive Officer and Board Director. He also sits on the Trinity Metals Rutongo Board of Directors. During his career, he amassed 35 years of experience at some of the leading mining organisations in the world.
As the former CEO of Acacia Mining, an FTSE 250 listed Gold Mining company, Peter led the organisation’s turnaround from a loss-making to a highly profitable business in two years. Before this, Peter held several operational and corporate leadership roles at AngloGold Ashanti, where he was a part of the team that set up the company’s Africa Region operations and BarrickGold.
A UK-bred, South African national, Peter has extensive industry experience across every continent except Antarctica. He spent more than 30 years working across several African Countries, including Mali, Guinea, Burkino Faso, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Nambia, Morocco, Ghana, Senegal, Congo, and DRC. He has also served as the Chief Operating Officer for Averda International, leading teams across India, the UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.
A writing, sports, and travel enthusiast, Peter holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town.