Ms. Southwell currently serves as Vice President – Senior Legal Counsel of Pala Investments Ltd, an investment company based in Zug, Switzerland dedicated to value creation in the mining sector. Kate is a Director of Asian Mineral Resources (TSX-V:ASN) and is also a Director of Dumas Contracting Ltd. Ms. Southwell has over ten years of experience in the natural resources sector, and has significant experience in corporate finance, M&A and legal risk management. Ms. Southwell is specialized in cross-border M&A transactions, corporate governance and managing stakeholder relations. Prior to joining Pala Investments, Ms. Southwell was Corporate Counsel at Nyrstar NV, a publicly listed globally integrated base metals and mining company. She obtained a BA in Law with French from Nottingham University, is a qualified solicitor in England & Wales, and is admitted to the New York Bar.