Board Members

Mr. Owen Hegarty - Chairman
Mr. Hegarty is Board Chairman of Lubambe and Executive Chairman of EMR Capital. He has more than 40 years’ experience in the global mining industry. Mr. Hegarty is a Fellow and Former Director of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). He is also an advisor on mining and resources generally to a number of government and industry associations. In 2006, Mr. Hegarty was awarded the AusIMM Institute Medal for his leadership and achievements in the mining industry, and in 2008 he was awarded the GJ Stokes Memorial Award for his distinguished service to the mining industry
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Mr. Tony Manini - Non-Executive Director
Mr. Manini is a geologist and senior mining industry executive with more than 30 years of experience across a broad range of commodities and more than 20 countries. He has been instrumental in the discovery, development and/or expansion of multiple large-scale mining operations globally and his diverse background covers roles in project evaluation, exploration, mine development, mine operations and commercial roles with Rio Tinto, Oxiana, Oz Minerals, Tigers Realm Group and EMR Capital. Mr. Manini is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of EMR Capital and was a co-founder of the Tigers Realm Minerals Group which developed and listed four successful junior companies on the ASX, TSX-V and London AIM markets. Mr. Manini is the current Chairman of Asiamet Resources and C3 Metals Inc.
Mr. Tim Duffy - CEO and Managing Director
Mr. Duffy is an international mining executive with almost 30 years experience in the mining industry. He has an outstanding track record of achievements in relation to delivering outcomes surrounding competitiveness, profitability and growth. In addition to his executive experience, working at an international level has enabled Mr. Duffy to have a detailed understanding of broader corporate challenges such as the impact on environmental, social and governance factors. Prior to joining Lubambe, Mr. Duffy was Vice President Director and CEO of PT Agincourt Resources in Indonesia. During this time, he was part of a team which developed a green fields gold project into the highly successful Martabe Gold Mine.
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Mr. Mukela Muyunda - ZCCM-IH Board Representative Director
Mr. Mukela Muyunda is a Business and Finance professional with over 33 years of experience dealing with business leadership, major business reorganizations and recapitalizations, business disposals and other significant business decisions in both the private and the public sectors. Mr. Muyunda has previously worked as ZCCM-IH Chief Executive Officer, Zamtel Managing Director and Zambia Sugar Plc Finance Manager, among others. Mr. Muyunda has served as Board Chairperson of Mopani Copper Mines Plc. He is the Chairperson of TransUnion Zambia, and he also serves on the PPP Council of Ministers, among others. Mr. Muyunda holds a Bachelor of Accountancy and MSc: Accounting & Finance Degrees. He is an Associate Member of CIMA, a Fellow of ZICA and a Member of the Zambia Institute of Directors.
Ms. Mary Ncube - Non Executive Director
Ms. Ncube holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics (with Distinction) and a Master of Arts in Economic Policy Management. She is a fellow in both the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (FZICA). Currently, Ms. Ncube is Chief Executive at M T Ncube and Associates and MTN Special Engagement Limited which positions she has held since 1998. Ms. Ncube is also a member of the National Advisory Board of Impact Investment in Zambia and an Advisor at Thirty Thirty Capital. Ms. Ncube has also had the privilege of holding several governance positions including being the Chairperson of the Atlas Mara Zambia Board from 2017 to 2019 and Chairperson of Stanbic Bank Zambia Limited from 2011 to 2016.