Stephen Promnitz joined Lake as Managing Director in November 2016, bringing to bear his broad perspective and experience of the mining industry from exploration to production with a focus on South America in particular.
Prior to Lake, Stephen was CEO of listed Australian gold explorer Indochine Mining, and 2IC of Kingsgate Consolidated, a listed Pacific Rim gold producer with assets in Chile. Before this time, he held senior corporate finance roles with Westpac and Citi.
He started his career as a geologist with global mining heavyweight Rio Tinto before managing Western Mining Corporation’s mining operations in Argentina. He holds a Bachelor of Science Honours (Natural Resources) from Monash University and is fluent in Spanish.