The Team

Global expertise in metals, recycling, finance and entrepreneurship to deliver a more sustainable e-industry.

Exurban Board


Ian Scarlett

Non-Executive Chairman

  • 37 years' experience in copper fabrication including BICC Cables (UK), global hedging and risk manager for Outokumpu Copper (Finland), Global EVP Metals for Luvata and SVP Metals for Kothar Group in North America
  • President of the International Wrought Copper Council (IWCC). Previously a member of the London Metal Exchange (LME) Physical Markets Committee and the LME Copper Committee
  • BA Hons Modern European Studies (Intl. Relations and Politics), Nottingham Trent University


Stefan Boel


  • Top-level executive with c.30 years experience in the base metals recycling and processing industry
  • 2008-2018: Executive Board, Aurubis and Head, Aurubis Copper Products and Recycling Division
  • 2014-2019: Chairman International Wrought Copper Council (IWCC)
  • Previously Umicore, Cumerio
  • PhD Chemistry, University of Antwerp


Jo Rogiers


  • 35+ years experience in base metals recycling industry and processing industry (Aurubis and Umicore)
  • Since 2019 Independent Technology Advisor with a global customer base
  • Extensive experience in major CapEx projects
  • Extensive international managerial experience as Group Senior Vice President, Managing Director or Business Line Manager

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Tim Watkin


  • 25+ year career in the investment management industry with particular focus on entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Aluminium, Zinc and FX Portfolio Manager, Drakewood Capital Management Ltd., 2018-
  • Previously at Ruffer LLP, HSBC, Barings
  • BSc Chemistry, Bristol University

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David Lilley


  • 30+ years experience in the base metals industry
  • CEO and CIO Drakewood Capital Management Ltd., 2018-
  • Founder, Red Kite 2004-2017.  Became world’s largest metals hedge fund
  • Previously base metals merchant and trader for Metallgesellschaft, Cargill and Philip Bros., all the largest metals traders of their time


Nico Paraskevas


  • Senior Executive in the metals and mining industry
  • Previously Executive Head of Copper and Cobalt marketing at London-listed miner/trader Glencore
  • Qualified Chartered Accountant (South African Institute)


Bob Kickham


  • Current:  Co-Founder and CEO of Private Equity Procurement Partners (PEPP)
  • 2015-22: Nordic Capital, Industrial Advisor
  • 2005-15:  Luvata (Outokumpu Copper Products) SVP Procurement & Organisational Development
  • 1997-05: Diageo, Chief Procurement Officer & Senior Vice President
  • Previously BAT industries, Syntegra, BT Marine, Vosper Thornycroft


Tatsuya Inoue


  • More than 30 years experience with Mitsubishi Materials Corp (MMC)
  • Currently General Manager, Resource Circulation Business Division in MMC
  • 2017-2022: EVP Director of PT Smelting with Freeport in the Republic of Indonesia