The Team

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

Exurban Board


Stefan Boel

Non-Executive Chairman

  • 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


Ian Scarlett


  • 35 years' experience in copper fabrication including BICC Cables (UK), global hedging and risk manager for Outokumpu Copper (Finland) and Global EVP Metals for Luvata.
  • Current Chairman of the IWCC Copper Committee, and member of LME Physical Markets Committee, previously member of the LME Copper Committee
  •  BA Hons Modern European Studies (Intl. Relations and Politics), Nottingham Trent University


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