Tungsten West is one of the leaders in the tungsten mining industry.

Browse their profiles to discover the people behind the company.


Mark Thompson 

Director & Executive Chairman

Mark holds a B.A. in Physics from Oxford University. He has 26 years of experience in financial markets, commodity trading, minerals exploration and mine development. He has founded and sat on the boards of several junior mining companies and has particular expertise in tin and tungsten and in the South West of the UK. He consults widely within the metal derivatives and mining industries and as an expert witness in metals and mining related commercial litigation.

Maximillian Denning

Director & CEO

Max holds a B.A. in Economics & Politics and a MSc in Accounting & Financial Management. He has over 10 years experience in the mining sector mainly in commercial & finance, management consultancy and project delivery. He is on the Investment Committee of a private family office that holds several investments in the mining sector. He was previously GM Commercial & Finance of Pan African Minerals Ltd.

Stephen Fabian

Non-Executive Director

Steve holds as B.E. (Min) from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He has over 25 years experience in mining industry, as a fund manager and venture capitalist. He is the Founder & Chairman of Brazil Tungsten Holdings and the CEO of Anglo Saxony Mining.

Francis Johnstone

Non-Executive Director

Francis trained in corporate finance at Citibank before entering the mining business in 1989 with Cluff Resources where he became Group Projects and Operations Manager. He has also previously held the position of Commercial Director at Ridge Mining plc. He is currently an investment advisor to LSE listed Baker Steel Resources Trust and is a NED of a number mining companies.

Richard Maxey

Non-Executive Director

Richard holds a BA in Economics & Management from Oxford University and is a CFA charterholder.

He has 20 years of experience in financial markets in both public and private equity. Having run a specialised resources fund on behalf of a South African family office, he has specific knowledge of and experience in the natural resources sector investing in public and private mining businesses worldwide across a range of commodity sectors including bulks, precious, ferrous and non-ferrous metals.