Bluejay Mining plc, the AIM and FSE listed company with projects in Greenland and Finland, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Ian Henderson as a Non-executive Director with immediate effect.
Mr Henderson is a pre-eminent figure in the natural resource investment community and his appointment is designed to continue to promote Bluejay and its flagship Dundas Ilmenite Project in Greenland (‘Dundas’ or the ‘Project’) across the international mining investment industry.
Mr Henderson has spent over 20 years at JP Morgan during which time he ran both the UK Global Financials Fund and the firm’s Natural Resources funds, the latter of which, at their zenith, comprised of assets approaching US$10 billion. Under his leadership, JP Morgan’s funds won over 10 investment awards and was AAA rated by City Wire and other agencies, such as Morningstar and S&P.
Before joining JP Morgan, Mr Henderson spent nine years as Director and Chief Investment Officer of Wardley Investment Services International and five years as an international portfolio manager in London and New York for Morgan Grenfell & Co.
Mr Henderson has extensive board-level experience in both public and private companies and acted as a Non-Executive Director of a major West African gold producer Endeavour Mining Corporation (TSX:EDV) (‘Endeavour’) from 2013 until 2017. Whilst on the board of Endeavour, he acted as Chair of the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee and was a member of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee.
Mr Henderson is currently a Non-executive Director of BMO Capital Markets Ltd, the London based subsidiary of the Bank of Montreal. He was recently appointed as Non-executive Director of RA International Group Plc, an AIM listed company and a leading provider of services to remote locations in Africa and the Middle East.
Mr Henderson is a qualified accountant and graduated from Edinburgh University with an MA in Philosophy & Politics and an LLB in Scots Law.
Bluejay CEO Roderick McIllree said, “For over 30 years Ian was widely regarded as one of the best commodities managers in London, with the JP Morgan Natural Resources fund reporting returning 764% over the last 10 years that Ian was at the helm. Attracting someone of Ian’s caliber, with a track record of identifying and supporting some of the most exciting and significant companies in the natural resources space over recent decades, is a tremendous endorsement of both the quality and commercial value of our assets, and our team’s ability to translate this potential into tangible returns for shareholders. I am delighted to welcome Ian to the board and I look forward to drawing on his significant commercial experience as we finalize off-take discussions and progress Dundas through feasibility ahead of commencement of production from the world’s highest-grade ilmenite project.”