We’re on a quest.
For a sustainable planet.

We need technology to get us there. But that technology needs essential metals — metals that are becoming increasingly harder to extract and produce in a socially and environmentally acceptable way.

DeepGreen has a solution.

We can now obtain metals from a vast mineral resource on the deep ocean floor — fields of metal-rich polymetallic nodules that contain the essential ingredients to produce electric car batteries, wind turbines, solar power, smart phones — and the other technologies and smart infrastructure for a sustainable future.

Best of all, these are clean metals.

They sit on the deep-ocean floor, far from shore. DeepGreen’s subsidiary, Nauru Ocean Resources Inc. (NORI), aims to lift them from the ocean floor using state-of-the-art deep-sea harvesters.

There will be no deforestation.
No explosives.
No drilling or grinding.
And no child labour.

It’s responsible. It’s revolutionary. It’s metals for our future.
We invite you to be a part of it.

Directors

Gerard Barron

CEO and Chairman

Gerard Barron is an entrepreneur and CEO who has a record of building globally focused companies in technology, media and future-oriented resource development. His passion is building companies that will help us build a truly sustainable future.  He has been involved in the early strategic development and financing of DeepGreen since its formation in 2011. In 2001, he made his mark in advertising and media by founding Adstream, and remained CEO of the business until December 2013.  During that time Adstream grew from a single office in Sydney to over 40 offices in 30 countries around the world.  Mr. Barron has also been a first money investor in industry-leading companies, including Nautilus Minerals and Sirtex Medical. He is focusing on DeepGreen because he believes the company will help supply the world with the essential metals to build the technologies needed for a sustainable future, while avoiding the impacts of terrestrial mining, such as deforestation, tailings and child labour.  He lives in London, England.

Gerard Barron

Brian Paes-Braga

Director

Mr. Brian Paes-Braga is a Partner and Managing Director at Fiore Group, a leading merchant bank which builds, invests, finances and advises firms in the natural resource, technology, food and beverage and entertainment sectors. He sits on the Board of Directors of two Fiore Group portfolio companies, DeepGreen Metals and Thunderbird Entertainment. Brian was Founder and CEO of Lithium X Energy Corp., a lithium resource company, which raised approximately $50 million and, within 2.5 years, was sold to an international company for $265 million in March 2018. Brian is an Advisory Counsel member of the International Crisis Group and is proud to support several charities and research groups through his private family foundation, Quiet Cove Foundation, which seeks to support innovative solutions to large scale social issues. Brian is currently attending the Owners, Presidents and Management (OPM) program at Harvard Business School.  

Brian Paes-Braga

Paul Matysek

Director

Paul Matysek is a proven company builder with over 30 years of experience in the mining industry, having sold four companies in the past decade creating shareholder value in excess of $2.5 billion. He built Energy Metals Corporation which sold to Uranium One in 2007 for $1.8 billion, Potash One which sold to K+S Ag for $434 million in 2011, Lithium One which merged with Galaxy Resources for $112 million in 2012 and most recently sold Goldrock Mines Corp to Fortuna Silver Mines for $178 million in July 2016.  Mr. Matysek is currently Executive Chairman of Lithium X Energy Corp.

Paul Matysek

Dr. Gregory Stone

Chief Ocean Scientist

Dr. Stone is an ocean scientist and explorer with over 10,000 dives throughout Earth’s ocean down to 18,000 feet using submarines, SCUBA, underwater habitats and robotics. Greg is also widely known as a global thought leader who finds ways for humanity and the ocean to co-exist and support each other in the modern world. He was a catalysts at the genesis of the Ocean Health Index and specializes in sustainable fishing, aquaculture, climate adaptation and seamount ecology. Greg’s ability to communicate complex science is illustrated by his compelling TED and Davos talks, and his appearances in documentaries for Discovery and National Geographic. He’s authored hundreds of publications including for Nature, National Geographic, and four books, one a National Outdoor Book Award winner. Greg’s numerous accolades and professional associations include the Explorers Club, Pew Fellowship for Marine Conservation, National Geographic Hero, the Boston Sea Rover’s Diver of the year, Order of Kiribati Medal, the U.S National Science Foundation/Navy Antarctic Service medal, and a NOGI from National Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences. Greg is also Senior Science Advisor to the Special Envoy for Ocean and the World Economic Forum Ocean Program, Previously, he was Chief Scientist for Conservation International and head of their Global Ocean Program. He currently calls Los Angeles his home and looks out at his beloved Pacific Ocean.

Dr. Gregory Stone

DeepGreen Team

Gerard Barron

CEO and Chairman

Gerard Barron is an entrepreneur and CEO who has a record of building globally focused companies in technology, media and future-oriented resource development. His passion is building companies that will help us build a truly sustainable future.  He has been involved in the early strategic development and financing of DeepGreen since its formation in 2011. In 2001, he made his mark in advertising and media by founding Adstream, and remained CEO of the business until December 2013.  During that time Adstream grew from a single office in Sydney to over 40 offices in 30 countries around the world.  Mr. Barron has also been a first money investor in industry-leading companies, including Nautilus Minerals and Sirtex Medical. He is focusing on DeepGreen because he believes the company will help supply the world with the essential metals to build the technologies needed for a sustainable future, while avoiding the impacts of terrestrial mining, such as deforestation, tailings and child labour.  He lives in London, England.

Anthony O’Sullivan

Chief Development Officer

Anthony O’Sullivan has over 30 years mining experience with a track record of delivering innovative solutions across multiple continents both in the terrestrial and marine environments. He is an innovator in mining, who is part of DeepGreen because of his proven commitment to sustainable and ethical mining. As Chief Operating Officer of Nautilus he led exploration, engineering and design, project development, permitting and product marketing culminating in the declaration of 43-101 compliant resources, grant of the environmental permit and mining lease from the Government of Papua New Guinea, ore sales agreement with one of China’s leading copper producers Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group and the completion of project design and commencement of project construction. He was previously part of the BHP Billion Global Exploration Leadership Team with responsibility for the company’s iron ore, bauxite, coal and non-porphyry base metal exploration portfolios. He is the named co-inventor on 5 subsea mining patents.

Dr. Gregory Stone

Chief Ocean Scientist

Dr. Stone is an ocean scientist and explorer with over 10,000 dives throughout Earth’s ocean down to 18,000 feet using submarines, SCUBA, underwater habitats and robotics. The Boston Globe E named him “Bostian of the Year”. Greg is also widely known as a global thought leader who finds ways for humanity and the ocean to co-exist and support each other in the modern world. He was a catalysts at the genesis of the Ocean Health Index and specializes in sustainable fishing, aquaculture, climate adaptation and seamount ecology. Greg’s ability to communicate complex science is illustrated by his compelling TED and Davos talks, and his appearances in documentaries for Discovery and National Geographic. Greg’s numerous accolades and professional associations include the Explorers Club, Pew Fellowship for Marine Conservation, National Geographic Hero, Order of Kiribati Medal, the U.S National Science Foundation/Navy Antarctic Service medal. Greg is Senior Science Advisor to the Special Envoy for Ocean and the World Economic Forum Ocean Program. Previously, he was Chief Scientist for Conservation International and head of their Global Ocean Program. He currently calls Los Angeles his home and looks out at his beloved Pacific Ocean.

Dr. Samantha Smith​

Head of Environment and Social Performance

Dr. Smith holds a BSc (Hons) from McMaster University in Canada, and a PhD from England’s University of Bristol. She brings over 20 years experience in conducting environmental assessments with experience in Mexico, Canada, UK,Papua New Guinea and the international seabed area. Dr Smith is recognized as a world leader in deep-sea environmental management and practices and recently served the role of President of the International Marine Minerals Society,. Dr. Smith was also a member of the UNEP/GRID-Arendal Steering Committee for the Pacific Marine Minerals and Deep Sea Mining Assessment. From 2006 to 2014 Dr. Smith headed deep sea mining company Nautilus Minerals’ Environmental and Social Performance programmes where she was responsible for managing impact assessments and permitting of Nautilus’ operations. Following rigorous internal and independent external reviews, Dr. Smith’s environmental impact assessment work resulted in Nautilus being granted an Environment Permit for the development of their Solwara 1 seafloor mining project from Papua New Guinea’s Department of Environment and Conservation in 2009.

Jon Machin

Head of Offshore Engineering

Jon Machin has 30 years experience at the forefront of oilfield engineering and technology and has worked extensively in the deep-water sector. He has held senior management positions in the technical and commercial departments within market leading organizations Fugro, Technip and Schlumberger. He was a co-founder of deep-water geotechnical engineers UTEC Geomarine. Mr Machin has a remarkable track record of design and build of numerous Remote Operated Vehicles (ROV’s) and ‘extreme’ machines engaging the seafloor, including trenchers for pipelines and cable laying and deep-water dredgers. With DeepGreen Resources Director David Heydon, he jointly conceived the ROVdrill to overcome limitations of conventional drill ships in the marine minerals industry. Mr Machin holds a masters degree in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford. He is a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, is accredited with over 20 published peer-reviewed papers and lectures widely on deep-water engineering. He holds at least 6 patents.

Jeffrey Donald

Head of Onshore Development

Dr. Jeffrey Donald has over 20 years of international experience in the mining & metallurgy business. Dr. Donald is a specialist in the interface between business strategy, capital project scoping, technology and operational excellence. He is an expert at managing the business case development of complex strategic projects in challenging international environments with multiple stakeholder interests. Dr. Donald has a broad knowledge of all aspects of the mining industry; nickel in particular, with a basis in metallurgy and process engineering. Dr. Donald has extensive project development experience, having managed portfolios of complex, strategic projects including greenfield developments, major expansions, environmental improvement & compliance, commercialization of novel technologies and operations improvement programs during his tenures at Hatch, Inco, Vale, PT Vale Indonesia and SNC Lavalin. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and degrees from Queen’s University at Kingston, ON.

Robert Heydon

VP Business Development

With a degree in Law (Hons) and Business Management from the University of Queensland, Australia, Robert Heydon has played an important role in pioneering 21st century private sector mineral exploration in the International Seabed Area. He has been involved in the deep sea mining industry for over a decade, including assisting to progress the development of national and international legal frameworks regulating seafloor mining.  Along with overseeing successful seafloor mineral exploration and metallurgical processing programmes, Mr. Heydon has pioneered deep sea mineral ventures with Pacific Island countries. Previously, he worked for Nautilus Minerals Inc., and was a member of the UNEP/GRID-Arendal Steering Committee for the Pacific Marine Minerals and Deep Sea Mining Assessment.

Corey McLachlan

Manager Social Performance

Corey is an experienced community and social performance manager with experience working in the South Pacific and in Canada’s North. Corey began his career working in government before transitioning to the mining industry where he worked with Rio Tinto leading their community relations team at the Diavik Diamond Mine. While at Diavik, Corey developed sector leading practices for Indigenous business development and renegotiated modern industry leading benefit agreements. Outside of work, Corey enjoys spending time with family in the mountains and sits on the Squamish Waldorf School Board.

Dave Quirke

Creative Director

Dave is an award winning creative Innovator who believes in the power of big ideas. Over the last 25 years he has enjoyed building and working with some of the best creative teams on the planet. Dave has a passion for developing brands and new experiences. Dave recently worked with the Irish Government where he developed "Project Silver lining" branding Ireland as “The Cloud Capital Of The World”, promoting the new high speed fibre optic cable connecting the United States and Ireland.