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Jeffrey Townsend

Jeffrey Townsend

Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Critical Minerals Association (UK)

Jeff is the founder of the Critical Minerals Associations in the UK and Australia representing over 50 companies globally. The Critical Minerals Association has quickly established itself as the premier organisation on critical minerals, producing conferences, reports and government engagement that has influenced global political responses to the critical minerals sector. The Association has facilitated bilateral discussions between 5 eyes nations and continues to grow with chapters in the USA and Canada launching this year.

He has over 20 years' experience in international politics having served as an advisor on international affairs, development and security in Southern Africa, Washington D.C. and the United Kingdom. Jeff has served as a consultant to a number of FTSE 25 and S&P500 companies on government and external affairs issues.