Century Cobalt is dedicated to building an exceptional team of professionals marked by business and operational excellence.

We understand our success depends on our team's experience in sound business development and in managing large scale exploration and development programs, both internationally and on the ground in the US.

Alexander Stanbury
President, CEO & Director

Alexander Stanbury represents executive strengths across the fields of business development and consultation, corporate finance and the Natural Resources sector.

In 2011, Mr. Stanbury founded HASS Advisors Limited. Drawing on his experience and training, the consultancy firm provides guidance regarding growth strategies, project finance, and raising capital through private equity firms and private placements.

Mr. Stanbury's prior corporate finance consultancy experience includes the origination and syndication of both private and public placements for companies within the Natural Resources sector for the boutique merchant bank Prosdocimi Limited.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Stanbury served as Associate Director with the London-based investment bank Dawnay, Day Corporate Finance Limited, where he specialized in equity capital markets, M&A, and providing financial advisory services including research, analysis and transaction structuring and execution.

Mr. Stanbury also gained hedge fund management experience through his time at the New York-based firm Lindemann Capital Partners LLP, and received training from the New York Institute of Finance.

Richard Belcher
Independent Consulting Geologist

Richard Belcher is an exploration geologist by training and has over 15 years’ experience in academia, government and industry working in Europe and Africa. Richard specializes in the design, implementation and management of exploration projects from grassroots to pre-resource, as well as the review and evaluation of exploration projects and properties in a variety of commodities.

He holds a BSc (Hons) Geology (Cardiff University, UK), MSc Finance (Leicester University, UK) and a PhD Geology (Stellenbosch University, RSA) and is a Qualified Person for exploration reporting. He is a chartered geologist (CGeol, Geological Society of London, UK) a European geologist (EurGeol, European Federation of Geologists) and a Professional Natural Scientists (Pr. Nat. Sci., South African Council for Natural Scientific Professionals).

Lester Kemp
Operations manager

Lester graduated in 1990 with a Masters Degree from the Royal School of Mines, University of London, England (UK) and went on to work with GeoScience Limited in Ascot before running a gold exploration camp in Guyana.

After completing his MBA, Lester worked with various junior resource companies operating throughout Africa / Europe and Scandinavia. Lester was co-founder of Mantle Diamonds Limited and is the co-founder of Arabian Nubian Resources.

Greg Hunt
Project Manager

Greg has over thirty years’ experience in applying geology and hands on management expertise to reduce investment risks, increase mine safety, and improve productivity and effectiveness of mining operations. Greg has expertise in planning and managing domestic mining exploration and production, domestic and international mine acquisitions, applied mine geology, structural geology, computer modeling, geotechnology/ground-control and groundwater investigations and management.

He graduated in 1983 with an M.S. Geology from Brigham Young University (Igneous Petrology and Structure) and in 1979 with B.S. Geology from Weber State College (chemistry minor w/analytical emphasis). Greg has extensive training in geological computer modeling.

Greg is also a Member of the Geological Society of America.

Michael Landvig Keller
Project Geologist

Michael graduated as the Honor Graduate of Geology from the College of Eastern Utah in 2005 and senior of the year of the Utah State Geology Department in 2008. He subsequently attended the International Masters Programme of Sustainable Energy at the Iceland School of Energy in Reykjavik.

He has worked across Colorado, Utah and Texas as a contractor Geologist and Researcher for Geo-Hunt Consulting, Harrison Land Services (ancillary to NORAM Engineering and Constructors Ltd.), Bowie Resources and Wasatch Natural Resources.

Coleman Meredith
Student Geologist

Coleman Meredith is a senior at University of Idaho, Environmental Geology track, graduating in 2019.

Coleman worked for the Idaho Department of Lands for four years and Selkirk Timberland Services for two years. He then served in the US Army for five years reaching the rank of Sergeant in the 82nd Airborne's 2nd Battalion 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

Daniel McGroarty
Head of Advisory Board

Daniel McGroarty has nearly two decades of experience advising companies in the resource sector, with a focus on critical and strategic materials and supply chains. He was one of three Rare Earths resource professionals interviewed in 60 Minutes’ investigative piece, Modern Life’s Devices Under China’s Grip?, which aired in 2015.

As a recognized subject-matter expert, McGroarty has provided testimony on critical metals issues to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources in July 2017 and January 2016, to the House Sub-Committee on Energy & Mineral Resources in 2011 and 2013, and to the U.S. House Sub-Committee on Science, Space & Technology in 2013. He has consulted to the Institute for Defense Analyses, which supports the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, the Joint Chiefs’ Joint Staff and the Intelligence Community.

McGroarty serves as Senior Consultant to Rio Tinto, the multinational metals and mining company, on critical and strategic metals issues. In addition to his advisory role with Century Cobalt, serves on the Advisory Boards of three companies currently developing critical and strategic metals and minerals: Texas Mineral Resources Corp., Graphite One Resources, and American Manganese. He is a frequent speaker on Rare Earths and strategic and critical metals issues, at conferences across the U.S., Canada and in China, and in television, radio and print interviews.

Prior to establishing his consultancy, McGroarty served at senior levels in the U.S. Government, as Special Assistant to the President in the White House and as presidential appointee to two Secretaries of Defense. A former think tank fellow, McGroarty’s articles and opeds on current issues have been published in The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, The Public Interest, Politico, Forbes, The Hill, FoxNews.com, National Review, the Los Angeles Times, Investor’s Business Daily, Policy Review and The American Spectator. Dan has appeared on CNBC, Fox, CNN, Bloomberg Business, and CTV Canada.

Since 1996, McGroarty has served as Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University.