Douwe van Hees

Fund manager+31 (0)30 2077720

Douwe van Hees (1986) is the Fund’s manager. He started his career as a private investor in junior mining companies and he worked for a junior exploration company in Canada. He is a regular visitor of mining and exploration sites and trade shows.


Since the end of 2013 he joined the Plethora Precious Metals Fund as an advisor and as of the end of 2014 he is the manager of that fund. Aside from this he performs no other activities.



Peter Vermeulen

Advisor+31 (0)30 2077720

Peter Vermeulen (1979) attended the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) and obtained a M.Sc. in Finance in 2007. Mr. Vermeulen was co-founder of the Plethora Precious Metals Fund and is an advisor to that fund since December 2014. Mr. Vermeulen will advise the Fund Manager on investing strategies and specific investments.

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Daniel James

Chief Operating Officer-

Mr. James started his exploration career in 1997 working as an exploration geologist in Tanzania with Ashanti Goldfields. He spent 5 years working in London for Bloomberg and Yahoo on various debt and equity roadshows. In 2005 he joined ACA Howe and consulted on various exploration projects across Africa, Europe and Asia.


He joined Stratex International in 2007 managing exploration on the Inlice gold deposit in Turkey before establishing operations and exploration projects in Ethiopia, leading teams to the discovery of the Afar Epithermal Province, which is now under a JV agreement with Thani Ashanti (a JV company of Anglo Ashanti). Mr. James is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists and a fellow of the Geological Society of London.



Thomas Kwant

Corporate secretary

Thomas Kwant (1986) is responsible for the daily accounting, administrative and legal activities of the incubated companies. He helps the fund to iron out inefficiencies in the finances of the underlying companies and keeps track of expenditures versus budgets on a daily basis. Thomas reports directly to the fund’s management.


David Clark

Technical advisor

David has degrees in geology from McGill University (Montreal), and has 20 years of experience in mineral exploration. He has explored for Ni-Cu-PGE magmatic sulphide, intrusion-hosted PGE, and orogenic and epithermal precious metals on projects in Canada, Mexico & Central America, USA, and Europe. David is a registered professional geoscientist in British Columbia and Newfoundland & Labrador.

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Cornel van Eck

Sustainable Development Officer

Cornel van Eck (1986) attended Law School at the University of Amsterdam and Tilburg (both the Netherlands) and obtained Master Degrees in Criminal Law and Health Care Law. As a Sustainable Development Officer he is responsible for community relations and environmental subjects. He is the point of contact for landowners, community leaders and other stakeholders.

Meet the Explorers


Tim Wrighton

Consulting Geologist

Sean Jefferson

Consulting Geologist
Rob Selwyn

Rob Selwyn

Consulting Geologist

Sam Walding

Consulting Geologist

Anthony D'Angelico

Consulting Geologist

Claudio Paulo

Consulting Data & GIS Geologist

Szabi Orbán

Consulting Geologist

Riley Millington

Consulting Geologist

Dan Williams

Consulting Geologist

Jack Bayliss

Consulting Geologist