Kate Southwell

General Counsel

Pala Investments

Resourcing Tomorrow

Kate is General Counsel for Pala Investments Ltd, with responsibility over all legal, regulatory and transactional matters relating to Pala’s investment activities.        

Kate also provides legal, commercial and strategic advice to Pala’s portfolio companies, including Nevada Copper (TSX:NCU) and Sienna Metals, a private cobalt vehicle. Kate specializes in the management of international M&A and joint ventures, and the negotiation of complex construction and commercial contracts. Kate is a director of Nevada Copper and of Kasbah Resources Ltd, the 75% owner of the Achmmach tin project in Morocco.

Kate manages legal due diligence for Pala on new opportunities and advises on alternative finance structures, including streams, royalties and mezzanine finance. She has also worked closely on a number of Pala’s divestments, including Dumas Mining and Asian Mineral Resources, acting as NED for both companies.

Kate is a regular speaker on M&A, ESG and corporate governance at industry events, and is passionate about improving diversity, sustainability and compliance in the mining sector. Kate is admitted to the NY Bar, is a qualified solicitor in England & Wales, and holds the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing and the ESG Competent Boards Certificate. 


Kate Southwell