Directors & Management



Lance J Baller, Non-Executive Chairman

Mr. Baller was co-founder, CEO and President of Iofina Plc prior to his departure for health reasons in June 2013. Mr. Baller was the Group’s Finance Director from 2007 until his appointment as CEO in 2010. Mr. Baller returned as Chairman in April 2014.  Mr. Baller currently serves as CEO of Selectis Health, Inc and as a director and as sole or principal shareholder of several privately owned businesses, including Baller Enterprises, Inc. (personal holding company), Titan Au, Inc, Empire Leasing LLC, Valdez Au, Inc, Extrac Technologies Limited, Extrac, Inc, Wyoming Sand Company LLC (which all are in gold, sand, rock, SiO2 and gravel mining), Ultimate Investment (personal investment company) and Baller Family Foundation, Inc. (personal family foundation) plus many others that he has founded and successfully sold over the years. He is the former managing partner of Shortline Equity Partners, Inc., a mid-market merger and acquisitions consulting and investment company. Mr. Baller is also the former Managing Partner of Elevation Capital Management, LLC and is the former alternative investment hedge fund manager of the Elevation Fund. He is also a former Vice-President of Corporate Development and Communications of Integrated Biopharma, Inc. and prior to that a vice-president of the investment banking firms UBS and Morgan Stanley. Mr. Baller has been a CEO, interim CEO, Chairman, CFO and secretary of various private and public listed companies throughout his career. He has served as Chairman to various companies and has led successful restructurings. Mr. Baller has had extensive experience in all aspects of corporate finance. Mr. Baller currently is on the board of trustees of Index Fund and Digital Funds where he serves as the chairman of the audit committee and as the audit committee financial expert under Sarbanes-Oxley.

Mr Baller is Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of the Remuneration Committee.


Dr. Thomas M. Becker, CEO and President

Dr. Becker has served as President/CEO of Iofina plc since 2014 and has led Iofina Chemical since March 2010. Previously, Dr. Becker was the Vice President of Research and Development at H&S/Iofina Chemical. Iofina bought H&S in July 2009. Dr. Becker has conducted extensive research in both inorganic and organic halogen-based chemistry. Dr. Becker has written a magnitude of published technical papers in his career. Prior to H&S Dr. Becker worked as an Oak Ridge Scholar on behalf of the US EPA and for various other chemical manufacturing companies. Dr. Becker earned a BS in Chemistry from Indiana University, and a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati. He has extensive experience in scale-up of chemical processes from laboratory to pilot to full scale production. Dr. Becker is a former member of the Board of Governors of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (“SOCMA”).


Malcolm T. Lewin, CFO

Mr. Lewin was named CFO and a director of the Group in November 2016 after having joined Iofina as interim CFO in February 2016.  Mr. Lewin is based in the UK and has over 30 years of experience in finance and accounting for both public and private companies. As well as being a partner in a chartered accounting firm for 11 years, he has acted for various companies listed on AIM and other exchanges. In particular, from 2000 to 2003 he was the Finance Director of Oxford Metrics plc, an AIM company supplying motion capture and visual geometry systems. From 2004 to 2006 he was the Finance Director of Real Estate Investors plc, an AIM property investment company with interests in quality commercial and industrial properties. From 2006 to 2011 he was a Director and CFO of Hunter Bay Minerals plc, a junior mining company listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange with interests in South America and Canada. From 2011 to 2014 he was CFO and Treasurer of VolitionRX Limited, an OTC life sciences company focused on developing blood tests for a broad range of cancer types and other conditions. Mr. Lewin has an MA in Classics from Oxford University and qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand.


J. Frank Mermoud, Non-Executive Director

Mr. Mermoud has more than 30 years’ experience in international business, facilitating trade and investment in both the public and private sectors. He has held senior international, economic and commercial policy positions within the United States Government having served as the Secretary of State’s Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs at U.S. Department of State from 2002 to 2009.

Mr. Mermoud is a Member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.


Dr. William D. Bellamy, Non-Executive Director

Dr. Bellamy is the former Senior Vice President of the Water Business Group at CH2M HILL, Inc. (“CH2M”), a company he has worked at for 30 years until his recent retirement. CH2M is one of the largest consulting engineering companies in the world, providing leadership and strategic direction for the water business and application of technologies worldwide. Dr. Bellamy has participated in energy and sustainability forums, including as a panellist at the World Future Energy Conference in Abu Dhabi, the World Bank Sustainable Cities Symposium and the Future of Water Economic Forum. Dr. Bellamy serves as Professor of Practice at the University of Wyoming, where he teaches graduate courses and is responsible for securing grants and research funding in the areas of water resources, water treatment and sustainable energy development. Dr. Bellamy has a PhD in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University, an MSc in Civil (Environmental) Engineering from the University of Wyoming and a BSc in Electrical (Bio-Medical) Engineering from the University of Wyoming.

Dr Bellamy is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Member of the Audit Committee.

Mary Fallin Christensen, Non-Executive Director

Mary Fallin Christensen has served the State of Oklahoma for over 30 years. She was elected the first female Governor of the State in 2010, and was re-elected for a second term in 2014. Prior to serving as Governor, she held a number of state and federal positions, including serving as US Congresswoman for Oklahoma’s 5th district between 2007-2011 and serving as Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma between 1995-2006.  Mary has been a major contributor to natural resources industries in Oklahoma, and implemented the State’s first comprehensive energy plan as well as its State-wide water plan. She has held several positions, including Chair of the Southern State Energy Board, Chair of the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission, and has served on the natural resource committee of the National Governors Association (NGA). Previously, she also served on the United States House of Representatives Committee on Small Business, was Small Business Chairman on the Republican Policy Committee, and was named the “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business. Mary has also served on numerous Boards of Directors for both commercial organizations and non-profits.

Ms. Fallin Christensen is a Member of the Remuneration and Audit Committees.




Forest D. Dorn, COO, Iofina Resources Inc.

Mr. Dorn brings over 30 years of broad oil and gas experience to Iofina. Prior to Mr. Dorn’s appointment he was a Member/Manger of Avanti Exploration, LLC since 2004. Mr. Dorn began his career with Forest Oil Corporation as a scout in Midland, Texas in 1977. He later became a landman in Midland, and in 1980 became Assistant Division Manager of the Company’s MAFLA (Mississippi, Alabama and Florida) Division located in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1984 he was appointed Assistant Division Manager of the Company’s Southern Division located in Lafayette, Louisiana. In 1990 he assumed the position in Denver of Division Manager – Onshore Division, and was appointed a Vice President of the Company in 1991, General Business Manager in December 1993, and Senior Vice President of the Gulf Coast Region in 1996, and Senior Vice President Corporate Services in 2000 until his departure in 2004. Mr. Dorn holds a Liberal Arts Degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson where he graduated in 1977.


Kurt Jones, COO, Iofina Chemical Inc.

Mr. Jones began his service with Iofina/H&S Chemical in 1997. Mr. Jones has held various roles in many departments including operations, research, sales and business development. In March 2010, Mr. Jones was named Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Iofina Chemical and was subsequently named COO of Iofina Chemical in September of 2014. He is also a named inventor on a patent for the production of IPBC. Mr. Jones has extensive knowledge of the global iodine and specialty chemicals market and is well-known throughout the industry. Prior to his career at Iofina he served as a chemist at Shepherd Chemical. Mr. Jones earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Eastern Kentucky University.


Ken Sullivan, Sales and Marketing Manager, Iofina Chemical Inc.

Ken Sullivan is Iofina’s new sales and marketing manager and has over 20 years of experience in the fine chemicals industry.  Prior to joining Iofina, Mr. Sullivan spent 18+ years building the US division of Boron Molecular, an international fine chemical manufacturing company, with direct oversight of sales and marketing, operations and purchasing functions.  Prior to Boron Molecular, he held various roles in sales, project management and in research and development for Novartis.  Mr. Sullivan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina State University.


JT Albi, VP Operations, Iofina Resources Inc.

Mr. Albi joined Iofina Resources as Vice President of Operations in August 2021. Mr. Albi brings more than 30 years of oil and gas experience in exploration and production management, operations and engineering.  Prior to joining Iofina Resources, Mr. Albi was with Grizzly Energy LLC from 2018 to 2019 serving as Vice President, Subsurface and Development overseeing the capital deployment of the company’s development program.  From 2006 to 2018, Mr. Albi held various asset and operational management positions with Berry Petroleum Company, Linn Energy, and Escalera Resources Company where he was instrumental in leading teams to maximize the value of assets through implementing operational efficiencies and executing development strategies.  Prior to this, he held operational, technical and supervisory roles with Texaco Exploration and Production Inc., Chevron Corporation and Black Hills Exploration and Production Inc.  Mr. Albi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming.


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