The Team

MML is an entrepreneurial Cornish company, based in Falmouth, which brings together some leading experts in tin mining and civil and marine engineering.

  • Mike Proudfoot

    C.Eng, ACSM, MIMMM


    Mike has huge experience in the mineral extraction industry, gained from decades of work across Cornwall, the UK, Africa, and North and South America. In the past he has been the manager of Wheal Jane Tin Mine, CEO of the Marine Mining Cornwall Consortium, and Vice-Chairman of the Cornish Chamber of Mines.

  • John Sewell

    C.Eng, M.IC.E, B.Sc.(hons), M.Sc. Contruction

    Engineer & Commercial Manager

    John has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial and project management of major civil engineering, mining and building projects, in Cornwall (including South Crofty and Wheal Jane mines), across the UK (including the Jubilee Line extension in London), and in Africa, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Robert Goodden

    Non-executive Director

    Robert is Deputy Chair of the Marine Mining Group within ECOR - the Engineering Committee on Oceanic Resources. A former Royal Engineer and graduate of Camborne School of Mines, for thirty years he has been at the forefront of developments in seabed excavation and drilling.

  • Dr David Hitchcock


    Managing Director - Coastline Marine Services Ltd and CMS-Geotech Ltd Marine Surveyor with extensive relevant experience of field data collection for aggregate industry prospecting, environmental monitoring of dredging activities, biological sampling & monitoring, field data for preparation of environmental impact assessments. Proven track record in successful management of substantial research budgets without cost over-run.