Who Are We?


Executive Director & CEO

Lara Smith

She gained her experience in mining as the lead analyst for a diversified fund, where she was responsible for sourcing, analyzing and evaluating potential mining acquisitions in Africa and the Baltic regions. She then went on to independently authoring three in-depth studies that formed the inception of Core Consultants: the first two provided outlooks for the lithium market and the third was on the global coking coal industry.

Her experience includes, evaluating mining opportunities, trading sourcing and negotiating off-take agreements and providing long term forecast analysis in an array of commodities that covers bulk, base and minor metals as well as agri-commodities. She is a well-known speaker, having been invited to give a keynote address at more than 70 international mining conventions. She holds a BSc in Chemistry, Statistics and Economics and a BComm Hons in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management from the University of Cape Town.


Rana Vig

Mr. Vig is a former chair of BC Open Learning Agency, and serves on several public company boards and committees. He is active in many charitable and community organizations acting as director or advisor.

In November 2017, he was invited to the Canadian Senate to receive the Senate 150th Anniversary Medal – which were awarded to top Canadians actively involved in their communities who, through generosity, dedication and hard work, make their hometowns and communities, a better place to live.


Jatinder Sandhar

Non executive director

Hugh Oswald

Non executive director

Allan Larmour

Allan has a great deal of experience in working market ecosystems through strategic partnerships, customer relationships, negotiations, team building and company positioning. With experience in large companies and building and selling start-ups (3 exits) Allan can assist companies rapidly grow sales in new and existing worldwide markets, raise capital for both private and public companies, lead business and technology strategy sessions, develop sales and marketing programs in new territories and assist in developing powerful sales and investment presentations.

Company Secretary

Brooklyn Reed