Board and Management
Mr Edwards is a Geologist and Economist with over 25 years’ experience in senior management roles within both the public and private sectors. Mr Edwards worked for Barclays Australia in their Commercial and Corporate Finance department before returning to university to complete a Bachelor of Science Geology. Mr Edwards then spent eight years as an Exploration and Mine Geologist, principally working in Australia with a focus on Archaean gold and base metals. Over the past 10 years, Mr Edwards has held numerous Executive and Non-Executive Director roles, predominantly with ASX-listed companies and most recently was Non-Executive Chairman of Firefly Resources Limited (ASX:FFR) which successfully merged with Gascoyne Resources Limited (ASX:GCY).
Mike has been involved in numerous ASX listings and is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Greenstone Resources (ASX:GSR), Non-Executive Director of Metal Hawk Ltd (ASX:MHK) and Non-Executive Director of De.Mem Pty Ltd (ASX:DEM).
Mr Edwards holds a Bachelor of Business (Economics & Finance) from Curtin University of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from the University of Western Australia.
Mr Rathjen has a proven track record accumulated across more than a decade in equity capital markets, corporate development and mineral marketing, with extensive experience in the lithium sector. Nick brings a strong commercial capability to the Company, having led early-stage lithium projects through technical programs, economic studies, execution of offtake agreements, funding and due diligence processes, project development as well as the completion of commercial transactions.
Nick has previously held positions as the Head of Corporate Development at Canadian lithium developer Green Technology Metals Ltd (ASX: GT1) and as the Head of Corporate Development at Prospect Resources Limited (ASX: PSC). At Prospect Resources, Nick played a key role in the advancement and development of the Arcadia Lithium Project in Zimbabwe through both the financing process and marketing of the key products to be mined and processed at Arcadia (spodumene and petalite).
Nick’s understanding of lithium mining, processing, marketing and downstream conversion brings a broad list of capabilities to the Company as it rapidly advances its Kangaroo Hills and Nevada Lithium Projects. He holds a Master of Applied Finance, Bachelor of Commerce, Diploma of Investor Relations and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
Mr Eton is a well-respected finance executive with over 35 years’ extensive experience in corporate finance within the minerals industry. His previous full-time role was as CFO and Company Secretary of sulphide nickel producer, Panoramic Resources Limited (ASX:PAN) (Panoramic) from 2003 to 2020 in which he was instrumental in the financing, construction and development of the Savannah Nickel Project and the acquisition and subsequent development of the Lanfranchi Nickel Project, which saw the company reach a market capitalisation exceeding $1 billion in 2007. Prior to Panoramic, he held corporate finance roles with various other resource companies, including diversified metal producers, MPI Mines Limited (MPI) and Australian Consolidated Minerals Limited (ACM). Trevor is currently Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Sunrise Energy Metals Limited (ASX:SRL), the owner of the Sunrise Nickel Project near Parkes in central New South Wales.
Trevor holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) degree with a major in Economics from the Victoria University of Wellington (VUW), New Zealand, a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Melbourne Business School and is an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (AFAIM).
Mr Cox is an exploration geologist with over 12 years’ experience in the management of green fields and brown fields exploration. Mr Cox has held various project and senior positions across a number of ASX listed companies and his passion for mineral exploration has resulted in multi commodity experience, including nickel, lithium, gold and uranium in various mineralisation styles and models. Mr Cox holds a BSc majoring in economic geology and is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).
As Technical Director, Mr Cox will have oversight and be responsible for managing the Company’s exploration activities at the Company’s 80% owned Nevada Lithium Project in Nevada (US), the Saints Nickel Project (100%), the Leinster Nickel Project (100%), the Nepean Nickel Project (including the Kangaroo Hills Lithium Project) (80%) in Western Australia, and the Arden, Bonaventura and Torrens East REE-Zinc-Copper Projects (90%) in South Australia.
Ms Silfia Morton is a Chartered Accountant with a Masters Degree in Commerce, specialises in financial management, financial reporting and risk compliance and management. She has served as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for a number of ASX listed and unlisted public companies. Prior to her current role, she has previously spent twelve years as senior audit manager at one of the leading international Audit, Tax & Advisory firms where she was focused on engagements across the mining, technology and manufacturing sectors. Her experience includes expertise in matters of corporate governance and compliance support, as well as managing and executing corporate transactions including assets acquisitions and disposal, capital raisings, IPOs, and ASX listings.