Chris started in the mining industry in 1990 and co-founded Reed Resources in 2001. Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Notre Dame and a Graduate Certificate in Mineral Economics from WA School of Mines. He is a Member of the AusIMM and immediate past Vice-President of the Association of Mining & Exploration Companies.
Jason holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Business Law from Curtin University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, and Chartered Secretaries He has over 20 years’ experience in accounting, company administration in Australia and South East Asia across a broad range of industries. Jason has been with Neometals for over 10 years.
Michael Tamlin is Chief Operating Officer of Neometals. He is responsible for the development and commercialization of Neometals’ Lithium Refinery and Lithium Ion Battery Recycling projects. Mike has a degree in Metallurgy and more than 30 years’ experience in metals industries covering lithium, tantalum, vanadium, base metals, industrial minerals and chemicals. His lithium experience covers the development of the global chemical and technical spodumene market, hard rock and brine lithium projects in Australia, China, South America and Canada. He has a strong track record in maximising commercial performance, developing and implementing strategy and brings experience in the development of lithium projects, lithium supply negotiation, lithium markets and management at executive level.
Darren is a Mining Engineer with 25+ years development, mining and corporate experience including managing ASX and TSX listed companies. His experience includes developing and operating tantalum mines in Australia (Wodgina) and Mozambique and the resource drill out and permitting a world class niobium and rare earth project in Kenya.
Jeremy has 20+ years’ experience in the resources and technology materials sectors. Prior to Neometals, Jeremy was the Commercial Manager for advanced materials company Talga Resources and held earlier corporate finance and funding advisory roles in the investment banking and accounting sectors. Having attained MBA and postgraduate qualifications in applied finance and corporate governance, Jeremy is well versed in strategy management, technology commercialisation, capital markets and IP management.
Matthew has more than 20 years’ resources industry experience, having held a variety of project and commercial roles at companies including Tianqi Lithium Australia, Roy Hill and BHP. Most recently, Matthew spent two years as Head of Projects for Tianqi, overseeing the development of its lithium hydroxide facility in Kwinana, Western Australia. Matthew holds a Bachelor Science (Materials Science), Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) and a Master of Business Administration.
Casper has over 15 years in complex process operating plant environments ranging from downstream oil refining, synthetic rutile production, gold processing and activated carbon production.
Casper has worked with leading mineral and resource companies Iluka Resources, BP, WorleyParsons and KCGM in processing and operational roles. Most recently Casper spent 4 years as the Processing Manager at Iluka’s Synthetic Rutile Operation in Western Australia.
Casper holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) with First Class Honours, and a Bachelor of Science (Applied Chemistry) and is a chartered member of IChemE.
Dave has more than 20 years industry experience in Anglo American/Anglo Platinum working at and supporting numerous operations including being responsible for PGM refining technology development and application at the Rustenburg PMR. In addition, Dave more recently spent 12 years managing CSIRO hydrometallurgical research and related industry liaison. He is currently responsible for managing: i) metallurgy programs targeting flowsheet development and optimisation, ii) project technology development and associated research programs and iii) group intellectual property management. Dave holds a Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons) and M.B.A.
Gavin is a metallurgist with 29 years of experience in operational and technical roles. His extensive experience through multiple commodities around the world has been gained through various roles, the most recent being General Manager Metallurgy of Peak Resources Limited, Gavin has also run a successful consultancy since 2012 specialising in flowsheet development and optimisation for rare earths, niobium and lithium technology metals.
Greg has more than 19 years’ experience in all facets of hard rock geology, including exploration, project evaluation, mineral resource development and mining. He has extensive minerals experience across Gold, Iron Ore, Lithium, Tantalum and other base metals. Greg was previously the General Manager Geology for Mount Gibson Iron and the Chief Geologist at BC Iron. He holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours and post graduate qualifications in Applied Finance and Mineral Economics.
Paul has 30+ years of experience in technical sales, international marketing and senior management roles in the chemicals and minerals industries. He worked with leading chemicals companies ICI, Orica and Wesfarmers CSBP in technical sales, sales management and market development before joining Iluka Resources, Australia’s largest mineral sand producer, where he worked as Marketing Manager – Europe, Marketing Manager – Asia and Trading Manager. Paul also held the roles of Marketing Manager and General Manager Marketing at Talison with responsibility for export sales of tantalum, tin and lithium minerals.
Irena holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering and worked in minerals and metals industry for over 20 years. Her commodity experience covers copper, nickel, cobalt, uranium, vanadium, magnetite / hematite and gold. Irena has extensive expertise in process design, technology implementation, project and engineering management and team development, gained through her roles in international engineering houses, such as Hatch, Fluor, Tetra Tech and, most recently, Ausenco, as a General Manager Minerals and Metals for APAC / Africa.
Irena is a Fellow of AusIMM (CP) and is presently a member of the Consultants Society (ConSoc) Committee.