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.
Mr. Reiche has a unique skill set and extensive experience exclusively derived from the automotive technology, LiB, and LiB recycling sector. Over the course of his 20-year career, he has been actively engaged in pioneering automotive electrification and battery recycling initiatives for Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen. Moreover, Mr. Reiche has developed a deep understanding of battery raw materials projects on a global scale, collaborating with various stakeholders across the entire battery value chain.
Christian currently heads the Neometals LiB Recycling business, incorporating the Primobius Joint Venture with the SMS Group. Primobius has a demonstration plant in Germany and is developing projects with Mercedes-Benz in Germany and Stelco Inc. in Canada.
Jeremy has 20+ years’ experience in the technology materials and minerals sectors. Prior to Neometals, Jeremy has occupied business development roles in the energy transition space and held earlier corporate finance and funding advisory positions in the investment banking and accounting sectors. Having attained MBA and postgraduate finance and governance qualifications, Jeremy’s experience spans strategy, ESG and IP management, corporate communications, innovation development and capital markets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scott is a corporate finance and development professional with 15 years experience in mergers and acquisitions, project finance and capital markets across the metals and mining sector. Scott holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Finance) from Curtin University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia.
Scott has previously worked at Patersons Securities, KPMG Corporate Finance, Superior Gold and Iluka Resources.
Owen has 13+ years’ experience as a geologist working in the resources industry which includes solid hands-on experience in exploration geology, resource and reserve development and has gained a diverse range of experience in what’s is required to guide exploration projects into a mining operation. In this time Owen has gained extensive experience in exploration geology for Gold, Titanium, Vanadium, Nickle, Iron Ore and water.
Owen has acquired skills working in both Perth based and site-based roles where he has developed a strong understanding of the logistical, legislative, environmental and heritage hurdles to be overcome in seeing a project into a mining operation.
Mark is a senior in-house lawyer with extensive experience managing complex matters of corporate, commercial and operational significance in the energy and resources sector. Before joining Neometals in June 2022, Mark was Corporate Counsel, Pilbara Operations at Rio Tinto prior to which he worked in private practice at leading international law firms Jones Day and Norton Rose Fulbright in Australia and Canada.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Notre Dame Australia, a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law and is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia.