Keith Coughlan
Executive Chairman

Keith has almost 30 years’ experience in stockbroking and funds management. He has been largely involved in the funding and promoting of resource companies listed on the ASX, AIM and TSX. He has advised various companies on the identification and acquisition of resource projects and was previously employed by one of Australia’s then largest funds.

Until recently, Keith was the Non–Executive Chairman of ASX listed Talga Resources Limited.  He is currently the Non-Executive Chair of Doriemus PLC and a Non-Executive Director of Calidus Resources Limited and Southern Hemisphere Mining Limited.

Keith is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.

Richard Pavlik
Executive Director

Richard is the Chief Advisor to the CEO of Geomet s.r.o., the Company’s wholly owned Czech subsidiary, and is a highly experienced Czech mining executive. He holds a Masters Degree in Mining Engineer from the Technical University of Ostrava in Czech Republic. He is the former Chief Project Manager and Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer at OKD. OKD has been a major coal producer in the Czech Republic. He has almost 30 years of relevant industry experience in the Czech Republic.

Richard also has experience as a Project Analyst at Normandy Capital in Sydney as part of a postgraduate programme from Swinburne University. He has held previous senior positions within OKD and New World Resources as Chief Engineer, and as Head of Surveying and Geology. He has also served as the Head of the Supervisory Board of NWR Karbonia, a Polish subsidiary of New World Resources (UK) Limited. He has an intimate knowledge of mining in the Czech Republic.

Richard is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.

Kiran Morzaria
Non-Executive Director

Kiran is currently Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company’s largest shareholder, Cadence Minerals.

Kiran holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial Geology) from the Camborne School of Mines and an MBA (Finance) from CASS Business School. He has extensive experience in the mineral resource industry working in both operational and management roles.  Kiran spent the first four years of his career in exploration, mining and civil engineering before obtaining his MBA.  He has served as a director of a number of public companies in both an executive and non-executive capacity.

Kiran is the Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.

Julia Beckett, CSA(Cert)
Company Secretary

Julia holds a Certificate in Governance Practice and Administration and is a Certificated Member of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Julia is a corporate governance professional, having worked in corporate administration and compliance for the past 10 years. She has been involved in business acquisitions, mergers, initial public offerings and capital raisings, as well as statutory and financial reporting.

Julia is currently Company Secretary of Ragnar Metals Limited, Calidus Resources Limited and Los Cerros Limited.

Grant Harman
Metallurgical Consultant

Grant is one of the world’s foremost lithium metallurgists and he’s played a significant role in the Company’s successful PFS.

Grant was previously Manager Lithium Chemicals for Talison Lithium and was involved in the management of the Talison Lithium Carbonate Plant from Scoping Study to Definitive Feasibility Study. He was involved in the design and technical direction of the Talison Test Facility and has more recently been a technical consultant on the Sonora Lithium Project in Mexico.

Grant has had previous roles with UGL, SNC Lavalin, CleanTeq and Ausenco.

Dr Pavel Reichl
Geological Consultant

Pavel has over 15 years’ experience in precious, base and PGE metals exploration and production and has a PhD from University of Montana.

Pavel was formerly Business Unit Manager of a Canadian listed minerals exploration company responsible for Europe and Central Asia.  He was the former head of the Newmont acquisition program in Eastern Europe and exploration manager for Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

Pavel is fluent in English, Czech and Russian.