Board and management

Managing director – Adrian Griffin

Having spent more than 40 years in mining, Mr Griffin’s expertise ranges from project identification, development and financing to overseeing the operation of integrated mining and processing facilities. His substantial international experience includes diamond exploration and production and being a founder and technical director of Ferrum Crescent, an iron-ore developer in South Africa.

Mr Griffin was also a founding director of Northern Minerals and Parkway Minerals (developer of the K-Max™ process to recover potassium and other metals from glauconite) and is a non-executive director of Reedy Lagoon Corporation. Most recently, he has been instrumental in identifying the global opportunity to establish lithium micas as a source feed for the lithium chemical industry.

Company secretary and CFO – Barry Woodhouse

For some 25 years, Mr Woodhouse has been involved in manufacturing, mining services, exploration, mine production (gold, oil and gas, iron ore, bauxite, lithium, copper, uranium and manganese) and information technology in his roles as, variously, chairman, director, CFO, financial controller and/or company secretary of a number of listed and private entities.

His career has granted him exposure to a number of jurisdictions, including the US, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Europe and India. In general, Mr Woodhouse involves himself with a company while it is establishing or redefining its investment strategy.

Non-executive director – Bryan Dixon

Mr Dixon boasts substantial experience in the mining sector and the management of public and listed companies. He previously held positions with KPMG, Resolute Samantha Limited, Société Générale and Archipelago Resources Plc.

Currently, Mr Dixon is also a non-executive director of Hodges Resources Limited and of Blackham Resources Limited. A chartered accountant, his project development, project acquisition, financing and corporate skills are of significant benefit to the Company.

Non-executive chairman – George Bauk

Mr Bauk’s 25+ years of mining industry experience include particular expertise in critical metals. Skilled in strategic management, business planning, the establishment of high-performing teams and capital-raising, he has held senior operational and corporate positions with WMC Resources and Arafura Resources and was managing director of Indigo Resources (formerly Western Metals).

Since 2010, Mr Bauk has been managing director and CEO of Northern Minerals, overseeing that company’s heavy-rare-earth project in northern Australia. This has involved organising a successful greenfields exploration programme, obtaining government approvals for production and co-existence agreements with traditional owners, initiating a definitive feasibility study and establishing off-take agreements with international suppliers, as well as substantial fund-raisin. Such activities have granted him valuable exposure to critical metals markets – experience that’s now directly applicable to advancing the activities of Lithium Australia.