Board and management profiles
Managing Director – Mr Adrian Griffin
Having spent some 35 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 Uranium and Potash West (developer of the KMax process to recover potassium and other metals from glauconite) and is a non-executive director of Reedy Lagoon Corporation. Recently, he was instrumental in identifying the global opportunity to establish lithium micas as a source feed for the lithium chemical industry.
Non-executive Director – Mr 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.
Mr Dixon also holds non-executive director roles with Hodges Resources Limited and Blackham Resources Limited. A chartered accountant, his project development, project acquisition, financing and corporate skills further benefit the Company.
Company Secretary & CFO – Mr Barry Woodhouse
Mr Woodhouse has been involved in the manufacturing, mining services, exploration, mining, production (gold, oil and gas, iron ore, bauxite, lithium, copper, uranium and manganese) and information technology industries as Chairman, Director, CFO, financial controller and / or company secretary with a number of listed and private entities for a period of over 25 years.
He has had exposure to a number of jurisdictions including USA, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Europe and India. Such involvement has occurred in periods where companies are establishing or re-defining their investment strategy.
Non-executive Chairman – Mr George Bauk
Mr Bauk’s 25+ years of mining industry experience includes 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 included 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-raising, all of which has provided him with valuable exposure to critical metals markets – experience now directly applicable to advancing the activities of Lithium Australia.