Management Team

Henri Tausch

Chief Executive Officer

MSc

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Henri has broad global business experience at Board of Director, CEO and COO level. Most recently he was a Senior Vice President and COO at TSX listed Shawcor Ltd, a global infrastructure and energy technology services company where he worked between 2011 and 2021.

Henri previously held senior global business leader roles in Honeywell International. Throughout his career he has worked in the United States, Europe and Australia. Henri holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology.

Tyson Hall

Chief Operating Officer

MBA, BSc

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Tyson has broad executive experience in manufacturing and specialty chemicals. Most recently he was a member of the leadership team at Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation where he had full profit and loss responsibility for a business unit with annual revenues of $3bn comprising eight production facilities and 10,000 employees.

Prior to Pilgrim’s Pride, Tyson worked at Albemarle Corporation from 2002-2016 where he held technical, operational, and commercial roles finishing as Global Business Director of Performance Materials responsible for the company’s core solution mined bromine and lithium businesses generating $450m a year in revenues.

Tyson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and Master of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas.

Dr. Dinakar (Dino) Gnanamgari

Chief Commercial / Technical Officer

PhD, BSc

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Dino is an experienced specialty chemical industry leader with proven experience in global profit and loss management, marketing, business development, product management and research and development.

Dino previously held senior roles with FMC Corporation, Axalta Inc. and Albemarle Corporation where he most recently was Global Business Vice President, Lithium Specialties at Albemarle Corporation. Dino holds a Ph.D. from Yale University in Inorganic Chemistry.

Chantel Jordan

SVP, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief People Officer

JD, BA

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Chantel is a pragmatic and solution driven attorney and strategic advisor. She has extensive experience resolving significant legal and commercial matters including complex agreements, regulatory responses, compliance investigations and litigation. Most recently, she was the Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary for American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a global company that provides advisory services for marine and offshore assets.

Prior to her over 12-year career with ABS, where she was promoted several times throughout her tenure with increasing responsibilities, Ms. Jordan was an Associate at Polsinelli. Chantel is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Association of Corporate Counsel – Houston Chapter as Immediate Past President.

Chantel is a member of both the Texas and Missouri state bar associations and holds a Juris Doctor degree from Notre Dame Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas A&M University.

Chance Pipitone

SVP, Corporate Development & Investor Relations

BSc

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Chance is an experienced investment professional having invested more than $10bn in publicly traded companies within fundamental long-short and long-only investment vehicles. Mr Pipitone has also executed numerous private equity and project finance transactions across energy infrastructure.

He previously served as Portfolio Manager and Senior Investment Professional at Luminus Management, Salient Partners, and Brookfield Asset Management (formerly Center Coast Capital).

Chance holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Paul Weibel

Chief Financial Officer

BSc, CPA

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Paul has broad global experience in financial accounting, administration, reporting, budgeting, forecasting, internal controls, compliance, treasury, tax, and risk management of the daily operations. Most recently he was the acting CFO for ABR’s US operations, where he optimised all financial processes and systems, installed HR processes, managed the IT organisation and was a key partner to the operational leadership team.

Prior to his role in ABR, Mr Weibel was the Controller and Director of Operations for Blue Horizon Capital, an index, advisory and research company as well as Genlith Inc., a company focused on innovation and investments in sustainable new Energy Ecosystems. In his early career, Paul was a Senior Associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Board of Directors

David J. Salisbury

Non Executive Chair

BSc, MBA

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David is a qualified electrical engineer with over 40 years’ experience in the global mining industry. David resides in the USA and is a former Rio Tinto executive who was President and CEO of Resolution Copper Company, Kennecott Minerals Company and Rössing Uranium Limited. David has been directly responsible for the development, construction and production of four mines.

Henri Tausch

Executive Director

MSc

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Henri has broad global business experience at Board of Director, CEO and COO level. Most recently he was a Senior Vice President and COO at TSX listed Shawcor Ltd, a global infrastructure and energy technology services company where he worked between 2011 and 2021. Henri previously held senior global business leader roles in Honeywell International. Throughout his career he has worked in the United States, Europe and Australia. Henri holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology.

Stephen Hunt

Non Executive Director

BBus, MAICD

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Stephen has 25 years’ experience in the marketing mineral products worldwide. His career includes 15 years at BHP Billiton where he spent 5 years in the London office marketing minerals to a global customer base. Stephen has built his own minerals trading company, which has a strong Chinese focus. He brings 15 years of cumulative board experience with four ASX listed companies. Two of those companies were successful in transitioning from project development to production.

Jimmy Lim

Non Executive Director

BA, MBA

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Jimmy is the Managing Director and Founder of Virtova Capital Management, a natural resources industry advisory firm providing corporate advisory services encompassing M&A and structured financings in relation to assets in the sector. In this role, he advised several ASX listed mining companies with respect to mergers, acquisitions and structured finance. Jimmy has worked for global investment banks in Australia (JPMorgan) and Hong Kong (Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs).

Palvi Mehta

Non Executive Director

BSc

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Palvi is an experienced board member and financial expert with 25+ years of
global finance experience, including capital funding, business strategy,  compensation strategy, M&A and tax matters. During her career, Palvi has raised hundreds of millions of dollars across both the equity and debt markets and has successfully completed multiple exits. Palvi sits on the boards of Code.org and Aeluma. She currently serves as operating partner and CFO of Pioneer Square Labs (PSL), a $200M+ venture studio and fund, with investments in 30+ companies.