Management Team

Tyson Hall

Chief Operating Officer


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

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


Chantel is a pragmatic and solution driven attorney and strategic advisor with extensive experience resolving significant legal and commercial matters including complex agreements, regulatory responses, compliance investigations and litigation. Most recently, she served as the Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary for American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Chantel is a member of the Texas and Missouri state bar associations, and as an active member of the legal community, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Corporate Counsel – Houston Chapter. Chantel holds a Juris Doctor from Notre Dame Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University.

Chance Pipitone

SVP, Corporate Development & Investor Relations


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


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.

J.T. Starzecki

Chief Marketing Officer


J.T. is a global business executive, with extensive experience in the junior mining and minerals space focused on market development, capital raising, project finance, business strategy, and product placement. Prior to joining 5E Advanced materials, he was the Chief Marketing Officer for Anglo American Crop Nutrients, focusing on building the largest greenfield fertilizer mining operation around the world. J.T. has been a Board Advisor/Member to various junior mining companies focused on various minerals including, Gold, Magnesite, Kaolin, Tungsten and Nickel.

J.T. holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from St. John’s University.

Christopher Knight

Vice President, Operations


Chris has extensive experience in building, managing and leading organizations in critical functions including engineering, manufacturing, R&D, supply chain, marketing, and business development. Chris was previously Head of Engineering Services at Pilgrim’s Pride where he managed over $300m+ in a capital plan leading all technical functions within the company. Prior to joining Pilgrim’s Pride in 2015, Chris held various senior roles with Albemarle Corporation where he most recently was General Manager of the Specialty Chemicals Division overseeing the bromine and derivatives business with $600m annual revenues.

Chris holds a Master of Business Administration from Louisiana State University, a Bachelor and Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas.

Board of Directors

David J. Salisbury

Non Executive Chair


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.

Jimmy Lim

Non Executive Director


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).

Stephen Hunt

Non Executive Director


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.

Patricia Mishic O’Brien

Non Executive Director


Patricia is an experienced Director and Chief Commercial Officer with demonstrated expertise in profitable business growth through market disruption, digital transformation, innovation and mergers and acquisitions. Patricia was most recently the Chief Commercial Officer at CoorsTek, Inc, a global manufacturer of engineered ceramics for industries including green energy, semiconductors, aerospace, defense, medical devices, and electric vehicles. Prior to that role, she was Chief Marketing Officer and Executive VP for A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq: SHLM) later acquired by LyondellBasell Company (NYSE:LYB) and a Global Director of Marketing Excellence for Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW).

H. Keith Jennings

Non Executive Director


Keith has over 30 years’ experience as a global business leader with a focus on finance across the pharmaceuticals, genomics, chemicals, fuels, and energy sectors.  Most recently he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Weatherford International (NASDAQ: WFRD), Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Calumet Specialty Products Partners (NASDAQ: CLMT), Vice President, Finance and Vice President & Treasurer of Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE: EMN), and  Vice President & Treasurer of Cameron International (NYSE:CAM).

Graham van’t Hoff

Non Executive Director

BA, MChem, MBA

Graham is a global business executive with a 35 year career focused on business restructuring and growth with a track record of scaling business and driving growth through business disruption, restructures, technology integration and tight project management disciplines. Graham finished his 35 year career with Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE: SHEL) as the Executive Vice President of Global Chemicals where he was responsible for the company’s $25bn global chemicals business over a seven year period of record profitability. Prior to this role, he held the positions of Chairman, Shell UK, Executive Vice President, Alternative Energies and CO2 and Vice President, Base Chemicals.