Board & Management

Cliff Lawrenson

Non-Executive Chair

Mr Cliff Lawrenson has over 10 years of experience as a Non-Executive Chair and Non-Executive Director in both public and private companies.

He is currently Non-Executive Chair of Paladin Energy Ltd (ASX: PDN) and Caspin Resources (ASX:CPN) and Non-Executive Chair of privately owned Pacific Energy Limited.

Mr Lawrenson was Managing Director of Atlas Iron Ltd from 2017 and led the company to its acquisition by Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd. Prior to Atlas Iron, Mr Lawrenson was Managing Director of a number of ASX listed companies in the mining and mining services sectors. Mr Lawrenson was a senior executive of CMS Energy Corporation in the United States of America and Singapore and this was preceded by an investment banking career.

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Daniel Harris

Technical Director

Mr Daniel Harris BSc ChE is a vanadium industry veteran and has an understanding of the resource sector from both a technical and financial perspective.

He is currently Non-executive Director of U.S. Vanadium LLC, Queensland Energy & Minerals (ASX: QEM) and Flinders Mines (ASX: FMS). He is an Advisory Board Member and Vanadium Consultant for Blackrock Metals.

Previous roles include interim CEO and Managing Director at Atlas Iron; Chief Executive & Operating Officer at Atlantic; Vice President & Head of Vanadium Assets at Evraz Group; Managing Director at Vametco Alloys; General Manager of Vanadium Operations at Strategic Minerals Corp and acting as an independent technical and executive consultant to GSA Environmental Limited in the United Kingdom.

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Miriam Stanborough AM

Non-Executive Director

Ms Stanborough is a chemical engineer with over 20 years of experience in the mineral processing industry across a range of commodities. She has held senior roles at Monadelphous, Iluka Resources, Alcoa and WMC Resources. Her skill base spans innovation and technology, technical development, production management, project management, business improvement and people and culture.

Ms Stanborough is currently a Non-Executive Director of Pilbara Minerals Limited (ASX: PLS), BCI Minerals Limited (ASX: BCI), Chair of the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA), Deputy Chair of the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC) and a Director of Scouts WA.

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Peter Watson

Non-Executive Director

Mr Watson is a chemical engineer, with 40 years of experience in senior technical, project and management roles, in addition to corporate experience running ASX-listed companies. He has significant board-level experience, particularly regarding safety, governance, financial reporting, risk management and strategy.

Mr Watson is currently a Non-Executive Director of Paladin Energy Ltd (ASX: PDN), New Century Resources (ASX: NCZ) and Strandline Resources Limited (ASX: STA).

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Anna Sudlow

Non-Executive Director

Ms Sudlow is a corporate finance executive with experience in the mining and resources sectors across a range of commodities and jurisdictions. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce, is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Ms Sudlow has held senior roles at Woodside Energy and Paladin Energy and has experience in strategy, capital management and funding, commercial analysis, business development, risk and financial reporting and governance.

Ms Sudlow is currently the CFO of Paladin Energy Limited (ASX: PDN), an Australian listed uranium company on the S&P/ASX 200 Index.

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Neville Bassett

Company Secretary

Mr Neville Bassett is a Chartered Accountant operating his own corporate consulting business, specialising in the area of corporate, financial and management advisory services. Mr Bassett has been involved with numerous public company listings and capital raisings.

His involvement in the corporate arena has also taken in mergers and acquisitions, and includes significant knowledge and exposure to the Australian financial markets.

Mr Bassett has a wealth of experience in matters pertaining to the Corporations Act, ASX listing requirements, corporate taxation and finance. He is a director or company secretary of a number of public and private companies.

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Louis Mostert

Chief Legal and Commercial Officer, Joint Company Secretary

Mr Mostert has over 20 years of experience in project contracting and finance, corporate advisory, mergers and acquisitions, insurance management, dispute resolution, work health and safety, employment and industrial relations, intellectual property, corporate governance and compliance.

Mr Mostert graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and has a Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia. He is admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries, a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Member of the Institute of Company Directors.

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Graham Arvidson

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Graham Arvidson has 18 years of experience in the minerals sector spanning feasibility, evaluation, successful development and operation of mineral assets globally and across a broad range of commodities including deep experience in vanadium, lithium, nickel, and other future focused battery metals.

Mr Arvidson has proven project development expertise, a deep Western Australian project development network specific to mining, commercial acumen borne of managing contracts from both the client and contractor side and extensive project management experience in tendering, negotiation, conforming and managing O&M, EPC, EPCM, EPC-O, and BOO forms of project delivery.

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Tom Plant

Chief Financial Officer

Mr Plant is a seasoned finance executive, with almost 30 years of experience in various corporate and commercial roles. He has a strong background in debt and equity funding solutions, investment evaluation and corporate transactions. Mr Plant’s experience in these areas will complement the existing capabilities in the AVL team as it progresses the Australian Vanadium Project.

Mr Plant is a Chartered Accountant (CAANZ) and holds an MBA from INSEAD, an MSc (Mineral Economics) from Curtin University, a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Western Australia and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management from the Governance Institute of Australia.

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Todd Richardson

Chief Operating Officer

Mr Todd Richardson BSc ChE MBA is an expert in vanadium process design, commissioning and operations with over 20 years’ experience in vanadium.

He has an extensive background in operations management and technical services both in the USA and Australia in all phases of plant operation – process design through commissioning, ramp up and operation.

Mr Richardson leads the development of AVL’s world class vanadium project.

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Ross Jennings

Chief Safety and People Officer

Mr. Jennings has previously worked in the mining industry for over 18 years and has worked in leadership roles across operations, health, safety and emergency response. He has been involved in a variety of areas of the industry including exploration, construction, commissioning, maintenance, open cut and underground mining, nationally and internationally. Ross is a former British Army Non-commissioned officer and Princes Trust Award for Leadership recipient

Mr. Jennings is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is currently a board member for Teach Learn Grow. He is also a mentor for the Women in Mining and Resources WA and Pride Professionals’ WA. Ross holds formal qualifications in Health and Safety, Emergency Management, Environmental Management and Human Resources. He has been recognised by Beyond Blue for his contribution to mental health as an advocate and fundraiser.

He is a former member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (MAHRI), The Australian Institute of Health and Safety (AIHS) and the Australian Institute of Environmental Managers (AIEM).

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Flormirza Cabalteja

Executive General Manager Project Delivery – Downstream

Ms Cabalteja has 16 years of experience in the operations and design/commissioning in the minerals sector for nickel, cobalt, vanadium and ammonium phosphate-based fertilizers. She has held key leadership roles in the mining and resources industry over the past decade.

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