Board & Management

Cliff Lawrenson

Non-Executive Chair

Mr Cliff Lawrenson has over 10 years’ 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), Canyon Resources (ASX:CAY) and Non-Executive Chair of privately owned Pacific Energy Limited and Onsite Rental Group.

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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Vincent Algar

Managing Director

Mr Vincent Algar BSC (Hons) Geology, MAusIMM, has over 25 years’ experience in the mining industry spanning underground and open cut mining operations, greenfields exploration, project development and mining services in Western Australia and Southern Africa.

Vincent has significant experience in the management of publicly listed companies which includes the entire compliance, marketing and management process and encompasses the development of internal geological and administrative systems, exploration planning and execution, plus project acquisition and deal completion.

Vincent Algar helped float and was Managing Director of Shaw River Manganese Limited from December 2006 – March 2012 and was responsible for successful capital raisings that raised more than $40 million for the Company’s exploration and acquisition programs. He was instrumental in the $20 million acquisition of a 75.5% stake in the Otjo Manganese Project in Namibia in 2011, which is currently being brought into production. He has worked on a wide range of commodities most recently in base metals and uranium in Southern Africa as a consultant and analyst.

Vincent is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

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Daniel Harris

Technical Director

Mr Daniel Harris has a vast amount of expertise in the vanadium industry and an understanding of the resource sector from both a technical and financial perspective.

Recent 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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Leslie Ingraham

Executive Director

Mr Leslie Ingraham has over 30 years of experience in business. He has performed the roles of Executive Director and Non-executive Director for ASX listed companies.

Mr Ingraham has extensive experience in capital raising and mineral prospecting and exploration.  Core competencies are also in corporate advisory, investor relations and building long lasting relationships with high end investors in Australia and overseas.

Mr Ingraham has worked successfully as a consultant for private companies and public companies listed on the ASX.  He is currently Non-executive Director of ASX listed Bryah Resources Limited (BYH).

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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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Todd Richardson

Chief Operating Officer

Mr Todd Richardson BSc ChE 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.  He also has an MBA.  Todd leads the development of AVL’s world class vanadium deposit.

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Liesl Strachan

Chief Financial Officer

Ms Liesl Strachan is an accounting professional with more than 15 years’ experience in the resources sector, both in Australia and the UK.  She has held senior positions with Baker Hughes Australia Pty Ltd and Metso Minerals Australia Ltd, and continues to provide services to ASX listed exploration companies Big River Gold Ltd and Bryah Resources Ltd.  She holds a Bachelor of Economics from UWA and is a member of CPA Australia.

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Samantha McGahan

VSUN Energy Manager

Mrs Samantha McGahan BEd (Hons) has over 25 years experience in a diverse range of industries spanning education, law and technology.  She has led the development of VSUN Energy since 2016 and fosters a strong network in both vanadium and energy markets.  Samantha is experienced in marketing and leads both AVL and VSUN Energy’s social media and marketing strategies.

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