Board & Management

Vincent Algar

Managing Director

Mr Vincent Algar BSC (Hons) Geology, MAusIMM, is a geologist by profession with 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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Brenton Lewis

Non Executive Chairman

Mr Brenton Lewis BBSC (Hons) MBSC was a Senior Academic having spent the past 20 years in the tertiary education sector. He has held management positions including Head of Department and Head of Post Graduate Studies and chaired Boards of Management in both academia and community organisations.

He has taught, published and researched in areas including Ethics and Psychopathology. He has acted as a consultant to a number of agencies including the Hong Kong Hospital Authority and the Health Department, WA.

Brenton was the founding chairman of the James House Respite Centre and the Greg Nemer Foundation. He has served and continues to serve on numerous Boards of Management including both academic and NGOs.

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Leslie Ingraham

Executive Director

Mr Leslie Ingraham has been in private business for over 26 years, he has worked successfully as a consultant for private companies and public companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

Core competencies are in corporate advisory, investor relations, capital raising, prospecting and exploration in Australia, building long lasting relationships with high end investors in Australia and overseas.

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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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