Board and Management

Neil Hackett

Non-Executive Chairman/ Joint Company Secretary

Mr Hackett is a professionally qualified ASX200 senior executive with 20 years practical experience with mining entities, diversified industrials, financial services, and the ASIC. Mr Hackett is currently Non-Executive Director of Rialto Energy Ltd, TPL Corporation Limited and WestCycle Inc. Mr Hackett is also an experienced company secretary with current and previous roles including Ampella Mining Ltd, Steel Blue Pty Ltd, Modun Resources Limited and Sundance Resources Limited. Neil holds a Bachelor of Economics, is a Fellow of FINSIA, and a Graduate (Order of Merit) with the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Director since 5 June 2012.

Dr. Michelle Li

Non-Executive Director

Dr Li – who has more than 20 years of international mining experience including senior executive roles with mining companies such as Grange Resources, Citic Pacific, Rio Tinto and Iluka Resources – brings valuable technical and operational expertise to the Company as it advances its key lithium and graphite projects in Canada to the next stage.

She holds a PhD of metallurgical engineering from the University of Queensland, and also has a Bachelor degree and a Master’s degree of mineral processing engineering from the China University of Mining Technology.

Her distinguished career has included stints with leading global mining companies Rio Tinto and Hamersley Iron in R&D roles, with Iluka Resources at its Eneabba operations, with Rio Tinto Iron Ore working on its Pilbara iron ore expansion projects, and with Grange Resources and Citic Pacific Mining.

She is currently non-executive Chair of Grange Resources, an ASX-listed mid-tier iron ore producer, and previously held non-executive board positions with Sherwin Iron and Orion Metals.

Director since 7 July 2016.

Brad Boyle

Executive Director/ Chief Executive Officer

Brad Boyle (LLB, Grad Dip in Corp Gov, MBA) has extensive experience working in the resource and energy sectors, with a key focus on renewable energies. Brad is an experienced director of private and ASX listed oil and gas and diversified mineral explorer companies. Brad has a proven track record of strong communication with investors, stakeholders and financial institutions to ensure the market is fully informed and proving the opportunity to raise appropriate capital to meet corporate objectives.  Brad has established a global network of key stakeholders and strategic organisations with expertise in the renewable energy sector. In addition, Brad has been legal counsel and company secretary for many listed and unlisted mining and exploration companies. Brad is an admitted legal practitioner, is a Chartered Company Secretary, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Brad is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Australian Corporate Lawyers Association. 

He has been a director of various private and public companies and previously was the Managing Director of Sprint Energy Limited (ASX: SPS) and Triton Minerals Ltd (ASX: TON). 

Director since 17 February 2016.

Arron Canicais

Joint Company Secretary/ Chief Financial Officer

Arron is a Chartered Accountant with 11 years’ experience in audit and assurance and financial officer roles. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Notre Dame Australia and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia.

Arron worked at Bentleys Audit and Corporate, a West Perth audit firm, for 5 years which specialised in the audits of junior exploration entities in WA. He has had significant exposure to the reporting and financial requirements of exploration entities. Arron currently works at SmallCap Corporate which specialise in providing CFO, Company Secretarial and Corporate Advisory services to a range of clients, however they specialise in small market cap junior explroation entities.  Arron is currently the Company Secretary of Dawine Limited (ASX:DW8), Lion Energy Limtied (ASX:LIO), Cycliq Group Limited (ASX:CYQ) and variouls unlisted entities. Arron is also the main financial contact for many listed and unlisted entities.

Joint Company Secretary since 20 March 2015.