Board & Management
BSc (Hons) MAusIMM, MGSA, TMS
Adrian is an Australian-trained mining professional, has had exposure to metal mining and processing worldwide during a career spanning more than three decades. A pioneer of the lateritic nickel processing industry, he has helped develop extraction technologies for a range of minerals over the years.
Adrian is a former chief executive officer of Dwyka Diamonds Limited, an AIM and ASX-listed diamond producer, was a founding director and executive of Washington Resources Limited and also a founding director of Empire Resources Limited, Ferrum Crescent Limited and Reedy Lagoon Corporation Limited. Moreover, Adrian was a founding director of ASX-listed Northern Minerals Limited, where he is currently a non-executive director. He is also managing director of ASX-listed Lithium Australia NL, a company focused on lithium extraction, battery technology and lithium recycling.
BSc, MABus, DipFin(Inv.), MAIH, MAICD
Bahay is the founder of Activated Water Technologies and the CEO of AWT’s parent company, Consolidated Potash Corp. (CPC). In addition to two decades of successful technology commercialisation experience, Bahay has extensive corporate development expertise, including M&A, particularly in the energy and mining sectors, where he has led the successful acquisition of several flagship projects and major corporate transactions, particularly with listed companies.
Bahay has broad corporate experience ranging from business and corporate strategy development through to CEO and director level roles in the energy and mining sectors. Recent experience with resources companies have been focused on gold, copper, nickel, cobalt, lithium, potash and uranium projects. Bahay is currently a director of several private and public companies and is currently the executive chairman of TSX-Venture listed Fidelity Minerals Corp.
BSc (Hons), MBA, FAusIMM, FAICD
Patrick has a degree in mineral processing from Leeds University and an MBA from Curtin University. A mining professional for more than 30 years, his work has taken him to many sites within Australia and overseas, including Eneabba and the Murray Basin in Australia, and Madagascar, Indonesia and the United States. During that time, Patrick has worked in operational, technical and corporate roles for RioTinto, RGC Limited and Bemax Resources Limited. He was a founding director and, from January 2007 to March 2010, managing director of ASX-listed Corvette Resources Limited. Patrick is also non-executive chairman of ASX-listed Davenport Resources.
Patrick is the founder of Western Potash, and was instrumental in securing substantial investment for the company and advancing the Milestone (under construction) project in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Patrick brings over 25 years experience in mining finance, management and venture capital. Patrick is currently a director of Western Potash and President and CEO of Arctic Star Exploration, a diamond exploration company. He has served as a director of other mineral exploration companies including Amarillo Gold Corp., First Narrows Resources Corp., and Goldtex Resources Ltd.
Amanda is a Chartered Accountant with over 19 years of accounting, auditing (of both listed and non-listed companies) and company secretarial experience within Australia and the UK.
Robert Van der Laan
Chief Financial Officer
Bob is a qualified accountant with more than 25 years’ experience in the management of financial and risk management systems of public and private companies, in the resources and engineering sectors.