LITHIUM EXPERT PROMOTED FROM EXEC DIRECTOR FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE SEARCH

Growing multi-asset West Australian lithium company Global Lithium Resources Limited (ASX: GL1, “Global Lithium” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Ron Mitchell as Managing Director, effective 1st June 2022. Ron joined the GL1 board on 1st March 2022 as Executive Director – Markets & Growth.


Key Highlights

  • Executive Director Ron Mitchell appointed Managing Director of Global Lithium Resources (ASX:GL1) following executive search process
  • Mr Mitchell has more than 25 years’ experience in senior commercial, strategy, sales and business development roles including more than 10 years in the lithium and battery metals industry
  • Mr Mitchell is the inaugural Chairman of the London Metal Exchange (LME) Lithium Committee, a role he has held for more than two years
  • Previously Sales Director, International Business Group for global lithium company Tianqi Lithium Corporation

GL1 commenced an executive search process through Gerard Daniels for the Managing Director Role at the beginning of 2022. The search, coupled with Mr Mitchell’s performance since joining GL1 in March, confirmed to the Board that he is the ideal candidate to lead the Company in its next stage of growth, where it looks to transition to a significant lithium developer.

Mr Mitchell has already been a part of a number of significant developments at GL1 since joining the Company, including the signing of a 10-year offtake agreement with major shareholder Suzhou TA&A Ultra Clean Technology Co. Limited, the introduction of Mineral Resources (ASX:MIN) as a cornerstone investor and the commencement of the Company’s maiden drilling campaign at the Manna Lithium Project. This involvement, in addition to GL1’s rapid growth since listing on the ASX just over 12 months ago, sets a strong platform for Ron to build from as Managing Director.

As detailed in his board appointment announcement (ASX Announcement 13th January 2022) Mr Mitchell has more than 25 years’ experience in senior commercial, strategy, sales and business development roles including more than 10 years in the lithium and battery metals industry with senior roles at Tianqi Lithium

Corporation and Talison Lithium. He is also the inaugural Chairman of the London Metal Exchange (LME) Lithium Committee, a role he has held for more than two years.

As Managing Director, Mr Mitchell will be accountable for all strategic partnership negotiation, the day-today activities on the ground at the Company’s portfolio of WA lithium assets, business growth opportunities and work towards fast tracking asset development and production.

In addition to the appointment of Managing Director, the Board will continue to strengthen the Company by looking to add further project development skills and other key executive roles as GL1 advances towards project evaluation, development and production.

Global Lithium Non-Executive Chair, Warrick Hazeldine commented,

“Whilst we had commenced an executive search to identify the right person to lead the Company in its next stage of growth towards development and production, over the last couple of months it became evident that we already had the right person for the job on the team.

Ron is truly a leader in the lithium space and his knowledge of the global lithium market is second to none. The feedback we received from both institutions and private investors alike, is that this is who they wish to see at our helm as we advance GL1.

We look forward to the future with Ron as MD and we are confident the transitional stage ahead for the Company is going to be an exciting one.”

Newly appointed Managing Director, Ron Mitchell said,

“I am very pleased to accept the role of Managing Director at GL1, a company that is well positioned in terms of having two highly prospective lithium exploration projects in two prominent mining jurisdictions here in Western Australia. In addition, the experience and integrity of the Board and management team is compelling and best in class.

It is my firm view that we are still in the early stages of the global e-mobility energy transition and the lithium industry has tremendous upside potential. I look forward to building GL1 into a global lithium brand and am committed to the long-term success of the company, our shareholders, and the broader industry.”

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