Management

Frank Giordano

Company Secretary and Legal Counsel

Mr Giordano has over 30 years’ legal, company secretarial and compliance experience gained in various listed and private companies. He has previously worked in senior roles for companies including Insurance Australia Group (ASX:IAG), Babcock and Brown, Amber Infrastructure Group, and Australian Industry and Development Corporation/AIDC Ltd.

Frank is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW and holds a current practising certificate from the Law Society of NSW, holds a Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Laws, and Masters’ degrees in Law and Taxation from the University of Sydney, is a Fellow of both the Governance Institute of Australia and the Chartered Governance Institute (formerly the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators), a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and the Association of Corporate Counsel, Australia.

Jurgen Behrens

Chief Financial Officer

Jurgen brings over 35 years of extensive and varied experience having worked in funds management, investment banking, life insurance, small/medium businesses and manufacturing. He has held

both senior leadership and technical roles for ANZ Wealth Management, ING Investment Management, AMP Services Limited and CBA Institutional Banking in investment accounting, finance, pricing, portfolio asset transitions, taxation, compliance, project management and business process analytics.

Jurgen holds a Degree in Finance from the Charles Sturt University in Bathurst and memberships at the Institute of Public Accountants (Fellow) and Taxation Institute of Australia (Chartered).

Rod Chittenden

Project Director – Nachu Graphite Project

Rod has 40 years of experience in the Minerals industry across Africa, Australia and South America, both in executive management roles and metallurgical project development roles from exploration to production.

Rod has largely resided in Africa for more than a decade and was CEO for Magnis when the Nachu Graphite Project was discovered, spearheading initial geological and metallurgical programs. Rod also played a key role in the commissioning of Paladin Energy’s (ASX:PDN) Langer Heinrich and Kayelekera projects. Prior to that Rod has worked for major miners including Newcrest (ASX:NCM) and Barrick Gold (NYSE:GOLD). Rod is currently Non-Executive Director of ASX Listed Adavale Resources (ASX:ADD).

Jack Robertson

Strategic Manager – Batteries

Jack possesses over three decades of experience working in government and private enterprises locally and overseas. He has a broad range of experiences and skillsets in the technical, regulatory, political, marketplace expansion, advocacy and public relations fields. He has occupied roles in corporate marketing, public grants management, transport and infrastructure.

Currently Jack also works with a Sydney-based registered lobbying firm providing political and corporate advocacy to major national and international clients, and as a Special Projects researcher for a multi-stakeholder engagement not-for-profit with a strategic focus on the fast-evolving ‘smart city’ future of the Western Sydney Airport and Aerotropolis. Jack holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and recently published a public policy paper on Energy and Utilities Transition in Western Sydney.