Experienced management with a proven track record of delivering successful outcomes.

Board of Directors

David Hannon

Founding shareholder of LPI with over 30 years’ experience in the finance industry with a focus on property, mining and international investing. Founding Director and former Chairman of Atlas Iron Ltd., which grew to over A$3B market capitalisation. Mr Hannon has operated a private Investment group, Chifley Investor Group Pty Limited, for over 15 years.

Mr David Hannon

Chairman | BEc, FINSIA
Andrew Phillips

Over 25 years’ commercial, financial and corporate governance experience internationally. Mr Phillips previously held senior management and board positions in several public and multinational companies including Aristocrat, Allianz, Hoya Lens and Sequoia Financial Group and has additional board experience in the small cap resources sector. Mr Phillips is also the CFO and Company Secretary of LPI.

Mr Andrew G Phillips

Executive Director, Company Secretary & Chief Financial Officer | BBS, MAICD
Russell Barwick_APM Edit

Mining engineer with over 43 years’ experience globally and a strong development, operating and corporate background, particularly in Latin America. Former COO of Wheaton River - Goldcorp when the quickly evolving company grew from a market capitalisation of several hundred million dollars to CAD$22 billion and became the third largest gold company in the world by market capitalisation. Previously served as CEO of Newcrest Mining and was with Placer Dome Inc. for 16 years.

Mr Russell C Barwick

Non-Executive Director | Dip Min Eng, FAusIMM, FAICD
Cristobal Garcia-Huidobro

A Civil Engineer with over 18 years’ experience developing and financing of Mining, Energy, Infrastructure, Finance and Property projects. Mr Garcia-Huidobro led MSB’s exploration and development programme for the Maricunga Salar. He is formerly the CIO of CENTINELA, an investment company with an important portfolio under management worldwide. He also served as Board and committee member on a number of mining, property and agricultural funds in North and South America.

Mr Cristobal Garcia-Huidobro

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director | BCE, M&A Cert
Ricky Fertig

Senior executive with over 30 years’ international commercial experience across the property, healthcare and mining services sectors. Mr Fertig is the CEO of Adrenna Property Group Limited. He was the Chairman of Quyn International Outsource, a South African-based human resource group that has over 3,000 employees in Southern Africa, servicing the mining, construction and commercial industries.; RMS Corporate Solutions; and East Sydney Private Hospital, which he co-founded.

Mr Reccared (Ricky) P Fertig

Non-Executive Director
Richard Crookes

Geologist with more than 30 years’ experience in the mining and finance sectors. Mr Crookes is a highly regarded Australian resource industry and investment professional with deep involvement in all aspects of mining projects, including exploration, mineral resource development, operations, project finance and project management. After 15 years in the resource industry, he worked for 12 years at Macquarie Bank, where he originated and managed many of the bank’s principal investments in exploration and mining companies as well as leading several project finance transactions. Mr Crookes has considerable experience in the South American resource sector.

Mr Richard A Crookes

Executive Director – Corporate Finance | BSc (Geology), Grad Dip Applied Finance, AusIMM, FINSIA, AICD
Martin Borda

An economist with over 40 years’ experience in a range of industries in Chile and internationally. Mr Borda was a major stakeholder in the early development stages of the Maricunga Lithium Brine Project which included the establishment of the joint venture company, Minera Salar Blanco S.A., of which he owns 30.98% through a private investment entity. Mr Borda has served on many boards in Chile, including as a Non-Executive of Banco Scotiabank and Compania Molinera San Cristobal.

Mr Martin Borda

Non-Executive Director | BEc

Technical Team

Our technical team offers combined expertise across the Mining, Finance, Geology, and HR sectors.

Murray Brooker – APM Edit

Geologist with over 25 years' of experience, specialising in lithium brine over the last 7 years. Mr Brooker has lead teams in Argentina, Chile and Australia and most recently was the JORC Competent Person for Orocobre Lithium brine projects in Argentina. He is highly experienced in managing development projects, project evaluations, project generation and CP/QP reporting.

Mr Murray Brooker

Group Technical & Exploration Advisor | BSc (Hons), MSc (Geology), MSc (Hydrogeology)
Ian Miles – APM Edit

Highly skilled exploration geologist with 20 years’ experience in advancing Greenfields projects to mining. Mr Miles has managed large exploration programs in Australia and Brazil. Exploration expertise includes project generation, targeting, evaluation and assessment.

Mr Ian Miles

Western Australia Exploration Manager | BSc (Hons), Grad Dip App Fin, MAIG

Office Management

Verna Mc Clune – Print 2

Mining Engineer with over 8 years’ experience specialising in diamond mining. Ms Mc Clune has worked on mines in Namibia, South Africa and Australia and has managed satellite alluvial diamond mining operations in Namibia. She is experienced in mine production, strategic planning, projects, consulting and has both Personal Assistant and Office Management experience.

Ms Verna Amy Mc Clune

Executive Assistant to the Board | BTech Min Eng