Executive ChairView Profile
Grant led the nationally prominent campaign to change management at Tivan through the second half of 2022.
His 25-year career includes extensive experience in global finance, law, media, technology and government. He previously held senior roles for the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), and he ran Civic Capital, a New York based hedge fund, from 2010-18.
Grant sits on the Advisory Board of Exante Data, Inc, based in New York, where he was earlier Head of Asia-Pacific. He is a well-known columnist for the Australian Financial Review.
He holds BComm/LLB (1st) from the Australian National University and MScIPE from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Non Executive DirectorView Profile
Non Executive Director
Christine is an experienced executive and strategic advisor. Currently the Managing Director of professional services firm D4G, she provides strategic and practical advice to a range of clients, covering social and political risk management, social and community investment, regional economic development, leadership and business strategy.
Christine has extensive experience in the mining and energy sectors, having spent several years in an executive role with Newmont Mining. She is currently Chair of the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, University of Queensland, where she is also an Adjunct Professor, and Chair of the South Australian Government’s Resources and Engineering Skills Alliance Board. Christine is a member of the CSIRO Resources Sector Advisory Council, and also sits on the Board of Territory Generation.
Non Executive DirectorView Profile
Non Executive Director
Anthony has 24 years’ experience in Business Consulting and 18 years’ experience on Boards. Since 2005 his focus as a consultant has been helping major and minor engineering firms to deliver and review capital projects, and to deliver innovation programs and operational improvements.
He started his consulting career with GEM Consulting in Perth, was then a co-owner of Momentum Partners, before joining Deloitte as a Partner in 2010. In 2013 he retired as a Partner to focus on working directly on mining projects and on his Board roles, including as Chairman of Artrage for more than a decade.
Anthony holds bachelor’s degree in commerce and in Engineering, and a PhD in Engineering, all from the University of Melbourne.
Non Executive DirectorView Profile
Non Executive Director
Dr Guy Debelle is an adviser to the Investment Committee of Australian Retirement Trust and a non-executive director at Tivan. He is also co-chair of the ASFI Taxonomy Technical Experts Group, developing the Sustainable Finance Taxonomy for the Australian economy.
Guy was the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia from 2016 until 2022 and, prior to this was Assistant Governor (Financial Markets) from 2007-2016. After leaving the RBA, Guy worked at Fortescue Future Industries as CFO and non-executive director.
Dr Debelle has previously held roles at the International Monetary Fund, Bank for International Settlements and the Australian Treasury. He has been a visiting Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is currently an honorary Professor of Economics at the University of Adelaide. Guy graduated with a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from the University of Adelaide and gained a PhD in Economics from MIT.
The Technical Advisory Group
Canadian Senior Executive leveraging extensive global operations and functional leadership experience within diverse mining sectors. Influential, innovative and safety award winning leader with a track record of delivering transformational change and cultivating HSE and ESG as values. Proven capability to align resources, facilitate cohesion and empower teams to deliver on aggressive targets. Expertise in developing strategic plans to increase business value and able to respond rapidly to business changes in complex context.
Stéphane formerly served as Managing Director, Rio Tinto Iron & Titanium (RTIT) with operational, commercial and marketing responsibility for RTIT. Based in Montreal, Canada, he additionally led a broad range of innovative demonstration plants, most recently including decarbonisation of ilmenite, production of lithium concentrate and recovery of scandium oxides.
Prior to this assignment, he was the Managing Director for Kennecott Utah Copper, as well as Kennecott’s Chief Operating Officer. He also held the role of General Manager at Rio Tinto Alcan’s Sebree smelter in Kentucky. Stéphane worked with Rio Tinto for over 30 years where he held roles in operations management and health, safety and environment, including two years as Global Head of HSE for the Alcan smelter group.
Stéphane attended the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Dr Maria Skyllas-Kazacos
Emeritus Professor, University of NSWView Profile
Dr Maria Skyllas-Kazacos
Emeritus Professor, University of NSW
After graduating with 1st Class Honours and the University Medal in Industrial Chemistry at UNSW Sydney, Maria Skyllas-Kazacos completed her PhD at the same university in 1979 in the area of High Temperature Molten Salt Electrochemistry under the supervision of Professor Barry Welch. She then spent a year as a Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey, USA where she worked with Adam Heller and Barry Miller on liquid junction solar cells and with John Broadhead on lead-acid batteries.
On returning to Australia, she was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Postdoctoral Fellowship to continue her work on liquid-junction solar cells with Prof Dan Haneman at UNSW Sydney. In 1982, she was appointed to the academic staff in the School of Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry where she initiated research programs in aluminium electrowinning and began her pioneering work on vanadium flow batteries.
After filing the first patent on the vanadium redox flow battery in 1986, Maria expanded her research team’s efforts into all areas of the vanadium battery technology, from electrolyte production to stack materials, design and manufacture, sensors and control system development, while also completing several field trials. Over the next 30 years, her group’s work led to more than 40 new patents which currently form the basis of the vanadium flow battery technology that is being commercialised around the world.
In addition to these patents, Maria has published over 200 refereed papers in international journals, has written 8 book chapters and has edited or co-edited more than 12 books and conference proceedings. Her pioneering work on the vanadium battery has been recognised through many honours and awards, including the Chemeca, Wiffen, R.K. Murphy and Castner Medals.
In 1999 she was made Member of the Order of Australia and in 2009, was Invested as Grand Lady of the Byzantine Order of St Eugene of Trebizond. Maria is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and of the Institution of Engineers Australia.
Simon is a chartered engineer and project delivery professional specialising in the development and delivery of sustainable solutions for the industrial sector. Simon spent seven years in the United Kingdom advising and delivering ERP projects on large infrastructure developments. He led an international team for twelve years with a US energy firm ConocoPhillips where he was responsible for delivering strategic business change initiatives and programmes of engineering projects on onshore and offshore hydrocarbon processing facilities.
Simon is a born and bred Territorian and in his recent role he led the NT Government’s team that was accountable for the strategic direction, design and delivery of land and marine infrastructure and Northern Australia’s first Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct (MASDP). The precinct development delivers a comprehensive road map to support critical minerals, low emissions hydrocarbon processing and hydrogen production facilities.
Simon is currently the Director and Principle of Sustainergy Consulting Pty Ltd, specialising in improving environmental, social and economic outcomes for industry and he is currently finalising a Masters of Sustainable Energy Development (MSE) at the University of Queensland. He serves as the deputy president of Engineers Australia Northern Division and serves on Engineers Australia National Congress.
Project DirectorView Profile
Dan is a qualified mechanical engineer with over 40 years of experience in the mining, mineral and green energy industries. His project delivery experience includes all facets: front end feasibility studies, project management, value engineering, construction management, commissioning, mineral processing maintenance, operational support and business development.
Throughout his career, Dan has performed key roles in multi-billion-dollar projects, including the management of large-scale project execution workforces. He has worked for BHP, Rio Tinto, Chalco, Alcoa, Worsley, the Birla Group and Lynas, and across bauxite, alumina, iron ore, gold, nickel, coal, waste to energy, titanomagnetite and rare earths.
Dan’s extensive project experience spans Australia, EMEA, the Americas and Asia. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Mechanical at the University of West Australia.
Process ManagerView Profile
Brendon is an experienced process engineer who has worked on projects involving a broad range of minerals and commodities, including vanadium, titanium, high purity alumina, nickel, cobalt, iron ore and gold.
Brendon was previously a consultant at METS Engineering Group where he contributed to various scopes of work, before joining Tivan in December 2019. His prior experience includes process development and metallurgical testwork management various research and development projects.
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical and Process Engineering) and Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) from the University of Western Australia.
Project ManagerView Profile
Michael recently commenced at Tivan. He is a degree qualified and chartered professional engineer, with extensive experience in the Northern Territory.
Michael spent the past 12 years working for Clough, one of Australia’s oldest engineering-lead, multi-disciplinary, construction and commissioning contractors. In addition to working with Tivan as a client, he has been involved in the delivery of multiple world class projects across various industries, including resources, oil & gas, and water & power generation.
Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Western Australia.
Process EngineerView Profile
Alex is a process engineer with experience working on iron ore, copper, gold, titanium and vanadium projects.
Previously a consultant at METS Engineering, he contributed to multiple projects including the development of the TIVAN® processing technology. Alex has extensive experience designing and managing metallurgical testwork programs and is well versed in various mineral processing techniques.
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) (Hons) from Curtin University.
Chief Financial OfficerView Profile
Chief Financial Officer
Jason has more than 20 years’ experience in the areas of corporate finance, commercial management, business strategy and investor relations, with a strong understanding of equity capital markets and ASX company life. He has specialised in managing, developing and financing emerging companies in the Australian mining industry.
His mining company experience extends to exploration and resource definition, pre-development engineering and feasibility, construction, commissioning, operations and mining services.
Jason holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Postgraduate Diploma in HRM, both from the University of Western Australia.
Financial ControllerView Profile
Mousumi is a qualified CPA with more than 30 years’ experience in Finance and accounting across various industries in Australia and overseas. She has held senior executive positions including CFO with ASX listed mining companies. Prior to this, she held leadership roles in the public sector.
Mousumi holds a Bachelor’s in economics, a Postgraduate in Professional Accounting, and a Master’s in Business Management. She is a member of CPA Australia.
Company SecretaryView Profile
Tony is a Chartered Accountant with a diverse background in listed companies, not for profits and public practice.
He has significant commercial and governance experience including Director/COO of Wintawari Guruma, a large Aboriginal Corporation in the Pilbara and previous CFO and Company Secretarial roles with listed companies such as Regis Resources Limited and Brierty Limited. Before that, Tony was an audit and corporate finance partner in major accounting firms.
Tony holds a BComm from the University of Western Australia, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Lina has recently joined Tivan as Financial Accountant in 2023. She is a qualified accountant with many years working experience in financial, management and project accounting in Australia.
Prior to joining Tivan, Lina has held various finance and accounting roles mainly in the engineering, oil and gas services and resources industries.
Lina holds a Bachelor of Business and is a member of CPA Australia.
Commercial Manager DarwinView Profile
Commercial Manager Darwin
Over the past decade Helen has held various roles at the Company, based alternatively in Australia and China, most recently as Corporate Consultant for business development in Asia Pacific and China.
Helen holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) from Dalian University of Technology, and a Masters of Commerce from University of Sydney. She previously worked at Minter Ellison SA/NT, The Auditor-General’s Department and the Department of Trade and Economic Development, South Australia.
VP EngagementView Profile
Recently returned from London, Katrina joined the company as part of the change in management in late 2022.
She has extensive experience with early stage and high growth companies, including Monzo, an app-based challenger bank, and Just Eat PLC. She brings private equity experience to the team, having worked at KKR & Co Inc in Sydney, and Lightspeed Venture Partners, a global venture firm.
Katrina is the first touch point of engagement for Tivan’s stakeholders, and for public relations and media.
Chief GeologistView Profile
Stephen is an experienced geologist with exploration and mining experience across multiple commodities covering Lithium, Manganese, Zinc and Gold.
Stephen has extensive experience in the Northern Territory and Western Australia and has been at the forefront of critical mineral production with top tier companies including Glencore, Mineral Resources, and OM Manganese.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from the University of Newcastle.
Industrial ChemistView Profile
Graeme is a qualified Industrial Chemist with a career spanning 40 years in the Titanium Dioxide industry. He has extensive experience in both the sulphate and chloride manufacturing process and in various roles including R&D, commercial, supply chain and plant management. He has been Site Director at three world scale Titanium Dioxide facilities in Australia, France and the UK and was Managing Director of Cristal Inorganic Chemicals Swiss business for a number of years.
Graeme holds a Bachelors degree in Science with honours (Chemistry) from the University of Western Australia.
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