Directors and Management

Colin McCavana


(appointed 24 February 2010 and Chairman on 30 November 2010)

Mr McCavana has over 30 years experience in mining and earthmoving industries, including the management, acquisition, exploration and development of projects in Australia, USA, Tanzania, Mozambique and Indonesia.

Directorships held in other listed companies in the past 3 years:

  • Northern Minerals Ltd, Director, appointed 22 June 2006

Rod Della Vedova

Non Executive Director

(appointed 16 January 2013)

Mr Della Vedova holds a post graduate degree in Chemical Engineering and has over 30 years experience in large scale commercial production of salt by solar evaporation techniques.

Directorships held in other listed companies in the past 3 years:
  • Nil


Gary Lethridge

Managing Director

(appointed 3 April 2017)

Mr Lethridge has more than 30 years of corporate expertise in resources and finance related roles.  He was Managing Director of Talisman Mining Limited from 2009 to 2016 and was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with Jubilee Mines NL, a very successful nickel miner acquired by Xstrata in 2007 for $3.1 billion.  Mr Lethridge is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary with significant experience in corporate strategy, capital and debt markets, transaction origination and execution, mining operations, project development and exploration.

Directorships held in other listed companies in the past 3 years:

  • Talisman Mining Limited, Director, resigned 31 March 2016
  • Helix Resources Limited, Non Executive Chairman, appointed 9 March 2017


Michael Ruane

Non Executive Director

(resigned as Managing Director 31 March 2017, appointed Non Executive Director 1 April 2017)

Dr Ruane holds a PhD in Chemistry and has over 40 years' experience as a Technical Consultant in the chemical and metallurgical fields.

Directorships held in other listed companies in the past 3 years:

  • Intermin Resources Ltd, Director, appointed 29 May 1998, resigned 31 May 2016
  • Metaliko Resources Ltd, Director, appointed 28 June 2012, resigned 12 January 2017
  • Echo Resources Ltd, Director, appointed 8 February 2016, resigned 30 May 2016

Daniel Tenardi

Project Director

Mr Tenardi is the Company's Projects Director heading up development and operational aspects of the Company's suite of Western Australian Potash Projects. He has over 24 years experience in mining operations from start-up to completion phases.

Bianca Taveira

Company Secretary

(appointed 15 April 2010) 

Ms Taveira was appointed to the role of Company Secretary on 15 April 2010. She also currently serves as Company Secretary of ASX listed companies Intermin Resources Limited and Metaliko Resources Limited.