Appointed 1st December 2017
Noel is a metallurgist and lithium processing expert, who is currently a technical adviser to Tawana Resources Limited on its Bald Hill lithium project and Kidman Resources Limited on the Mount Holland lithium project. Previously, Mr O’Brien was a technical consultant to the Galaxy Resources lithium project in Western Australia and the Bikita Minerals lithium project in Zimbabwe.
Mr O’Brien was formerly Managing Director in South Africa for SNC-Lavalin Inc, a leading global engineering and construction group, and was responsible for delivering base metal smelter and refinery projects across Africa. Mr O’Brien has a deep understanding of the lithium market and possesses processing expertise in smelting, gravity separation, flotation, leaching and solvent extraction.
Mr O’Brien holds a Metallurgical Engineering degree (University of Melbourne) and an MBA (Witwatersrand) and is a Fellow of the AusIMM.
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