Mr Thick has over 30 years’ experience as a senior executive in oil and gas, mining and chemical processing in large multinational – as well as smaller, ASX-listed and privately owned – companies. In addition, he has extensive experience on many boards and has chaired many of them for extended periods. Mr Thick enjoyed a 20-year career with Shell, both within Australia and overseas and for the last three he was on the board of Shell Australia as downstream director. This was followed by five years as a director and CEO of Coogee Chemicals, then four as CEO of New Standard Energy. From 2016 to 2020 Mr Thick headed up Tianqi Lithium Australia, a subsidiary of Tianqi Lithium Corp out of China, one of the world’s largest lithium companies. (Tianqi owned 51% of the Greenbushes mine in Western Australia, the world’s best hard-rock lithium resource.) Mr Thick was charged with building the world’s largest lithium hydroxide plant in Kwinana, south of Perth, an investment of nearly A$1 billion. He also chairs the boards of the Chamber of Arts and Culture WA and Perth Symphony Orchestra.
Mr Gauci is a Mining Executive with more than 20 years’ experience having successfully financed and managed private and public mining exploration companies operating in Australia, Africa and South America. Mr Gauci has managed teams in the exploration, development and feasibility stages for a number of mining exploration projects. Mr Gauci brings significant lithium sector experienced and most recently, generated and explored one of the Pilbara’s largest lithium exploration portfolio’s which was eventually sold to SQM.
Dr Kreuzer is a Geoscientist with more than 20 years’ experience as a company director and a world recognised project generator and explorer, having been involved in the generation and exploration of significant energy, battery metals, precious and base metals exploration projects across the globe. More recently, Dr Kreuzer has been involved in generating, evaluating and exploring hard rock lithium projects in western and mid western USA including the Black Hills in South Dakota.
Non-Executive Director and Joint Company Secretary
Mr Worner is a Lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience in the mining and energy sector, having worked with a number of ASX companies as a Company Secretary and Director. Mr Worner has a strong understanding of the ASX Listing Rules, the Corporations Act, IPO’s, and Capital Raisings and has overseen completion of multiple asset acquisitions and divestments across the globe, including the USA. Mr Worner maintains strong connections with regulatory bodies, governments and capital markets.
Managing Director and CEO
Nicholas (Nick) Vickery is a mining executive with almost two decades experience working in the resources and related industries, specialising in the development of major resource
Most recently Nick held the title of General Manager Legal at Covalent Lithium, the joint venture company incorporated to develop and operate the Mount Holland Lithium Project on behalf of Wesfarmers Limited and Sociedad Química y Minera (SQM). The Mount Holland Lithium Project comprises the development of a mine and concentrator over the globally significant, high-grade Earl Grey hard rock lithium deposit and a refinery designed to produce 50,000 tonnes of battery grade lithium hydroxide per annum.
Nick worked for a period of 5 years as part of the leadership team at Covalent Lithium, overseeing the legal, heritage, native title and corporate governance functions within the company from the preliminary study phases and into construction.
Nick holds a Bachelor an Economics, a Bachelor of Laws and a Masters of Commercial and Resources Law from the University of Western Australia. Nick also holds a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance and Investment from Kaplan (FINSIA), has successfully completed the Company Directors Course at the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and holds a Professional Certificate in ESG and Social Responsibility from
the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).
Chief Financial Officer and Joint Company Secretary
Cameron specialises in corporate advisory, company secretarial and financial management services. Cameron is a qualified chartered accountant and, prior to joining Grange, spent four years in external audit at one of the leading international Audit, Tax & Advisory firms focused on engagements across the natural resources and industrial sectors. Following this Cameron spent two years in the firm’s Corporate Finance division where he was focused on due diligence, expert reports, valuations and ASX listings.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr Johnson is an Australian, US based Vice President Exploration.
Mr Johnson brings more than 25 years’ experience across a wide range of deposit types including leading teams that resulted in successful exploration programs for IGO Limited, WMC and Rio Tinto. Mr Johnson is a proven mineral resource discoverer with significant experience in analysis and interpretation of geoscientific datasets to identify new exploration opportunities.