Ioneer Ltd is the 100% owner of the Rhyolite Ridge Lithium-Boron Project located in Nevada, USA, the only known lithium-boron deposit in North America and one of only two known such deposits in the world.
The Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) completed in 2020 confirmed Rhyolite Ridge as a world-class lithium and boron project that is expected to become a globally significant, long-life, low-cost source of lithium and boron vital to a sustainable future.
In September 2021, Ioneer entered a 50/50 joint venture agreement with Sibanye-Stillwater to advance the Rhyolite Ridge project and signed a separate offtake agreement with Ford Motor Company and PPES (joint venture between Toyota and Panasonic) in 2022 and Korea’s EcoPro Innovation in 2021. Ioneer will be the operator of the Project.
James Calaway | Executive Chairman - BA (Econ), MA (PP&E)
Former: Non-exec Chairman of Orocobre. James Calaway has considerable experience and success in building young companies into successful commercial enterprises. He was the non-executive chairman Orocobre Ltd for 8 years, helping lead the company from its earliest development to becoming a significant producer of lithium carbonate and a member of the ASX 300.
Bernard Rowe | Managing Director - BAppSc (Geology) (Hons)
Founding Managing Director of INR since IPO in 2007 Bernard Rowe is a geologist, manager and company director with more than 30 years’ international experience in mineral exploration and mine development. His diverse mineral industry experience includes gold, copper, zinc, diamond, lithium and boron exploration in Australia, Europe, Africa, North America and South America. Bernard has 20 years experience in Nevada and he led the acquisition of the Rhyolite Ridge project in 2016.
Margaret Walker | Independent Non-executive Director - BS Chem Engineering, NACD Fellow
Former: VP Engineering and Technology Centers, Dow Chemical. Margaret Walker brings over 40 years’ experience and leadership in large-scale chemical engineering, project management and organisational development gained through a career as a chemical engineer with The Dow Chemical Company. She has deep experience in constructing and successfully bringing into production complex projects.
Alan Davies | Independent Non-executive Director - B.Bus (Accounting), LLB, LLM
Former: CEO Energy & Industrial Minerals, Rio Tinto. Alan Davies has 20 years of experience in running and leading mining businesses, most recently as chief executive, Energy & Minerals with Rio Tinto. He has significant experience in industrial minerals businesses including borates where he led the Rio Tinto Borax business and the Jadar lithium-boron deposit in Serbia.
Rose McKinney-James | Independent Non-executive Director - Juris Doctorate law, BA Liberal Arts
ormer: President and CEO of Corporation for Solar Tech & Renewable Resources, Commissioner with the Nevada Public Service Commission. Rose McKinney-James is an experienced and accomplished public company director, clean energy advocate, and small business leader with a broad history in public service, private sector corporate sustainability, social impact, and non-profit volunteerism. She also served as Nevada’s first Director of the Department of Business and Industry.
Stephen Gardiner | Independent Non-executive Director. BEc (Hons), FCPA
Former: CFO, Oil Search Limited. Stephen has over 40 years of corporate finance experience at major international companies listed on the ASX, culminating in 17 years at Oil Search Limited. He has significant experience in corporate finance and control, treasury, tax, audit and assurance, risk management, investor relations and communications, and sustainability. He also held senior corporate finance roles at CSR Limited and Pioneer International Limited.