Voltaic Strategic Resources Limited (ASX:VSR) (Voltaic) is a mineral exploration company which has assembled a portfolio of exciting battery and precious metals exploration projects in the Gascoyne and Meekatharra regions of Western Australia (WA), and in Nevada, USA. Voltaic is led by an experienced corporate and technical team who have demonstrable success with exploration IPOs, M&A and assembling highly prospective tenure.
Voltaic’s portfolio of projects represents a well-balanced, early-stage exploration opportunity with the potential for lithium, rare earth elements (REE), gold, copper, nickel, cobalt, and platinum group element (PGE) discoveries within geological domains of known mineralisation potential. Such a discovery has the potential to generate significant value for both shareholders and stakeholders, such as the local communities and businesses. The Board believes our Battery & Precious Metals strategy has the best chance of success under current economic conditions, as it provides exposure to both the rapidly increasing global demand for ‘clean energy’ transition metals, and the hedge thematic of gold in the current inflationary environment.
The Company has a favourable corporate structure which is leveraged for equity upside: 2¢/share listing price and low enterprise value.
John Hannaford | Chairman
Mr. Hannaford is an experienced Company Director & Executive with extensive experience as an ASX Director, including as Chairman. A qualified Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the Securities Institute of Australia, John has founded and listed several companies successfully on the ASX, and has advised numerous others through the listing process in his Corporate Advisory career. He has been principal of an AFSL holder, responsible for new listings and mergers and acquisitions, and has extensive experience in ASX financing, IPOs and RTOs.
Recently, John was instrumental in the establishment of ASX-listed Mt Monger Resources Ltd and Forrestania Resources Ltd, and is a director (Chairman) of both companies.
Michael Walshe | Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Walshe has over 15 years of international experience in engineering, operations, technology commercialisation, and project development roles across the minerals, chemicals, and renewable energy sectors. Michael joins Voltaic after a 10 year career at Metso:Outotec where positions included Director and Vice President roles for the Asia Pacific Minerals business, in addition to being a member of the executive management team. His experience covers team leadership, metallurgy, process design, sales, and structuring project finance packages for junior miners via export credit funding. Michael has been involved in several international minerals projects with particular exposure to Asian countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines, PNG and South Korea, and has worked across a wide range of commodities including lithium, rare earths, nickel, copper, and gold.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Chemical and Process Engineering (Hons.) from University College Dublin, Ireland, and a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from the Australian Institute of Business. He is a chartered engineer with both Engineers Australia & the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), and is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (AusIMM).
Lachlan Reynolds | Non-Exec Director
Mr. Reynolds is a professional geologist with over 30 years involvement in mineral exploration, project development and mining, in both Australia and internationally. He has broad resource industry expertise, across a range of commodities including copper, gold, nickel and uranium. Over the past decade, Lachlan has served as a senior executive and manager for a number of ASX-listed companies and has managed the advancement of a diverse suite of mineral projects.
Lachlan is currently the Managing Director of Mt Monger Resources Limited.
David Izzard | Non-Exec Director
Mr. Izzard is a highly experienced Executive and Non-Executive Director with extensive skills in all aspects of financial and commercial management at a senior executive level, in both listed and unlisted companies. A qualified Chartered Accountant, MBA and Mineral Economist, David has founded several companies and has been instrumental in the formulation of joint ventures, distribution agreements, and steering companies through successful capital raising, IPOs and trade sale.
Recently, David was pivotal in the establishment of ASX-listed Mt Monger Resources Ltd and Forrestania Resources Ltd, and is a director of both companies.
Simon Adams | Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Adams has over 25 years of experience with listed (ASX and NASDAQ) and private companies in Australia where he has filled various executive roles across a range of industries including mining, aquaculture, finance and most recently in the upstream energy sector. He has experience in the areas of corporate and financial management, corporate compliance and business development.
Simon is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia.