Battery Age Minerals has announced that CEO Gerard O’Donovan will transition to the role of managing director as the company continues to carve a nice slice out of the critical minerals sector.

The appointment marks a critical step in the Battery Age Minerals’ (ASX:BM8) vision of becoming a key player in the critical minerals sector.

O’Donovan’s got an extensive background in the lithium industry, having worked in the sector for more than 15 years with demonstrated success in managing large-scale construction and mining development projects.

His former roles include project manager at Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS), where he was responsible for leading the development, commissioning, and ramp-up of the Pilganagoora lithium-tantalum Stage 1 mine and processing facility.

After that, he headed up the integration and restart of the Altura Lithium operations asset within the broader PLS business.

He’s also previously worked with Atlas Iron, FMG, Australian Premium Iron JV and Rio Tinto. 

Skin in the game

From O’Donovan’s point of view, it is BAM’s solid experience in the lithium sector that sets the company apart from its peers.

“We have a team that’s done it all before, that’s been in the lithium game for a considerable period of time that being myself, ex-PLS NIgel Broomham, who was head of geology at Pilgangoora for PLS, and Paul Hughes as CFO who is ex-PLS as well,” he said.

“We’re not green to the industry, we’re not green to the metal, and we’re not green to exploration and/or production and development.”

Just last week Battery Age Minerals staked additional claims to the west-northwest of its existing earn-in claims at the Bleiberg zinc-lead-germanium Project in southern Austria.

The new ground covers potential extensions of the historical mine, which was a major producer of zinc, lead and was one of the largest germanium producers in the world that was renowned for its high-grade mineralisation when in production.

Growth on the horizon

BAM chairman Robert Martin said since joining the company in October last year, O’Donovan has been influential in overseeing the progression of all three projects, particularly the Falcon Lake lithium project in Canada.

“He has built an experienced team with extensive lithium experience which is ideally placed to develop Falcon Lake,” he explained.

“The board and I look forward to continuing to work with Gerard as he leads the company forward into what we believe will be a very successful period of growth.”



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