American Pacific Borate & Lithium Ltd (ASX: ABR; “APBL” or “the Company”) is publically listed company on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). APBL successfully raised A$15m by way of Initial Public Offering (IPO) in July 2017. APBL has an experienced and balanced board and management team who are firmly committed to developing the Fort Cady Project. First order priorities of the Company are: operating a safe workplace; respecting the environment and its custodians; engaging with all project stakeholders; and returning value to shareholders.
Michael X. Schlumpberger
Managing Director and CEO
BEng (Mining), MBA
Mike is a qualified mining engineer with over 30 years’ experience in industrial minerals. His background includes management, operations, and maintenance in all aspects of mining, processing, reclamation, and permitting. He has held senior roles with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Passport Potash, and Highfield Resources, and has worked in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Mike holds an MBA from East Carolina University.
Harold (Roy) Shipes
Non Executive Chairman
Roy has over 50 years’ commercial experience in metals & mining – primarily engineering and project development around the world including the USA, Canada, Peru, Australia, PNG, Venezuela and Mexico. He served as CEO and General Manager of OKTedi Mining Ltd, GM Operations for the Southern Peru Copper Corporation and previously for Phelps Dodge Corporation. Roy was founder and President of a number of North American focused mining companies, including American Pacific Mining, Western States Engineering and Atlas Precious Metals Inc. He is currently the CEO and President of Altair Resources.
LLB(Hons), BBus, AGIA
Anthony is a qualified lawyer with 20years´ commercial experience in venture capital, risk management, strategy and business development. He was Managing Director of ASX listed Highfield Resources Limited from 2011 to 2016. During his tenure the company’s market cap grew from $10m to over $500m and over$140m was raised to progress potash projects in Spain. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Bachelor of Business and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment.
Non Executive Director
Stephen has 25 years’ experience in the marketing mineral products worldwide. His career includes 15 years at BHP Billiton where he spent 5 years in the London office marketing minerals to a global customer base. Stephen has built his own minerals trading company, which has a strong Chinese focus. He brings 15 years of cumulative board experience with four ASX listed companies. Two of those companies were successful in transitioning from project development to production.
Non Executive Director
John has performed in senior management positions in the mining industry for approximately 25 years. He is experienced in Corporate Operations, Management and Business Development. John has co-founded a number of mining companies, including Western Gold Resources, American International Trading Company and Western States Engineering, an engineering company specializing in mining related engineering projects. His responsibilities have included overseeing operations in the U.S., Mexico and Bolivia.
Head of Strategy and Corporate Development
Bsc (Hons) PhD MBA, MAusIMM
Dr Rutherford is a geologist with 17 years’ experience in project management and geologist roles, working across the commodity spectrum in mining, development and exploration. Lachlan also has experience in the financial markets as a resource analyst, and in both corporate advisory and equity capital raising. Lachlan joined a resource-focused venture capital group in 2015, acting as Business Development Manager and Country Manager for Spain. Lachlan is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and qualified as a Competent Person under JORC Code (2012).
BComm, CA, AGIA
Mr Bertolatti is a qualified chartered accountant and company secretary with over 10 years’ experience in the mining industry and accounting profession. Mr Bertolatti has both local and international experience and provides assistance to a number of resource companies with financial accounting and stock exchange compliance. Mr Bertolatti has significant experience in the administration of ASX listed companies, financial accounting, corporate governance and corporate finance. Mr Bertolatti was previously Australian chief financial officer of Highfield Resources Ltd (ASX:HFR). Mr Bertolatti acts as Company Secretary for ASX listed companies Red Emperor Resources NL (ASX:RMP) and Orca Energy Ltd (ASX:OGY).