Board of Directors

Jim Walker

Jim Walker

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Walker is currently Chairman of Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum.

In addition to his role at Macmahon, Mr Walker is Chairman at Austin Engineering Ltd (ASX: ANG), Mader Group, Wesley College, WA Motor Museum, State Training Board and Deputy Chairman of RACWA Holdings Pty Ltd.

Previously, Mr Walker was a director of Seven Group Holdings Ltd and CEO of WesTrac, and a past National President of the Australian Institute of Management.

Matt Shackleton

Matt Shackleton

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Mr Shackleton joined the board of Australian Potash Limited as Executive Chairman in July 2014. In 2018, in reflection of the changing nature and status of the Lake Wells SOP Project, Matt assumed the roles of Managing Director and CEO on the appointment of Mr Jim Walker as non-executive Chairman.

Matt is an experienced director with over 20 years in senior corporate positions both in Australian and the UK. Previously the Managing Director of ASX listed Western Australian gold developer Mount Magnet South NL, Matt was the founding director of ASX listed and West African gold and bauxite explorer Canyon Resources Limited. He has also held senior roles with Bannerman Resources Limited, a uranium developer, Skywest Airlines, iiNet Limited and DRCM Global Investors in London.

Matt holds a B.Comm. (Economics & Accounting) from Murdoch University in Western Australia, an MBA from The University of Western Australia, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia & New Zealand, and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Rhett Rhett

Rhett Brans

Non-Executive Director

Mr Brans is an experienced director and civil engineer with over 45 years experience in project developments. He is currently a Non-executive Director of AVZ Minerals Limited and Carnavale Resources Ltd. Previously, Mr Brans was a founding director of Perseus Mining Limited and served on the boards of Tiger Resources Limited and has been a Non-executive Director of Syrah Resources, RMG Limited and Monument Mining Limited.

Throughout his career, Mr Brans has been involved in the management of feasibility studies and the design and construction of mineral treatment plants across a range of commodities and geographies. Importantly, he has extensive experience as an owner’s representative for numerous successful mine feasibility studies and project developments. Mr Brans experience in guiding optimisation of treatment plant designs resulting in material financial improvements for projects has the potential to add significant value for APC at Lake Wells.

Mr Brans holds a Dip.Engineering (Civil), and is a member of the Institution of Engineers.

Brett Lambert

Brett Lambert

Non-Executive Director

Mr Lambert is a mining engineer and experienced company director in the Australian and international mineral resources industry. Over a career spanning 35 years, Mr Lambert has held senior management roles with Western Mining Corporation, Herald Resources, Western Metals, Padaeng Industry, Intrepid Mines, Thundelarra Exploration and Bullabulling Gold. He has successfully managed a number of green-fields resource projects through feasibility study and development and has been involved in numerous facets of financing resource project development.

Mr Lambert has experience as a director of companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, AIM and the Toronto Stock Exchange and holds a B.App.Sc. (Mining Engineering) degree from Curtin University in Western Australia and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Mr Lambert is currently a Non-executive Director of Mincor Resources NL.

Sophie Raven

Sophie Raven

Company Secretary

Ms Raven is a corporate lawyer and company secretary, with extensive experience both in Australia and internationally, including as a corporate lawyer in Santiago, Chile advising Australian and Canadian resources and drilling companies.

Over the past 8 years, Ms Raven has held positions as Company Secretary with Golden West Resources Limited, Sunbird Energy Limited, Citation Resources Ltd, Whitebark Energy Ltd, Salt Lake Potash Limited, Cradle Resources Limited, Austin Engineering Limited and RFC Ambrian Limited.

Ms Raven holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  Ms Raven is a board member of Parkerville Children and Youth Care (Inc) and The Place of Keeping Limited, both not-for-profit organisations.