Board of Directors

Jim Walker

Jim Walker

Non-Executive Chairman

Jim Walker is the Non-Executive Chairman of Australian Potash with over 45 years of experience in the resources sector. He is currently, Chairman of Austin Engineering Ltd , Chairman of the Western Australia State Training Board, Non-Executive Chairman of the Mader Group and Deputy Chairman RAC Holdings (WA). Jim was formerly Non-Executive Chairman of Macmahon Holdings Limited, and Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of WesTrac Pty Limited.

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 Brans

Rhett Brans

Project 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.

Cathy Moises

Cathy Moises

Non-Executive Director

Cathy holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Geology from the University of Melbourne and a Diploma of Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia. She has extensive experience in the resources sector having worked as a senior resources analyst for several major stockbroking firms including McIntosh (now Merrill Lynch), County Securities (now Citigroup) and Evans and Partners where she was a partner of that firm. More recently in 2017-2019, Cathy was Head of Research at Patersons Securities Limited.

Cathy brings substantial experience in company management, capital markets and institutional investor engagement. Her key areas of industry experience include gold, base metals, mineral sands and the rare earths sector.  She is currently a Non-Executive Director of Arafura Resources and WA Kaolin (unlisted).

Michelle Blandford

Company Secretary/Chief Administration Officer

Michelle Blandford (née Simson) has 25 years’ administration experience, including the last 18 years in the resources industry working in both exploration and mining companies in the commodities of gold and uranium.  She has previously held positions with Agincourt Resources Limited, Nova Energy Limited, Navigator Resources Limited and Breaker Resources NL and has completed an Executive Master of Business Administration with Distinction at the University of Western Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance.  She is a Chartered Secretary and member of the Governance Institute of Australia.