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Leadership restructuring for Global Lithium

Global Lithium Resources has announced the resignation of its Non-Executive Chairman, as well as the appointment of the role’s successor.

Geoff Jones’ resignation was effective immediately, with the Board appointing current Managing Director, Ron Mitchell, to step into the role of Executive Chairman.

Mr Mitchell is an experienced executive and Chair, having held senior commercial and leadership positions at Talison Lithium and Tianqi Lithium. Mr Mitchell has spent the past five years as the inaugural Chairman of the London Metal Exchange (LME) Lithium and Cobalt Committee.

Mr Mitchell has been Managing Director of GL1 since May 2022, following his initial appointment as Executive Director in March 2022. During his tenure, Mr Mitchell has overseen the signing of an offtake agreement with Canmax, the introduction of Mineral Resources Limited as a cornerstone investor, strategic M&A, and the delivery of a 69.6Mt resource base across the Manna and Marble Bar Lithium Projects.

The Board has also appointed current Non-Executive Director, Dr Dianmin Chen, as Executive Director, effective immediately. Dr. Chen will work closely with the project development and executive teams to complete the Manna Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) in 2024 and work towards a final investment decision (FID) in 2025.

A founding director of Global Lithium, Dr Chen is a mining engineer with more than 35 years’ experience in the mining and metals industry, with roles across technical, production and management positions in Australia, China and Canada.

Global Lithium Executive Chairman, Ron Mitchell, said it is an honour to be appointed Executive Chairman of GL1 at such a pivotal time in the company’s development.

“I look forward to continuing to lead GL1 towards the important milestones in front of us, including the transition from explorer to developer. I am also delighted that Dr Dianmin Chen has been appointed Executive Director.

“As the original founder of GL1 and with his extensive background in the mining industry, Dr. Chen’s expanded role will be a great asset to the development of GL1 and the Manna Lithium Project.”

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