Leadership Team

Interim CEO

Leon Lorenzen

Leon has more than 35 years’ in-depth experience in mineral processing, electrochemistry, reactive systems, hydrometallurgy, and waste management treatment, particularly about the application of these technologies in the process industries. Leon has a Ph.D. in Engineering and a post-graduate diploma in management.

Leon is a Chemical and Metallurgical Engineer, and a NER registered Chartered Professional Engineer. Leon is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Institute of Chemical Engineers and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Leon is also registered as a Chartered Engineer (UK and Europe), APEC Engineer (Asia-Pacific), Professional Engineer (Africa) and Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland.

Chief Financial Officer

Kahli Bourke

Kahli is a finance professional with extensive experience within the mining and manufacturing industries. Kahli has also competed her Master of Business Administration and Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources. Kahli’s previous roles include Finance Manager for Wallis Drilling P/L, Financial Controller with Lazer Safe P/L and Management Accountant for Mincor Resources NL.

Kahli is a Chartered Accountant and member of the Australian Human Resources Institute. In addition, Kahli is currently on the board/ standing committee of two not-for-profit entities.

Manager of Projects

Naim Abou-Rjeily

Naim is a Chartered Professional Engineer with over 15 years’ engineering and project experience in mining, mineral processing, and construction. Naim has broad experience in design, feasibility studies, project management, and construction management; that experience was gained in Australia, Asia, Africa, and Europe, on processing plants and infrastructure projects involving gold, base metals, and magnetite.

Naim has held project management, client representative, and superintendent roles covering multi-discipline teams and has a sound understanding of the critical nature of engineering and construction in greenfield and brownfield environments. Naim also has an excellent track record of completing projects on time and budget to the satisfaction of project stakeholders at all levels.

Engineering Operations Manager

Huy Nguyen

Huy is a qualified Mechanical/Project Engineer with over 10 years’ engineering and projects experience in mining, mineral processing and construction.  He has experience that extends across a wide variety of skill sets including engineering and project management, plant improvements and optimisations, green and brown field projects from small to large scale, design and mechanical engineering and studies.