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New chair for Global Lithium Resources

Mining leaders making moves

Global Lithium Resources has announced the appointment of Ron Mitchell as executive chairman.

Mitchell joined Global Lithium in March 2022 as executive director and was then appointed as managing director two months later.

Since May 2022, Mitchell led the signing of an offtake agreement with Canmax, bringing in Mineral Resources as an investor, strategic mergers and acquisitions, and the delivery of a 69.6-million-tonne resource base across the Manna and Marble Bar lithium projects in Western Australia.

“It is an honour to be appointed executive chairman of Global Lithium at this pivotal time in the company’s development,” Mitchell said.

“I look forward to continuing to lead Global Lithium towards the important milestones in front of us, including transition from explorer to developer.”

The board has also appointed current non-executive director and founding director Dianmin Chen as executive director, effective immediately.

As executive director, Chen will work closely with Global Lithium’s project development and executive teams to complete the Manna definitive feasibility study in 2024, as well as work towards a final investment decision in 2025.

“I am also delighted that Dr Dianmin Chen has been appointed executive director,” Mitchell said.

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

Mitchell’s appointment coincides with the resignation of non-executive chairman Geoff Jones.

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