Experienced resources executive Cliff Lawrenson will take over as managing director and chief executive officer of Atlas Iron in February 2017.
Lawrenson has extensive managerial experience in both the resources and investment banking industries. He is currently managing director of phosphate company Avenira and was previously the CEO of iron ore developer FerrAus.
Atlas chairman Eugene Davis said Lawrenson’s skills and experience were well-suited to meeting the company’s requirements as it embarked on the next stage of its journey.
“Cliff’s experience in both the resources and corporate arenas will be invaluable as Atlas seeks to capitalise on the opportunities it has following the restructure,” Davis said.
“He is well versed in project development, he knows the WA resources industry well and he has extensive experience at both management and corporate levels.
”Atlas is now well-positioned with a stronger balance sheet and robust cashflow. Cliff has the skills to enable our Company to take maximum advantage of this position.”