Mining moves: Former Newcrest CEO heads to Lithium Power, and more

Australian Mining brings readers the latest corporate appointments and departures impacting the local and international resources industry.

Former Newcrest Mining CEO Russell Barwick has been appointed as a non executive director for Lithium Power International. Barwick is an internationally renowned mining and executive engineer with more than 42 years of technical and corporate experience. He previously worked for Bougainville Copper Limited, Pancontinental Mining limited and CSR.

Barwick will bring his experience to the board, particularly in Latin America.

“The board is delighted to welcome Mr Barwick to the company as non-executive director,” Lithium Power chairman David Hannon said.

“To have someone of his calibre, energy and Latin American knowledge join the board of LPI is testimony of the significant potential of the Maricunga lithium brine project.”


Salt Lake Potash has appointed Will Longworth as COO and he will commence the role from April 18.

Longworth has more than 25 years of experience as a mining engineer across a wide range of mining operations. He has also been involved in large potash projects world wide including for Vale and Rio Tinto on the Kronau potash project in Canada and Potasio Rio Colorado potash project in Argentina.


Volt Resources has appointed Asimwe Kabunga as a non-executive director. Kabunga has had more than 19 years of technical and commercial experience in Tanzania, the United States and Australia. He has extensive experience in the mining industry, land access, logistics, tenure negotiation and acquisition.

Kabunga has also been instrumental in establishing the Tanzania Community of Western Australia, where he served as its first president.

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