Jim Simpson’s experience in bringing together projects will be invaluable as the company undertakes a definitive feasibility study for the TECH project which will produce battery chemicals in Australia.
() (FRA: 4EA) has appointed Jim Simpson, a highly experienced mining engineer, as the non-executive director of the company effective May 1, 2021.
According to the company, Simpson is a highly respected and experienced mining engineer with considerable board and management experience in public companies.
He is currently the Executive Director of Mining at Peel Mining Limited (), which develops large-scale, high-grade base metal deposits in the Cobar Superbasin, West New South Wales.
Previously, Simpson was Managing Director and CEO of ().
Meanwhile, Aurelia’s market cap grew from less than $ 20 million to over $ 800 million at its peak, paying off over $ 125 million in debt and increasing the production profile of the company with the acquisition of Peak Gold Mines in 2017/18.
“Delighted” with appointment
Queensland Pacific President Eddie King said: “I am delighted that someone of Jim’s caliber has chosen to join the QPM Board of Directors.
“Jim brings with him a wealth of resources and business experience and has a detailed understanding of what is required when taking a resource project through its technical feasibility and finance / development phases and ultimately into the process. production.
“I look forward to working with Jim during this time and beyond.”
Experience in the mining industry
Simpson has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry, specializing in underground metalliferous mining. His experience ranges from mine development and management to corporate and stock market involvement.
Previous roles include Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Peak Gold Ltd; Managing Director and Director of Goldcorp Asia Pacific, Peak Gold Mines; and Managing Director Mining Lead Zinc at MIM Holdings, Mt Isa.
He holds a BA in Mining Engineering (Hons) from the University of NSW and a Business Diploma (Frontline Management) and is a fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Completion of the DFS project for TECH
The appointment comes as the company prepares to complete a Final Feasibility Study (DFS) for the TECH project following the recent fundraising of $ 20 million.
The company believes its experience of delivering projects through their feasibility and development and production phases will be important as QPM transitions to a producer of battery chemicals in Australia.
Simpson said, “It is an exciting time to join the QPM team as the TECH project progresses.
“I look forward to being involved in both the production of battery chemicals and building advanced manufacturing capabilities here in Australia.
“In addition, QPM has built an innovative and fast technical and commercial team with all the skills required to finally build the project.”