Board and Management
Our people are the key to our future success.
Battery Age Minerals has a highly credentialed, well-respected team with experience in exploration, development and operating mining projects. The team has significant experience in the development of projects from discovery to production in rapid timeframes.
Board of Directors
Robert MartinNon-Executive Director and Non-Executive Chairman
Mr Martin is an accomplished company Director with over 25 years’ experience across a broad range of sectors including mining and mining services, manufacturing, and capital markets. Mr Martin has profound insight into corporate strategy, capital orientation, management integration and business structures and efficiencies.
Recently, Mr Martin owned and operated a large and highly successful mining services business, with offices in multiple jurisdictions globally, which was acquired by a prominent Perth business after year-on-year growth and profitability.
Mr Martin currently runs a family office in Western Australia, with a focus on investing and supporting emerging private and public businesses, as well as holding positions of Non-Executive Chairman at Equinox Resources Ltd (ASX:EQN), Non-Executive Chairman for Critical Resources (ASX:CRR), Non-Executive Director for Parkd Ltd (ASX:PKD) and Non-Executive Director for TSX-V listed Volt Carbon Technologies (TSX-V:VCT).
Gerry FaheyNon-Executive Director
Mr Fahey has over 40 years’ experience in both the international and local minerals industry. He is a specialist in mining geology, mine development and training and worked for 10 years as Chief Geologist Mining for Delta Gold where he was actively involved with the development of the Eureka, Chaka, Globe and Phoenix gold mines and the following Australian gold projects: the Kanowna Belle, Golden Feather, Sunrise and Wallaby.
Mr Fahey is currently a Director of Prospect Resources which in April 2022 sold its 87% stake in its Arcadia Lithium Project located in Zimbabwe for approximately US$378 million cash to Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt. He is also a director of Focus Minerals Ltd and formerly a Director of CSA Global Pty Ltd, and member of the Joint Ore Reserve Committee (JORC).
Dr. David PevcicNon-Executive Director
Dr David Pevcic is a successful investor and businessman, with a principal focus on the mining and resources sector. Dr Pevcic is the founding director of several privately owned mineral exploration companies, which have executed transactions with both ASX and TSX-listed companies, including Infini Resources Pty Ltd’s acquisition of the Des Herbiers uranium project from Globex Mining Enterprises Inc and Four Cores Pty Ltd, who was an indirect vendor of the AHD Group Projects that were acquired by Viridis Mining and Minerals Limited. Additionally, Dr Pevcic is an advisor to Good Earth Dairy, Western Australia’s first and leading camel dairy.
Dr Pevcic holds a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Western Australia and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dr. Stephen WindleNon-Executive Director
Dr. Windle is a Brisbane based geologist with over 30 years’ experience in exploration management, geo-metallurgy, resource modelling, and exploration technology, specialising in intrusion related copper-gold and base metals systems.
Dr. Windle previously held senior roles at Xstrata, managing exploration and assisting in the feasibility studies for the Frieda River Cu-Au deposit. He subsequently spent 9 years in Peru, serving as Geology Manager for the Cu-Zn Antamina project, the largest operating polymetallic skarn ore-body in the world.
Since 2017, Dr. Windle has also provided consulting services to a number of projects hosting porphyry, skarn and epithermal systems, including the Zafranal project owned by Teck Resources and MMC (Mitsubishi Materials Corporation).
Dr. Windle holds an undergraduate degree from Cambridge University and completed MSc and PhD programmes at Otago and Southampton Universities respectively.
Gerard O’DonovanChief Executive Officer
Mr O’Donovan has a strong lithium and mine development background with close to 15 years demonstrated success in managing large scale construction and mining development projects and operations across various commodities including lithium, copper and iron ore.
He has worked with a range of companies, most recently Pilbara Minerals, where as Project Manager, he was responsible for successfully leading the development and bringing into operation of the Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum Stage 1 mine and processing facility.
Most recently as Integration Manager for the recently acquired Altura Lithium Operations he was responsible for integration and restart of the Altura asset within the broader Pilbara Minerals business.
He has also worked with Atlas, FMG, Australian Premium Iron JV and Rio Tinto (Copper).
Mr O’Donovan holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), Civil & Structural and has also carried out further studies in the fields of Sustainability, Circular Economy & Social Governance.
Agha Shazad PervezChief Financial Officer
Mr Agha Shahzad Pervez is an experienced corporate accountant, CFO and Company Secretary, with over 10 years’ experience working with ASX listed companies.
Mr Pervez also holds the role of Chief Financial Officer at Equinox Resources Limited (ASX: EQN). Prior to this, he held numerous roles at Resonance Health Limited (ASX:RHT) including Senior Financial Accountant, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary. Mr Pervez was instrumental in the corporate restructuring of RHT in 2017, and contributed to the significant growth of RHT’s market capitalisation during his tenure.
Harry SpindlerCompany Secretary
Mr Spindler is an experienced corporate professional with a broad range of corporate governance and capital markets experience. Over the past 20 years’, Mr Spindler has held various company secretary positions across a diverse range of ASX-listed companies and been involved with several public company listings, merger and acquisition transactions and capital raisings.
Mr Spindler is a member of the institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australia. Since 2010, Mr Spindler has worked for corporate advisory firms and has advised a number of clients across a range of industries. Prior to this, Mr Spindler had a career in corporate recovery and restructuring at KPMG.
Nigel BroomhamGeneral Manager Exploration
Mr Broomham is a geologist with over 10 years experience in the battery metals sector. Mr Broomham held leadership roles with Pilbara Minerals in exploration, resource development and mining production. As Head of Geology at Pilgangoora, he was extensively involved in the exploration and development of the world class Pilgangoora Lithium Tantalum project.
Taylor SmithLead Exploration Geologist (Canada-based)
Taylor is an exploration geologist with 10 years industry experience. He played a key role in the exploration, resource development and mining start up phase of the world class Pilbara Minerals Pilgangoora Lithium Tantalum plant.
Coast Mountain GeologicalGeological Consulting Partner
Battery Age Minerals is pleased to strategically partner with Coast Mountain Geological Ltd. (CMG) that have been delivering premium international geological services since 1987. CMG’s teams have been deeply involved with developing and delivering exploration and project management solutions for Rare-metal LCT pegmatite and lithium brine projects in Canada, Ireland and Argentina for more than 13 years.