This appointment is consistent with the company's objective of building its corporate capability and management team to rapidly deliver the Australian Vanadium Project in WA's Mid-West.
New COO Todd Richardson.
Richardson joined the company at the beginning of 2018 and has impressed AVL with his strong leadership in addition to his extensive technical capability.
Australian Vanadium managing director Vincent Algar said the company was pleased to secure someone of Richardson’s calibre and experience to take on the chief operating officer role.
“Having worked with Todd over the past year, I can attest to his outstanding work ethic, technical acumen and collaborative approach, which will further strengthen the outstanding team we already have in place.”
The company is focused on project delivery through its commercial and strategic work, as offtake agreements are finalised and project funding discussions advanced in the coming months.
Richardson’s experience includes design, commissioning and operation of hydrometallurgical, pyrometallurgical and specialty vanadium chemical processes.
He has more than 20 years’ experience from vanadium operations in Australia, Canada and the USA and has previously worked for AMG Vanadium, VanadiumCorp, Midwest Vanadium and Evraz Stractor.
His knowledge has already proved invaluable to the company and with his experience and focus on the project, he will be able to drive the internal and external team in its goal to take the Australian Vanadium Project into production.