Governance

Corporate Governance

Talga is a listed company and committed to implementing the highest standards of corporate governance aligned with recommendations of the Australian Securities Exchange. The Board of Directors of Talga Group Ltd is responsible for corporate governance of the Company. The Board’s governing principle in meeting this responsibility is to act honestly, conscientiously and justly, in accordance with the law, in the interests of shareholders, employees and other stakeholders.

Talga’s corporate governance policies and procedures are available below.

Talga Group Board of Directors
Terry Stinson
Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Stinson has over 35 years’ Executive and Non-Executive Director experience, working for global innovation companies across a range of industry segments, along with a proven track record of forming and leading international business collaborations and joint ventures.

Formerly the CEO and Managing Director of Orbital Corporation, VP for Global Fuel Systems at Siemens AG, CEO and Managing Director of Synerject and VP of Manufacturing Outboard Marine Corporation, Mr Stinson is currently the Non-Executive Chair of wave energy technology developer Carnegie Clean Energy Limited, Non-Executive Director of Aurora Labs Limited, and Non-Executive Director of Engentus Pty Ltd.

Mark Thompson
Managing Director

Mr Thompson has over 30 years’ global experience in the geoscience and mineral industries including project discovery, development, technology and management. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, the Society of Economic Geologists and the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Mr Thompson founded Talga and previously founded and served on the Board of ASX-listed Catalyst Metals Limited. Mr Thompson was a Non-Executive Director of Gibb River Diamonds Limited.

Grant Mooney
Non-Executive Director

Mr Mooney has a background in corporate advisory with extensive experience in equity capital markets, corporate governance and M&A transactions along with a wealth of experience in resources and technology markets. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Mr Mooney is a Non-Executive Director of several ASX-listed companies including wave energy technology developer Carnegie Clean Energy Limited, 3D metal printing technology company Aurora Labs Limited, and mineral resources companies Riedel Resources Ltd, Accelerate Resources Limited, and Gibb River Diamonds Limited.

Ola Rinnan
Non-Executive Director

Mr Rinnan has extensive commercialisation and leadership experience across the energy, banking and finance sectors and has held numerous board positions for European listed companies and financial institutions including Non-Executive Directorships in Smedvig group companies and DFCU Bank (representing the largest shareholder Norfund).

Formerly the Chairman of Avinor AS, CEO at Eidsiva Energi AS, CEO at Norgeskreditt AS and CFO for Moelven Industrier AS, Mr Rinnan is currently the Chairman of Nordavind DC Sites AS, Hamar Media AS, Espern Eiendom AS, Alpha Entrance AS, Megafun AS and Gravdahl AS. Mr Rinnan holds a Bachelor in Economics and a Masters in Construction and Materials Technology.

Stephen Lowe
Non-Executive Director

Mr Lowe has a background in business management with over 20 years’ experience consulting to a range of corporate and high wealth clients. Mr Lowe was the Group Manager for the Creasy Group for 12 years before retiring in August 2019.

Mr Lowe is also an experienced public company Director, being the former Chair of Sirius Resources NL and former Non-Executive Director of Coziron Resources Ltd and Windward Resources Ltd. Mr Lowe holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and a Masters of Taxation from the UNSW.

Talga Executive Management
Martin Phillips
Chief Executive Officer

Mr Phillips is an experienced project manager, commercial manager and company director with over 25 years of global metals and mining sector experience. As Talga Group’s CEO, Mr Phillips oversees the establishment of the company’s vertically integrated, low-emission battery and advanced material production. This encompasses mine and production plant development in northern Sweden, pilot processing operations in Germany and product R&D in Cambridge, UK.

Building on an early career that included engineering and commercial roles in Australian and UK Operations with MIM (now Glencore) and Iluka Resources., Mr Phillips constructed and managed operations and implemented growth strategies for offshore smelting businesses.

Mr Phillips holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours) and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and he holds a Confederation of British Industry (C.B.I.) Engineering Award.

Melissa Roberts
Chief Financial Officer

Ms Roberts has over 20 years’ experience in the global resources industry across corporate and commercial executive roles, most recently with global mineral sands and rare earths producer Iluka Resources. Prior to this, she worked with a range of European energy companies after commencing her career with Australian listed company, Wesfarmers.

Anna Motta
Chief Technology Officer

A chemist with over 20 years of expertise in carbon nanomaterials and extensive experience in managing R&D programs. Heads up Talga’s technologies and advanced materials unit focusing on the development of next generation products. Formerly the manager of several research programs at Cambridge Graphene Centre with particular focus on industry partnerships and technology transfer. Previous positions include science and management roles at the National Research Centre of Finland and the University of Cambridge.

Eva Pijnenburg
Group Director People & Culture, Health & Safety

20+ years experience across a range of HR management and recruitment consultancy positions. A strong background in labor law and negotiations, as well as HR department and process development to support people and company culture.  

Per-Inge Kruse
Group Director BD & Strategic Alliances

20+ years of experience in sales, BD and strategic alliances across the automotive and marine industries. Former Executive Director of automotive design and development group FEV’s Swedish subsidiary and Head of BD at transport and energy engineering consultancy Ricardo. 

Peter French
Group Environmental and Community Manager

Mr French is an experienced environmental professional with more than 25 years’ experience in the mining and industrial sector. He is responsible for managing permitting, environmental and social performance functions for Talga’s operations. He previously worked as an independent consultant to a range of mining operations and has spent the most of the past 15 years managing permitting processes for mining and industrial sites, often in a seconded capacity. Earlier positions include mine rehabilitation roles within the mineral sands industry.

Talga AB Board of Directors
Per-Erik Lindvall
Chair

A well-known business leader in northern Sweden with a long-standing background in the Swedish mining industry including as former Vice President of LKAB. 

Anders Granberg
Director

A prominent industry figure in northern Sweden with extensive history as business developer, company and project manager.

Eva Nordmark
Director

Former Swedish Minister of Employment and Gender Equality, member of the Swedish Parliament and President of the Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees.

Mark Thompson
Director

Mr Thompson has over 30 years’ global experience in the geoscience and mineral industries including project discovery, development, technology and management. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, the Society of Economic Geologists and the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Mr Thompson founded Talga and previously founded and served on the Board of ASX-listed Catalyst Metals Limited. Mr Thompson was a Non-Executive Director of Gibb River Diamonds Limited.

Ola Rinnan
Director

Mr Rinnan has extensive commercialisation and leadership experience across the energy, banking and finance sectors and has held numerous board positions for European listed companies and financial institutions including Non-Executive Directorships in Smedvig group companies and DFCU Bank (representing the largest shareholder Norfund).

Formerly the Chairman of Avinor AS, CEO at Eidsiva Energi AS, CEO at Norgeskreditt AS and CFO for Moelven Industrier AS, Mr Rinnan is currently the Chairman of Nordavind DC Sites AS, Hamar Media AS, Espern Eiendom AS, Alpha Entrance AS, Megafun AS and Gravdahl AS. Mr Rinnan holds a Bachelor in Economics and a Masters in Construction and Materials Technology.

Martin Phillips
Director

Mr Phillips is an experienced project manager, commercial manager and company director with over 25 years of global metals and mining sector experience. As Talga Group’s CEO, Mr Phillips oversees the establishment of the company’s vertically integrated, low-emission battery and advanced material production. This encompasses mine and production plant development in northern Sweden, pilot processing operations in Germany and product R&D in Cambridge, UK.

Building on an early career that included engineering and commercial roles in Australian and UK Operations with MIM (now Glencore) and Iluka Resources., Mr Phillips constructed and managed operations and implemented growth strategies for offshore smelting businesses.

Mr Phillips holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours) and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and he holds a Confederation of British Industry (C.B.I.) Engineering Award.

Melissa Roberts
Director

Ms Roberts has over 20 years’ experience in the global resources industry across corporate and commercial executive roles, most recently with global mineral sands and rare earths producer Iluka Resources. Prior to this, she worked with a range of European energy companies after commencing her career with Australian listed company, Wesfarmers.