About

Board

Lake’s directors have solid backgrounds in minerals exploration, mining engineering, mine management, finance, law and accounting, with a wealth of international experience.

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Stuart Crow

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Crow has 37 years’ experience in financial services, corporate finance, investor relations, international markets, stock broking and critical minerals supply chains.

He is passionate about assisting emerging listed companies to attract investors and capital. He has owned and operated his own businesses in financial services and served on a number of company boards for over 15 years, with mineral exploration companies operating in Australia, Africa and in North and South America.

Mr Crow currently also serves as a Non-Executive Director of Todd River Resources (ASX-listed) and Pulsar Lithium (TSX.V) and as Non-Executive Chairman of Ricca Resources, an unlisted public company. Previously, he served for three years as a Non-Executive Director of Atlantic Lithium.

Mr Crow currently serves as Chair of Lake’s Compensation Committee.

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David Dickson

Managing Director/CEO

Mr Dickson was appointed Managing Director and CEO of Lake Resources in September 2022. He is an industry leader with over 30 years’ experience in process technology, engineering, construction and EPC cost management, across the energy sector.

He has a proven track record in delivering multi-billion-dollar resource projects. David spent over seven years as CEO of global engineering and construction firm McDermott International, building a strong leadership team that steered the company into profitable new markets. He ultimately grew the business to over 30,000 employees across 54 international markets.

Prior to McDermott, Mr Dickson was President of Technip USA, overseeing marketing and operations in North, Central, and South America. David is a current member of the World Hydrogen Council and serves on the Advisory Board of private equity firm, Quantum Energy Partners, a leading global provider of private capital to the responsibly sourced energy and energy transition and decarbonisation sectors.

Additionally, he has served as Executive Advisor to strategic investment firm The Chatterjee Group and is a former Board member of the U.S. National Safety Council.

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Cheemin Bo-Linn

Non-Executive Director

Dr Bo-Linn is an accomplished CEO, former Fortune 100 global operations executive, and board director with over 20 years of governance expertise at public companies and private organisations, across the Americas and Europe. Her prior board leadership at public companies include Lead Independent Director and Chair (of Audit, Compensation, Nominations/Governance, Sustainability, and Tech/Cybersecurity).

Until recently, she was CEO of Peritus Partners, a valuation accelerator providing operations and strategic leadership and prior, IBM Vice-President. Her industry operational and board experience includes lithium-ion energy storage, energy, process, technology, manufacturing, and construction.

Dr Bo-Linn has been recognised internationally, including by The Financial Times in its 2021 “Top 100” global board diversity list, the National Association of Corporate Directors in its 2019 “Top 50 Board Directors” ranking, and as an Inductee to the international “Hall of Fame” for Women in Technology.

She holds a Doctorate Degree (Ed.D) in Computer-based Information Systems and Organizational Change from the University of Houston.

Dr Bo-Linn was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 5 December 2022. She currently serves as Chair of the Nomination and Governance Committee.

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Ana Gomez Chapman

Non-Executive Director

Ms Chapman is a financial services executive and board director bringing over 28 years of experience in capital markets, ESG, Latin America, and critical materials supply chains. She has worked and lived across the U.S., Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

Ms Chapman previously served on the Board of Directors of MP materials, a US-based sustainable rare earth production and refining company, where she steered the company through an operational turnaround that led to a New York Stock Exchange listing. She has also served on the Advisory Board of investment software company Backstop Solutions Group.

Ms Chapman is a capital markets expert who has held senior roles at institutional investment firms including Hamilton Lane, where she currently serves as a Managing Director. She previously was Senior Relationship Manager and Alternatives Lead at Allianz Global Investors, President of JHL Capital Group LLC, and Vice President at Goldman Sachs in their Latin American, Asian and US equities businesses.

Ms Chapman holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

She was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2023.

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Howard Atkins

Non-Executive Director

Mr Atkins brings deep financial management, capital markets, transaction, foreign exchange, and public company experience to the Lake Resources Board. He has over 30 years of financial leadership experience, including 20 years serving as a CFO for organisations including Wells Fargo, New York Life Insurance Company, and Midlantic Bank Corporation.

Mr Atkins previously held senior roles at Chase Manhattan Bank, including as Head of Foreign Exchange and Markets Businesses for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and head of the bank’s worldwide interest rate derivatives trading business. He has served on the boards of Occidental Petroleum, whose markets included the US and South America; and Ingram Micro, a global technology and logistics company also with operations in the US and South America. He has served on the Human Resources, Audit, Finance, and Technology Committees during his public board service. Mr Atkins is a current Director of Daktronics, Inc.

Mr Atkins holds an MA in Economics from Ohio State University and a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York.

He was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 5 December 2022. He currently serves as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.

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Robert Trzebski

Non-Executive Director

Dr Trzebski is an international mining executive bringing substantial operational, commercial and technical experience in global mining markets to Lake Resources. He has over 35 years’ leadership in mineral exploration, strategic advisory, project management and technology innovation.

He is currently Director International Business of Austmine and currently leads large-scale industry collaboration projects in the space of decarbonisation and electrification. In previous roles, he held executive positions with key mining industry players, such as Rio Tinto, WMC, Inco, Falconbridge, Schlumberger and Phelps Dodge, having worked across the globe with a long professional track record in Argentina.

Dr Trzebski also serves as a non-executive director of Austral Gold Ltd, a gold and silver producer listed on the ASX and TSX-V with assets in Argentina and Chile.

He holds a degree in Geology, PhD in Geophysics, Masters in Project Management and is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM). He is fluent in English, Spanish, French and German.

Dr Trzebski was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 10 December 2019. He currently serves as the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.

About

Management

Lake’s best-in-class management team have a broad depth of international experience encompassing finance, human resources, law, accounting and community engagement, with a focus on delivering for all stakeholders.

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Don Miller

Chief Financial Officer

Mr Miller is a highly accomplished energy financial executive with more than 35 years of experience. Over the span of his career, he has a successful history of initiating, leading, negotiating and closing global M&A, and has established global relationships in financial markets and capital-intensive industries.

Mr Miller has designed and implemented global processes to increase return on invested capital (ROIC) through improved capital allocation and has partnered with operations and commercial teams to improve organisational financial acumen, better integrate financial best practices and provide critical global financial analysis and review.

He has served in a range of leadership positions, most recently as President and CEO of Bristow Group Inc., a leading global provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry. Importantly, Mr Miller also served as Bristow’s Chief Financial Officer, leading the development of the company’s financial strategy, overseeing all corporate finance functions, and leading international corporate M&A efforts, including strategy, structuring, and negotiations. Earlier in his career, he served in financial roles of increasing responsibility at large, international public companies.

Mr Miller holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Memphis, and a Master in Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Mr Miller is currently a Board member of Hornbeck Offshore Services.

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Mark Anning

Head of Legal, Australia and Company Secretary

Mr Anning has practiced at Partner level in private practice, and in-house at a CEO and Chair direct report level for several ASX and NASDAQ listed companies. His 30 years in legal and corporate practice have seen him specialise in corporate and commercial law, dispute resolution, risk management, and corporate governance.

Mr Anning is a Chartered Secretary and holds the qualifications of Bachelor of Commerce and LLB (Hons) from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance. He is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and is admitted to practice in all Commonwealth Courts and the Supreme Courts of Queensland and Victoria.

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Amalia Sáenz

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Country Manager, Argentina

Sra. Sáenz is an experienced energy and natural resources lawyer based in Buenos Aires. She currently serves as Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Country Manager, Argentina, overseeing Lake’s activities in its key area of operations, Argentina.

Sra. Sáenz is a partner at the law firm Zang, Bergel & Viñes in Buenos Aires, where she leads the firm’s energy and natural resources practice. A leading member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, Sra. Sáenz has extensive experience in energy and resources, including mergers and acquisitions, financing, joint ventures and operating agreements in Argentina. She has also worked in Central Asia and the United Kingdom, gaining experience in exploration and production development across international borders and cultures.

Sra. Sáenz was appointed Lake’s Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Country Manager, Argentina on 1 February 2023, having served previously as a Non-Executive Director since 28 July 2021. In her role she leads Lake’s government relations team, oversees corporate social responsibility programs, and steers community and stakeholder engagement to support the development of clean lithium in Argentina.