Keith Liddell is an experienced metallurgical engineer and resource company director. Working since 1981 exclusively in the minerals industry, he has experience in management and ownership of a number of public and private businesses and joint ventures with a variety of participants.
Having been involved in technical and corporate roles, company management, capital raising and stakeholder relationships, Keith has a unique blend of attributes that allow concurrent appreciation of the various social, environmental, commercial and technical components that constitute successful modern resource companies. He has negotiated purchases and sales of assets, joint venture agreements and sales agreements for concentrates and metals. Keith is the inventor of the patented Kell Process for the hydromet recovery of Platinum Group Metals (“PGMs”) from concentrates.
Keith has an extensive background developing, commissioning and operating nickel mines. Most notably, Keith was the founder Chairman of Sally Malay Ltd (now Panoramic Resources Ltd) in Australia from 2000 to 2005 where he directed growth and expansion through project acquisition, funding, development and operation of the Savannah Nickel mine. He also led the acquisition of Lanfranchi Nickel mine. He was Chairman of Australian Mines Ltd which operated the Blair Nickel Mine in Western Australia.
In 1997 Keith was appointed Managing Director of Aquarius Platinum which developed the Kroondal PGM mine under his direction. In 2003 Minerals Securities Ltd, his listed investment company, invested in Sedibelo Platinum Mines Ltd which produces PGMs in South Africa, where he remains a director and chairs the Safety, Health, Environmental, Quality and Social License Committee.
Keith has also been involved in exploration for gold, PGMs and nickel in China and Australia, development of an open pit, heap leach copper SX-EW mine in Australia, exploration and production of fluorite in South Africa and Australia. He Chairs Colomi Singapore Ltd and is a director of Cornish Lithium Ltd and Tombador Iron Ltd.
Founder of the patented hydromet technology replacing smelting for PGMs, gold, silver.
Keith leads the strategy and implementation of the group’s intellectual property portfolio.