International Graphite is delighted to announce the appointment of non-executive Director Andrew Worland as the Company’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Mr Worland has been on the Board since 2019 and will take up his new position from 1 January 2023.
A mining executive and experienced ASX/TSX director, Andrew brings 25 years of experience working in senior finance, corporate and project management and marketing roles in the Western Australian mining sector. His work has spanned exploration, development and operations in lead, zinc, nickel, cobalt, gold, iron ore, molybdenum, copper and uranium
Company founder Phil Hearse will continue as Chairman but will step back from his executive duties to focus his attention on the Collie downstream processing operation, metallurgy, technology development and process design.
“I am thrilled Andrew has agreed to take a full-time role with the company. He has been intimately involved in the development of International Graphite since joining the board in May 2019, providing strong strategic, corporate and financial guidance to the company,” Mr Hearse said.
Mr Worland’s appointment is part of the company’s move to strengthen its management team as it works to grow as Western Australia’s first vertically integrated graphite company, supplying battery anode materials for the lithium-ion battery market.
“I thank the Board for the opportunity to lead the company. We are in the midst of a global critical minerals-led energy transformation and battery minerals are at the forefront. Phil has built a great team, and together with our shareholders and stakeholders, we have created a unique opportunity to capitalise on the opportunities this transformation is presenting,” he said.