Experience is key Board of Directors.
Experience is key Board of Directors.
The Vulcan expert team is supported by a Board with decades of leadership and expertise in the lithium industry, geology, and investment banking.
Executive Chair Dr. Francis Wedin
Dr Wedin is a battery materials and renewable energy industry executive, focused on developing global scale decarbonisation opportunities. Dr Wedin founded Vulcan Energy and its Zero Carbon Lithium™️ Business, a dual renewables and lithium chemicals company and the world’s first zero fossil fuels, carbon neutral lithium project.
Dr Wedin was previously Executive Director of ASX-listed Exore Resources, where he developed two new lithium resources, on two continents. He is bilingual, has a PhD and BSc (Hons) in geology, an MBA in renewable energy, is a Fellow of the Geological Society, London, and a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Managing Director & CEO Cris Moreno
Cris has over 20 years’ global experience in successfully delivering major, unique, and challenging projects, including in the lithium chemicals, cathode, and LNG sectors.
In the LNG sector, held leadership roles with Santos, Woodside, and Shell, including working on the Browse, Gorgon, and Prelude LNG projects. Prior to joining Vulcan, Cris worked in the lithium chemicals and battery cathode sector in Europe, as Senior Director Programs for Northvolt–Cathode Active Material (CAM) Business Unit, and Vice President – Engineering and Development for Aurora Lithium, Northvolt’s lithium hydroxide refinery in Europe.
Non-Executive Deputy Chair Gavin Rezos
Executive Chair/CEO positions of three companies that grew from start-ups to the ASX 300. Extensive international investment banking experience. Investment banking Director of HSBC with senior multi-regional roles in investment banking, legal and compliance functions. Currently Chair of Resource and Energy Group, principal of Viaticus Capital, Non-Executive Director of Kuniko Limited and Non-Executive Chair Resources & Energy Group Limited.
Non-Executive Director Annie Liu
Annie was the Executive Director of Purchasing for the Ford Model e Line, for all electric products and technology. Annie started her 20+ year career as an engineer at Microsoft before moving to Tesla where she progressed to Head of Supply Chain, Battery and Energy at Tesla. Annie is experienced in building and leading teams from product incubation stage to scale up and mature market bringing a unique blend of entrepreneurial initiative and ability to meet organisation and market growth needs.
Non-Executive Director Dr. Heidi Grön
Dr. Grön is a chemical engineer by background and an accomplished business leader with over 22 years’ experience in the chemicals industry. Since 2007, Dr. Grön has been a senior executive with Evonik, one of the largest specialty chemicals companies in the world, with a market capitalization of €14B and 32,000 employees.
Non-Executive Director Josephine Bush
Ms Bush is a qualified solicitor and chartered tax advisor, as well as earning the CFA ESG investing qualification and a sustainable finance certification. She has an MA in Law from Cambridge University. She built and led the UK and Ireland Renewables Tax Practice and developed latterly the EY global renewables business plan. She was a member of the Ernst & Young Power and Utilities Board and UK&I Governance Board and was a senior partner at EY for 14 years.
Non-Executive Director Ranya Alkadamani
Founder of Impact Group International. A communications strategist, focused on amplifying the work of companies that have a positive social or environmental impact. Experience in working across media markets and for high profile people, including one of Australia’s leading philanthropists, Andrew Forrest and Australia’s former Foreign Minister and former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd.
Non-Executive Director Dr. Günter Hilken
Dr. Hilken has over 35 years’ experience in and a deep understanding of the German chemicals, renewables and infrastructure investment sectors and, through leading industry advocacy associations, the German Government at the State and Federal level. Dr. Hilken is a Senior Advisor to Macquarie Asset Management, Director of Currenta and President and Chairman of the Board of the German Federation of Industrial Energy Consumers (VIK).
Non-Executive Director Mark Skelton
Mr Skelton has more than 35 years’ experience including a 29-year tenure at BP and then at Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) in Project Development and general management. A senior leader and advisor with a proven record in delivering major projects, business transformation and developing organisational capability within the mining, energy and oil and gas industries, Mr Skelton has extensive project experience in Australia and internationally.
Special Advisor Julia Poliscanova
Julia Poliscanova is a senior director with the EU’s Transport and Environment. She is instrumental in shaping policies around EU vehicle CO2 standards and sustainable batteries. Julia Poliscanova previously worked for the Mayor of London as a senior EU policy officer. Julia is also on the steering committee for the Battery CO2 Passport program of the Global Battery Alliance.