Learn Company profile

Walkabout Resources Limited is an African focused energy minerals developer, based in Western Australia and listed on the Australia Securities Exchange under stock code WKT. The Company strives to create shareholder growth through the discovery and development of products such as graphite, gold, base metals and lithium.

The Companies’ flagship project is the Lindi Jumbo Graphite Project located in south east Tanzania. Walkabout has completed a Definitive Feasibility Study and is seeking to a strategic development partner in order to fast track development and get into production by 2021.

The Company is also exploring for gold and base metals in Northern Ireland and Scotland, and Lithium in southern Namibia.

Building Growth & Investment

Walkabouts’ strategy is to identify, own, develop and mine economically robust energy mineral deposits in Africa. Our aim is to minimise investment risk in order to maximise shareholder returns on the back of our extensive African experience.

Sustainability

Walkabout conducts all of its exploration and mining activities with due regard to worlds best practice industry standards for environmental protection and safeguards.

Safety

Walkabout follows industry best practice to provide a safe and secure working environment for all its staff and contractors. Extra rigour is applied when staff and contractors are involved in mining activities.

Learn Board of directors

Andrew Cunningham - Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Cunningham has extensive cross discipline technical and management experience in the minerals industry, predominantly in Africa and Australia and has worked in a range of commodities and geological styles including uranium, iron ore, graphite, diamonds, gold, and base metals.

During the last 20+ years, Andrew has managed all facets of exploration and development projects in Africa from project generation to the completion of feasibility studies. He has held senior geology and exploration positions with major international mining companies as well as various ASX and TSX listed companies. Andrew has been working with Walkabout Resources Ltd since 2013 and brings a wide range of exploration, resource development, mine geology and management experience to the company.

Andrew holds a BSc Hons in Geology from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and is a member of the Australian Institute of Geosciences.

Mike Elliott - Non Executive Chairman

Mike Elliott has a combined 34+ years’ experience working with mining and metals clients around the world. He was the Global Mining & Metals Sector Leader at Ernst and Young (EY) for over 10 years, and was a member of its Oceania governing body for 5 years.

Mike advised and briefed the CEOs, CFOs and Directors of some of the largest global mining and metals companies on all continents. His access & broad scope allowed him to develop sector insights that benefited industry constituents large & small.

As a key advisor, Mike has participated in many large transactions, IPOs and privatisations that have transformed the industry.

Mike holds a BComm from UNSW, is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants & a member of the Institute of Company Directors.

Phil Montgomery - Non Executive Director

Mr Montgomery has extensive global executive experience with an exceptional pedigree in major project delivery. As an executive at BHP and its predecessor organisations, Phil was responsible for the project’s quadrupling output in the WA Iron Ore Division. While with BHP he held the roles of Chief Growth Officer, Global Head of Group Project Management and Vice President – Projects, leading the Jansen potash project.

Having worked in developing countries including Mozambique, the DRC, South Africa and Colombia, Phil is well positioned to manage risk and challenges as a key advisor during the construction and commissioning of the Lind Jumbo Graphite Mine.

Phil has a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering & Business Management) from Oxford Brookes University. He is currently a non-executive director at both Salt Lake Potash and Société des Mines de Fer de Guinée.

Peter Finnimore - Non Executive Director

Mr Finnimore is a sales and marketing executive with 20 years’ experience in the mining and metals sector with majors such as Rio Tinto, Rusal, BHP and South32. Most recently, while with South32, Peter held the roles of Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Commercial Officer, with a remit including logistics, risk management, technical marketing, industry and commodity analysis and product development.

Peter has a genuine international perspective, having spent majority of his executive career working and living abroad in countries including Japan, Russia, Holland, Singapore, Cyprus and Switzerland.

Over his career, Peter was responsible for many tens of billions of dollars in revenue of aluminium, alumina, manganese and nickel. He also designed and executed a strategy to transform the global alumina industry’s pricing mechanism.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Commence and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland. He is a member of the Institute of Company Directors and has previously served as a director of both the International Aluminium Institute and the International Nickel Institute.