Ron Mitchell

Managing Director

Meet Ron Mitchell, Managing Director at Global Lithium Resources.

As MD, Ron oversees the day-to-day management of the company including market development, investor relations, strategic partnership negotiation and business growth opportunities.

He has more than 25 years’ experience spanning senior commercial, strategy, sales and business development roles including more than 13 years in the lithium and battery metals industry with executive level roles at Tianqi Lithium Corporation and Talison Lithium. He is also the inaugural Chairman of the London Metal Exchange (LME) Lithium and Cobalt Committee, a role he has held for more than four years.

After graduating University in Perth and working for the WA government for seven years, he was awarded a Japanese Government Scholarship and completed a Master’s degree at the Tokyo University of Marine Science in 2004, and also lived and worked in Tokyo Japan for seven years, holding several commercial roles with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Inc, a large globally diversified original equipment manufacturer (OEM).

In his tenure with GL1, Ron has overseen significant developments including the 10-year offtake agreement with major shareholder Canmax Technologies Co (formally Suzhou TA&A UltraClean Technology Co), the introduction of Mineral Resources (ASX: MIN) as a cornerstone investor, the raising of ~$175m across placements and SPPs since GL1’s listing on the ASX in May 2021, overseeing the recruitment of a specialised team and the delivery of an upgraded total mineral resource of 54.0Mt at 1.09% Li2O encompassing the Manna and Marble Bar Lithium Projects (July 2023).

“I’m excited about what the future holds for Global Lithium,” Ron says. “The company continues to progress the Manna Lithium Project at a rapid pace as we ready to become Australia’s next lithium producer, against a backdrop of strong downstream interest and long-term demand for lithium driven by EVs, energy storage and other green technologies.”

In his spare time, Ron spends his time in the outdoors where he enjoys fishing, camping, diving and boating with his family and friends.