Liontown welcomes General Manager of Operations: Aaron Nankivell
We are excited to share that we have appointed Mr Aaron Nankivell as General Manager of Operations for our world-class Kathleen Valley Lithium Project. Aaron brings a wealth of experience to the role, with an impressive background in underground mining and a deep understanding of operational readiness and preparedness. As part of our forward planning for Kathleen Valley, Aaron’s appointment comes well ahead of start-up, which is on schedule for first production mid-2024.
As General Manager of Operations, Aaron will oversee and lead all site operational activities including mining, processing, ESG and administration. His background and extensive experience in underground mining and in operating in a Western Australian mining environment make him a strong fit for this pivotal role.
Aaron’s early appointment underscores our approach to delivering our Project, which is based on disciplined early planning. As part of our comprehensive workforce plan, we have already recruited a skilled processing team, including a Process Manager Lead, Mechanical Lead, Mining Manager Lead, Processing Coordinator, Processing Superintendent, Processing Supervisor, and Senior Metallurgists. The processing team join our already established mining team on site and have commenced preparation works, eight to nine months ahead of first production.
Aaron is renowned for his great people skills and a dedication to safety and sustainability, making him a great fit for our team. His leadership and operational expertise will play a vital role in the success of our Tier-1 project.
Aaron has an Executive MBA from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours from the University of New South Wales.