Australian Strategic Materials appoints Chris Jordaan as Chief Operating Officer

August 24, 2023

Australian Strategic Materials has appointed Chris Jordaan as Chief Operating Officer (Courtesy Australian Strategic Materials)
Australian Strategic Materials has appointed Chris Jordaan as Chief Operating Officer (Courtesy Australian Strategic Materials)

Australian Strategic Materials (ASM), headquartered in West Perth, Australia, has appointed Chris Jordaan as Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective August 24, 2023.

Jordaan joined ASM with thirty-one years of experience in operational and corporate leadership roles in the petrochemical, processing, and mining industries in South Africa, Australia, and Papua New Guinea. Prior to accepting the role of COO, he was the President CEO of Superior Gold, a gold mining company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. He has also held senior leadership positions within Newcrest Mining, BHP, and several South Africa-based companies.

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“With Stage 1 of our EPC Definition work for our Dubbo Project now complete, and early establishment activities for the project underway, Chris is joining us at a crucial and exciting time in ASM’s operational development,” shared Rowena Smith, ASM CEO and Managing Director. “Chris has a substantial depth of experience and the leadership qualities required to progress our Dubbo Project, lead the ramp-up of ASM’s Korean Metals Plant and advance our metallisation technologies, particularly our innovative LK Process.”

“His skills and experience are perfectly suited to further develop and execute ASM’s mine to metals strategy,” Smith concluded.

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