Our Team

Our team has significant experience in exploration, design and development of large projects.  Supporting management are a range of other personnel along with specialist consultants.  This experience across the full project lifecycle, and the company’s desire to call upon and work with specialists is critical in the development of a sustainable and socially inclusive business.

Brendon Grylls, Chair

Brendon brings extensive relationships and networks at all levels of business and government. After 16 years as a state MP and senior cabinet minister in Western Australia his Brendon Grylls Group business has grown to include strategic consulting work within the iron ore and gold industry, civil contracting, agriculture, First Nations partnership, aviation and innovative research into carbon abatement and developing new carbon offset projects. 

Dr Shaun Ren, Managing Director

Shaun completed his Ph.D in Economic Geology at the Australian National University and has over 35 years industrial experience in exploration, project assessment and feasibility studies. He has worked for a list of international mining companies including Rio Tinto, BHP, AngloGold-Ashanti in senior technical and management positions. Since 2016, Shaun has focussed on the Richmond vanadium project as CEO of RVT leading the team to successfully complete the PFS.

Jon Price, Non-Executive Director

Jon has over 25 years’ experience in Australia and overseas across all aspects of the industry including exploration, development, construction and mining operations in the gold and advanced minerals sectors. Jon graduated as a metallurgist and holds a Masters in Mineral Economics from the Western Australian School of Mines. He then worked in various gold and advanced mineral operations including general manager of the Paddington gold and St Ives gold operations in the Western Australian goldfields. More recently, Jon was the founding Managing Director of Phoenix Gold which was acquired by Evolution Mining.

Julian Tambyrajah, Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Julian is a global mining finance executive, a qualified Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Company Secretary (ACIS/AGIA) with over 25 years’ experience including 18 years at the CFO & Company Secretary level. He has held the position of Chief Financial Officer, Director and Company Secretary of several listed (AIM/ASX/TSX) public and private equity companies, including Central Petroleum Limited (CTP), Crescent Gold Limited (CRE), Rusina Mining NL (RML), DRDGold Limited (DRD), Dome Resources NL (Gold producers) and held management and accounting roles for Hills Industries, Brown & Root, Woodside and Normandy Mining.

Warwick Nordin, Chief Geologist

Mr Nordin has an Honours Degree in Geology from the University of Witwatersrand and a career built upon 36 years of experience across a variety of continents, companies and commodities, Warwick is a highly competent and flexible member of our team with exposure to exploration, mining, geostatistics and resource evaluation. Warwick is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.

Lily Zhao, Chief Project Engineer

Lily has more than 14 years-experience in control system project management and engineering.  She has a rich knowledge of electrical, mechanical and control system design, programming, commissioning and operational support.  Lily holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and is highly experienced in project team leadership, tender evaluation and negotiation, strategic planning and cost control.  She is currently studying for an MBA through the University of Western Australia.

Joanne Day, Administration Manager & Co-Company Secretary

Joanne is a Justice of the Peace WA with 30+ years’ experience in administration. She has worked with the management teams of private and ASX listed resources companies and is integral in ensuring the day-to-day activities run smoothly and in compliance with corporate governance principles and ESG guidelines as the business grows. Since 2016, Joanne has managed all administrative work with RVT inclusive of the joint venture and PFS.

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