Ken Brinsden is a Mining Engineer with 25 years’ experience in surface and underground mining operations. Mr Brinsden graduated from the Western Australian School of Mines in 1993. Between graduation and 2006 he worked for WMC Resources, Normandy, Central Norseman Gold Corporation, GoldFields and Iluka Resources in production, management, brown-fields and green-fields mine development roles.
Mr Brinsden was in the role of Chief Operating Officer then Managing Director at Atlas Iron between 2006 and July 2015, contributing to the substantial growth of Atlas Iron from a junior explorer to a significant Pilbara iron ore producer. Mr Brinsden remained a Non-Executive Director of Atlas until May 2016.
Mr Brinsden joined Pilbara Minerals as Chief Executive Officer in January 2016 and was appointed Managing Director and CEO in May 2016. He has led the significant growth of Pilbara minerals through corporate development, financing and project execution at Pilgangoora such that it has become one of the leading lithium development projects globally and facilitated Pilbara’s entry into the ASX 200.
Amongst Mr Brinsden’s pursuits in the community he is a member of the Dean’s Council at the University of Western Australia’s Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, and a Council Member at the Western Australian School of Mines Alumni (WASMA).
Ken Brinsden will be presenting on: How will lithium suppliers meet its growing demand, who’s building the mines to extract it, what challenges does this battery metal face? Click here to download the programme.