EV Metals Group (“EVM” or “the Company”), a global battery materials and technology company, has appointed Luke Fitzgerald as Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This is in line with long term strategic succession planning and strengthens the future leadership of the Company.
Luke is a mining professional and metallurgist with 20 years of experience in operations management, engineering studies and fast-tracked project delivery on a global basis with organisations such as BHP and Fortescue Metals Group. Luke moves from his role as President of Battery Resources at EVM to Interim CEO, providing operational leadership and overseeing the execution of the business strategy.
Michael Naylor will remain in his role as Managing Director of EVM, continuing to lead strategic projects and corporate development activities for the Company.
Abdullah Busfar, Chairman of EVM, said:
“We have a remarkable business that is both unique and dynamic and I congratulate Luke in his new position to drive this forward. EVM is ideally positioned to play a part in the global transformation to electrification and to be a leader in battery materials and technology for a clean energy future. Assembling a strong leadership team that can plan, execute and deliver on the vision of the Company is essential.”
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About EV Metals Group plc
EV Metals Group plc (EVM) is a global battery materials and technology company committed to a clean energy future.
We are focused on the production of high purity chemicals and battery materials required in rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles and renewable energy storage. Our business model is based on upstream, midstream and downstream integration of proprietary supply chains from in-situ critical raw materials to downstream production of high purity chemicals and cathode active materials (CAM).
Our 2022 acquisition of the Battery Materials Business of Johnson Matthey uniquely positions EVM to become a pre-eminent producer of battery materials vital to the transition to electrification.
We have secured long term and stable supplies of critical raw materials that will be used as feedstock for our world first integrated Battery Chemicals Complex being built in Yanbu Industrial City in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The Battery Chemicals Complex will produce high purity chemicals containing lithium, nickel, cobalt, manganese and other metals.
We will produce CAM for electric vehicle and battery cell manufacturers in Europe, North America and KSA seeking long term, transparent and geopolitically aligned supply chains. EVM has a highly knowledgeable executive and management team with over 180 years of combined experience in midstream and downstream processing of minerals, metals and chemicals for global markets and upstream integration through exploration and mining.
As part of our commitment to sustainable and responsible business practices, EVM is working to embed the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact into our strategies and operations. We are committed to respecting human and labour rights, safeguarding the environment, and working against corruption in all its forms.
Incorporated in 2014, EVM is a private company with operations in Western Australia, United Kingdom and KSA.
For further information on EVM, please visit www.evmetalsgroup.com