Kalium Lakes Limited


Kalium Lakes Limited (KLL) is an exploration and development company focused on developing the 100% Owned Beyondie Sulphate Of Potash Project (BSOPP) in Western Australia with the aim of commencing steady state production of least 100ktpa of  SOP for domestic and international sale.

The Company has also identified the potential to increase throughput up to 120ktpa through some short term, low capital intensity improvements.

An initial mine life of between 30-50 years is anticipated for a project designed to be a low cost, long life and high margin producer. The company has an experienced project development team and Board of Directors.

Kalium Lakes adheres to the JORC 2012 Code and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Best Practice Guidelines for Resource and Reserve Estimation for Brines (CIM Guideline).

In addition, the Company is part of the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) Potash Working Group and recognises that the Joint Ore Reserve Committee (JORC) has adopted the “Guidelines for the Resource and Reserve Estimation for Brines” that had been jointly developed by the Australian SOP Brine Industry and its specialist hydrogeologists in conjunction with AMEC.


Stephen Dennis

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Stephen Dennis has a career spanning more than 30 years as an experienced and well regarded company director and has been appointed on a number of senior boards in the Australian and international resources sector.

Mr Dennis was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of CBH Resources Limited and is currently the non-executive chairman of several ASX listed resource companies, including Heron Resources Limited, Rox Resources Limited, EHR Resources Limited and Graphex Mining Limited.

He has also held senior operational and commercial positions in MIM Holdings Limited, Minara Resources Limited, and Brambles Australia Limited.

Brent Smoothy

Non-Executive Director

Brent Smoothy is a successful business owner controlling  multiple companies that undertake pastoral, aviation, logistics,  aggregate production and construction activities in Australia.

Brent is a co-founder of the Company, who retains pastoral  leases in the Central and Eastern Pilbara regions of Western  Australia, a broadacre cropping and cattle property in Central  Queensland and a helicopter aviation business servicing the  pastoral, mining and government sectors.

Mark Sawyer

Non-Executive Director

Mark Sawyer is a co-founder of Greenstone Resources which  he founded in 2013 after a successful 16 year career in the  resources sector. Prior to establishing Greenstone, Mark was  GM and Co-Head Group Business Development at Xstrata plc.  Prior to Xstrata, he was a founder and partner in Cutfield  Freeman & Co, a boutique advisory firm. Mark is a corporate  finance Solicitor by training.

Sam Lancuba

Non-Executive Director

Mr Lancuba is a chemical engineer with more than 42 years’ experience in the global fertiliser industry. During his career in the industry, Sam has worked in areas of research and development, process engineering, manufacturing and management.  Following 27 years at Incitec Pivot Limited, an ASX top 50 company, he moved to providing expert consulting services for industry clients in Australia, New Zealand, USA, South America, Europe, India and China.

Sam currently advises fertiliser industry clients in a range of areas including plant design and maintenance, project management, project evaluation and marketing strategies for fertiliser products.

Senior Management

Rudolph van Niekerk

Chief Executive Officer

Rudolph van Niekerk (B.Eng. Mechanical GAICD) is a professional in the mining and resources industry with more than 15 years’ experience in project and business management.

During his career Rudolph van Niekerk has held a range of different roles in the management of projects and operations. His various responsibilities have included financial evaluation, risk review and management, project management, development of capital and operating cost estimates, budget development and cost control, design management, planning, reporting, contract administration, quality control, expediting, construction, commissioning, production ramp-up and project hand-over to operations.

Gareth Widger

Company Secretary and Corporate Affairs Manager

Gareth has more than 30 years’ experience managing corporate administration and strategic communication activities for public and private companies.

He has held senior roles within the agriculture, industrial chemical, mining, civil engineering, retail and wholesale sectors incorporating a diverse range of corporate support, investor relations, stakeholder engagement, marketing and media liaison responsibilities.

Phil Nixon

Marketing Manager

Working as part of the small Kalium Lakes team, Phil brings more than 30 years’ experience in international trade, working predominantly in Middle Eastern and Asian markets, to this role.

He has considerable experience in agribusiness and fertiliser supply chain management, as well as detailed knowledge of business practices in the Middle East, Asia, North America and various other international markets. His experience in the Australian and global fertiliser sectors is highly relevant to our marketing & distribution strategies – both national and export.

Phil has held various Board and industry body roles in international trade and agribusiness during his career.