Kalium Lakes Limited


Kalium Lakes Limited is a public company, based in Western Australia, with a tenement package covering more than 2,400 square kilometres at the eastern margin of the East Pilbara Region of Western Australia.

An exploration and development company, it is focused on developing the Beyondie Sulphate Of Potash Project in Western Australia with the aim of producing Sulphate of Potash (SOP), a high yield, premium fertiliser, for both domestic and international markets. There is currently no SOP production in Australia.

Approaching a Final Investment Decision, the Company has just completed a Bankable Feasibility Study for the Project (the first BFS for any Australian deposit) which confirmed the Project is technically and financially robust, with first production anticipated in 2020.

The Project aims to commence production at 90ktpa of SOP, before ramping up to 180ktpa of SOP for domestic and international sale. 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.


Malcolm Randall


Mr Malcolm Randall (Dip Applied Chem, FAICD) holds a Bachelor of Applied Chemistry Degree and has more than 45 years’ of extensive experience in corporate, management and marketing in the resources sector, including more than 25 years with the Rio Tinto group of companies. His experience has covered a diverse range of commodities including iron ore, base metals, uranium, mineral sands and coal. Mr Randall has held the position of chairman and director of a number of ASX listed companies. Past directorships include Consolidated Minerals Limited, Titan Resources Limited, Northern Mining Limited, Iron Ore Holdings Limited and United Minerals Corporation NL. Current directorships include MZI Resources Limited, Thundelarra Limited, Summit Resources Limited and Magnetite Mines Limited.

Brett Hazelden

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Brett Hazelden (B.Sc. MBA GAICD) is a Metallurgist who brings more than 19 years’ experience in project management, engineering design and operations servicing the Australasian resources industry. His previous responsibilities include project management, feasibility study evaluation, engineering and design, estimating, financial evaluation, cost control, scheduling, contracts and procurement, business risk and strategic development. As well as other roles, he has held senior positions at Rio Tinto, Fluor, Newcrest Mining and Iron Ore Holdings.

Brett Hazelden has studied, managed and executed projects from small scale works up to multi-billion dollar complex developments. He has been responsible for environmental permitting and approvals, heritage, native title negotiations, external relations, as well as tenure management. Brett has also been involved in numerous mergers, acquisitions and due diligence reviews in recent years.

Rudolph van Niekerk

Executive Director and Chief Development Officer

Rudolph van Niekerk (B.Eng. Mechanical GAICD) is a professional in the mining and resources industry with more than 12 years’ experience in project and business management. Previous positions include senior engineering roles for Ausenco, Anglo Gold Ashanti and BC Iron.

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.

Stephen Dennis


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.

Senior Management

Christopher Achurch

Chief Financial Officer and Joint Company Secretary

Mr Achurch was recently a Senior Manager with RSM Australia, one of this nation’s top six corporate financial and advisory accounting service providers. He has considerable experience, operating at a senior level, in providing expert audit advice to a number of major businesses across the exploration, mining and agricultural sectors.

A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Mr Achurch has developed a comprehensive understanding of commercial accounting and audit functions, as well as possessing a strong technical knowledge of ASX reporting requirements, International Financial Reporting Standards (having worked in the USA) and Australian Accounting Standards.

Gareth Widger

Joint 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.