Mr Kitney is an internationally experienced extractive metallurgist with in excess of 40 years’ experience in resource evaluation and project development roles in Australia and internationally. From 2010 to early 2017 he held the role of COO for Kasbah Resources Limited, responsible for all aspects of resource development, metallurgical development, project feasibility and stakeholder engagement for the Achmmach Tin Project in Morocco.
Recently he was Chief Metallurgist for lithium developer Prospect Resources Limited (ASX:PSC). Metallurgical process testing and design include heavy mineral recovery using gravity methods, magnetic separation and base metal and lithium mineral flotation process design. Hydrometallurgical process experience includes bauxite refining, lithium chemicals production, gold extraction and recovery and copper leaching and recovery. He is presently an Executive Director providing technical direction to Mn Energy Limited for process development for battery grade manganese sulphate production and has contributed to project development and construction throughout Africa, SE Asia, the CIS and Australia. He presently holds non-executive director positions with Breaker Resources NL (ASX:BRB) and Monument Mining Limited (TSX:MMY). Mr Kitney holds a Master of Science degree from WA School of Mines (Mineral Economics) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.