Board &
Management –

The Board of Kalia aims to grow shareholder value through the discovery of economic deposits of energy metal resources.




Non-Executive Chairman
Mr David Johnston
B.Juris LLB

The Honourable David Johnston, former Senator, practiced law in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia specializing in mining conveyancing and tenement disputation. He practiced in Western Australia for 20 years before being elected to the Australian Parliament as a Senator or Western Australia. Mr Johnston was in Parliament for 14 years, and during that time was the Minister for Justice and Customs, the Shadow Minister for Minerals Energy and Tourism, The Shadow Minister for Defence and then the Minister for Defence.

Managing Director
Mr Terry Larkan

Mr Terry Larkan has over 30 years mining finance and general management experience in Australasia, Africa and the Americas. Mr Larkan’s previous roles include a director if Bellzone Mining, partner with Ernst & Young (Australia) and vice-president with Barrick Gold.

Technical Director
Mr. Peter Batten
BSc Geology MAIMM

Mr. Peter Batten is Kalia Limited’s Technical Director. Mr. Batten is a Geologist with 35 years of experience in the resources industry as a geologist, mine manager and consultant and has worked on nickel, gold, graphite, uranium and iron ore focussed projects. Mr. Batten has worked in Bougainville, projects across Australia as well as in Botswana, Brazil, Guinea, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, Namibia, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, USA and Zimbabwe.

Mr. Batten has previously held director positions with listed companies; Berkeley Resources (ASX), Bannerman Resources (ASX; TSX; NSX), White Canyon Uranium (ASX; TSX-V), Walkabout Resources (ASX) and De Grey Mining (ASX).

Non-Executive Director
Mr. Sean O’Brien
AdvDip Accounting (RMIT University Melbourne)

Mr Sean O’Brien has experience in finance and general management across a broad range of primary industries. Mr O’Brien has extensive experience overseeing a portfolio of listed and unlisted investments including many in the natural resources sector. Mr O’Brien is currently a Director of Remasys Pty Ltd, a managed services software business based in Australia.


Chief Financial Officer / Company Secretary
Mr Phillip Hartog
BCompt. CPA(Aust.)

Phillip Hartog is an experienced mining and finance professional whose career has spanned more than 30 years. He has worked for big 4 Accounting firms and in the resource sector in Australia, West Africa, DRC and in South Africa.

Phillip’s resources industry experience has included finance and commercial roles at operational sites as well as senior corporate and CFO roles with private and listed companies (ASX / TSX / AIM).