Bradda Head Holdings welcomes three new senior members

Bradda Head Holdings, a North American-focused lithium development company, announces the appointment of three new senior members to its company

As an up and coming lithium development company, Bradda Head Holdings is making progress as it emerges onto the global mining stage. Today, it announced the appointment of its three new senior additions - all of whom join the team with immediate effect - as the company is keen to hit the ground running in preparation to meet growing battery metal demand. 

Meet the team

In its announcement, the company revealed Adam Hawkins as its new ESG officer, Don Hains P. Geo., MBA, appointed as Technical Consultant, and Dr Yatendra Sharma BSc Hons, MSc, PhD, CChem, MRACI, MAusIMM, as a Lithium Processing Consultant. The trio of additions all boast an array of industry experience and talent, specialising in a variety of areas and, no doubt, ready to prove their worth to a company that’s potential is itching to be unearthed. 

As the new officer in charge of ESG, Adam Hawkins has a topical job on his hands. As all eyes are turned towards continued sustainability and environmental progress in an industry as high-emitting as mining, Hawkins is confident in his ability to conduct all matters sustainably and aligned with environmental regulations. Hawkins’ role will also see him tackle the company’s engagement with local communities to ensure an increase in support to kickstart and maintain Bradda’s future operations. 

As Hawkins’ newest colleague, Don Hains joins Bradda as its Technical Consultant. Carrying an impressive array of experience under his belt and specialising in industrial minerals exploration and economic geology, Hains proves to be a valuable asset to a company that is looking to expand upon its own ongoing operations. 

Hains has previously handled product research and development responsibilities and possesses over 40 years of industrial mineral market consulting experience. However, most notable is Hains’ experience dealing with lithium projects ranging from grassroots exploration all the way to carrying out due diligence reviews of hard rock, brine, and sedimentary deposits. 

And, finally, Yatendra Sharma has been appointed as Lithium Processing Consultant. Sharma, who holds a master’s degree in industrial chemistry and metallurgy and a PhD in chemical process and electrometallurgy, comes prepared for the role with almost 50 years of experience within top managerial positions. Not to be disregarded is Sharma’s affinity for inventing new technologies, too, such as 16 battery patents (including Li-ion batteries and processing of Li from its ore and electrodes materials), and is an avid writer. 

A sense of optimism for future lithium operations courtesy of Bradda Head Holdings 

“We are delighted to have appointed Adam, Don and Yatendra as Consultants,” says Charles FitzRoy, CEO of Bradda. “As ESG reporting becomes increasingly necessary in our industry, Adam will be a vital link between the Company and our sustainability commitments, and he brings with him experience from both the public and private sectors. Don and Yatendra are well known to the Company and are already working alongside our team to help optimise lithium processing and resource evaluation to ensure Bradda maximises its potential.

“Given our recently-commenced planned exploration drilling programmes, Adam, Don and Yatendra’s appointments come at an opportune time, and we are confident that they will be able to continue the great work already carried out and help us develop operations and further realise our resource potential. We look forward to working with them further as we seek to cement Bradda Head’s position as a key provider of lithium to US end-users.”


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