About Us

Enabling the global transition to Green Energy

Altura is an exploration and development company, focussed on lithium and battery minerals. Altura’s management are long term believers in the Electric Vehicle revolution and have developed particular expertise in the EV and lithium supply chain over the past decade. Altura is evaluating several development opportunities, both within Australia and overseas, that will support the surging demand for battery minerals and position the Company as a key player in the global transition to green energy.

A company run by mining people

Altura brings together an experienced and dedicated Management Team that specialises in converting exploration into fully operational mines.

With nearly two centuries of combined mining and exploration experience, Altura’s Management Team has developed and put into production some of the largest mines around the world.

Altura’s Management Team have extensive experience with Tier 1 assets across iron, ore, coal and lithium.

Board of Directors

James Brown, Managing Director

Mr Brown is a Mining Engineer with extensive operational and development experience in the mining industry, including 22 years at New Hope Corporation. He was appointed Managing Director of Altura in September 2010 having previously been the Group General Manager since December 2008.

Allan Buckler, Non-Executive Director

Mr Buckler has over 45 years’ experience in the mining industry and has been directly responsible for the commercialisation of several projects from resource identification through to production. He is a former Director and Chief Operations Officer of New Hope Corporation, and was appointed a Director of Altura in December 2008.

Dennis O’Neill, Non-Executive Director

Mr O’Neill is an exploration geologist with over 35 years’ international mining experience across various commodities, across Australasia, Africa, Asia and North America. Mr O’Neill was a founding director of current Lithium producer Orocobre (ASX: ORE). He was appointed a Director in December 2008.

BT Kuan, Non-Executive Director

Mr Kuan is a mechanical engineer with considerable experience in logistics specifically the development and management of bulk handling and terminal operations. He was appointed a Director in November 2007.

As an Australian exploration and resource development company, enabling the global transition to Green Energy, Altura is committed to progressing its journey in the most sustainable way possible.

Altura will strive to generate value while managing sustainability through robust business and decision-making practices. Sustainable business is fundamental in who we are and what we do.

Altura is developing (and in due course) will issue a Sustainability Plan that will be reported against annually. Achievements against the Altura Sustainability Plan will maintain our social licence to operate.

Board Governance

Altura is financially prudent and well governed, regularly reviewing its governance practices to ensure world’s best practice.

The Company has issued and will routinely review, and update following the Charters, Statements and Policies in order to encourage and maintain a culture of ethical and positive corporate governance:


Site and Field related Contractor Safety Requirements

Altura places the protection of People and Environment above all other business considerations. No person, Fauna or Flora should suffer any ill effects arising from work undertaken by Altura.

In support of this objective, Altura recognises its responsibility for maintaining the workplace through the implementation and maintenance of an appropriate Health Safety and Environment Management System.

The Health Safety and Environment Management System provides a structure for creating, developing, managing and reporting HSE issues on a continuous improvement basis.

The Altura Health, Safety and Environmental Management System framework comprises of the:

Trade Terms and Conditions

This document contains Altura’s Standard Terms and Conditions for Purchase Orders. It applies to any agreement that the Company enters into by issuing a Purchase Order to the nominated supplier

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