RareX shuffles management

31st March 2023

By: Esmarie Iannucci

Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor: Australasia


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PERTH ( – Junior RareX has announced a number of management and board changes to drive the development of its Cummins Range rare earths and phosphate project, in Western Australia.

The company on Friday announced that COO James Durrant would be appointed as CEO, effective from April 3, leveraging his experience in rare earths, bulk commodities and fertilizers to lead the company through its next phase of growth.

Durrant joined RareX as GM for projects in 2021 and has been COO since January this year. He was previously with Canyon Resources, held leadership roles at Danakali, and was employed with BHP.

RareX founder and current MD Jeremy Robinson will transition to the role of nonexecutive chairperson, while current chairperson John Young will become a nonexecutive director.

“Having grown the resource almost 10 times in size in just three years and with a clear pathway to development involving two increasingly-in-demand commodities, I believe now is the logical time to hand over to Durrant. I have every confidence that the restructured senior leadership team will be well qualified to lead RareX forward into its next exciting growth chapter,” Robinson said on Friday.

“The board is well-constructed to provide the breadth of support and governance necessary as the company transitions towards becoming a developer. These changes also follow the recent appointment of Danny Goeman, who brings senior marketing and sales expertise to the board, as well as Kay Hoffman, who joins the team as study manager.”

Edited by Creamer Media Reporter



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