Aura appoints new CEO and Managing Director
Publicly listed uranium company Aura Energy, which is focused on developing the 85%-owned Tiris uranium project in Mauritania, has announced that the new incoming Managing Director and CEO David Woodall will take office on October 17.
Woodall is a senior corporate executive with a mining engineering qualification and 30 years of experience in exploration, mining, project development, community alignment and engagement in the mineral resources industry, including rare earths, critical minerals, gold, copper, iron ore and nickel.
He has extensive experience across the entire value chain at the operational, corporate and board level and has overseen transformation and change management in complex operational environments.
Woodall also has experience managing large, geographically dispersed teams across multiple locations and across different cultures.
He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Corporate Directors (AICD).
“[Woodall’s] extensive mining and corporate experience will be key to accelerating uranium production at the company, both in Mauritania and Sweden,” said Aura Non-Executive Chairman Phil Mitchell.
Woodall succeeds Dr. Does Goodall in the post.
“[Under Goodall’s] leadership, we have developed and advanced the implementation of a strategy that will facilitate the early development of the Tiris project and chart a realistic path towards the establishment of a battery metal complex in Sweden based on the Haggan resource. [Goodall’s] leadership has been central to moving our projects forward,” Mitchell continued.
Woodall and Goodall would work together to further the advancement of the business, he said.
“I am…part of the team that will develop the Tiris project and advance the development of a battery metal complex in Haggan, Sweden…The importance of Tiris and the other Aura projects will play a role important in the security and stability of energy supply globally,” said Woodall.