Max McGarvie is a senior mining executive with an extensive portfolio of technical & managerial appointments. He spent over 45 years in mine development, mineral processing, operational and management roles across Australia, Africa and the Middle East.
Mr McGarvie also has a wealth of experience in large-scale, low-cost mining and processing operations developed from greenfield sites; the training and development of national workforces; and implementation of quality management programs.
HIs career has also covered a range of senior roles in the mining sector including as production manager, registered mine manager, and chief executive.
Mr McGarvie spent a significant portion of his career at Iluka Resources and prior entities, including development roles within its mineral sands operation at Eneabba Western Australia and a major role in returning the Sierra Rutile mineral sands operation in Sierra Leone (operated by Iluka) to profitable operations following the civil war in that country. He was also the executive general manager of Global Advanced Metals (an international business with operations in Australia, the US and Japan) with customers based primarily in Asia, North America and Europe. He managed the Australian division of the group, focused on tantalum mining and processing in their Australian operations (including the restart of Wodgina and Greenbushes), and sourcing of tantalum concentrates from the DRC and Rwanda. Prior to that, he was the managing director of Bemax Resources and oversaw the integration of WA and NSW assets into the Cristal Global business unit.