Horizons with Phil Thick General Manager of Tianqi Lithium Australia

Engineers Australia’s Horizons series is hosted by the College of Leadership and Management and features in-depth interviews from well-known and respected leaders from across industry. Past guests have included the Hon. Dr Ken Michael AC, past Governor of WA, Kellie Parker, Managing Director, Planning, Integration & Assets, Rio Tinto Iron Ore and John Flecker, CEO Multiplex Australasia.
Horizons with Phil Thick General Manager of Tianqi Lithium Australia

Engineers Australia’s Horizons series is hosted by the College of Leadership and Management and features in-depth interviews from well-known and respected leaders from across industry. Past guests have included the Hon. Dr Ken Michael AC, past Governor of WA, Kellie Parker, Managing Director, Planning, Integration & Assets, Rio Tinto Iron Ore and John Flecker, CEO Multiplex Australasia.

We look forward to welcoming you to the upcoming second Horizons event for our centenary year.

Phil Thick - General Manager of Tianqi Lithium Australia.

Phil joined Tianqi Lithium Australia, a subsidiary of global Chinese company Tianqi Lithium Corporation, as General Manager in August 2016.  He is responsible for the construction and operation of the world’s largest Lithium Hydroxide Processing Plant in Kwinana, which commenced construction in October 2016 and stage one is due for completion in 2019.  Tianqi is investing over $1 billion into Western Australia.

Phil is a Civil Engineer whose career commenced with Alcoa at their Kwinana alumina refinery.  He then moved to Shell where he had a 20 year career in Australia and around the world and was Downstream Director for Shell Australia for his last 3 years.  This was followed by a 5-year stint as CEO of Coogee Chemicals in Kwinana and then in his most recent role Phil was Managing Director of New Standard Energy Limited (NSE), a junior listed oil and gas explorer based in Perth.

For the last ten years, he has been actively involved as Chairman of a large not-for-profit organisation, Avivo, which has a staff of 1100 and turnover of $70 million pa.  He has served on the Boards of the Esperance Port Authority and the Disability Services Commission. In 2018 he joined the Board of Perth Symphony Orchestra as Chairman to help guide them through the next phase of development and growth.

Registrations open 5.30pm

Event starts 6pm and finishes at 7.45pm

Refreshments will be provided.

Date
20 / 08 / 2019 - 05:30 pm to 07:45 pm
(
AWST
)
Registration Closes
20 / 08 / 2019 03:00 pm
Venue
Engineers Australia WA, Auditorium
712 Murray Street
West Perth
,
Western Australia
,
6005
Cost
Registration
  • Member Rate: $45.00 ($40.91 excl. GST)
  • Society Member Rate: $75.00 ($68.18 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $45.00 ($40.91 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $75.00 ($68.18 excl. GST)
Key Speaker(s)
Phil Thick - General Manager, Tianqi Lithium Australia
Host(s)
College of Leadership and Management
Event Contact
Maximum CPD Hours
1.5