Mr Lawrenson holds postgraduate qualifications in commerce and finance and has worked extensively in project development and investment banking around the world, including in Australia, USA and Singapore. Mr Lawrenson is an experienced mining executive and director with deep expertise in the minerals and energy sectors derived from his considerable global experience. He has a successful track record of leading strategic direction in companies and executing corporate transactions.
Mr Lawrenson was Managing Director of Atlas Iron Ltd from 2017 and led the company to its acquisition by Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd. Prior to Atlas Iron, Mr Lawrenson was managing director of a number of ASX listed companies in the mining and mining services sectors. Mr Lawrenson was a senior executive of CMS Energy Corporation in the United States of America and Singapore and this was preceded by an investment banking career.
He is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Caspin Ltd (ASX: CPN), Non-Executive Chair of Australian Vanadium Limited (ASX: AVL), Non-Executive Chairman of Canyon Resources (ASX: CAY) and Non-Executive Chairman of privately owned Pacific Energy Limited and Onsite Rental Group.