Darren is a Chemical Engineer with over 30 years of experience in Process Development, Process Plant Design, Engineering and Commissioning. Darren has a broad technical knowledge in Pyrometallurgy and Hydrometallurgy in Base Metals, Ironmaking and Rare Earths Extraction. For Cheetah Resources, Darren has been leading the development of the ore sorting process for the Cheetah Resources Nechalacho Rare Earth Demonstration Plant in NWT, Canada as well as development of the Rare Earth extraction process to produce a final rare earth product. Previous roles include:
- Lynas Corporation – Technical Development in both Beneficiation and Downstream processing for Mt Weld, Malaysian LAMP and Kangankunde, Malawi
- Hastings Technology Metals – Principal Process Engineer – Hydrometallurgy for development of the Yangibana project
- Direct Nickel – Process Engineer and Project Manager for development of a 1 tonne per day Test Plant followed by management of the operations.