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Paul Lennon, AO

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Lennon served as the 42nd Premier of Tasmania (2004-2008) and brings substantial knowledge of industry, also serving as the state’s Treasurer (2004-2006), the Minister for Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (1998-2002), and Minister for Economic Development, Energy and Resources (2002-2004).

With more than 30 years’ experience assisting the development of Tasmanian industry through government, Mr Lennon is exceptionally well equipped to oversee the development of ABx’s rare earths exploration and the proposed Alcore pilot plant, both of which are located in Tasmania.

In 2015, Mr Lennon was one of only two Tasmanians to be awarded Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of his role in developing major infrastructure and enhancing economic diversification.