Trigg Mining is looking to secure Australia’s sustainable agriculture future through the exploration of essential potassium fertiliser, sulphate of potash (SOP), necessary for global food production and human nutrition.  SOP provides essential macro nutrients for plant growth without any detrimental elements, such as chloride found in muriate of potash (MOP). In addition, SOP can be produced sustainably through the solar evaporation of potassium-rich hypersaline brine water, without the need for large open pits or waste-rock dumps.

The Trigg Mining SOP Projects (Figure 1) are located nearby established energy and transport infrastructure for access to Australian and international agricultural markets, approximately 170km east of Laverton in WA and including the high-grade discovery at Lake Throssell and a JORC Compliant Mineral Resource at Lake Rason.  The Projects cover 1,500 km² and contain over 380 km² of salt lake playa and 170 km of interpreted palaeochannels (ancient underground rivers) all highly prospective for brine hosted SOP.


Board of Directors 

BEng (Mining) MBA(Economics) AdvDip (Corporate Governance) FAusIMM MAICD

WA First Class Mine Manager and Shift Supervisor


​Keren is a recognised mining industry leader with 20 years’ international experience spanning the entire mining value chain.  Her roles have involved greenfields exploration, feasibility studies, mine development, operations management, debt and equity financing, and mergers & acquisitions.


Her passion for all things mining led her to launch a successful uranium exploration company on the ASX in 2009 and has taken her across the world in corporate and operational roles with Fortescue Metals Group, CopperCo, Resource Capital Funds, Mines and Resources Australia (Areva), MPI Mines, Outokumpu, Goldfields and RGC.


Keren was an Outstanding Woman in Resources finalist in the Women in Resources Awards (2020) and the Telstra Western Australian Young Business Women of the Year (2005).  


Mike is an experienced mining executive (previously undertaking roles as chairman, managing director and chief financial officer) having worked for four junior ASX-listed resource companies over the last 13 years.  In April 2017 he resigned as Managing Director of Balamara Resources having led its development from a start-up in 2011 to a substantial pre-production company, via the acquisition and development of three coal projects in southern Poland.

Prior to Balamara, Mike was CFO of Kangaroo Resources taking the company from a listed shell to a market capitalisation of over A$600 million over a 2-year period before the company's trade sale to a leading international producer.  He has extensive experience in developing several junior resource companies through IPOs and beyond on the ASX, AIM and LSE and he has worked as a senior executive across a broad range of industries in Australia, Africa and the UK over the last 25 years.



Bill has 25 years’ international experience in resources and corporate advisory. He is a Director of Mainsheet Capital and was the Managing Director of Chalice Gold from 2012 to 2014 where he led the acquisition of exploration and development projects for the company.  Prior to Chalice, Mr Bent was VP Business Development at Mirabela Nickel for 3 years, as part of the operational ramp-up and the refinancing and restructuring team. His advisory experience includes 10 years in strategy and M&A for the mining resources and utility sectors in both Australia and UK.

Mr Bent started his career as a metallurgist for AngloGold in South Africa before moving to Genesis Oil & Gas Consultants as a process engineer, during which time he became a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Chemical Engineers (UK).

BCom Grad Dip AppCorpGov FCIS FGIA F Fin GAICD


Karen is a Chartered Secretary with extensive compliance, capital raising, merger and acquisition, IPO and backdoor listing experience in a diverse range of industries including technology, media, resources, health care and life science. She has assisted a substantial number of private start-up and established businesses transition to being publicly-listed companies for over 13 years.


Karen is an active member of the Governance Institute and has participated as a mentor of the University of Western Australia's Career Mentor Link programme for over 8 years.


Karen is presently the principle of a consulting firm and secretary of a number of ASX-listed companies, providing corporate services to those clients. 

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Leadership Team

Jason Cherry - Exploration Manager


Jason is a geologist with over 15 years experience in a range of commodities including uranium, gold and base metals both within Australia and overseas. Jason has significant experience exploring buried palaeochannel systems at the Honeymoon Uranium Project in South Australia and the Mulga Rock Uranium Deposit in Western Australia.  He was part of the team which delivered the feasibility studies for the Mulga Rock Project.


Chris Williams - Project Manager


Chris is a mining engineer who has over 35 years experience in the resources industry across gold, base metals and lithium. He has worked in site operational roles, corporate and as a technical director. His previous roles include General Manger of Kidman Resources and General Manger Operations for Panoramic Resources. He has significant experience in feasibility studies and operational commencement.

Neil Inwood - Technical Manager

MSc (Ore Deposit Geology), BSc (Applied Geology), FAusIMM

Neil has over 25 years' international geology experience in base, gold and speciality metals.  In the last 15 years he has had significant consulting and venture capital experience, and was previously the Managing Director at Berkut Minerals, Executive Geologist with Verona Capital and prior to that, Principal Geologist with the international mining consultancy Coffey Mining.

Neil led the geological team that established the world-class endowment of the Panda Hill Niobium Project in Tanzania for Cradle Resources, and performed the role of Geology Manager for Boss Resources following his involvement in the acquisition phase of the Honeymoon Uranium Mine.  

Neil holds a Master's Degree in Geology and is a Fellow of the AusIMM.

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Corporate Directory



Keren Paterson 


Mike Ralston


William (Bill) Bent 


Karen Logan 

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Level 1, Office F, 1139 Hay Street

West Perth WA 6005


Level 1, Office E, 1139 Hay Street

West Perth WA 6005

+61 8 6114 5685

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Corporate Governance 

    Corporate Governance

    The Company has adopted a Corporate Governance Plan which provides the written terms of reference for the Company’s corporate governance duties. The Board is committed to administering the policies and procedures with openness and integrity, pursuing the true spirit of corporate governance commensurate with the Company's needs.


    Due to the current size and nature of the existing Board and the magnitude of the Company’s operations, the Board does not consider that the Company will gain any benefit from individual Board committees and that its resources would be better utilised in other areas as the Board is of the view that at this stage the experience and skill set of the current Board is sufficient to perform these roles. Under clause 7 of the Company’s Board Charter, the duties that would ordinarily be assigned to individual committees are currently carried out by the full Board under the written terms of reference for those committees. 


    As the Company’s activities develop in size, nature and scope, the size of the Board and the implementation of additional corporate governance structures will be reviewed.

    View the most current Corporate Governance Statement

    View the most current Corporate Governance Plan. 

    View Company Constitution


    Trigg Mining is named after the Western Australian Pioneer, Henry Trigg. Henry was a carpenter who arrived in the early days of the Swan River settlement (Perth) in 1829. His leadership and practical skills led him to become the Superintendent of Public Works, building key infrastructure for Perth, Rottnest and Guildford, including the Causeway and Canning Bridge. 

    Trigg Mining's Founder, Managing Director & CEO, Keren Paterson, is a descendant of Trigg and has named the Company in honour of his pioneering spirit. 

    Trigg Mining Limited
    Level 1, Office E
    1139 Hay Street
    West Perth  Western Australia  6005
    Office: +61 8 6114 5685
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