Trigg Mining Limited (ASX:TMG) 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 can be produced sustainably through solar evaporation of potassium-rich hyersaline brine water, without the need for large open pits or waste-rock dumps.  

The Trigg Mining SOP Projects are located nearby established energy and transport infrastructure for access to Australian and international agricultural markets, approximately 200 km east of Laverton in Western Australia and include a JORC Compliant Exploration Target.  The 100% owned projects cover approximately 2,640 square kilometres of granted tenure containing over 400 square kilometres of salt lake playa and 300km 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


​Keren is an externally 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 a Telstra Western Australian Young Business Women of the Year (2005) and holds a WA First Class Mine Manager Certificate of Competency. 


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.


Mr Bent 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 ACIS AGIA 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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Exploration Team

Neil Inwood - Technical Manager

M.Sc (Ore Deposit Geology), B.Sc (Applied Geology), FAusIMM

Neil has over 25 years' international geology experience in gold, base, and specialty metals. He has significant consulting and venture capital experience in the last 15 years 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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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 3, 216 St Georges Terrace

Perth WA 6000

+61 8 9220 2231

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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 Managing Director, Keren Paterson is a descendant of Trigg and has named the company in honour of his pioneering spirit. 

Trigg Mining Limited
Level 3, 216 St Georges Terrace
Perth Western Australia 6000
Office: +61 8 9220 2231
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