VRX Silica Limited (ASX: VRX) is pleased to announce that it has strengthened its Board of Directors with the appointment of David Welch as a Non-Executive Director.
Mr Welch is an experienced and well credentialed senior executive with a successful track record in the planning, development and operation of logistics and infrastructure supply chains for commodities markets, including; mining, agriculture and industrial products sectors.
From 2007 to 2017, Mr Welch held senior executive positions within Aurizon Holdings Limited, Australia’s largest rail freight operator. These positions included VP Iron Ore, VP Market Development and EVP Strategy and Business Development where he had direct responsibility for strategy, business transformation and performance, commercial negotiations, stakeholder engagement, major projects, joint venture management, M&A and business development. He was previously the Managing Director of The Millennium Group from 1998 to 2006 and was a Marketing Manager at CSBP Limited (part of the Wesfarmers conglomerate) responsible for the management of mining reagent logistics from 1989 to 1994.
Mr Welch holds a Bachelor of Commerce (1st Class Hons) from the University of Western Australia.
VRX Silica Chairman, Paul Boyatzis said:
“We are delighted to welcome David Welch to the VRX Silica Board as we progress the development of our Arrowsmith and Muchea silica sand projects. His extensive experience, in particular around logistics and infrastructure supply chains, combined with knowledge in governance, risk management and sustainability, will broaden and strengthen the Board’s experience and expertise.”