Patrick Walta

Patrick Walta

Director

Future Element Australia

Patrick Walta is a qualified metallurgist, mineral economist and board executive with experience across both technical and commercial roles within the mining and water treatment industries.

 

Graduating from Melbourne University with degrees in Chemical Engineering and Science, Patrick has gone on to complete postgraduate studies including an MBA, Masters of Science (Mineral Economics) and a Diploma of Project Management. In addition, Patrick is a graduate of the AICD’s Company Directors Course. Patrick has also been awarded the MNN Emerging Leader of the Year Award (2018) and the Young Achiever of the Year award (2015) at the Australian Mining Prospect Awards.

In 2009, Patrick co-founded Raging Bull Group, an innovative organisation dedicated to the acquisition and sustainable rehabilitation of historic mine sites, prioritising the economic extraction of remnant mineralisation. Raging Bull Group has managed interests in several mining and water treatment assets since inception.

In 2017 Patrick founded New Century Resources and became Managing Director following the successful negotiation and acquisition of the Century Zinc Mine in QLD. Over the proceeding five years Patrick lead the growth of the Company though feasibility, mine restart, commissioning and eventually steady state operations. Through this process, the Century Mine became the 13th largest zinc producer in the world, has produced over 1,000,000t of zinc concentrate without starting a new mine and was also a finalist for Mine of the Year at the 2021 Australian Mining Prospect Awards. The Company now exports zinc concentrate globally to over 12 smelters on 3 different continents. In 2023, New Century was acquired by multinational PGM and gold producer, Sibanye Stillwater Ltd.

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  • Energy Transition
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  • Energy Transition Theatre

Developing Critical Minerals Supply Opportunities

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Welcoming Remarks
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Investment Opportunities in Queensland’s Critical Minerals
  • 11:35 - 11:50
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A Commitment to Discovery and Development in NSW
  • 11:50 - 12:30
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  • 40 min
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Industry Panel Discussion: The Search for Energy Transition Minerals in NSW
  • 12:30 - 12:50
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Critical Minerals in Victoria: Unlocking Australia’s Next Global Mining Province
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Diverse Opportunities for Critical Minerals in the Northern Territory
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Driving International Supply Chain Collaboration in Critical Minerals
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United States Department of Defense Efforts to Reach Net Zero and Ensure Resilient Supply Chains for Critical and Strategic Materials