Mr Starink has over 40 years of experience in the Mining Industry, providing engineering and process design consultancy and corporate finance advisory services to international companies. His qualifications include Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours (University of Sydney), a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with First Class Honours (University of Sydney) and Master of Applied Science (University of Sydney). He is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. He is a Member of both the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, The Metallurgical Society and the Institute of Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer, a Chartered Scientist and a Chartered Chemist. He is on the National Engineers Register (Australia), the APEC Engineers Register and International Professional Engineers Register.
He is presently serving as the CEO and Managing Director of project financier Oryx Management Limited and as Managing Director of negineering consultancy Mining Management Services Pty Ltd. He is also Chairman of biotechnology company Niwalen Limited.
He provides corporate finance advisory services focusing on corporate finance; corporate development strategy; mergers & acquisitions and asset disposals; technical & financial audit/ project evaluation; product appraisal & commodity market analyses; and strategic & corporate advice generally. He served as a consultant to SBC Warburg’s Corporate Finance Department International Mining Team (Melbourne). His corporate experience encompasses, inter alia, board level corporate governance of ASX, TSX and AIM listed companies; executive corporate management and administration; corporate finance & strategic business development
He provides engineering and process design and process audit consultancy services to international companies. He has provided process design and engineering audit services to MSP Engineering Pty Ltd in relation to the Tianqi Lithium Australia Lithium Hydroxide project (Practical Completion Stage) and in relation to the Talison spodumene production expansion projects (now in operation). He is a member of Galaxy’s technical advisory board and provides advice in process flowsheet development, process engineering, process R&D and project implementation in relation to Galaxy’s Canadian hard-rock and Argentinian brine lithium assets. In relation to the Sal De Vida brine project he was instrumental in the development of an entirely novel approach to brine processing and continues to provide advice in process flowsheet development, process engineering, process R&D and project implementation.
Previously he provided advice for process and operational remediation for the Bikita lithium project in Zimbabwe and he has also been involved in providing high-level/preliminary advice in relation to flowsheet modification and operational remediation for Pilbarra Minerals.
He has delivered papers in relation to the lithium market and processing technologies to the Roskill lithium conference and the Dubai Mining Conference and has prepared strategic and technical reviews of the lithium industry for GCC investors.