Former Galaxy Resources boss Iggy Tan has emerged at Australia Minerals & Mining Group (AMMG) as the explorer's new managing director.
AMMG said Mr Tan would be responsible for managing and implementing the company's South West high purity alumina project.
AMMG chairman Luke Atkins said Mr Tan had been involved in the commissioning and start-up of seven resource projects in Australia and overseas and was an accomplished project builder and developer.
"We are extremely pleased with the appointment and believe Iggy is highly suited to drive the advancement of our HPA project," he said.
Mr Tan parted ways with Galaxy in June last year after four-and-a-half years as managing director of the lithium company.
He oversaw the opening and later closing of the Mt Cattlin spodumene mine, the development of a processing plant in China, which the company was later forced to sell and several capital raisings to keep the company afloat.
More recently, Mr Tan had a brief stint as chief executive at Kogi Iron but was terminated in May as part of a wide-ranging cost-cutting exercise.
AMMG shares were untraded at 9.35am, having last changed hands for 8.6 cents.