About QEM

QEM Limited (ASX:QEM) is focused on the exploration and development of the Julia Creek Vanadium and Oil Shale Project, a unique world class critical minerals resource with the potential to deliver and utilise innovative and sustainable energy solutions.

The Company’s flagship Julia Creek Project holds a 2,850Mt Vanadium JORC Resource with an average V2O5 content of 0.31%, with 360Mt in the Indicated category and 2,490Mt in the Inferred category, making it one of the single largest Vanadium deposits in the world, with the added benefit of a contingent (SPE-PRMS 2018) in-situ oil resource of 79MMBBls of Oil equivalent in the 2C category, and 696MMBBLs in the 3C category, contained within the same ore body.

The globally significant vanadium pentoxide resource together with a material volume of aluminium contained within oil shale at the Julia Creek Project, represent a highly-feasible opportunity for development. In short, QEM can efficiently reap the rewards of multiple commodities while only having to drill for one. This enhances margins and drives long-term shareholder value.

QEM’s tenements, which cover 249.6km² in the Julia Creek area of North Western Queensland, Australia, form part of the vast Toolebuc Formation, which is recognised as one of the world’s largest deposits of vanadium and oil shale. In close proximity to all major infrastructure and services, the Project is intersected by the main infrastructure corridor of the Flinders Highway and the Great Northern Railway, connecting Mount Isa to Townsville.

This unique world-class deposit will provide QEM with significant penetration of the burgeoning battery market, liquid fuels sector and the global steel industry, underpinning the Company’s desire to deliver innovative energy solutions.

For more information on QEM Limited and the Julia Creek vanadium / oil shale project, please see our Investor Centre.

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Board of Directors

The QEM Board draws upon decades of experience in the resources sector ensuring that the Company is best placed to capitalise on the vast opportunities afforded from the Julia Creek Project. During FY22/23, the directors’ skills were reviewed, and an ESG-inclusive Board Matrix was adopted.



Mr Wall is a highly experienced company director and executive across energy, infrastructure, transport and resources sectors, with a strong leadership track record at multiple ASX100 companies. His impressive list of recent achievements includes driving a strategic shift in manufacturing while President of Global Manufacturing and Corporate HSE for Incitec Pivot. He also delivered highly successful operational outcomes while occupying senior managerial positions at Caltex Australia and BP Australia.

Mr Wall currently serves as a Senior Advisor – Oil and Gas at management consultant dss+ and as a Director for energy consultant TJW Energy, with specific expertise in hydrogen and ammonia manufacturing, storage and transportation, and energy storage technologies.

Mr Wall brings strong ESG credentials to the QEM Board, exemplified by his four-year board tenure on the not-for-profit National Association of Women in Operations.



Gavin Loyden is the Founder and Managing Director of QEM Limited, having identified and acquired the significant dual commodity resource at Julia Creek. Mr Loyden is responsible for QEM’s early capitalisation, initial exploration program and project development. He has over a decade of experience in the mining industry.

Prior to founding QEM, Mr Loyden assisted a range of companies from early stage development through to international stock market listings. He has extensive experience in the structuring of capital raising proposals for both private and public companies, executive selection, and Corporate Governance.  Mr Loyden is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.



Mr Pearson’s experience spans natural resources, infrastructure, and State and Federal Government. He is currently Chair of Possability Group Limited and ASX-listed company, Cellnet Group Limited. He also serves as a Non-Executive Director of ASX-listed Xanadu Mines and not-for-profit Communicare, and was previously Chair of ASX-listed Peak Rare Earths. His experience includes a variety of senior positions as a finance and investment professional, most recently as Managing Director at HSBC (Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation) and prior to that as Group Executive at SouthGobi Resources.

Mr Pearson’s experience also bolsters the Board’s ESG credentials. He is the Chair of Possability, a leading human services organisation in disability and youth services. As a Commissioner at the Independent Planning Commission, he determined state significant development projects, with a need to consider environmental and other stakeholder impacts, across natural resource, wind and solar farm projects. As a former Senior Advisor to Regnan, Mr Pearson provided ESG advice to some of Australia’s largest institutional shareholders.



Mr Fitch was previously the Chief Operating Officer and joint major shareholder of the Fitch Group – a group of companies with assets in excess of $250 million spread across the commercial, residential, manufacturing, retail and hotel industries.

He has extensive experience in strategic planning, commercial negotiations, business operations and asset management, with a particular focus on greenfield development sites for the commercial / retail sectors and residential development.

He is also actively involved as director of BioCentral Laboratories Ltd, a company producing advanced products for the firefighting industry, in addition to dust suppressants for mining and road construction.  Mr Fitch is also the largest shareholder of QEM.



Mr Harris is an accomplished mining executive with 37+ years in all aspects of the resources sector and has held executive roles in companies located in Russia, South Africa, USA and Australia.

Graduating from the University of Nevada with a Bachelor of Science and Chemical Engineering, he has developed a specialisation in vanadium. He currently holds directorships of Australian Vanadium Limited (ASX: AVL), BlackRock Metals Inc. (Canada), Atlas Iron (ASX: AGO), also served as former CEO & COO positions with Atlantic (ASX: ATI).

Mr Harris brings a wealth of resources experience to QEM and is an invaluable asset to the Company in the exploration and development of its Julia Creek project.

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Industry Memberships

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Industry Partners

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