Mr Aamodt is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and has more than 26 years experience in the administration and management of mining and exploration companies in Australia and overseas. Mr Aamodt was a Director of the highly successful ASX-listed mining house Independence Group from August 2005 until his resignation in July 2011. He had been Chairman since March 2009 until his resignation, which followed Independence’s acquisition of Jabiru Metals.
In his time at Independence, the Company evolved into a highly successful and profitable nickel and copper-zinc miner and significant emerging gold producer. Its market capitalisation grew from $150 million to approximately $1.180 billion. Mr Aamodt also served as a Non-executive Director and Chairman of Energy Metals from July 2005 until the completion of a friendly proportional cash takeover by China Guangdong Nuclear Power Corporation in December 2009. The market capitalisation of Energy Metals increased from $5.5 million to $103 million during this period.