Australians are often under-invested in ASX midcaps — but the sector could be a sweet spot in 2023.

One of the big reasons is demand for Australian tech metals, especially lithium.

The global transition to battery-powered vehicles and energy is a multi-decade, once-in-a-generation opportunity. It requires several critical elements which have historically been produced in limited quantities.

Lithium is the most important of these.

The lithium supply chain will need to expand by several factors to match demand.

Australia is well placed to take advantage with our resources, expertise and capital markets.

Australian lithium industry pioneer Ken Brinsden will explain the opportunities for early movers.

Ken led ASX-listed Pilbara Minerals back when it was a lithium explorer in 2016, managed it through the 2017-18 boom and bust and engineered the $175 million acquisition of Altura in 2021.

He now chairs Patriot Battery Metals, one of the next likely big producers of lithium-bearing spodumene.

Brenton will also explain the forces shaping the Aussie midcap landscape — and which companies are best placed to benefit.

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Meet our speakers
Ken Brinsden
Non Executive Chair,
Patriot Battery Metals

Mr Brinsden is a Mining Engineer with approximately 30 years’ experience in surface and underground mining operations, including roles in mine management, production, brownfields and green-fields project development, having also held Executive and Board roles across multi-commodities.

Mr Brinsden joined Pilbara Minerals as Chief Executive Officer in January 2016, was appointed Managing Director and CEO in May 2016 and led the rapid development of the Company from junior explorer to become one of the world’s leading lithium raw materials players and entry to the ASX 100.

Mr Brinsden joined Patriot Battery Metals (TSXV / ASX) as Non-Executive Chair in August 2022.
Brenton Saunders
Portfolio Manager,
Pendal MidCaps 

Brenton manages our Midcap Fund and natural resources portfolio, drawing on over 24 years’ expertise spanning precious metals, derivatives, investment banking and private equity to invest in large and small cap mining companies.

Brenton has worked with Randfontein Estates Gold Mine & Harmony Gold as a mine geologist and Executive, and at JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Craton Capital, Macquarie Funds Group, and Taurus Funds Management in research and asset management roles.

Graduating with honours, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science (Geology) and a Master’s degree in Science from the University of Johannesburg. He is a member of the CFA Institute and has previously served on the International Accounting Standards Board.