About me

Imants Kins








Mr Imants Kins

50 Bellevue Terrace, Fremantle, Western Australia, 6160, Phone: 0401 034 541, Email: kins@iinet.net.au



Bachelor of Economics from the University of Western Australia

Master of Arts (Futures Studies) from Curtin University of Technology


An experienced director & executive delivering governance, leadership, global economic trends and strategy to organisations.

  • Co-chair along with Mrs Gina Rinehart of Australians for Northern Development and Economic Vision (ANDEV);
  • Executive Director roles on ASX listed companies since October 2005;
  • Consulting to ASX listed companies and brokers since 2000;
  • Corporations legal compliance;
  • Scenario planning and trend analysis;
  • Business and strategic plans;
  • Market and feasibility studies:
    • Information memorandums and due diligence;
  • Project finance and raising funds
  • Government, stakeholder and shareholder relations;


Current Roles

Non Executive Chairman       Ochre Group Holdings (ASX:OGH)

Non-Executive Director          ABM Resources NL (ASX:ABU)

  • Audit Committee
  • Remuneration Committee

Co Chairman                           Australians for Northern Development and Economic Vision (ANDEV)

2006 – 2009

Executive Chairman               ABM Resources NL

2005 – 2006

Managing Director                  Tantalum Australia

1997 – 2005

Consultant:  Various projects and feasibility studies

  • Mining, tourism, property development, Gas turbine simulators.
  • Nuclear power
  • Chemicals

1994 – 1997

Strategic Planning Manager & Economic Development Co-ordinator   City of Fremantle

1986 – 1994

Consultant                               Various projects and feasibility studies

  • Petrochemical
  • Mining
  • Power generation
  • Tourism projects

1972 – 1986

Public Servant                                    Various Western Australian Government departments

  • Labour & Industry
  • Resources Development
  • Industrial Relations and Tourism


Mr Imants Kins is an economist with a Master’s degree in Future studies.

Imants was born in 1950 in Dwellingup, Western Australia. He lives in Fremantle, married for 40 years and has an adult son and daughter with five delightful grandchildren.

Imants has extensive experience at a senior level in both the Government (1972 – 1986) and private sector (1986- present) as a corporate economist and Executive Director of ASX listed companies.  He has worked in the private sector as a consulting economist since 1986.

He has strong generic skills in the project development area having worked in a range of industry sectors: mining, mineral processing, natural resource down streaming, electronics, tourism, local government, property development and manufacturing. Projects have been located in Australia and overseas.

He also has strong research and writing skills, having extensive experience in preparing a range of reports – feasibility studies, business strategy, corporate governance role as chairman of ASX listed companies, ASX releases, media releases, scenario planning, trend analysis, futures, country briefs outlining economic/political/social factors, world economy, share market, speeches, company presentation and academic studies.

The major areas of experience are in the natural resource sector: mining, mineral processing, natural resource down streaming sectors and global trend analysis.

All of these areas have involved market studies and often negotiating off take agreements. (E.g. Petrochemicals/EDC, VCM, ethane, salt, diatomaceous earth, tantalum concentrates, copper concentrates/cathode, zinc)  The market studies include detailed analysis of the end user demand for each natural resource under study. For example tantalum industry market study covered mining, processing and end user demand/consumption. This involved a study of the electronics/ communications/ aerospace/power generation industries current and forecast future demand/consumption. A follow up report on a market and business development strategy was also prepared for the client.


  • Managing Director /Executive Chairman Roles on ASX listed companies;
  • Corporations Act – managing compliance across all functions of a listed ASX company;
  • Raising funds – Relationships with brokers, fund managers, high net worth investors. Managing all requirements for shareholder approvals at for example AGM’s EGM’s and prospectus;
  • ANDEV work over 3 years with Chair Mrs Gina Rinehart, culminating in the 2013 Coalition policy 2030 Vision for Northern Development
  • Issuing of shares- security transfer registries/allocation of shares;
  • Chairing ASX listed company board meetings;
  • Stakeholder relations – shareholders, employees, investors, brokers, regulators, other government agencies, indigenous groups related to native title matters, and the broader community;
  • Coordinating a bankable feasibility study for a A$800 M petrochemical plant 1986-89 that included leading the negotiation of construction contracts, sales contracts, Government approvals and project finance;
  • Diatomaceous earth (bankable feasibility study) for Mallina Holdings (ASX listed company taken over by Hudson Resources);
  • Salt mining and salinity control (negotiated purchase and operational oversight), stand-alone caustic soda plant, activated carbon, calcium carbonate, direct reduction iron, zircon, tantalum, fluorspar, rubidium, rare earths, reports on markets for various minerals, Tungsten, gold, nickel and diamonds, Greenhouse gas emissions/emission trading schemes/forestry sequestration project.
  • Information Memorandum for information technology project and project financing of a computer based simulator for gas turbine operators in a wide range of industries, including power plants.
  • In the above projects tasks have included identification of strategic partners, negotiating funding, off take and purchase agreements, JV’s, downstream processing, R&D on new mineral processing, government approvals, corporate structuring and investor relations.


Australian & Latvian (EU)