Cobalt Congress Speaker 2024

Joe Kaderavek

CEO, Cobalt Blue

Mr Kaderavek is the CEO of Cobalt Blue, an Australian based cobalt exploration and development business and 100% owner of the Broken Hill Cobalt Project (BHCP). BHCP is one of the largest new cobalt projects (ex-Africa) globally – aiming to produce ~17,000 tpa (over a 20 year operating life) of high purity cobalt sulphate for the global battery market.

Mr Kaderavek, an aerospace engineer, commenced his career as an RAAF Engineering Officer before transitioning to PricewaterhouseCoopers, preparing operational reviews and examining strategic options across mining, processing, railway and port facilities throughout Australia, North America and Europe. Operationally he has seven years of experience in large open cut mining operations and associated logistics. Over the last 15 years he has been involved in equities/investment research (including senior roles with Deutsche Bank and Five Oceans Asset Management) focussed on mining, minerals processing and energy storage technologies. Mr Kaderavek also held an international consulting role focussed upon renewable energy and battery storage technologies.