Blue Star Helium has appointed Trent Spry as Managing Director and CEO.

A qualified geoscientist with over 25 years of experience, Spry holds considerable business development and corporate experience, undertaking capital raisings and strategy formulation and implementation, including divestments and acquisitions.

Since starting at Blue Star Helium, Spry has been integral in implementing the company’s current helium strategy. His management of Blue Star’s subsequent ground-up prospect generation and leasing strategy has resulted in the definition of a current total net P50 prospective helium resource of 9.6 BCF across five assessed prospects in the Las Animas portfolio.

Within his new roles, Spry will continue to work closely with Blue Star’s US-based team of consulting personnel, which includes a team of Denver-based landmen, permitting and environmental specialists, operations and drilling, and leading Colorado resource law firm, Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley. 

Commenting on the appointment, Blue Star Executive Chairman, Mr Ross Warner, said, “We are pleased to appoint a resource professional with the specific experience and expertise of Trent to the role of Managing Director and CEO. To have already had such a leading candidate working within our business is an excellent position from which to make such an appointment.” 

“We look forward to him driving our world-class helium portfolio through exploration towards targeted development and cashflow. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Joanne, on behalf of all shareholders, for her hard work and substantial contribution over this transformational period for Blue Star.”

The appointment of Spry follows the departure of Blue Star’s previous Managing Director,  Joanne Kendrick, from the Blue Star business.