Toronto Geological Discussion Group
Mining Project Development Experience – Where Do Things Go Wrong and Why
A review of project development experience in recent years.
Graham Clow is chairman of the Board and Principal Mining Engineer with RPA. He is a senior mining executive with more than 40 years’ experience in all aspects of acquisitions, exploration, feasibility, finance, development, construction, operations, and closure. In addition to providing strategy and direction for RPA, he leads RPA’s due diligence and M&A practice, bringing together experienced teams to assess and advise on projects worldwide.
His experience ranges from the high arctic to the tropics, in base and precious metals and industrial minerals. He has been responsible for mergers and acquisitions for public companies.
Prior to joining RPA, Mr. Clow spent more than 20 years in senior executive and operating positions with publicly listed mining companies. This experience included financing, development, and management of open pit and underground mines, start-ups, feasibility studies, due diligence, and M&A.
He is Past Chairman of the Metal Mining Division of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum (CIM), and was a Member of the Committee on Ore Reserve Definitions. Mr. Clow is a Fellow of CIM and has been awarded the Metal Mining Award for contributions to the industry.
For several years, Mr. Clow was an Adjunct Professor at the Lassonde Institute for Mineral Engineering at the University of Toronto, lecturing on mineral reserve estimation.
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