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Mr Richard Holmes

Head of Exploration – APAC and AMER
Appointed 1 June 2021

Qualifications: BSc Hons (Geology/Geography), MSc & DIC (Applied Structural Geology and Engineering Rock Mechanics)

Mr Homes has a mining industry career spanning 25 years across the globe with practical experience in over 35 countries. He brings a wealth of experience in leadership, strategic thinking, exploration management, business development, innovation and strong technical evaluation skills that are reinforced by extensive experience reviewing the technical/financial/commercial aspects of many projects throughout the world. 

Richard joined Sandfire following his role at OZ Minerals, as the Head of Exploration and Growth, where he successfully built a global pipeline of opportunities.  Prior that role, Richard held senior management and consulting roles with Evolution Mining Ltd, AusAmercian Mining Corporation Ltd, AngloGold Ashanti, Aditya Birla Minerals Ltd and CSA Global.