Richard is responsible for External Affairs and a number of site support activities for PanAust’s Phu Kham and Ban Houayxai Operations in Asia. Richard also has governance responsibilities as Managing Director of Phu Bia Mining, PanAust’s 90 per cent-owned subsidiary in Laos, and Wuntho Resources Co Ltd, PanAust’s 80 per cent-owned subsidiary in Myanmar. He commenced employment with PanAust in April 2013.
Richard is a qualified lawyer and former Australian diplomat with more than 14 years’ experience in government and stakeholder relations, primarily in the mining industry. His most recent appointment prior to PanAust was with the World Bank in Washington DC. He worked previously with Oxiana/MMG and consulted to governments and companies active throughout the Asian region, including in India, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.