Craig Dawson has over 30 years of experience in the Australian and international mining industry, in the development and operation of small- to large-scale mining operations. He has a broad range of skills from mine development, operating system development, contract and contractor management, financial management, strategic planning and team development. During his extensive career, Mr Dawson held senior operational positions at a number of highly successful mid-tier and global mining companies, including as mining/general manager with the LionOre/Norilsk Nickel group for their operations in Western Australia, general manager of the Nifty Copper Mine for Aditya Birla, and general manager of operations at Sandfire’s flagship DeGrussa Copper Mine. He was also managing director of Northern Mining and Noble Mineral Resources. Mr Dawson holds a degree in Mine Engineering and an Associate Diploma in Mine Surveying from the Western Australian School of Mines, an MBA from the University of WA, and a First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate. He is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and a Graduate and Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.