Dr Evan Kirby is a metallurgist with over 40 years of experience in the mining sector. He has been involved in the development of a wide range of mining and minerals processing projects in Africa and Australia, and as a director of mining companies listed on the ASX and AIM. He has also worked on several high-profile graphite projects, assisting in the establishment of the best processing methods to enhance flake retention and improve recoveries, directing testwork programs in Australia, China and Europe.
He worked in South Africa for 17 years primarily for Impala Platinum, Rand Mines and Rustenburg Platinum Mines before moving to Australia in 1992. In Australia, Dr Kirby worked for Minproc Engineers and Bechtel before starting his own consulting business a decade later.