James Richards

Jim Richards is a geology graduate of the University of London. He is a Perth-based group director and geologist with 22 years of experience in exploration for a wide variety of commodities. Prior to the ASX listing of Phosphate Australia, Mr Richards was the chief executive and director of United Minerals Corporation NL (“UMC”). At UMC, he led the technical team that discovered the high grade iron ‘Railway Deposit’ in the Pilbara. Mr Richards has considerable overseas experience including running his own alluvial diamond dredging operation in Guyana, South America and worked on the Omai gold project which became a major mine (also in Guyana). Previous employers and clients have included Newmont Mining Corporation, BHP Billiton and Woodside Energy. Prior to his corporate career, Mr Richards was a regular officer in the British Army Parachute Regiment.
Bio last updated 08 Mar 2018

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Total Shareholder Return as at 31/12/18

1 year TSR5 year TSR
87thGibb River Diamonds36%34%
408thNTM Gold-25%11%
655thCauldron Energy-56%-29%
678thKalNorth Gold Mines-60%-17%
716 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
Source: Morningstar


Executive Chairman
Year started and most recent title


129th↑Gibb River Diamonds$795k
131st↓KalNorth Gold Mines$755k
132nd↑NTM Gold$750k
134th↓Cauldron Energy$702k
135th↑Cleveland Mining Company$699k
513 listed resources companies ranked by revenue.
Source: Morningstar

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