Martin Rowley graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1975. After starting his career as an accountant working in both Australia and England, Mr Rowley worked as executive assistant to the Board of Directors of a large Australian public company from 1980 to 1984. He then established his own resource consulting and investment company and was involved as a shareholder, Director and Chairman of a number of Australian public resource companies before co-founding First Quantum Minerals in 1996. Mr Rowley served as First Quantum’s CFO and as a Director until January 2007, when he assumed the role of Executive Director, Business Development. He is also non-executive Chairman and a Director of Forsys Metals, a Toronto Stock Exchange-listed company in the uranium sector and a non-executive Director of Galaxy Resources Limited, an Australia Stock Exchange-listed company.
Mr Rowley has had a distinguished career for over 30 years in the mining industry, being involved in the financing and development of several successful mines.