Richard Crookes

Richard Crookes has 30 years’ experience in the resources and investments industry, as well as a broad resources industry experience coupled with a successful career in investment management. Mr Crookes is a geologist by background and an investment director at leading private equity resources fund, EMR Capital, which has successfully raised two funds with more than US$2 billion of asset and capital under management. He began his career in mineral exploration and mining with MIM Holdings. He was also chief geologist and mining manager of Ernest Henry Cu-Au Mine in Australia (now Glencore). Throughout his career in resources, Mr Crookes was deeply involved in all aspects of mining projects including exploration, mineral resource development, mine operations, environmental management, project finance and project management. After 15 years in this sector, he then worked for Macquarie Group for 12 years as executive director in the Metals Energy Capital Division, where he managed all aspects of the Bank’s principal investments in mining and metals companies including deal origination, evaluation, structuring, post-acquisition management, client relationship management, marketing and execution of investment entry and exits for both private and public resources companies in Australia and overseas. He managed the provision of capital to junior to mid-tier resources companies from early equity through mezzanine loans to project finance facilities across a wide range of commodities and jurisdictions including several African countries.
Bio last updated 21 Oct 2017

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