DR GARRY LOWDER
Dr Garry Lowder is a geologist who has spent over 40 years in the Australian and international mining industries. As an exploration geologist, Garry has worked in Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, playing key roles in the discovery of several mineral deposits, including the North Parkes copper, Cowal gold and Conrad silver deposits in NSW, the Paddington gold and Wodgina tantalum deposits in WA and the North Sulawesi porphyry copper deposits in Indonesia.
Over the past 25 years Garry has held senior management positions with Australian mining companies and spent four years in government as Director General of Mineral Resources in NSW. In 1997 he founded Malachite Resources Limited, listing it on the ASX (MAR) in 2002 and retiring as managing director late in 2011; he continued to serve as non-executive Chairman until 30 November 2012, when he retired from that position.
Garry was also an independent, non-executive director (and for three years, chairman) of ASX- listed Straits Resources Limited from 1997 until he retired from that Board in mid-2011.
He holds a first class honours degree in science, majoring in geology, from the University of Sydney and a PhD in geology from the University of California at Berkeley. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. He is a fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.