Robin Widdup graduated from the University of Leeds (UK) with an Honours Degree in Geology in 1975. He worked in the Zambian copper belt gaining experience in mine geology at major copper–cobalt deposits, returning to the United Kingdom in 1978 to work for the National Coal Board in open–cast coal exploration activities. In 1980, Robin joined Mount Isa Mines Limited in Queensland and worked in both the copper and silver-lead-zinc mine areas.
Robin moved to stockbroker JBWere & Son as base metals analyst in 1986, before his subsequent appointments as gold analyst and manager of JBWere’s Resource Research team. During his time at JBWere, Robin established himself as one of Australia’s leading resource analysts, and the Resource Research team under his management was held in the same regard.
Robin resigned from JBWere & Son in early 1997 to establish Lion Selection Group and Lion Manager. Robin has been a director of Lion in its various guises since 1997, and is the Managing Director of Lion Manager Pty Ltd.