Hedley Widdup graduated as a geologist with first class honours from the University of Melbourne in 2000. Upon finishing his degree, Hedley joined WMC Resources as a geologist working at the Mt Keith Nickel Mine. Hedley has extensive experience as a mine geologist having worked at Olympic Dam, Mt Isa (Black Star open cut mine) and the St Ives Gold Mine where he was Senior Mine Geologist of the combined open pits. Hedley joined Lion Manager in July 2007 as an analyst and completed a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance in 2011.
Hedley became an executive director of Lion Manager Pty Limited in September 2012.