Robin Widdup has over 40 years of industry experience. He graduated from Leeds University in 1975 with an Honours Degree in Geology. From 1986 to 1997 Robin worked as an Analyst and Manager for J B Were & Sons – Resource Research team. Robin founded Lion Selection Group and Lion Manager in 1997.
Robin is Managing Director of Lion Manager Pty Ltd. Robin is also Chairman of Celamin Holdings Ltd and a Non-Executive Director of Nusantara Resources Limited and One Asia Resources Limited, all Lion investees.
Craig Smyth graduated from the Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration and completed his Masters of Applied Finance at the University of Melbourne. Craig’s financial background includes Coopers & Lybrand, Credit Suisse First Boston (London) and ANZ Investment Bank. Craig is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.
Craig is an Executive Director of Lion Manager Pty Ltd and a Director of PT Pani Bersama Jaya with respect to Lion’s investment in the Pani Joint Venture.
Tim Markwell graduated with an honours degree in geology from the University of Western Australia in 1993, and worked in senior technical roles for over 12 years with BHP Billiton, Golder Associates and Minara Resources. Tim specialised in resource assessment and was involved in feasibility studies for many resource projects in Australia.
Having completed a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment with FINSIA in 2000, Tim worked as a Resource Analyst for a Perth-based broking firm where he completed numerous research reports on Australian mining and exploration companies. Prior to joining the Lion Manager, Tim was a Senior Investment Analyst for the LinQ Resources Fund where he was responsible for making investment recommendations on behalf of the fund.
Tim joined Lion Manager in February 2007 to manage the African investments.
Tim became an executive director of Lion Manager Pty Limited in September 2012.
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 mine and resource geology experience spanning WMC Resources at the Mt Keith Nickel Mine, Olympic Dam, Mt Isa and St Ives Gold Mine before joining Lion Manager in July 2007.
Hedley completed a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance in 2011, and became an Executive Director of Lion Manager Pty Limited in September 2012.
Hedley was previously a Non-Executive Director of EganStreet Resources Limited and Kasbah Resources Limited, and is a Non-Executive Director of Erdene Resource Development Corp.