Sirius Minerals , operations director
Graham joined Sirius Minerals in 2011 and is a member of the senior management team leading the company towards construction and operation of the Sirius Minerals North Yorkshire polyhalite project. Graham has been involved in all aspects of the development of the project and is currently responsible for construction activities at the Woodsmith and Lockwood Beck sites.
Graham has a Degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Nottingham and is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IMMM).
He has over 30 years’ experience in the potash mining industry, in particular extensive operational experience at Cleveland Potash Limited (CPL). Starting as a graduate trainee, Graham initially worked underground as a miner, supervisor and shift manager before taking on more senior management roles culminating with the post of Managing Director, a position held for 7 years.
As Managing Director Graham led a change in the health and safety culture at CPL, secured investment to support the ongoing operation of the business and the exploration and development of polyhalite making CPL the first mine in the world to commercially extract this valuable mineral.