Andrew Muir, B. Sc (Hons), GDipAppFinInv, FFin., has more than 25 years’ experience in mining and finance, having originally qualified as a geologist from UWA in 1993. As a geologist, Mr Muir spent 12 years working in many remote parts of Western Australia in a variety of roles in both exploration and mining. His exploration roles included: the early stage drill-out of the Jundee gold deposit; grassroots exploration around Southern Cross and Bullfinch; and a number of years at the Granny Smith operation where he was the Lake Cary project geologist.
Whilst at Granny Smith, Mr Muir was instrumental in the discovery of the multi-million ounce Wallaby deposit. His mining experience includes both open pit and underground roles at a number of sites including Agnew, Paddington and Kundana. In 2005 Mr Muir transitioned into the financial markets, working as a Resources Equity Analyst for firms such as JP Morgan, Hartleys and PCF Securities, and in the Corporate Finance team at Argonaut.
In 2009 he won the Starmine and Australian Financial Review Stock Picker of the Year for Mining and Metals. Mr Muir holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours, majoring in geology, from the University of Western Australia, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia (now FINSIA) and is a Fellow of Finsia.