Graham Clow is recognised as “sharp, intelligent and confident” and “clearly an expert in the field” by sources who compliment his “excellent recall of facts and statistics”.
Graham Clow leads the expert witness practice for the Mining Advisory Group at SLR, coordinating the work of technical professionals on numerous legal and arbitration cases in the mining industry. He has testified as an expert in more than 20 cases of commercial disputes and investor/state arbitrations, covering a wide range of minerals and jurisdictions. His experience ranges from the high arctic to the tropics, in base and precious metals and industrial minerals.
Mr. Clow is a senior mining executive with more than 45 years of experience in all aspects of acquisitions, exploration, feasibility, finance, development, construction, operations and closure. In addition to expert witness work, he manages the SLR Mining Advisory due diligence and M&A work, bringing together experienced teams to assess and advise on projects worldwide.
Prior to SLR acquiring the company in 2019, Mr. Clow was Chairman of Roscoe Postle Associate (RPA). As the Managing Partner, led the growth of the company into worldwide recognition for mining consulting, focusing particularly on financial and strategic advisory. Prior to RPA, Mr. Clow spent more than 20 years in senior executive and operating positions with publicly listed mining companies. This experience included financing, development, and management of open pit and underground mines, start-ups, feasibility studies, due diligence, and M&A.
Graham Clow is past chairman of the metal mining division of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum (CIM), and was a member of the committee on ore reserve definitions. Mr. Clow is a fellow of CIM and has been awarded the Metal Mining Award for contributions to the industry. In 2016, he was awarded the CIM Vale Medal for meritorious and practical contribution to the mining and metallurgical industry of Canada.
For several years, Mr. Clow was an adjunct professor at the Lassonde Institute for Mineral Engineering at the University of Toronto, lecturing on mineral reserve estimation.