Richard Lambert stands out in our research for his extensive knowledge of mining operations. He excels at advising clients on evaluations of mining projects and related M&A.
Richard Lambert is a senior mining executive with more than 35 years of experience in all aspects of mining, including mine development and permitting, open pit mine operation and closure, start-ups, preparation and implementation of feasibility studies, due diligence reviews, M&A, and management consulting. At RPA, an international mining consultancy, Richard is responsible for the company’s global operations.
As an expert witness, Mr Lambert has provided reporting and testimony for Gold Reserve, Anglo American and Bear Creek. He has worked on arbitration cases in Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru, Kyrgyzstan, Chile, Kazakhstan and the USA.
For the first 17 years of his career, he was employed by Fortune 500 mining companies including Phelps Dodge, Kennecott, NERCO and Exxon Minerals. Richard subsequently spent seven years as the estimating manager for a major mining contractor and successfully bid jobs based in the USA, Canada, Venezuela and Bolivia. For the past 14 years, he’s provided independent advice as a consultant on mining projects worldwide.
Mr Lambert is a registered professional engineer in three states and in the Province of Ontario. From 2008 to 2011, he was an adjunct professor at the Lassonde Mineral Institute at the University of Toronto, where he lectured on resource and reserve estimation. He is an active member of the resources and reserves committee, and a past vice president of finance for the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME). He holds a BS in mining engineering from the Mackay School of Mines at the University of Nevada-Reno and an MBA from Boise State University.