Graham holds a BSc. from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He has been a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists (“SEG”) since 1999, participated in the Colombia Senior Executives Program in 2004 and the Duke Business Leaders Program in 2007. He is a past councilor of the SEG and current British Geological Survey industry advisor and Natural History Museum honorary research fellow. In 2011, he was the co-recipient of the PDAC Thayer Lindsley Award and from 2013 attained both Chartered Geologist and European Geologist professional status. Mr Brown joined Amax as an exploration geologist in 1980 and worked on a variety of exploration and mining operations in the Circum-Pacific region.
For almost a decade Mr Brown worked as a consultant involved with the exploration and evaluation of a number of major discoveries in both Asia and Europe. In 1994, he joined Minorco as Chief Geologist. Subsequently he became the Europe-Asia Vice President Exploration and, following the Minorco-Anglo American plc merger in 1999, he served as Vice President Geology. In 2003, he was appointed Senior Vice President Exploration and managed geosciences, technical services, and R&D programs. In 2005, he was promoted to Head of Base Metals Exploration and in 2010 he took up the position of Group Head of Geosciences for the Anglo American Group.