Graham Farrer


Head of Sustainability
Kingsrose Mining

Graham is a sustainability professional with more than 20 years’ experience within land development, oil and gas and mining. Over the previous 13 years, Graham has focused exclusively on mining and has delivered considered and sustainable outcomes related to environmental, social, governance (ESG), closure and rehabilitation, enterprise risk management, sustainability strategy development and execution, environmental approvals, and environmental, social due diligence projects. Over this time, Graham has held leadership positions within engineering consultancy, for Rio Tinto, for the Northern Territory Government (in Australia) and within sustainability consultancy. He has led teams and projects across more than 40 countries in a full range of commodities, supporting the majority of major mining organisations, mid-tier producers, and sustainable exploration companies. Graham holds professional memberships with Australasian Mining and Metallurgy and Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management and is a Chartered Water and Environmental Manager, Chartered Environmentalist, and Certified Environmental Practitioner. He also holds tertiary qualifications in environmental management, environmental science, project management, and sustainable resource development.

Session 3
17 October 2023 / 14:00 - 15:00

Sustainable exploration in Norway and Finland - non-technical risk management to deliver shared value

In the pursuit of critical minerals, working in areas with elevated non-technical risks is becoming increasingly important. Minerals exploration is effectively an introduction of a project to key stakeholders, and to access critical minerals in compressed timeframes, non-technical risks must be more collaboratively and diligently managed. Kingsrose is motivated to set a new standard in responsible minerals exploration, with a commitment to technical excellence, exemplary environmental stewardship, and proactive stakeholder engagement. Kingsrose are aiming to advance multiple projects within socially and environmentally sensitive areas in Norway and Finland, and the appropriate management of the non-technical risks will lead to a ‘license to explore.’ A key aspect of our ambitions lies in creating shared value for key stakeholders. The presentation will deliver insights on social performance aspects in Norway and permitting at a Natura 2000 area in Finland, and how Kingsrose intend on delivering shared value.

Session 6
18 October 2023 / 11:30 - 13:00