First Graphene (ASX:FGR)

First Graphene (ASX:FGR)

First Graphene (ASX:FGR) is an ASX-listed advanced materials company seeking to position itself in the lowest cost quartile of global graphene suppliers.

It has developed an environmentally sound and safe method of converting its supplies of ultra-high grade graphite into the lowest cost highest quality graphene, in bulk quantities.

In so doing First Graphene is addressing the three greatest impediments to the commercialisation of graphene, being reliable quality at realistic prices in sufficient volumes to facilitate the development of applications in modern materials, energy storage devices, coatings and polymers.

First Graphene aims to use these competitive advantages to access new technologies and processes and in turn gain maximum leverage to the entire graphene supply chain, from sourcing the raw material to end use, with development of associated intellectual property for licensing and sales.

Board and Management

Warwick Grigor
Non-executive chairman

Warwick Grigor is a highly respected and experienced mining analyst, with an intimate knowledge of all market related aspects of the mining industry. He is a graduate of the Australian National University having completed degrees in law and economics.

His association with mining commenced with a position in the finance department of Hamersley Iron, and from there he moved to Jacksons, Graham, Moore and Partners to become Australia’s first specialist gold mining analyst.

He left to be the founding research partner at Pembroke Securities and then the Senior Analyst at County NatWest Securities. He left County in 1991 to found Far East Capital Limited that was established as a specialist mining company financier and corporate adviser, together with Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest.

Craig Robert McGuckin
Managing Director

Craig McGuckin is a qualified mining professional with 26 years experience in the mining, drilling and petroleum industries. He has held senior positions including Senior Planning Engineer, Mine Manager and Managing Director of private and publicly listed companies.

He was a founding Executive Director of Rheochem Plc (name changed to Lochard Energy Group Plc), which was quoted on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange and listed on the ASX. As Executive Group General Manager, he was responsible for the company’s expansion into the Indian, Indonesian and New Zealand drilling fluids market.

Peter Youd
Executive Director

Peter Youd is a Chartered Accountant and has extensive experience within the resources, oil and gas services, financial services and e-business industries.

For the last 25 years Youd has held a number of senior management positions and directorships for publicly listed and private companies in Australia and overseas.

Dr Andy Goodwin
Chief Technology Officer

Dr Goodwin has a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry and an MTE Diploma from the International Institute for Management Development Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland.

For the last five years Dr Goodwin has been Business Director, Advanced Materials Division, at Thomas Swan & Co Limited in Consett UK. Thomas Swan and Co, a private company, is one of the leading graphene companies based in the UK. Dr Goodwin has been primarily responsible for development and commercialisation of graphene products.

Not only will Dr Goodwin be of great assistance to First Graphite as it prepares to take its products to the market, but his location in the UK will give the Company a valuable presence and capability in the important, expanding market for graphene in Europe.