Board of Directors:
In 1986, Clive qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in London. He then worked for two merchant banks, Shire Trust and Kleinwort Benson, before spending 5 years at Price Waterhouse Corporate Finance.
In 1994, Clive joined the Bank of NT Butterfield’s London broking arm, Seymour Pierce, subsequently becoming head of Corporate Finance. He spent five years at Williams de Broe, which became part of the ING Group, where he became head of Corporate Finance and Corporate Sales, looking after some 70 corporate clients and a team of 40 staff.
From 2006 to 2011 Clive worked for finnCap, where he was a main board director and head of Corporate Finance. Clive was an AIM Qualified Executive for 15 years. He is also a qualified Corporate Treasurer. Clive is currently Chairman of Caspian Sunrise PLC, and non-executive Chairman of appScatter Group PLC, Ascent Resources PLC, and Tax Systems PLC, all of which have their shares quoted on AIM.
Mr 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. Mr Grigor 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.
In 2008, Far East Capital sponsored the formation of a stockbroking company, BGF Equities, and Mr Grigor assumed the position of Executive Chairman. This was re-badged as Canaccord Genuity Australia Limited when a 50% stake was sold to Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. Mr Grigor retired from Canaccord in October 2014, returning to Far East Capital. He currently serves as Non-Executive Director of Peninsular Energy Limited.
Mr Grigor's research knowledge and market intelligence gives First Graphene a strong strategic direction.
Craig Robert McGuckin
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.
Mr McGuckin 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 companys expansion into the Indian, Indonesian and New Zealand drilling fluids market.
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 Mr 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.
Prior to joining Thomas Swan Dr Goodwin was the Global Science & Technology Manager - Solar, for Dow Corning Corporation, in the USA.