Robert Champion de Crespigny


Robert Champion de Crespigny A.C. is an Australian businessman and was the founder and former Executive Chairman of Normandy Mining Limited from 1985 until its merger in 2002 with Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM).

At the time of the merger Normandy Mining was Australia's largest gold entity and in the top five gold companies in the world. He has served as Chairman of the C|T Group, Chancellor of The University of Adelaide, Chairman of the Economic Development Board of South Australia, Member of the Executive Committee of the South Australian Cabinet, Chairman of the South Australian Museum and Non-Executive Chairman of a number of publicly listed Australian companies. He has acted as Australia's representative on the Commonwealth's Expert Group on Democracy and Development, Chairman of the Australian Gold Council, and also as a Member of the Federal Government's Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, the Business Council of Australia, the Minerals Council of Australia, the National Gallery of Australia and Oxford University Said Business School Advisory Board. Over the years he has received several awards recognizing his contribution to Australian business and the community, in particular the Companion of the Order of Australia, Australia's highest honour. The University of Adelaide also awarded him a Doctorate for his services to the University