Robert Champion de Crespigny AC
Robert Champion de Crespigny has chaired C|T Group since its formation in 2002.
A Chartered Accountant by training, he was a partner of KMG Hungerford (a predecessor ﬁrm of KPMG) in Perth, before moving into the mining sector. As founder of Normandy Mining, he took a A$2 million exploration company and, over two decades, built it into a substantial international mining company.
Robert is a strong advocate for Australian business and the resources industry more widely, having sat on the World Gold Council, the Minerals Council of Australia and the Business Council of Australia.
Robert has supported a number of prominent cultural and educational institutions in Australia and the UK including serving as Chancellor of The University of Adelaide, chairing the South Australian Museum and serving as a member of the likes of the Aboriginal Reconciliation Council of Australia, the National Gallery of Australia Council, the Commonwealth Expert Group on Democracy and Development and the Development Board of Oxford University’s Said Business School.
In 2002 Robert was honoured for his services to mining and education by being made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC), Australia’s highest honour.