Dr Ransom has over 45 years of experience within the mining industry in Australia and abroad. Dr Ransom is a graduate of the University of Sydney (BSc Geology) (Hons) and Australian National University (PhD 1968 Structural Geology). His earlier experience included roles as a project geologist with the Aberfoyle Group in Australia and Cominco Ltd in Canada. Dr Ransom also worked as a specialist consultant for 20-years with a clientele including majors such as CRA, BHP, Newmont and numerous companies in the microcap sector, specialising in structural geology.
More recently over the past 17-years, Dr Ransom was employed by Acorn Capital Ltd being an early investor with the role of resource analyst/portfolio manager focusing on the microcap materials and energy sectors. He is well known and highly regarded in the fund management industry. He retired from Acorn Capital Ltd in September 2016, but remains as a consultant. Dr Ransom has extensive board experience gained over the past 25 years in small mining and exploration companies.