Daniel Lougher

Daniel Lougher is a highly regarded mining executive with a distinguished career of over 40 years’ experience in the resources sector. He has successfully built multiple mines, managing all facets of project development from resource definition, feasibility studies, project financing, mine construction and the negotiation of off-take contracts.

Dan joined Western Areas in 2006 and occupied the roles of General Manager, Operations and Projects, followed by an appointment to the Board as Executive Director – Operations and rose to the position of Managing Director and Chief Executive; a role he occupied from 2012 until the takeover of Western Areas by IGO in 2022. In his role as Managing Director of Western Areas Limited, Dan built the company into the leading independent nickel producer in Australia ahead of a $1.3 billion takeover by IGO Limited in 2022.

Daniel holds a BSc (hons) in Mining Geology from the University of Leicester, a Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Mining) and a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Perseus Mining Limited with the roles of Chair of the Technical Committee and Chair of the Nomination Committee.