Dr. Ham joined Orion in 2018. Prior to Orion, Dr. Ham has had over 20 years of buy-side, industry and research experience in diverse commodities and on six continents. Immediately prior to joining Orion, Dr. Ham consulted as an independent consultant for clients investing in mining equities. Until late 2017, Dr. Ham was the Director of Mining Analysis for Sun Valley Gold LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor in the precious metals sector. Previously, he was with Passport Capital LLC, a San Francisco-based global investment firm as the Director of Mining Research/Senior Analyst. In these roles, Dr. Ham’s responsibilities included equity investment origination, research, due diligence, and portfolio management in precious, base metal and bulk commodities equities in long/short, long only and private equity funds. After being awarded his PhD in Structural Geology from James Cook University, Dr. Ham spent two years there as a postdoctoral research fellow before joining SRK Consulting, a global geology and engineering firm, as a Senior Consultant.