Richard J. Lambert (SME)
AIME William Lawrence Saunders Gold Medal* in 2023
Rick Lambert is Technical Director, U.S. Mining Advisory for SLR Consulting, and is responsible for operations of the company’s U.S. mining consulting practice. He was COO and a principal of Roscoe Postle Associates and helped to build the name and reputation of the firm prior to its sale to SLR. He is a senior mining executive with more than 40 years experience in all aspects of mine development, from permitting to closure. His experience includes development and operation of open pit mines, start-ups, preparation and implementation of feasibility studies, due diligence, M&A, and management consulting. He was employed by Fortune 500 mining companies for the first 17 years of his career, including Phelps Dodge, Kennecott, NERCO, and Exxon Minerals. Since then, he has been providing consulting services. He's led teams of mining experts in reserve audits for major mining companies and been involved as the independent engineer on many large mining project financings over US$1 billion.