Graham joined the Hochschild Mining "Board on 1 July 2011. Prior to his retirement in 2009, Dr Birch was a Director of BlackRock Commodities Investment Trust plc and manager of BlackRock’s World Mining Trust and Gold and General Unit Trust. Previously he worked at Kleinwort Benson Securities and Ord Minnett/Fleming Ord Minnett before joining Mercury Asset Management in 1993, where he launched a number of mining and natural resources funds. In 1997, Mercury Asset Management was acquired by Merrill Lynch Investment Managers which was itself eventually acquired by BlackRock in 2006. Graham has a PhD in mining geology from Imperial College, London and is currently Senior Non-Executive Director of Petropavlovsk PLC, Vice Chairman of Rothamsted Research and is also a Non-Executive Director of the asset management company, ETF Securities." 
Resources and articles
- Hochschild Mining Board, organizational web page, accessed April 10, 2013.