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Our Team


Rick Murphy

Purchased Nagrom in June 1978. Developed the business specialising in beneficiation processes and toll treatment of concentrates. Switched the core business to metallurgical testwork/analysis/fabrication in 2007. 

Incorporated Nagrom technologies to develop our protective coating business LINE-X Australia in 2015. Rick has been involved in the mining industry through assaying and processing since 1968.


Dr Slobodanka Vukcevic

(MSc(Eng) Ljubljana, PhD Belgrade)

Dr Slobodanka Vukcevic begins her association with Nagrom in November 2010. Slobodanka who is Associate Professor at UWA (Mechanical Engineering) completed metallurgical studies in Yugoslavia (1971-1982) attaining BSc, Masters and PhD in this period. From the 80's to 2010 Slobodanka has had extensive involvement in all spheres of metallurgical endeavour from hydrometallurgy, pyrometallurgy, bacterial leaching and flotation to the Bayer process. Project involvement in Australia since 1992 includes time with Comalco, Anaconda and KCGM amongst others.

Slobodanka joins the team at Nagrom as mentor and guide to our developing group of metallurgists.


Rain Lewis

Metallurgical Supervisor BSc Ext Met, BA.

9 years’ Experience Metallurgy and Processing, 2 years Mass Communication and Media Studies.

Rain continues the ongoing management and supervision of test work at Nagrom. She has experience in hydrometallurgical processing and beneficiation of all ore types including bauxite, iron ore, gold, scheelite, lithium ores, mineral sands and manganese.


Lisa Allen

Metallurgical Coordinator & Environmental Scientist BSc (Env Sc), Grad Dip (Ext Met) 10 Years’ Experience in Environmental sector, 8 years Metallurgy and Processing.

Lisa Allen has been with Nagrom Since 2010, bringing with her extensive experience in contaminated sites, environmental sampling and monitoring, on site managements and NATA Approved airborne asbestos fibre collections. Since her affiliation with Nagrom, Lisa now pertains vast test work experience in a wide range of ore types such as iron ore, tungsten, rare earths, spodumene and gold, co-ordinating numerous ongoing programs at the Kelmscott premises.

 John Lewis

 John Lewis

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)

Joining the accounting team in February 2012, John provides a high degree of experience and management for Nagrom's growing accounting system. Starting at Ernst and Young in external auditing for mining, energy and utilities, John moved to the Fremantle Dockers in 2007, where he continued to expand his knowledge in the accounting industry. John's ongoing work at Nagrom will also be for the overseeing of an extensive upgrade to all the accounting and payroll systems.


 Asha Hoeve

Managing the payroll for all 4 of Nagroms departments, Asha continues to provide support to managers and accountants on a daily basis.


Craig Murphy

DME Registered Manager 

Craig first started with Nagrom in 1984. Over 25 years' of Mineral Processing experience, Craig is primarily involved with Tantalite. He is also the current registered Mine Manager at the Kelmscott premises.