Mr Hughes is an experienced finance & accounting professional with a demonstrated track record of success in financial leadership and strategic decision making. With experience across a range of sectors including the last 12 years within ASX listed mining environment, Mr Hughes has consistently delivered exception results, driving financial performance and operational excellence.

Prior to joining Battery Age, Mr Hughes held multiple finance positions within Pilbara Minerals, most recently overseeing the Corporate, Planning & Investment function.  In this role, he was responsible for delivering integrated mine, financial, and business planning encompassing vital aspects such as life-of-mine modelling, expansion plans, capital, funding, and financing strategies, which recently delivered final investment decisions for the expansion projects at the Pilgangoora mine site.

Mr Hughes has also held senior finance positions at Orica (Mining Explosives), Downer Mining (Mining Contractor) and early career experience in the finance and banking sectors. Mr Hughes holds a Bachelor of Accounting and Finance and is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA).