Vaughan has spent over 20 years working in the resources sector. Initially as a safety and health professional for companies such a WMC, Newcrest and Rio Tinto. Vaughan went on to study law and on completion of his legal qualifications he worked for a private practice legal firm in Australia and Indonesia. He is currently the General Counsel and Company Secretary of Norilsk Nickel in Australia.
Vaughan holds a Master of Occupational Health and Safety and Bachelor’s degrees in Law and Social Science.
He is currently a Director of the Norilsk Nickel Group and Bicycling Western Australia Inc.