Alberto Migliucci is the CEO and founder of Petra Commodities, a Singapore-based investment & capital advisory firm established in 2013.
Alberto Migliucci is a specialist in natural resources for M&A, capital raisings, finance, IPOs, investments, and advisory. Alberto is an investment banker and geologist with over 25 years of industry and finance experience.
Alberto Migliucci was formerly Managing Director, Head of Mining & Metals for Credit Suisse Investment Bank in Asia. As a banker, he spearheaded many landmark natural resources transactions with a cumulative total greater than $100 billion. He worked for Standard Bank Plc where he drove the bank’s natural resources business as the Head of Energy & Mining Finance for Asia Pacific.
Petra Commodities Pte Ltd (www.petracommodities.com), is an independent advisory and investment boutique specializing in natural resources.
The company sources Asian natural resources projects of the highest calibre through its established network of corporate and high-net worth individuals. Utilizing its unique combination of financial advisory, geological, and technical expertise, Petra Commodities structures and executes its chosen transactions and invests its own capital alongside its clients’ to optimize returns for all investors.
Andy Zhmurovsky is a Managing Director and senior member of the investment team. Prior to joining EIG in 2001, Mr. Zhmurovsky was an Associate in the Oil and Gas Group of CIBC World Markets Corp., where he was actively involved in public equity and debt offerings, private placements, M&A and restructuring assignments for small to mid-cap energy companies. Mr. Zhmurovsky received his B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Zhmurovsky is fluent in Russian.
Dr Benjamin Heard is a consultant with Frazer-Nash Consultancy and is the founder of Bright New World. He is a leading voice for the use of nuclear technologies to address our pressing global challenges. It certainly didn’t start that way but following a critical appraisal of his anti-nuclear stance, he found it unsupportable. Ben holds a Masters in Sustainability from Monash University and a Ph.D. in science from the University of Adelaide.
His thesis modelled Australian electricity supply with a focus on the potential role of nuclear technologies in lowering greenhouse emissions in partnership with renewable technologies. He has presented his published research findings around Australia and the world. Ben is a sustainability advisor to Canadian nuclear innovator Terrestrial Energy, and was a member of the public advisory panel for siting Australia’s domestic nuclear waste repository. Founding Bright New World took Ben back to his NGO beginnings, to give environmentalism a reboot for the 21st century. With the Frazer-Nash team he provides techno-economic assessment and analysis as well as risk-communication, advocacy and stakeholder consultation services.
Dr Benjamin Heard, Consultant at Frazer-Nash Consultancy, will deliver a keynote presentation on Powering the zero-carbon mine of 2035 – The role of small modular reactors at Energy Mines and Money. Download the programme now.
Bert Koth is a Managing Director, responsible for origination, analysis, structuring and execution of mining investments for Denham Capital. He joined Denham Capital in 2008. Prior to joining Denham, Bert worked at BHP Billiton in business development, and at ING Barings, and Deutsche Bank in their metals and mining corporate finance teams.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of African focused mineral platform Pangea, Auctus Minerals and Pembroke Resources. He has been working in the metals and mining industry for 18 years and lived, travelled and worked in a wide range of countries, including South Africa, Guinea, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Brazil and many others. Bert received a graduate degree and a PhD in Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics, Austria. He speaks English, German, French, Spanish and Russian.
Bert Koth, Managing Director and Partner of Denham Mining Fund, will be delivering a keynote on private equity in mining and minerals. Download the programme now.
Caoilin Chestnutt, Resources Investment Commissioner at Queensland Government, will deliver a keynote presentation on Resources investment in Australia – What can investors expect from the mining and energy industries moving forward? at Energy Mines and Money. Download the programme now.
Christo Visser is Senior Vice President for Origination at the global engineering and project delivery company, DRA.
He has extensive industry experience in organisational business development at senior levels, and specialist skills in client relationship management. Christo has a successful track record of understanding and analysing customer’s needs, prioritizing them and setting strategic direction for the successful conversion into profitable projects. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA (International Business), from The Central Queensland University in Australia.
As SVP for DRA, Christo is focused on implementing DRA’s growth strategy in Australia, South East Asia, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Senior Investment Specialist, Resources and Energy
David Grabau has strong technical proficiency and experience in the resources and energy sectors, with a valuable combination of experience in both government and ASX top 20 corporates.
Since joining Austrade as Senior Investment Specialist for resources and energy in April 2018, David has worked closely with a number of international companies on potential opportunities in the Australian market.
More recently, he has been working closely on Australian capability in lithium and rare earths. David’s previous senior commercial roles include advising major resources and energy companies across strategy, risk, and project management. David spent several years working with BHP Billiton across its minerals and petroleum businesses, including management roles in Group Risk and Corporate Development.
David Grabau, Senior Investment Specialist, Resources and Energy at Austrade, joins the panel debate on How can investors capitalise on the changing investment thesis for the battery metals? at Energy Mines and Money. Download the programme now.
Gary is Chairman and CEO of Bounty Mining and has more than 30 years’ experience in the mining, engineering and construction industry in Australia, China, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. He has held senior management and technical roles at operating mines in Australia and Papua New Guinea.
Gary has spent the last 22 years as an international mining and management consultant to the coal and hard rock mining industries.
Gary is a regular commentator on coal industry strategic supply and demand positions and coal investment opportunities and is a regular speaker at international coal conferences in Australia, China, and Japan.
Gary was a founding investor and former director of Millennium Coal which is now an operating coal mine in Queensland producing 3 million tonnes per annum. He is also on the board of a junior resource company with a specialisation in process technology. Gary completed an Executive MBA in Global Energy at the Haskayne Management School in Calgary, Canada in 2014.
Gary joined the board on 27 November 2007 and became Chairman on 28 February 2008.
Gary Cochrane, Chairman and CEO of Bounty Mining will be speaking at this year’s Energy Mines and Money Australia. Download the programme now.
Gordon Galt is a senior mineral resources and finance leader with extensive experience in the financing, development and operation of small and large resource projects. Throughout his career, Gordon Galt has demonstrated the ability to add value by thorough analysis of a company’s strategic position, implementation of appropriate corporate strategies and recruitment and motivation of teams of senior professionals.
Gordon Galt’s’s 40 years in the Australian resources industry include technical, operational, project and senior/executive management roles with Thiess, Capricorn Coal, Exxon Coal and Minerals, Ulan Coal Mines, Cumnock Coal and Newcrest Mining. He subsequently served as a Managing Director at ABN AMRO Bank Australasia focused on the Energy, Pharmaceutical and Chemical sectors. Eight years ago Gordon Galt started Taurus Funds Management, which specializes in funds management and corporate advisory work in the small cap sector of the resources industry. Gordon is currently Chairman of NuCoal Resources Limited, DeltaSBD Limited and US Masters Holdings Limited and is a Non-Executive Director of Finders Resources Limited.
Hamish Bohannan holds an Honours Degree in Mining Engineering from the Royal School of Mines UK and an MBA from Deakin University. He has extensive corporate and operational experience in public companies within Australia and overseas in the capacity of Managing Director and CEO. Hamish has built a career developing exciting projects around the world and has a reputation for high standards in community liaison, environmental excellence and developing a safety culture.
Hamish has broad experience in the resource sector, but in particular was Managing Director of the Koba Tin mining and smelting company in Sumatra, Indonesia, and Independence Platinum with smelting operations in South Africa. Hamish was also a General Manager in WMC’s nickel division with smelting and refining activities in Western Australia.
Hedley Widdup is an Executive Director at Lion Manager Pty Ltd. Lion Manager Pty Ltd. is a specialist mining investment team that provides investment management services to Lion Selection Group.
Hedley graduated as a geologist with first class honours from the University of Melbourne in 2000, following which he gained extensive experience working with WMC Resources at the Mt Keith Nickel Mine, Olympic Dam, Mt Isa (Black Star open cut mine) and the St Ives Gold Mine where he was Senior Mine Geologist of the combined open pits.
Hedley joined Lion Manager in 2007 and completed a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment with FINSIA in 2011.
James Harding has 30 years’ experience in the international project business, having been involved with the development, financing and implementation of major capital projects around the world. Prior to joining Genex, James was a Director and Head of Business Development at Abengoa Solar Power Australia, a world leader in commercial solar thermal energy and photovoltaic technology.
He has previously worked in Australia, Europe and Asia, as General Manager Renewables with IPS Australia and MAN Ferrostaal (part of MAN AG), with the German utility RWE as Regional Director for development projects in South-East Asia, and in a variety of business development and management roles with the Kloeckner Group. He started his career in the project and export financing division of Kleinwort Benson, the UK merchant bank.
James Harding, Chief Executive Officer at Genex Power, will deliver an energy keynote on Kidston: A New Beginning – turning an old gold mine into a dispatchable energy generator at Energy Mines and Money. Download the programme now.
Matt Fifield currently a Partner in Pacific Road Capital. Previously to this Matt was a member of the senior management team at the Cline Group, working to build a coal company Foresight Energy from a greenfield start to become one of the most productive and profitable underground coal companies in the United States.
Additionally, Matt served as a member of the Board of Directors of Natural Resource Partners (NYSE: NRP), a mineral royalty company; an investment professional at mining-focused investment firms AMCI Capital and Resource Capital Funds; and an investment banker at Warburg Dillon Reed.
He began his career in the resources industry as an assistant on an exploration drill rig.
Matt has a BA in Geology from Princeton University and a MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Robert Pritchard is a lawyer with over 40 years’ experience in the development and financing of a wide range of resources projects.
He is Executive Director of the Energy Policy Institute of Australia, Managing Director of Resources Law International and Chairman of the St Baker Energy Innovation Fund. Robert served for 9 years on the Finance Committee of the World Energy Council.
Robert Pritchard, Executive Director of Energy Policy Institute of Australia, will deliver a keynote presentation on Energy policy in upheaval – The causes, consequences, challenges, and opportunities at Energy Mines and Money. Download the programme now.
Ryan Welker specializes in developing commercial development strategies, resource acquisitions/divestures, joint ventures and project debt finance for projects and companies throughout the world.
He previously worked for Standard Bank, Hancock Prospecting, Mineral Resources Limited and Rio Tinto as well as a broad range of mining finance groups, mining companies and other mining industry service companies as a consultant and director. His direct project experience has been with some of the worlds largest developments including Roy Hill and Alpha/Kevin’s Corner in Australia.
Ryan has a B.A. (Honors) in International Finance and Accounting from Regent’s Business School in London and holds Series 7 and 63 licenses.
Ryan Welker, Head of Mining at EAS Advisors, joins the panel debate on Resource investment in Australia – Key drivers, risk factors, regulatory considerations, infrastructure support, and more at Energy Mines and Money. Download the programme now.
Scott Birkett is a Corporate Finance Partner with BDO in Brisbane.
Scott specialises in financial modelling, valuations and corporate advisory and has worked across the full breadth of Corporate Finance engagements, from advising on tender proposals in the hundreds of millions to smaller litigation and valuation work. Scott has in excess of 8 years’ experience at BDO.
Scott Birkett, Corporate Finance Partner with BDO Australia, joins the panel debate on Resource investment in Australia – Key drivers, risk factors, regulatory considerations, infrastructure support, and more at Energy Mines and Money. Download the programme now.
Scott Ryall is the Principal of Rimor Equity Research, which he founded in August 2017. For the 10 years prior to this, Scott has been Head of Research in start-up equity research businesses in Australia and Europe. His most recent role was the first Australian-based Head of Research for CLSA Australia, where he led the development of CLSA’s differentiated and innovative approach to Australian equity research.
At the same time, Scott has also been a lead analyst covering the transport and infrastructure sectors over the last ~15 years. Across three firms (Rimor, CLSA and Macquarie), Scott has covered these sectors in Australia, Europe, US and Asia. He was also responsible for CLSA’s Australian thematic research, which required an ability to analyse inter-relationship between a wide range of sectors. He has written extensively on the Australian mining infrastructure sector since 2010, with a recent ~140pg report by Rimor on the Australian coal value chain published in December 2017.
Scott’s thematic research also led to him speaking at the Australian government’s Australia Week in China in April 2016 (on the tourism delegation) and presenting to a CEO Institute syndicates and other industry conferences.
Shaun McCarthy is the Chief Executive Officer of Multicom Resources and is an accomplished Civil Engineer with over 15yrs experience across the mining and construction sectors. Having held senior positions in private and public mining companies over the past 7yrs, Shaun successfully help to guide QCoal’s Byerwen Coal Project through a rapid development to first coal, and before that OZ Minerals Prominent Hill Project through a large-scale expansion, more than doubling the size of the open pit operation.
Shaun’s experiences extend across the full lifecycle of a Project from feasibility and approvals through to construction, commissioning and operations. These attributes are critical for Multicom in expediting its new supply of Vanadium to this growing market.
Shaun McCarthy, Chief Executive Officer of Multicom Resources, will be speaking at Energy Mines and Money Australia. Download the programme now.
Tania Constable PSM, joined the Minerals Council of Australia in July 2018 where she is proud to promote and advocate for a strong, vibrant and innovative minerals industry in Australia.
Prior to this, Tania was Chief Executive Officer of the CO2CRC (Collaborative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies) a leading global research organisation testing carbon capture and storage low emission technologies in Australia.
Tania previously worked as chief adviser in the Personal and Retirement Income Division of Treasury, working on tax-related matters and has had a long association with resources and energy, holding various senior executive roles in the Australian Government. Tania had responsibility for policy advice to the Minister for Industry on oil and gas regulation, exploration and development, and sustainable mining activities.
During this time Ms Constable also had the privilege of being the Australian Joint Commissioner and Sunrise Commissioner for Australia and Timor Leste leading joint activities on the development of the Joint Petroleum Development Area and Greater Sunrise Project.
She was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2014 for outstanding public service in the development of Australia’s liquefied natural gas and other resource and energy industries.
Tania Constable, Chief Executive Officer of Minerals Council of Australia, will deliver a keynote presentation on the State of Australian mining industries at Energy Mines and Money. Download the programme now.
Tony Knight is the Queensland Chief Government Geologist. His primary role, and that of the Geological Survey of Queensland that he leads, is to enable industry success and attract ongoing investment to the Queensland resources sector.
Tony began his current role in early 2016 after an extensive career in the resources sector where he worked for companies including Shell, BHP, BMA, Anglo American and Arrow Energy. He has worked in open-cut and underground coal mining and exploration in the Illawarra, Hunter Valley and Bowen Basin coalfields.
Tony is a strong advocate for the resources sector, familiar with the challenges it faces and optimistic about the many opportunities available to sustain and improve this most important sector.
Tony Knight, Queensland Chief Government Geologist, will chair the Gold & Precious Metals session at Energy Mines and Money. Download the programme now.
Warwick Grigor is a highly respected and experienced mining analyst, with an intimate knowledge of all market related aspects of the mining industry. He is a graduate of the Australian National University having completed degrees in law and economics.
His association with mining commenced with a position in the finance department of Hamersley Iron, and from there he moved to Jacksons, Graham, Moore and Partners to become Australia’s first specialist gold mining analyst. Mr Grigor left to be the founding research partner at Pembroke Securities and then the Senior Analyst at County NatWest Securities. He left County in 1991 to found Far East Capital Limited that was established as a specialist mining company financier and corporate adviser, together with Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest.
In 2008, Far East Capital sponsored the formation of a stockbroking company, BGF Equities, and Mr Grigor assumed the position of Executive Chairman. This was re-badged as Canaccord Genuity Australia Limited when a 50% stake was sold to Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. Mr Grigor retired from Canaccord in October 2014, returning to Far East Capital. He currently serves as Non-Executive Director of Peninsular Energy Limited.
Warwick Grigor’s research knowledge and market intelligence gives First Graphene a strong strategic direction.
Wim Blom is the Australian Deals Energy & Mining Leader. He has 20 years experience in providing deal advice to national and international clients and has led a significant number of due diligence and deal advisory teams in connection with acquisition, divestment and capital raising transactions, primarily in the oil & gas and mining sectors.
Wim Blom, Partner at PwC Australia, is part of the panel debate on Energy demand projections for the next 5 years – Opportunities and growth strategies at Energy Mines and Money. Download the programme now.