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.
Andrew Drager started his career at LC Engineering, a Brisbane based mechanical engineering consulting firm. Andrew Drager undertook a senior engineering role responsible for increasing productivity in the Australian mining sector. Since 2009, he was responsible for the start-up and management of LC Energy division within the LC Group. In 2012, Andrew co-founded Qi Power which is focused on the development of utility scale solar PV. He served as a Director of Regard Properties Pty Ltd which operates investments in commercial rooftop solar PV and real estate. He holds B. Mech. Eng. (Hons).
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.
Managing Director and Partner of Denham Mining Fund
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.
David Green specialises in project development, investment banking, deal arranging and execution in the energy, agriculture, water, resources and infrastructure sectors.
David Green is an experienced board director and has provided strategic and commercial advice to Governments.
He has had key experience in the following areas:
Energy, utility, resources and infrastructure sectors
Strategic and commercial advice
Mergers, acquisitions and capital raising
Financial, economic, regulatory and policy issues
Corporate growth strategy
His qualifications are as follows:
Bachelor of Business (Economics and Administration)
Frank Tudor has held various executive management roles over the last 26 years in the European, Asian and Australian oil, gas and power industries with BP, Woodside and most recently Horizon Power.
Frank Tudor is Managing Director of Horizon Power which is the vertically integrated regional energy provider to the natural resource rich part of Western Australia.
For the last 11 years, Frank Tudor has also been a part-time lecturer in oil and gas economics, and oil and gas legal frameworks at the University of Western Australia and is the Vice Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (CCI) Energy and Resources Forum.
Frank Tudor has recently been appointed to the Board of Energy Networks Australia (ENA) and chair of their Asset Management Committee. He was also the National Chairman of the Australian China Business Council from 2008-2013 and is currently a Board member of the Federal Government’s Australia China Council and a member of the ANU China in the World Advisory Board.
Frank holds first class degrees in engineering, economics and business administration from Curtin University (WA), London School of Economics (UK) and AGSM (University of NSW).
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.
Prior to this position Greg Evans was most recently the Deputy Chief Executive of Universities of Australia which represents Australia’s 39 universities. Before that Greg was the Chief Economist at the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) where he was employed for nine years.
Greg Evans has experience as a ministerial chief of staff in the Howard government, an official in the both the Commonwealth Treasury and Department of Finance and working for industry bodies in the energy and farm sector, including a period as chief executive of the Wool Council of Australia for three years.
Greg commenced his career in the banking sector as a financial analyst dealing with the funding of infrastructure, mining and oil and gas projects.
Ian Macfarlane was elected to Federal Parliament in 1998 and became Australia’s longest serving Federal Resources and Energy Minister and the Coalition’s longest serving Federal Industry and Innovation Minister with over 14 years of experience in both Cabinet and shadow ministerial positions before retiring from parliament in May 2016.
Jennifer Purdie is senior executive with proven leadership and business delivery skills is transitioning to a non-executive board portfolio career. With valuable experience as a director, Jennifer Purdie brings to a board key skills in renewables, sustainability and project governance. As an AICD graduate with honours Jennifer has proven her commitment to developing her skills as a director. Jennifer now serves as Chief Executive Officer of Adani Australia Renewables.
An executive leader with over 25 years experience in mining, heavy manufacturing and renewable energy, her expertise includes governance of innovation and technological change, transformational business improvement through a culture of employee engagement, and sustainability and social licence. She has led operational, technical and functional teams at senior levels and has a track record of consistently delivering results in challenging business environments.
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.
Peter Nicholson, a Partner and Managing Director Australia of Resource Capital Funds (RCF), a mining-focused private equity firm where he is responsible for analysing and assessing investment opportunities, structuring deal terms and ongoing management of portfolio investments.
Prior to joining RCF in 2003, Peter gained technical experience in mine production, planning and management through his roles as Underground Manager of the Emily Ann nickel mine for LionOre Australia (Nickel) Ltd and with WMC Resources Ltd.
Peter Nicholson graduated from the University of Queensland with BEng (Mining) and is a Fellow of FINSIA, having successfully completed a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.
Peter Ross is a highly experienced finance specialist strongly credentialed in delivering project finance, advisory and equity outcomes with particular emphasis in the infrastructure and resources sectors. Peter Ross currently holds the position of Executive Director at Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility.
Key skills, capabilities and areas of expertise include:
– Leading a team or specific workstreams providing financial and commercial advice for both greenfields project development and acquisitions
– Raising debt financing in the capacity of a borrower, an adviser or a lender
– All aspects of equity including raising capital, equity investment and divestment, special purpose vehicle management and board representation
– Highly competent in financial analysis, modelling and financing optimisation
– Strong communication and presentation skills including presentations to boards and financiers
Richard Cottee is an experienced Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the oil & energy industry. Richard currently holds the title of Managine Director at Central Petroleum. Richard’s expertise are in Petroleum, Gas, Energy, Energy Industry, and Strategic Planning. A 32-year veteran of the industry, Richard Cottee is a strong business development professional and graduate from The University of Queensland.
Scott Winter serves as a Director of MACH Energy Australia Pty Ltd. Mr. Winter is an Australian Coal Mining Executive and serves as Managing Director of MACH Energy Australia Pty Ltd. Mr. Winter has more than 20 years’ experience in coal mining, including lead roles managing construction and operating efforts for facilities in northern New South Wales, central Queensland and South Australia. His management and engineering experiences are diverse and include providing dynamic technical input, managing operational teams, through to contributing to acquisition efforts. His early career included 14 years of operations, engineering design and project management experience. Mr. Winter holds Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mining from University of Queensland and Senior Executive MBA from Melbourne Business School.
Simon Kidston has an investment banking background with more than 20 years global experience with groups such as Macquarie Bank, HSBC and Helmsec Global Capital. Simon is a co-founder and Executive Director of Genex Power, and has responsibility for project finance and business development. He is currently engaged with banks and potential equity partners to finalise the funding arrangements for the 50MW Kidston Solar Project and the co-located 450 MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project.
He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Griffith University, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Simon Klimt was formerly Head of Oil and Gas Investment Banking, Australia at Barclays Capital in Sydney Over 20 years direct capital markets experience focused on the natural resources sector including oil and gas and mining with direct experience in structuring, negotiating and executing:
Structured and project financing;
Debt and equity capital markets;
Commodity risk management and hedging;
Simon Klimt also has extensive experience advising boards and senior management on corporate strategy including:
Acquisitions and divestments;
Private Equity Investments
Extensive industry contacts at Board and Executive levels
Deep understanding of commodity markets including physical commodities and corporate risk management
In addition to his banking experience, Simon Klimt has also had direct corporate experience as Head of Business Development and investor Relations at ASX listed copper producer Hillgrove Resources.
Tim Nelson is the Chief Economist at AGL Energy Ltd. At AGL, Tim leads the company’s public policy advocacy and AGL’s sustainability and ESG strategy. In 2015/16, Tim led the development AGL’s Affordability Initiative, AGL’s revised Greenhouse Gas Policy and Strategy and the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF) concept. Tim is a Director of PARF and a member of the Westpac Stakeholder Advisory Council and the Grattan Institute Energy Reference Group. Tim is also on the Board of Sustainable Business Australia.
Tim Nelson is an Associate Professor at Griffith University and has had around thirty papers published in Australian and international peer-reviewed journals. Tim has presented at conferences in Australia and throughout Asia and Europe. He holds a PhD in economics for which he earned a Chancellors Doctoral Research Medal and a first class honours degree in economics. Tim is also a qualified Chartered Secretary (AGIA and ACIS) and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Todd Harrington is the Resources Investment Commissioner within the Queensland Government. is a seasoned resource executive, possessing significant investment, mining, asset development, approval and corporate financing experience. A geologist originally by profession, Todd has an in depth knowledge on over 250 global resource assets with an eye for value and optimisation. Understanding this value, Todd has gained significant M&A resource transaction experience with capital raising and debt, for company and project acquisition and divestment. Todd has had direct experience with over 20 completed resource and investment transactions. Todd has a strong network throughout Industry, Government, Commodity end users and the Asia-Pacific Debt and Equity sectors.
Todd Harrington joined the resource industry in 1996 and has worked on 50 projects and at over 20 operating mines – 6 of which have been delivered from exploration concept through to commissioned operating mines during his tenure.
Most recently Todd Harrington held executive roles in ASX listed coal development and mining companies (Stanmore Coal, Cockatoo Coal, Blackwood Corporation), but has also spent over 12 years working directly at opencut and underground coal operations in both technical and management capacities (for Xstrata Coal & Iron Ore, and consulting to Billiton & Rio Tinto).
Todd Harrington has also held numerous senior industry board positions. These include Vice President of AMEC (Association of Mining and Exploration Companies), Chairman of ACARP Audit Committee and Opencut Member, QRC (Queensland Resources Council) Exploration Resources Regulation Committee. Chairman of Bowen Basin Geologist Group (550 Industry Geologists) and Global EMERST Exploration Task Group Member.
Specialties: Geology Honours degree, and Executive Masters of Business Administration (Majors in Strategy, Corporate Finance and International Business).
Tony Wood has been Director of the Energy Program since 2011 after 14 years working at Origin Energy in senior executive roles. From 2009 to 2014 Tony Wood was also Program Director of Clean Energy Projects at the Clinton Foundation, advising governments in the Asia-Pacific region on effective deployment of large-scale, low-emission energy technologies. In 2008, Tony was seconded to provide an industry perspective to the first Garnaut climate change review.