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.
Alwyn Vorster commenced as CEO of BC Iron Ltd in May 2016 and was appointed as Managing Director in September 2016.
He has more than 25 years’ experience with numerous mining houses in technical and commercial management roles covering the total supply chain from mine to market for iron ore, coal and other minerals.
Before BCI, he was Group Executive Mining at Australian Capital Equity (Kerry Stokes Group), and before that MD of Iron Ore Holdings Ltd.
Qualifications include: Honours in Geology, Masters in Mineral Economics and Masters in Business Administration.
Alwyn Vorster is a non-executive director of Volt Resources Ltd, and a board member of the RSPCA WA.
André Labuschagne is an experienced mining executive with a career spanning more than 25 years, primarily in the gold industry. André is currently the Executive Chairman of Aeris Resources.
Previously as the Managing Director of ASX-listed gold company Norton Gold Fields Limited, Mr Labuschagne led the company’s growth to a significant Australian gold producer, prior to its sale to a major Chinese gold company in 2012. He has also held various executive roles in South Africa, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and Australia for a number of leading gold companies including Emperor Gold Mines, DRD Gold and AngloGold Ashanti. Mr Labuschagne holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Potchefstroom University in South Africa.
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).
Andrew is a geologist with 37 years of experience in the minerals industry covering exploration to mining, corporate finance and education. He held multiple executive level positions prior to commencing consulting in 1996. He founded Mining Associates in 2003, Alligator Energy (ASX:AGE) in 2010 and K92 Mining in 2015. He is the Chairman of the Brisbane Mining Club and lectures at the University of Queensland.
Andrew is a Director with Henslow, based in Melbourne. He is an experienced natural resources investment banker, and was previously Head of Natural Resources for Australia with Nomura, and prior with Lehman Brothers.
He has experience in advising clients on over US$30bn of completed M&A transactions, and a range of equity, debt and risk transactions. He has particular experience in metals & mining and oil & gas.
Andrew holds a BCom from the University of Western Australia, a MA from the University of Oxford and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Andrew Woodmore, Director at Henslow, will be moderating the debate: Determining the changing trends in equity, debt and alternative finance. Download the programme now.
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.
Anthony is a passionate community campaigner who has proven he can make a difference.
Anthony is committed to quality and accessible public health care. He has dedicated his working life to improving public health services and caring for patients. As a Senior Doctor, Anthony worked and conducted research at both the Prince Charles Hospital, and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
Anthony understands the issues affecting Stafford – he is working tirelessly to ensure local residents are heard, and that effective action is taken to address their concerns. Anthony is well known for his previous work as a Maxillofacial Surgeon where he was dedicated to improving community safety. Anthony carries this dedication into his role at the Member for Stafford. Every family in Stafford deserves to be safe at home and outdoors.
Anthony knows that education is the key to a solid family and a strong community. It was education and hard work that gave Anthony the opportunity to develop his skills and build a career. He wants to make sure that opportunity is available for all kids growing up in our community.
Anthony has been happily married to Pam for 34 years. They are proud parents of four boys who are presently; a Teacher, a Paramedic, a Police Officer, and a student. Through his work and through his family, Anthony hears first-hand and understands the issues affecting our community.
Anthony is working with local residents to stand up for their interests, help strengthen this great community and protect our beautiful lifestyle in Brisbane’s northside.
Anthony O’Sullivan has over 30 years mining experience with a track record of delivering innovative solutions across multiple continents both in the terrestrial and marine environments.
As Chief Operating Officer of Nautilus he led exploration, engineering and design, project development, permitting and product marketing culminating in the declaration of 43- 101 compliant resources, grant of the environmental permit and mining lease from the Government of Papua Niugini, ore sales agreement with one of China’s leading copper producers Tongling Nonferrous Metals Group and the completion of project design and commencement of project construction.
He was previously part of the BHP Billion Global Exploration Leader Team with responsibility for the company’s iron ore, bauxite, coal and non-porphyry base metal exploration portfolios. He is the named co inventor on 5 subsea mining patents.
Barry Tudor founded Pembroke Resources in 2014, and serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Barry has been a coal industry leader for over a decade, having held senior executive positions in several international resource and commodity trading companies.
Among a number of high profile resources related roles within the Asia-Pacific, Barry was CEO and Managing Director of ASX listed Gloucester Coal, Managing Director of SGX listed Noble Group’s Australian operations as well as Senior Vice President – Strategy for the Energy Coal & Carbon Complex division of Noble Group worldwide.
After leading the acquisition of Gloucester Coal in one of the most technically complex hostile takeovers in Australian history, the company’s market capitalisation increased from $500 million to approximately $1.7 billion through a strategic focus on exploration, coking coal production, coal chain logistics and acquisitions.
Strategic development and value enhancement under Barry’s stewardship included the formulation and implementation of a coking coal centric strategy; one the most intensive exploration programs in Australia; approval of key expansions through government liaison; strategic land acquisition, community consultation and rehabilitation; establishment of new coal chain contracts and one of the largest capital raisings in Australia in 2010 to fund the synergistic acquisition of Middlemount in the Bowen Basin of Queensland.
He started his career at KPMG, followed by a variety of senior regional and international roles in finance, management and marketing.
Barry holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Macquarie University and a Master of Business Administration degree from MGSM. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and a Member of the Institute of Company Directors in Australia.
Bede has over 40 years’ experience in the Australian Coal Industry including Group Management roles with Coal & Allied including Manager Mining Holdings, Manager Technical Services and Chairman of Coal & Allied Major Projects Committee. Coal & Allied NSW operations included open cut and underground Coal Mines, Railways, Coal Loaders and Coastal Shipping.
He formed HiValue Strategies in 1994 to provide expert advice and support for Coal and Energy M&A and Resource Development with clients including AGL. BlueScope Steel, Fluor, Elliott Management, Exxaro Coal, Genesee Wyoming, Leighton Contractors, NSW State Rail, NSW FreightCorp Coal, Newcastle Port Corporation, Port Waratah Coal Services, Powercoal, Vale Coal and Xstrata Coal.
Bede provide support to Managing Director GVK Hancock Coal for proposed Mine developments in Galilee Basin and Rail Project to Abbot Point Coal Terminal.
He is co-founder of Coal Ventures & Associates with George Edwards who has over 40 years’ Coal Trading experience with Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China and India. George has been involved with coal for some 50 years and has part owned and operated three export coal mines, since starting up his own companies 30 years ago.
Bede is Chairman of MMC Corporate Alliance formed by Corporate Advisers and Investment Bankers to leverage McLean Management Consultants 30 year track record in Embedding Strategic Change into Profitable Strategic Growth. The Alliance has the proven capability to work from the Board Room to the Coal Face to Embed Strategic Growth.
Bede is Strategic Advisor to Inter-port Global for proposed heavy haul rail project linking National Inland Rail from Toowoomba to Gladstone Port.
Bede Boyle will be speaking at Energy Mines and Money Australia. Book 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.
Blayney has an extensive history of delivering assurance services to clients across a broad range of industries including the agribusiness, energy and resources, and health and aged care sectors.
He is also a leading advisor on Australian-Sino transactions, having worked on some of the largest direct investments into Australia from China.
Blayney values building long-term, sustainable partnerships, and invests time to understand the commercial objectives of his clients. This allows Blayney to provide effective assurance and advisory services that deliver real value for his clients.
As a registered company auditor, Blayney has extensive experience with auditing companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), international securities exchanges, privately owned enterprises and government owned enterprises. He has advised many domestic and overseas entities during the Initial Public Offering (IPO) process and specialises in providing financial due diligence services.
Mr Brett Cooper has qualifications in law and economics. He has been involved in infrastructure funding and development since 1982.
He has worked in London, Melbourne and Sydney.
Projects in which he has been involved include arranging funding and/or development services for Qantas Airlines (cargo handling facilities), Telstra (Australian HQ building), and International Parking Group (a portfolio of hospital car parks valued at approximately $180 million).
Brett was instrumental in the early 1990s in establishing the International Parking Group, where Brett’s founding role was to source the initial institutional financing and develop the initial portfolio of assets. This fund continues to this day with Brett acting as Chairman of Metro Parking Pty Ltd which manages all the car park assets of the fund.
More recently Brett has secured funding for regIonal sale yard facilities in western NSW which became a foundation investment for a large fund specialising in regional infrastructure.
Brett is also a Director of Energy Infrastructure and Resources Pty Ltd (a consulting firm specialising in low emission energy projects).
Brett is a founder and Director of Renewable Hydrogen Pty Ltd, a company working on projects involving the export of Australia’s vast renewable energy resources via the conversion of solar energy into hydrogen for export to Asia as liquid ammonia. Brett has travelled extensively to Asian countries including Korea, Japan and Singapore to promote Australia’s potential role as reliable long term supplier of renewable, carbon free energy.
Brian Clifford, Dip. Bus., MBA, MAICD, serves as the Managing Director of AMCI Investments Pty Ltd., which is responsible for AMCI’s Australian and South East Asia operations, acquisitions, divestments and joint venture project interests. Brian Clifford also holds several separate directorships within the AMCI portfolio which include greenfield projects, operating asset and joint ventures. He served as the General Manager of the AMCI’s coal trading desk. He has over 15 years of mining related experience, including 10 years with BHP Billiton across a number of geographies, commodities and markets including Marketing Manager for BHP’s Carbon Steel Materials desk in Pittsburgh and senior operational positions in the coal and diamonds industries. He has been a Non-Executive Director of Malabar Coal Limited since January 26, 2017.
Cameron Vorias is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for Sojitz Coal Mining Pty Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of the Sojitz Corporation in Japan. The Sojitz corporation is a diverse trading business with over 20000 employees worldwide and was the first of the main Japanese trading houses to enter into full scale coal mine ownership and management when it acquired controlling interest (96%) of the Minerva mine in central Queensland in 2010.
Cameron joined the corporation in 2010, primarily to establish the operating company and to manage Minerva as well as support other JV assets particularly in Indonesia. Prior to Sojitz, Cameron has worked for a diverse number of mining companies including COO (Queensland) for Peabody Energy Australia, COO-QCoal, General Manager Queensland for Excel Coal, General Manager for New Hope coal including the construction and management of the New Acland Mine in the Surat Basin in Queensland. Prior to this Cameron worked 15 years for Shell Coal and Anglo coal and BHP Iron Ore.
Cameron is also a Director for Futura Resources, an emerging coking coal producer in the Bowen Basin.
Cameron Vorias, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer at Sojitz Coal Mining will be delivering a keynote presentation: Sojitz – Growth from passive investor to mid-tier miner, at Energy Mines and Money. Download the programme now.
Carl Dumbrell is the Founder and Managing Partner at GNK Capital Pty Limited. Carl Dumbrell serves as an Advisor at GNK Capital Pty Limited. He has been Company Secretary of Oil Basins Limited since January 13, 2016. He is a Partner in the Sydney accounting firm of DFK Laurence Varnay with 20 years’ experience in taxation and assurance services in Australia and England and with an on-going involvement in the raising of finance and the divestment of assets for listed companies. He is regularly engaged to provide external unbiased advice for the successful acquisition, management and sale of investment assets. Specializing in international taxation, he is also engaged by the I.C.A.A. as a Chartered Accounting Program Leader and Examination Marker. Prior to CDTL, he has held numerous senior roles in leading Chartered Accounting Firms in Sydney, Australia and London, England. He has decades of corporate accounting experience under his belt, both nationally and internationally (in United Kingdom), and has acquired a vast financial skill-set over his life, which is instantly recognizable from his accreditations, memberships, experience and fellowships.
Carl Dumbrell has 12 years of experience in providing accounting and taxation advice to multinational and domestic companies, audit and assurance services to listed and private companies and preparation of valuations of companies and single business units. He is a Justice of the Peace in New South Wales, Australia. He is a Registered Tax Agent, a Registered Company Auditor, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia. He is also a PS 146 certified from Securities Institute of Australia (I.C.A.A.). He has been a Non-Executive Director at Oil Basins Limited since July 2015. He is a C.A. in England and Wales. He has also done his Masters of Taxation Law from Sydney University, Australia and a B. Com. in Accounting from University of Wollongong, Australia. He is a Chartered Tax Advisor and Registered Company Auditor in Australia.
Carl Hallion is a mining executive with 20 years experience in the industry, focused on base metals and bulk commodities. He has broad experience in financial and commercial management, corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions and financing.
Carl has managed over US$10 billion in M&A and capital market transactions for Equinox Minerals and Xstrata Copper. He spent 10 years with BHP Billiton and Xstrata Copper in senior financial, commercial and corporate development roles before joining Equinox Minerals in 2009.
From 2009 to 2011, Carl was Vice President Business Development for Equinox Minerals, until its takeover by Barrick Gold. In that period, Carl led a number of initiatives that assisted in increasing the market capitalisation to US$7.5 billion from approximately $2.0 billion.
As CEO of the Capricorn Copper joint venture, between EMR Capital and Lighthouse Minerals, Carl has led the development and execution of the strategy to restart operations including completing the restart feasibility study, securing debt and equity funding for the refurbishment program and the commencement of operations in late 2017.
Carl Hallion will be speaking on Capricorn Copper – Building on Success at this year’s 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.
Chris is a mining engineer with over 11 years’ experience having worked in commodities such as Zinc, Iron Ore, Copper, Gold, Iron Sands and Coal. He has a high level of technical and operational expertise as well as project management and leadership experience in open-cut mining. Chris demonstrates strong skills in short; medium and long term scheduling across a suite of software.
Chris has a track record in operational roles ranging from Mining Engineer to Mine Planning Superintendent in metals and coal, both domestically and internationally. He has recently spent the past two years working for Kaz Mineral’s at their Aktogay Copper Mine in Kazakhstan as the Planning Superintendent. During his time in Kazakhstan Chris managed a large mining engineering team and was responsible for the development of their mine planning systems and the preparation of their reserves statements.
Christofer Catania, Manager of Consulting Services at MEC Mining will be presenting on: Agile feasibility studies that guide strategic direction, at Energy Mines and Money. Download the programme now.
Claudia brings a deep commitment to the role for customer relations and is passionate about cost and operationally efficient businesses that can compete on an international playing field.
Born and raised in Germany, Claudia has been based in Townsville since 2007. During her career she has worked for several global companies such as Proctor and Gamble, L’Oreal, Novartis and Johnson & Johnson in marketing, business development and management roles in various countries. In 2013 Claudia spent time working at the Port of Hamburg studying international container supply chains as well as how to increase container handling capabilities.
She has won several management and export awards for her previous work at Townsville-based company, Larissa Bright Australia:
2009 Winner Townsville Australian Institute of Management Young Manager Award
2008 Winner Townsville Young Chamber of Commerce Young Employee Award
2008 Winner North Queensland Emerging Export Awards
2007 Winner North Queensland Emerging Export Award
She is also a casual teacher at James Cook University and is passionate about the international development of the Townsville region. Fluent in German, English, French, and Spanish, Claudia is now studying Mandarin and holds a double Bachelor Degree in International Management and Business with honours from universities in Germany, the US, and Spain
Clyde Russell is Asia Commodities and Energy Columnist at Reuters. He has been a journalist and editor for 29 years covering everything from wars in Africa to the resources boom and its current struggles. Born in Glasgow, he has lived in Johannesburg, Sydney, Singapore and now splits his time between Tasmania and Asia. He writes about trends in commodity and energy markets, with a particular focus on China. Before becoming a financial journalist in 1996, Clyde covered civil wars in Angola, Mozambique and other African hotspots for Agence-France Presse.
Clyde Russell, Journalist at Thomson Reuters joins the line up of speakers at this year’s Energy Mines and Money Australia. Download the programme now.
Founder, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Graphene Manufacturing Australia Pty Ltd
Graphene Manufacturing Australia Pty Ltd (GMA) is a near 2 year old start up based in Brisbane Australia which uses a self developed patent pending bulk Graphene nano-platelete manufacturing system which produces bulk Graphene at variable sizes at world leading costs from readily available and local low cost carbon sources.
GMA’s vision is to enhance society through the supply of and innovation with bulk Graphene into 12 different sectors including plastics, building materials and batteries/electronics.
Graphene is a carbon nano-material and is often described as a “wonder material” having the highest strength and greatest conductivity known to man. Craig has over 20 years in delivering large scale innovation including leading multi billion dollar gas and LNG value chains in Australia and Asia Pacific.
Craig has an Honours Degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and a Bachelor Degree in Business Marketing from the Queensland University of Technology.
Craig Nicol, Founder, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at GMA, joins the line up of speakers at Energy Mines and Money Australia. Download the programme now.
Mr Darren Walker is currently a Senior Executive with U&D Coal Pty Ltd, a coal mine developer and explorer. He has over 18 years’ experience in exploration, mining operations, marketing and corporate management in coal, iron ore, gold and other metals as well as petroleum and gas and is passionate about exploration and the exploration industry.
Darren is Alternate Director – Exploration for the QRC, Deputy Chairman of the Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) and also a Director of the Australian Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC).
Darren Walker, General Manager – Resource Development at U&D Coal, joins the line up of speakers at Energy Mines and Money Australia. Download the programme now.
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)
Office of the Chief Economist, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
David heads the Commonwealth Government’s chief resources and energy commodities forecasting team. Prior to this role, he was Head of Market Analysis at Orica, the world’s biggest mine explosives company, which is a significant supplier to the coal industry in Australia and Indonesia. He has almost twenty years as a resources commodities analyst, including at the biggest banks in Australia, Europe and the United States. He started his career at the Reserve Bank of Australia, where he was Second-in-Charge of the Economic Research Department’s Forecasting Team.
David will be speaking at Energy Mines and Money Australia. Book Now!
Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland
Dr Marcin Ziemski holds degrees in Systems Engineering and IT as well as a PhD in minerals processing from the JKMRC. He has a broad background in technology, software, energy, process integration and minerals processing. He has lectured at UQ’s department of Mining and Minerals Process Engineering, spent time at JKTech as a mine optimisation specialist, worked in energy trading and industrial energy management across the UK and Europe, and lead research in a variety of energy and emissions projects. This background, combine with his experience in leading manufacturing and 3D technologies at Dassault Systemes, has provided Marcin with expertise in mine-value chain analysis and optimisation, energy management in mining and technology evolution as it applies to the minerals industry. He recently re-joined JKMRC as Program Leader in Integration.
Ed was appointed as Aurizon’s Group Executive for its Coal business in July 2017. Prior to this appointment, Ed held the positions of Vice President Coal Customers, Vice President Coal Service Delivery and Group General Manager Rollingstock Services.
Ed joined Aurizon upon privatisation in 2010, and has more than 20 years’ senior management experience in logistics and heavy industrial manufacturing within Australia and the USA.
Having worked with Aurizon, BlueScope Steel and BHP Billiton, Ed’s leadership experience includes executive management roles in logistics, steel, coal processing and energy.
In his current role, Ed is accountable for growing and managing Aurizon’s 200 mtpa coal haulage operations and customer relationships throughout Queensland and New South Wales.
Ed holds an MBA from the University of Toledo, Ohio and an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern Queensland.
Ed serves as a Director of the World Coal Association and the Integrated Logistics Company.
Ed will be speaking at Energy Mines and Money Australia. Book Now!
Ernie Thrasher has over forty (40) years’ experience in the coal industry. His coal experience began in 1974 working for a family owned mining company with operations in Maryland. Thrasher held various positions in mine operations and mine management through 1981. Prior to forming Xcoal Energy & Resources in 2003, Thrasher spent twenty-two (22) years in various global marketing positions at Primary Coal and AMCI. Xcoal is the largest exporter of U.S. origin coal to Asia. In addition to marketing U.S. origin coal to customers throughout the world, Xcoal activities include the financing and development of mining projects and related infrastructure projects. Thrasher founded XLNG Energy & Resources in 2015, which plans to market natural gas from abundant reserves in the Marcellus and Utica Shale basins in U.S. to the existing customer in Europe and Asia. Thrasher serves on the Board of Directors of Barrick Gold Corporation, the President’s Leadership Council-Boy Scouts of America, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves as a Director on the National Committee on U.S. China Relations.
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.
HIghly experienced coal executive with a strong technical background. I have worked at senior level in the world’s largest mining company (BHP Billiton) as Vice President Strategy as well as in smaller companies and start up, with significant fund raising experience.
I have experience of operating in most major coal producing companies, currently completed projects in Colombia, South Africa and Madagascar. Recently based in Mongolia, where I was CEO of two companies, one operating the oldest coal mine in the country. I am now in Moscow, as Advisor to the CEO of SUEK, on International Development – SUEK is Russia’s largest coal producer.
Specialties: Coal technology, processing, geology, valuation, professional (JORC) assessments, team building, international experience, strategy formulation and implementation, business development
Prior to this Mr Evans was most recently the Deputy Chief Executive of Universities Australia, before that he was the chief economist and director of economics at the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) for nine years. Greg has experience as a ministerial chief of staff in the government of Prime Minister John Howard, an official in the Commonwealth Treasury and working for industry bodies including as chief executive of the Wool Council of Australia and acting chief executive of ACCI.
Mr Evans commenced his career in the banking sector as a financial analyst dealing with the funding of infrastructure, mining and oil and gas projects.
Greg will be speaking on “Analysing the demand for thermal and met coal in Australia -have reports of the industry’s demise been exaggerated?” Download the programme now.
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.
Jake assumed the role of Executive Chairman at Evolution Mining Limited in November 2011 following the merger with Conquest Mining Limited where he was Executive Chairman. Prior to joining Conquest Mining, Jake had been President and CEO of Sino Gold Mining Limited where he managed the development of that company into the largest foreign participant in the Chinese gold industry. Sino Gold Mining Limited was listed on the ASX in 2002 with a market capitalisation of $100 million and was purchased by Eldorado Gold Corporation in late 2009 for over $2 billion. It became an ASX/S&P 100 Company, operating two award-winning gold mines and engaging over 2,000 employees and contractors in China. Prior to joining Sino Gold (and its predecessor) in 1995, Mr Klein was employed at Macquarie Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Jim Richards is a Perth based company director and geologist with 26 years’ experience in exploration for a wide variety of commodities.
Prior to the ASX listing of POZ Minerals, Mr Richards was the chief executive officer and director of United Minerals Corporation NL (UMC). At UMC, Mr Richards led the technical team that discovered the high grade iron ‘Railway Deposit’ in the Pilbara. BHP Billiton acquired the Railway Deposit in February 2010 by a take-over of UMC for AUD$204 million.
Mr Richards has considerable overseas experience including running his own alluvial diamond dredging operation in Guyana, South America and work on the Omai gold project (that became a major mine) also in Guyana. Other resources work includes operating in Indonesia and two years spent in both Laos and Pakistan.
Previous employers and clients have included Newmont Mining Corporation, BHP Billiton Limited and Woodside Energy Limited. Prior to his geology career, Mr Richards served in the British Army Parachute Regiment with operational experience in Northern Ireland. He was educated at Goldsmiths College, University of London (Geology) and the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Jim’s memoir Gold Rush has been published in Australia and the UK.
Jim Richards, Executive Chairman at POZ Minerals, will be presenting on the Blina Diamond Project, Western Australia. Download the programme now.
The Minerals Council of Australia represents Australia’s exploration, mining and minerals processing industry, nationally and internationally, in its contribution to sustainable development and society. Its member companies produce more than 85 per cent of Australia’s annual mineral production and 90 per cent of mineral export earnings. The Minerals Council of Australia represents the minerals industry with a common purpose in advocating for public policy that supports economic growth and prosperity for Australia, promoting best-practice mining standards across the industry and highlighting the mining industry’s contribution to the Australian economy.
John has extensive experience in industry policy and economic analysis from a 14 year career in the Australian public service where he worked at the Department of Industry, Defence and Commonwealth Grants Commission.
John Barber, Director – Commodity Analysis at the Minerals Council of Australia, will be joining the line up of speakers at Energy Mines and Money. Download the programme now.
John has spent nearly 40 years in the energy and resources sectors. He has held senior management positions in industries ranging from mining and minerals processing, to upstream and downstream oil and gas, unconventional and more recently, renewable energy. He has initiated, evaluated, lead and managed many complex project developments in these fields and now combines his project and business experience with his passion for the global energy sector.
In his current capacity as senior consultant and Advisory Board Member for Siecap, John provides strategic and tactical advice to its many clients, whilst leading the development of the company’s energy advisory and project management practice.
Jordan Eliseo is an economic analyst and financial market commentator with over 20 years experience in the financial services industry. After starting his career with BT Financial Group, he went on to spend several years managing investment analytics teams for companies including Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan and Cazenove Capital in both Sydney and London, before taking up a role with AMP Capital in 2010, where he was head of Investment Analytics for their Multi Asset Group.
A precious metal bull for over a decade, Jordan has been heavily involved in the precious metals and natural resources sector since 2003 and has been Chief Economist for ABC Bullion, Australia’s largest independent bullion dealer, since March 2013.
He is also the author of two books: “Dire Straits: Money for Nothing – Debt for Free” and “Gold for Australian Investors”
Jordan Eliseo, Chief Economist at ABC Bullion, will be joining the line up of speakers at Energy Mines and Money. Download the programme now.
Justin Brown is a geologist with over 20 years experience in minerals exploration and development. He has a strong technical background with experience in the full spectrum of mineral exploration and mining from grass roots target generation through to resource development and mine production.
Justin Brown was the founding Managing Director of Element 25 and has held a number of board positions in both executive and non executive capacities.
Justin Brown, Executive Director at Element 25 Limited, joins the line up of speakers at Energy Mines and Money Australia. Download the programme now.
Kirsty is the Founding Director of Platform Communications and has 20 years’ experience in public relations, corporate communications, marketing and investor relations. Her role focuses on building or protecting company reputations, providing specialist advice to clients on how best to manage ESG risks.
Prior to establishing Platform eleven years ago, Kirsty held corporate affairs positions with BHP, Alcoa and Woodside.
She is currently Chairman of Curtin University’s Board of Humanities, President of the WA Mining Club and on the Boards of Solaris Cancer Care and the Petroleum Club of WA. She is also the Chairman for AOG Diversity & Inclusion.
Kirsty Danby, Founding Director of Platform Communications, joins the line up of speakers at Energy Mines and Money Australia. Download the programme now.
Kobad Bhavnagri is one of Australia’s leading experts on the transformation of the energy sector. He is the Head of Australia and Head of Asia-Pacific Economics and Policy at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, an independent research house specialising in the future of energy. There he leads a team of analysts focused on the Australian market, and is also the lead author of the New Energy Oultook in APAC, which forecasts how the power sector will evolve to 2040. He has authored over 100 publications spanning energy policy, economics, finance and technology since joining the company in 2010. Kobad has worked in the energy and finance industries since 2003 as an engineer, management consultant and analyst, and has a first class honours degree in Mechatronic Engineering from the University of New South Wales.
Krzysztof (Kris) Biegaj has 30 years+ mining experience in various parts of the world, Australia included. He is originally from Poland, where he had obtained mining engineering degree, with honors. Since 1986 he has been living and working in Australia. His experience includes 7 years in underground coal mining in Poland (management and mines rescue), 4.5 years with the Western Australian (WA) Department of Mines – 2 years as a Special Inspector of Mines/Senior Ventilation Officer in based in Karratha and 2.5 years as a District Inspector of Mines/Deputy Regional Mining Engineer in Kalgoorlie.
Since April 1992 when he had joined WMC Resources Ltd (then the biggest Mining Company in Australia), he has been working in mine management as an assistant mine manager/mine manager/mining manager/general manager/business improvement mining consultant, with majority of it in/from Australia but also in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ghana, Mongolia and Philippines. Both underground (majority) and open pit mining, iron ore included.
Since 2000 Kris Biegaj in parallel to his mine management work, through his Ausvac Mining Pty Ltd has been running mine floor material recovery operations, with the use of a truly mobile supersucker – a giant mobile vacuum cleaner designed and built in Kalgoorlie, WA. The mobile supersucker is based on the late 60’s South Australian machines that have been used to mine opals, and is designed and constructed in Australia.
Krzysztof (Kris) Biegaj, Owner/Director at AusVac Mining will be presenting on Why do governments allow mining companies to leave behind high-grade broken ore underground? Download the programme now.
With over 21 years of exploration, project studies and commercial experience in both the junior and major arena, Len Kolff has a proven track record in Africa, Europe and Australia.
A key member of the Simandou iron ore discovery team and a grassroots iron ore discovery in Liberia, Len is an accomplished and proven explorer. Also accredited with the discovery of Cu-Au mineralisation at Northparkes, he has made discoveries and value-added in a diversity of geological settings. Len holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London and a Masters of Economic Geology from CODES, University of Tasmania.
He is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, the Society of Economic Geologists and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and currently resides in Brisbane, Australia.
Mark Couchman is a career banker, with experience over 15 years and spanning multiple geographies including Europe and Asia. Since joining ANZ’s Natural Resources Group in December 2005, Mark has expanded ANZ’s banking and finance capabilities and relationships to the resources industry in Queensland and in PNG.
Prior to joining ANZ, Mark spent 3 years in London with ABN Amro, as a Senior Capital Analyst responsible for the management of balance sheet and allocation of capital for the group’s Institutional clients.
Mark’s responsibilities include the structuring of debt facilities and expanding relationships for both his existing resources client base and with new clients to ANZ. Delivering a consistent proposition and the expansion of ANZ Asia Pacific focus has seen ANZ maintain a No.1 market share in the resources sector in Queensland and in PNG.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Business (Management), Graduate Certificate in Finance and Masters of Business Administration at QUT.
Mark Couchman, Director – Natural Resources at ANZ, joins the line up of speakers at Energy Mines and Money Australia. Download the programme now.
Mark’s significant coal industry experience includes global market analysis of both the coking and thermal coal markets, detailed country modeling and strategic analysis.
He spent two years in a commercial role in the European coal market, negotiating contract settlements, developing customer relationships and identifying new business opportunities. Prior to moving into the coal industry, Mark worked in the Australian electricity industry as a regulatory analyst and also as a project analyst for a major utility.
Mark has four years’ management consulting experience, working with electricity retailers and generators in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Currently, Mark manages a team of analysts that provides market insights and consulting on the Indian steel, power, coal and infrastructure sectors.
Commodity Insights provides comprehensive research and market analysis on the international mining sector. Using proprietary data from our networks across Asia/Australia, we provide insights ranging from the latest industry data, to asset analysis (costs, quality, price, production), to market demand and supply forecasts, to executive briefings on structural trends and developments in the sector.
Mr. McCauley was formerly Managing Director of Belridge Enterprises Pty Ltd, the former owner of the Goondicum Project. Mr. McCauley has substantial mining experience and has been involved in the development of several major mining projects in Australia and Argentina, including turnaround and organizational restructuring. Mr. McCauley was a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for Norton Goldfields Limited from September 2007 until June 2010 during which time he was also Managing Director for a nine month period of restructuring. Mr. McCauley served as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Felix Resources Ltd, an ASX listed coal mining company, from October 2003 to February 2007 during which time it went from a market cap of $35 million to a market cap of over $1 billion.
Mr. McCauley has previously been a director of several AIM and ASX listed mining and exploration companies. Mr. McCauley completed an Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School in 2003, holds an MBA from Bond University in Australia (with Majors in Finance and Accounting) and has a Bachelor of Mining Engineering (Hons.) from the University of Queensland.
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.
Michael Ryan is highly sought after for his advanced contract negotiation skills, commercial nous and senior management experience within the infrastructure, mining and construction sectors. Michael offers a unique understanding of key commercial and operational issues both from a mine owner and contractor perspective.
Michael provided strategic, regulatory, commercial and financial input to promote the efficient development of the port at Gladstone in his role as a Director of the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET) from 2010 to 2013. During that time, Michael became very familiar with all of the relevant commercial and financing documents relating to the port.
One of Michael’s key focuses is to provide clients with high-end strategic advice on off-site infrastructure matters, and in his previous role at a high profile coal Joint Venture Michael was directly responsible for securing commercial contracts for rail, port, water and power infrastructure and supply, amongst other infrastructure arrangements.
In addition to formal qualifications, Michael has undertaken training in negotiations, leadership and business valuations. He has also held senior positions with Downer EDI Mining and United Group.
Nicholas Mather has been involved in the junior resource sector at all levels for 34 years, during which time has been instrumental in the delivery of major resource projects resulting in nine (9) corporate transactions delivering over five (5) billion dollars to shareholders.
Nicholas is Managing Director and co-founder of DGR Global Limited, a resource company generator. He is currently CEO of SolGold plc, heading up a tier 1 copper gold porphyry in Ecuador. Nick also sits on the board of Armour Energy, IronRidge Resources, Aus Tin Mining, Dark Horse Resources and Lakes Oil.
Nicholas Mather was co-founder and served as an Executive Director of Arrow Energy NL until 2004. Arrow Energy was acquired in 2010 by Shell and PetroChina, for a value of approximately $3.5 billion. Nick was founder and Chairman of Waratah Coal Inc. until December 2008 when it was acquired for $130m. He was co-founder and Non-Executive Director of Bow Energy Limited until its takeover by Arrow Energy Pty Ltd in January 2012 for approximately $550 million.
Nicholas also drove, as CEO, the discovery of the Pooncarie Mineral Sands project for BeMaX Resources prior to its purchase (£350 million) and the generation of the bulk of the asset base for Northern Energy ($250 million). He was a founding director of Orbis Gold which was sold in 2014 for AU$178 million and sub underwrote the refinancing of Ballarat Gold prior to its AU$500 million takeover by Lihir Gold.
Nick Jukes is an engineer with 40 years experience in the engineering, construction and mining sectors. Nick has held a number of senior executive roles including Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Sedgman and Executive General Manager – Resource Development at Thiess where he was actively involved in the planning, development, construction and operation of major projects and mines throughout Australia, Asia, Africa and South America. Nick has also held the position of director in a number of publicly listed companies, including Sedgman, AWE and Australasian Resources.
As Chairman and Executive Director of JukesTodd, Nick works extensively with junior and established asset developers and operators in Australia and internationally, lending his technical and commercial acumen to establish and deliver realistic and achievable project and operational outcomes.
Nick Jukes, Chairman and Executive Director at JukesTodd, joins the line up of speakers at Energy Mines and Money Australia. Download the programme now.
Transformational Leadership and Management, Executive Coach
Patricia van Dam has over 20 years of transformational/change leadership and management experience having worked in global corporations in Europe (Vodafone Group, TNT Group) including General Manager and Executive General Manager levels and in management consulting in Australia (Energy & Utilities, Mining & Natural Resources, Health). Patricia applies a value-driven and people development focused approach to programme, project, change and functional/line management and a deep understanding of cultural and behavioural change to deliver innovative and continuous business and people improvement.
“Every Merger & Acquisition is a major transformation affecting people, whether they are clients, employees, shareholders or other stakeholders.”
Patricia’s deep understanding of the fact that currently major transformations are based on too little and incomplete information/data; overlook internal expertise that exists in the business; and do not take people’s expectations into account, has led her look at other ways peoples’ insights, expertise and knowledge can be uncovered and utilised.
She has therefore developed the Qeysights Insights system delivering immediately actionable insights to deliver efficient and sustainable improvements. With Qeysights, she applies a more efficient process for improvement implementation, focused on building on peoples’ and teams’ strengths (instead of just cost cutting) that reduces time, effort and costs and delivers earlier and additional savings and returns. This allows businesses to manage actual expectations and coach leaders, managers and teams based on actual needs.
Having grown up partially in California, Dutch born Patricia understands the impact of change from a young age. She has lived, studied and worked in The Netherlands, United States, United Kingdom and Australia and followed multi-cultural studies and programmes that solidified her interest in the diversity of people and their triggers, culture, language, expectations and needs.
Patricia van Dam, Executive Coach – IQemy, joins the line up of speakers at Energy Mines and Money Australia. Download the programme now.
Paul Flynn has extensive experience in the mining, energy, infrastructure and construction sectors gained through 20 years as a professional advisor at Ernst & Young. Paul was formerly Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Tinkler Group and was instrumental in the merger of Whitehaven Coal with Aston Resources. Paul joined the Board of Whitehaven on 3 May 2012 and assumed the role of Managing Director and CEO on 27 March 2013.
Prior to that role, Paul was the Managing Partner of Ernst & Young’s Sydney office and a member of its Oceania executive team. As a partner for over eight years, Paul managed many of the firm’s largest mining and energy clients across Australia, Asia, South and North America. Paul has also fulfilled various leadership roles with large corporations on secondment including as the CFO of a top 50 listed company.
Paul is a also director of the Minerals Council of Australia, the Australia Coal Association Low Emission Technology Pty Ltd, NSW Minerals Council, World Coal Association and Coal Industry Advisory Board.
Paul Vining is currently CEO of Cline Group and CEO of Cutlass Collieries LLC, the international development arm of the Cline Group. With over 35 years of experience in the coal business Paul’s prior positions include President of Alpha Natural Resources, CEO of White Oak Resources LLC, President and Chief Operating Officer of St. Louis-based Patriot Coal Corp, Chief Executive Officer of Magnum Coal Company, the top executive sales and trading positions for both Arch Coal and Peabody Energy, and key sales and commercial roles at AGIPCOAL USA, Island Creek Coal Company and A. T. Massey Coal Company.
Paul earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the College of William and Mary as well as his Bachelor of Science in Mineral Engineering and Master of Science in Extractive Metallurgy from Columbia University’s Henry Krumb School of Mines. Mr. Vining is a member of the Board of Directors for Foresight Energy LP (NYSE: FELP), Jesse Creek Mining and the Coal Association of Canada.
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
Peter is co-founder, Director and Technical Advisor to Valiant Resources Ltd with more than 20 years’ experience working as a Geologist in the oil and gas industry with the last 6 years working with Valiant Resources and the coking coal industry.
The Hutton Coking Coal Project is located in the south western Bowen Basin of Queensland between Injune and Taroom and straddles the APLNG Spring Gully Project and the GLNG Fairview Project. Developing the project to where it stands today was achieved by accessing publicly available data via the Qld Department of Natural Resources’ QDEX website which in turn advanced the projects JORC inferred and indicated certification of 5.3 Billion tonnes of SSCC/SHCC over 5 identified mining areas. The coal is currently being degassed with the produced methane being transported to LNG trains in Gladstone for export. The coal travels closer towards depletion and eventual mine gas safety limits, then subsequent production.
Valiant’s short term goal is to advance the Hutton Coking Coal Project into the Pre-Feasibility Stage and to concurrently raise the status of the tenements to a Mining Lease application.
Peter’s previous positions held were Principal Geologist of Arrow Energy’s operations on the Darling Downs Qld, QGC and Sunshine Gas as consulting geologist, Santos TOGA, Tipperary Oil and Gas and CH4 as senior geologist. Peter also has qualifications as an Engineering Technician and Marine Engineer. Earth science and engineering help to support an understanding of the synergies between the Coal Seam Gas industry and a succeeding Coal Mining operation.
Peter Vobr, Director at Valiant Resources Ltd, joins the line up of speakers at Energy Mines and Money Australia. Download the programme now.
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.
Rob Johansen is the Owner and Managing Director of the Adamelia Group.
He has a unique combination of bachelor degrees in Commerce, Law and Engineering from the University of Queensland with first class honours and a University Medal. After graduation, Rob spent five years in operational and line management roles on mine sites in Australia and South Africa. He then joined and became a shareholder in Barlow Jonker (now part of Wood Mackenzie) consulting on corporate, strategic and transactional matters in the mining space, working in a dozen countries.
Rob later founded a transaction management business which managed resource industry transactions specialising in early stage and distressed assets, completing transactions involving many well know mining companies and investors. Rob went on to become a founding director and major shareholder of Bandanna Energy. He spent two years managing Bandanna privately before listing it in 2008 and becoming a non-executive director. Rob has also served on the boards and committees of numerous private companies.
Rob has spent the last two years assembling a new portfolio in coal based around the acquisition of the Springsure Creek coal project in 2016.
Rob Johansen, Owner and Managing Director – Adamelia Group, joins the line up of speakers at Energy Mines and Money Australia. Download the programme now.
Mr Cressey joined Armour Energy in November 2011 as General Manager – Infrastructure and Project Development. Prior to joining Armour, Roger had been involved in the oil and gas industry for 20 years, mainly in project management roles involving the design and construction of gas pipelines and processing plants, and also refinery upgrades. He has worked on major projects for many companies including Chevron, Santos, Caltex, Origin and others; across Australia, in PNG and Indonesia.
Since joining Armour, Mr Cressey has gained experience in petroleum exploration activities and has been instrumental in overseeing and coordinating Armour Energy’s field activities across remote northern Australia, liaising with government authorities, and has managed Armour Energy’s negotiations with Traditional Landowners regarding Native Title Agreements across Armour Energy’s tenement.
Roger Cressey, Chief Executive Officer at Armour Energy will be speaking at Energy Mines and Money Australia. Download the programme now.
Roger is a Director of the Morgans Corporate Finance team. He Joined Morgans as a resource and engineering analyst in 2004 and was appointed head of research in 2007 where he oversaw the rapid growth of this team through the GFC until he moved to the corporate finance team in 2015.
Roger developed a keen interest in engineering, science and technology during his undergraduate studies and postgraduate research from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, and JKMRC, UQ. He subsequent spent the following 10 years consulting to the minerals, energy and industrial processing sectors prior to joining Morgans.
In his current role Roger advises a wide range of companies primarily on finding equity funding solutions to help them achieve their commercialisation and growth strategies. Roger has an MBA from QUT, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a CEDA trustee.
Roger Leaning, Director – Corporate Advisory, Morgans Financial Limited, will be joining the line up of speakers at Energy Mines and Money Australia. 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.
In a mining industry career spanning over 30 years, Simon Finnis has worked throughout Australia in underground and open cut mining operations. His previous roles have included Operations Manager for the Pooncarie Mineral Sands Project, redevelopment of the Gold Ridge Mine in the Solomon Islands and Managing Director of Global Resources Corporation Limited.
Simon has considerable experience through feasibility, construction and commissioning of both new and brown fields’ operations and prior to joining Metro was CEO of Grand Cote Operations in Senegal.
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.
Mr Slesarewich was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer on 13 July 2015.
Simon is a Mining Engineer and registered Senior Site Executive in Queensland with over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry spanning operational and executive roles. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from the University of Queensland and Graduate Diplomas in Administration, as well as Applied Finance and Investment.
Simon’s broad operational experience ranges up to general manager for underground base metal and gold mines, as well as general manager responsible for the development of Middlemount Coal, an open cut coking coal project located in central Queensland. Simon held executive roles gaining experience in business development and contract negotiation before joining Boardwalk Resources where as CEO he was instrumental in the company’s sale to Whitehaven Coal for A$300m.
Simon is the former CEO of Northern Discovery Limited and executive director of Larkham Resources and is currently a director of the Queensland Resources Council and a member of the Queensland Exploration Council.
Stephen Roux is the CEO of Valiant Resources Limited. Valiant Resources is the developer of the world class Hutton Coking Coal Project which was discovered through data mining established databanks of exploration and production data held by the Geological Survey of Queensland (GSQ) and QDEX databases and involved mapping a combination of historic coal seam gas drilling and seismic data as well as neighbouring coal exploration drilling and water bore well data. The five mining areas at the Hutton Coking Coal Project represent one of the largest known independently held, undeveloped, long-dated, underground coking coal projects with a defined JORC Resource of 5.3 billion tonnes and potential production of 24 mtpa of SSCC/SHCC across its initial two mining areas. Valiant is also leading the Hutton Rail Project, a proposed multi-user rail alignment that seeks to efficiently connect the major projects of the coking coal Southern Bowen Basin and predominantly thermal coal Surat Basin with the Moura rail network and Gladstone ports of WICET and RG Tanna.
Stephen has been active in mining investment and project development for 18 years focusing on cross-border discovery, transactions and trade across various energy and mining commodities. Stephen is currently involved in mining projects in Argentina as well as East Africa exploring for or producing tin, tantalum, tungsten, lithium and cobalt via Dragon Tree Capital.
Stephen is managing director of investment advisory and venture firm, Dragon Tree Capital which is active in Africa, Asia, Australia and North / South America focused on mining, leading data driven technologies and property development. Stephen has lead property and infrastructure financing projects including the award winning $230m Triptych Living residential in Victoria and various other projects.
Previously, Stephen was a Director of the Australian Institute of Management (Vic/Tas), Stable Properties, and continues today as a member of YPO Pan Asia Chapter, Network Chair YPO South East Asia Global Diplomacy Network, and Vice-Chair of ADC Asia 100.
Stephen Roux, Chief Executive Officer of Dragon Tree Capital, will be joining the line up of speakers at Energy Mines and Money Australia. Download the programme now.
Mr Mallyon was appointed Managing Director of Riversdale on 15 August 2011. Mr Mallyon has over 35 years’ experience in the natural resources, banking and construction material sectors, with extensive operational, project development and corporate finance experience. He was previously Managing Director of Riversdale Mining Limited and RBC Capital Markets in Sydney, and has held senior executive roles with Billiton plc, RGC Limited and MIM Holdings Limited. He has had exposure to mining operations in Australia, Africa, South America and a number of emerging markets in Asia. Mr Mallyon does not hold any other directorships.
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.
Tor McCaul has 29 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. He graduated in Petroleum Engineering from UNSW in 1987 and spent the next 9 years based in Brisbane working with operating companies in technical roles on projects in Queensland, New Zealand and PNG, which included a secondment to Chevron Niugini.
He spent the following 11 years in Asia (Karachi, Jakarta, Chennai and Delhi) in technical, finance, commercial and management roles. At VICO Indonesia (a BP-ENI JV) he was their LNG Contract Manager on the 23 million-tonne-per-annum Bontang LNG project. In India, he was Cairn plc’s Head of Commercial for the Indian business. He became Managing Director of Comet Ridge Limited in April 2009. Mr McCaul has previously been the Chairman for the Queensland Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and was the 2013 Queensland Petroleum Exploration Association (QUPEX) President.
Trevor Mills is a Partner at Apollo, and is part of Apollo’s Mining & Metals investment team. He is also a director of Warrior Met Coal. Prior to that time, Mr. Mills worked at Rio Tinto. Prior thereto, Mr. Mills worked at Bechtel. Mr. Mills received his LLB from the University of British Columbia and graduated from the University of Calgary with his BComm.
Trevor Mills, Partner at Apollo, will be joining the debate: What do you look for in Australian resources investment? Download the programme now.
Association of Mining and Exploration Companies Inc.
As the Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC), Warren is working to increase mineral exploration and mining activity in Australia, and to ensure Australia remains a highly attractive place for resource investment. Before joining AMEC, he has worked for advocacy and membership organisations, including the Chamber of Minerals of Energy of WA and the WA Local Government Association.
Previously as a Senior Adviser in the Gallop and Carpenter WA Governments, he worked for the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure across a wide range of areas such as, planning, infrastructure development, ports and public transport.
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.