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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Lighthouse Minerals Pty Ltd. Carl Hallion leads the development and execution of its strategy including securing EMR Capital’s support and investment and the acquisition of the Capricorn Copper mine. He also serves as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Capricorn Copper. Carl Hallion is a mining executive with 20 years experience in the industry, focussed on base metals and bulk commodities. He has broad experience in financial and commercial management, corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions and financing. He 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, he served as Vice President of Business Development at Equinox Minerals Ltd. Carl Hallion is a chartered accountant who has worked in the mining industry for over 10 years and has extensive experience in global copper M&A transactions and strategic development. Carl Hallion has spent a number of years living and working in South and North America. Carl Hallion holds a Bachelor of Business (Distinction) in Accounting and Corporate Finance from Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia and a Post Graduate Diploma from the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia.
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)
Ernie Leo Thrasher served as the President of AMCI Export Corporation and Executive Vice-President, Marketing, AMCI International from 1997 to 2003. Ernie Thrasher was responsible for the international marketing and trading of coals produced by the AMCI Group’s mining operations in USA and Australia and the international trading operations of the AMCI Group of companies. He has over 34 years of experience in the coal mining industry. In 2003, Mr. Thrasher formed Xcoal Energy and Resources to market metallurgical and thermal coal. From 1974 to 1997, he was involved in a management role in many aspects of the coal sector, including mine operations, management, coal procurement, coal sales and coal trading. He has been an Independent Director of Barrick Gold Corporation since April 30, 2014. Mr. Thrasher served as a Director of Corsa Coal Corp., since May 2009 until December 18, 2009.
Gareth Turner is a Senior Partner at Apollo Private Equity having joined in 2005, and is focused on the Firm’s natural resources activities. Prior to that time, Gareth Turner was a Managing Director in the Industrial and Natural Resources investment banking group at Goldman Sachs & Co. Prior thereto, Gareth Turner worked at Lehman Brothers, Salomon Brothers and RBC Dominion Securities. Gareth Turner serves on the board of directors of Warrior Met Coal. Gareth Turner received his MBA from the University of Western Ontario School of Business Administration and graduated from the University of Toronto with a BA in Economics.
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.
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.
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.
Jeyakumar Janakaraj, better known as JJ, serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Country Head of Adani Group’s Australian operations. Jeyakumar Janakaraj joined the Adani Group in 2013 and is responsible for Adani’s business in Australia including the Carmichael coal mine, rail and port projects. JJ has a Mechanical Engineering degree from PSG College of Technology, in Coimbatore and a rich experience of 25 years in the mining industry; building and developing world-class mining projects and resource companies.
Jeyakumar Janakaraj began his career in the steel sector in India as a mechanical maintenance engineer before joining Sterlite Industries, where he remained and progressed for 18 years. During this tenure he held a number of executive roles, including CEO and Director of Konkola Copper Mines in Zambia, at Copper Mines of Tasmania and also President of Hindustan Zinc. Jeyakumar Janakaraj has proven that hard work, dedication and the right attitude are key traits that have facilitated him to thrive in his professional career and grow through the ranks. He was responsible for the concept to completion of all the expansion projects of Hindustan Zinc and greatly supported the company to achieve excellence in business.
In 2006, Jeyakumar Janakaraj was awarded the Gold Medal by the Indian Institute of Metals for his significant contribution to the non-ferrous metallurgical industry and is also listed by the International Who’s Who of Professionals (2009). In 2008 he was awarded the DEMAG Gold medal for innovative leadership by the Indian Institute of Metals. He also is a member of the Global Mining Executive Council of Accenture. He is on the Board of CIAB of IEA.
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 is a director of various companies with over 25 years of experience in assisting Australian and Chinese companies trading and investing in Australia and China. He secured major architectural and master planning works in China as early as the 90s. Michael is a qualified, Australian-trained, professional Project Manager and Engineer.He is experienced in strategic planning, process improvement, financial management and business development. He was the first Asian-Australian to be elected into Queensland Parliament and held office for almost 12 years. He was Assistant Minister for a number of portfolios including Mines and Energy, Natural Resources, Trade and Multicultural Affairs. He is also the Vice President ACBC Qld and is currently an Independent Director of Dongfang Modern Agriculture Group Limited which is listed on the ASX.
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.
Paul has extensive experience in the mining, infrastructure, construction and energy 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. Prior to joining the Tinkler Group 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.
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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.
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.
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.
Vincent Mascolo was appointed on 30 September 2002. Vincent Mascolo is a qualified mining engineer with extensive experience in a variety of fields including, gold and coal mining, quarrying and civil-works.
Vincent Mascolo has completed assignments in the Civil and Construction Industry, including construction and project management, engineering, quality control and environment and safety management.
Vincent Mascolo is a member of both the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Institute of Engineers of Australia. He is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for AIM IronRidge Resources Ltd (AIM:IRR).
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.