Alberto Migliucci is the CEO and founder of Petra Commodities, a Singapore-based investment & capital advisory firm established in 2013.
He is a specialist in natural resources for M&A, capital raisings, finance, IPOs, investments, and advisory. He is an investment banker and geologist with over 25 years of industry and finance experience.
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.
Alberto Migliucci will present on mining investment prospects and Asia’s investment in gold. Limited seats available. Book Now!
He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Zimplats Holdings Limited in 2007 and has over thirteen years’ experience in the platinum mining industry, having formerly been the Managing Director of Mimosa Holdings Limited.
He was President of Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe, a position he held from May 2013 to May 2015.
Alex has the following qualifications: Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA), Chartered Institute of Secretaries (CIS) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Alexander will present on strategies for positioning the mining sector strongly for financing and investment opportunities. Book Now!
CEEC International (Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution)
Alison Keogh was appointed Chief Executive of CEEC International Ltd in October 2016. Alison has worked in professional and senior roles for global mining and consulting firms in the resource sector for 25 years, encompassing operations, exploration, business improvement, valuation, and technical due diligence for mining transactions.
Alison was founding Chair of The AusIMM’s Sustainability Committee, founding Chair of the WIMARQ network in Australia, and a Director on The AusIMM Board from 2009-2011.
With a background carved in operations as a geologist, she maintains a strong network and has a natural ability to work with people at all levels and across disciplines to drive practical improvement and innovation. Alison holds a first class Honours degree in Geology and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She brings a passion to support companies to strive for sustainable and productive outcomes in mining communities globally.
Alison Keogh will facilitate the Smart Mining Efficiency workshop on Monday 30 October which will highlight a range of solutions, help you to understand how to access and use free benchmarking tools, enhance your understanding of improvement options that have worked in other operations, and learn about a raft of new technologies and emerging advances. There are limited seats available for this workshop so register now.
Professor of Mineral Economics, Centre for Exploration Targeting, University of Western Australia
CRU Group - Perth Representative
Allan Trench is a Professor of Mineral Economics at the Graduate School of Business, Curtin University of Technology and Research Professor (Value and Risk)
at the Centre for Exploration Targeting, University of Western Australia, a Non-Executive Director of several resource sector companies and the Perth representative for CRU Strategies,
a division of independent metals and mining advisory CRU Group.
Allan is on the board of two listed explorers with nickel sulphide projects; Pioneer Resources and Enterprise Metals – and is also a former director of Heron Resources. Previously, Allan worked with WMC’s nickel division in the 1990s.
Allan Trench will present on the state of the global iron ore market for key mining investment prospects by commodity. Limited seats available, Book Now!
Mining executives note that their number one challenge is improving productivity in their operations.
This session presents Enterprise Value Modelling as a driver of business transformation and productivity improvement in the mining sector. The advantages of modelling the entire mining value chain end-to-end in SAP, creating an integrated financial/physical model of the value creation process are outlined.
Concerto Analytics Technical Director Andrew Hely will be demonstrating how Symphony Value Modeller for SAP can model and simulate the end-to-end mining value chain, and provide deep understanding of the drivers of value from from pit to port.
This presentation will be relevant to CFOs, Mine Operators, and Business Improvement Specialists.
Andrew Hely presents on business transformation using enterprise value modelling alongside Concerto Analytics Managing Director, Stephen Williams. Book Now!
Barry Fitzgerald has been working for Hancock Prospecting on the Roy Hill Project since June 2010 and was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Roy Hill Holdings Pty Ltd in May 2012.
Prior to joining Hancock Prospecting Barry was CEO of CITIC Pacific Mining and held senior management positions with BHP Iron Ore, BHP Engineering, Henry Walker Eltin, Simon Engineering and Roche Process Engineering.
He has a broad range of operational and construction project experience in the construction, engineering and maintenance sectors.
Barry Fitzgerald will present on best practice examples of mining supply chain development at IMARC 2017. Limited seats available, Register Now!
Bert Koth is a Managing Director, responsible for mining investments at 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 in London, South Africa and the Netherlands.
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 19 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.
Brendan Pearson has been chief executive of the Minerals Council of Australia since January 2014, having served as deputy chief executive of the MCA from 2007-2012.
Prior to re-joining the MCA, Brendan was vice-president of Government Relations and Corporate Affairs at Peabody Energy from February 2012 to December 2013.
Brendan Pearson served as a senior officer at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was a senior writer for the Australian Financial Review. Before that he served as Counsellor (Trade Policy) at the Australian Embassy in Washington DC.
Brendan Quinn is the Head of Project Finance in Asia-Pacific at White & Case.
Brendan has extensive project and project f/www.whitecase.cominancing experience in the power, renewables, natural resources, oil & gas and infrastructure sectors across Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He has worked in both common and civil law jurisdictions and has experience in many forms of finance including commercial debt, export credit, multilateral and capital markets.
He has worked in Hong Kong and London, and is recognised as one of Asia-Pacific’s leading project and project finance lawyers by Chambers, IFLR1000, “Best of the Best”, Who’s Who Legal, PLC Finance and Asia’s Leading Lawyers.
This includes being ranked as one of only three “Band 1” Project Finance Lawyers in Australia (Chambers) and as “Lawyer of the Year” in Project Finance and Development in Australia in the most recent Best Lawyers guide.
Brendan Quinn will join a panel discussion on financing renewable energy projects for mines: key considerations for achieving a bankable project. Book Now!
Claude D’Cruz is a Senior Executive with 25 years of experience in the resources sector in both Owner/Operator and Professional Services companies.
He has worked both in Australia and internationally in Canada, South America (Chile, Peru and Brazil) and the United Kingdom. Claude holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) with Honors and is a Fellow of Engineers Australia.
He is Director Mining & Metals Australia-Asia at Hatch and is passionate about the importance of collaboration to solve complex challenges
Colin Moorhead has worked in exploration and mining for 3 decades since graduating from the University of Melbourne with a BSc. (Hons) majoring in geology and geophysics in 1987.
Most of his career was spent with Newcrest Mining Limited where amongst other roles he was Chief Geologist for periods at Telfer (WA), Cadia (NSW) and Gosowong (Indonesia) mines before returning to Melbourne as General Manager Technical Services for the Newcrest Group in 2006.
In 2008 Colin was appointed Executive General Manager Minerals responsible for global exploration, mining geology, resources and reserves governance and orebody knowledge. Colin left Newcrest in August 2015 and in January 2016 was appointed Chief Executive Officer of emerging Indonesian gold producer PT Merdeka Copper Gold, Tbk.
Colin is currently President of the AusIMM.
Colin is also a Graduate of AICD and a graduate of Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Programme (AMP).
Dale Blyth has over 20 years’ experience in mining and mining services related industries, over three continents.
His career includes Senior Maintenance and Operational Roles within two major mining equipment companies as well as with a contract miner. Dale’s experience has focused on asset management and service operations.
Since joining Caterpillar in 2011, he has held the positions of Service and Operations Manager in Western Canada before relocating to Western Australia in 2013 as the Asia Pacific Mining Technology Manager.
Currently he serves as the Global Operations Manager for Mining Technology.
Dale’s most recent experience has been in the commercialisation, adoption and use of technology in the Mining Industry from machine guidance through to automation.
He holds a trade certificate in Diesel and Heavy Earthmoving, and an MBA from Athabasca University in Canada.
Dale Blyth will present on remote and automated technologies that increase mine site productivity. Book Now!
David Byers joined the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) as Deputy CEO in July 2016. Immediately prior to this, David was Vice President Government Relations and Public Policy for BHP Billiton based in Melbourne.
From 2011-2015, he was Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Petroleum Producers and Explorers Association (APPEA) based in Canberra and Australian delegate to the International Gas Union (IGU).
This followed his earlier appointment as Chief Executive of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) from 2007-2010.
David has spent most of his career in the resources sector, with over 17 years at ExxonMobil Corporation in a variety of senior corporate affairs, planning and human resources roles in Melbourne, Singapore and Dallas.
His early career included appointments with Australian companies Woodside and BHP as well as Brisbane law firm, Morris, Fletcher & Cross. David is originally from Brisbane and has degrees in law and economics, with postgraduate qualifications in energy and resources law.
David Moult held the position of Managing Director & CEO of Centennial Coal Company Limited from July 2011 through to April 2017. He previously held the positions of General Manager, Operations and Chief Operating Officer with Centennial Coal.
David Moult is currently chairman of Coal Services Pty Limited; a director (and past chairman) of the NSW Minerals Council; chairman of the Australian Coal Association Low Emissions Technologies Limited Board (ACALET); and a member of University of NSW Education Trust Advisory Committee.
He was previously a director of Minerals Council of Australia; the NSW Freight Advisory Council; Coal Innovation NSW (CINSW); and Australian Coal Association (ACA). In May 2014, through to project end in February 2015, David was also a member of the Minerals Industry Taskforce, tasked with providing a roadmap for the growth in the minerals sector within NSW.
In April 2017, Mr Moult received the NSW Minerals Council Outstanding Contribution to Mining Award.
Diane Jurgens holds overall responsibility for delivering innovative technology strategies, programs and capability.
Diane has more than twenty five years experience in business development, information systems, engineering, and product development. Proven track record managing complex business operations delivering technology programs and growth in emerging markets.
International business experience in more than 20 countries including 10 years working and living in China. She is currently a resident of Singapore.
2013 Magnolia Award winner from the Shanghai Municipal Government for contributions to the economic and social development of Shanghai
2012 Female Automotive Executives, Motor Trend China
Education: Masters in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in International Business.
Dr Jim Orchard is a former senior executive with Cloud Peak Energy, one of the largest coal mining companies in the United States. Based in Denver Colorado, Jim was responsible for both Sales and Marketing as well as Government Affairs from 2009 to 2016. This involved the annual sale and supply of up to 75 million tons of thermal coal to major power utilities in the US and Asia.
Cloud Peak Energy was a major producer for the US market with shipments to approximately 25 states. Coal was also successfully marketed into Asian markets such as Japan, Taiwan and particularly South Korea. Government Affairs duties included managing community support programs, corporate communications as well as representing the company and its employees with regulatory bodies and elected officials at both a state and federal level.
Prior to working with Cloud Peak Energy, Jim worked for Rio Tinto. Initially employed with Rio’s Aluminium division in Australia and New Zealand and then in the US with Rio Tinto Energy America, Jim has held management positions in research, technical support, logistics and operations.
Jim graduated with a BSc and PhD from the University of New South Wales in industrial chemistry.
Duncan St John is an experienced investment banking and corporate finance executive, having advised and financed a broad range of metals & mining and natural resources companies over the last 15 years.
Duncan is currently an Executive Director – Corporate Finance with Canaccord Genuity, a global mid-market focused investment bank, which he joined in 2016. Duncan co- leads Canaccord’s investment banking efforts with its Australian mining company client base. Previously, Duncan was a Managing Director with RBC Capital Markets, the Royal Bank of Canada’s (“RBC”) investment banking arm.
Duncan spent 8 years with RBC, focused solely on advising and financing domestic and offshore mining companies. Duncan has advised clients operating in the gold, copper, nickel, zinc / lead, PGM, uranium, iron ore and coal industries.
Duncan has also worked with both ANZ Banking Group and KPMG. Duncan holds a Bachelor of Business from ACU and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Duncan St John will join a panel discussion on mergers, acquisitions and divestments in the Australian mining sector. Limited seats available, Book Now!
Elizabeth Lewis-Gray is co-founder and Chairman of Gekko Systems, based in Ballarat, Victoria. Gekko is a world leader in gold and silver processing technology, and energy (processing) efficient modular plants, designing, construction and operation. The company was established in 1996 and in addition to its head office in Ballarat, has offices in Perth, Vancouver, and Johannesburg.
Elizabeth is Chair of the Federal Government’s Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) Growth Centre and has recently stepped down as Chair of Austmine, the peak industry body in Australia for the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector, a $90 billion industry. Previously, she was a member of the Australian Federal Government’s National Precincts Board and the Innovation Australia Board.
The Patron of CEEC (Coalition for Eco-Efficient Comminution), Elizabeth was visionary in the formation of this not-for-profit organisation which aims to accelerate knowledge and change transfer in the field of eco-efficient comminution. CEEC has the capacity to have a meaningful global impact on energy consumption in mining and has recently been awarded the 2013 Mining Magazine Editor’s award. In August 2014, Elizabeth was named by the Canadian CIM Magazine as a “Name to Know” in the mining industry in relation to her work at CEEC.
Elizabeth was inducted into the Australian Businesswoman’s Hall of Fame in 2000, is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA), and has won several awards including the Warren Centre’s Innovation Heroes Award.
Prior to her involvement in the mining sector, Elizabeth worked in stockbroking and strategic planning. Her qualifications include a Bachelor Degree in Economics, and a Masters in Business Management. In 2016, Federation University Australia honoured Elizabeth with a Doctor of the University Honoris Causa degree in recognition of service and contributions to the mining sector, mineral processing, business leadership, and environmental management.
Felix Lee is an economic geologist with more than 28 years experience in independent geological due diligence reporting and mineral property valuation opinions to clients. He has been instrumental in assisting companies on the stock exchanges and has helped to raise finance for their projects.
Felix has worked on a number exploration and advanced-stage development projects in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Europe, South America, Central Asia, Asia and Africa. He is the 2nd Vice President and a Director of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) and chairs the PDAC’s Governance and Nominating Committee.
Felix holds a B.Sc. degree in geology from McMaster University and an M.B.A. degree from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and Schulich School of Business, York University.
Fiona Robertson has a broad corporate finance background gained over 14 years with major US bank and 20 years as Chief Financial Officer to various emerging producers in the mining and the oil and gas industries.
Frank Tudor has held various executive management roles over the last 26 years in the European, Asian and Australian oil, gas and power industries with BP, Woodside and most recently Horizon Power.
Frank is Managing Director of Horizon Power which is the vertically integrated regional energy provider to the natural resource rich part of Western Australia.
For the last 11 years, Frank has also been a part-time lecturer in oil and gas economics, and oil and gas legal frameworks at the University of Western Australia and is the Vice Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (CCI) Energy and Resources Forum.
Frank has recently been appointed to the Board of Energy Networks Australia (ENA) and chair of their Asset Management Committee. He was also the National Chairman of the Australian China Business Council from 2008-2013 and is currently a Board member of the Federal Government’s Australia China Council and a member of the ANU China in the World Advisory Board.
He holds first class degrees in engineering, economics and business administration from Curtin University (WA), London School of Economics (UK) and AGSM (University of NSW).
Gavan Collery is a business communications professional with almost 40 years of experience in corporate affairs, investor relations, communications and journalism – in industries ranging from minerals and resources to financial services and media.
With professional services in companies like Indophil Resources NL, Western Mining Corporation and Elders Resources NZFP, and before that with the IPR Communications Group and as a Melbourne-based journalist, Gavan is an experienced and outcomes-focused corporate affairs and investor relations professional.
He is a skilled communicator – through presentations, the written word, video, multi-media and other forms of communication.
Gavan has an exceptional and broad network of contacts that span the corporate, media, financial services and government spectrums – locally, nationally and internationally.
Gavan Collery is also the co-founder of the highly-regarded not-for-profit organisation, The Melbourne Mining Club.
Director - Workforce Skills, Health & Safety; Executive Director - MTEC
Minerals Council of Australia
Gavin Lind is the Director Workforce Skills, Health and Safety at the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA).
Gavin also holds the position of Executive Director of the Minerals Tertiary Education Council (MTEC) and is currently the Acting Executive Director MCA Victoria Division.
Gavin was awarded the 2013 LH Martin Award for Excellence in Leadership in Higher Education for his work in promoting minerals education at multiple governmental, institutional, and corporate levels. Gavin has held various professional roles in industry, academia and government in both South Africa and Australia, and is a stand-up comedian in his spare time.
Gavin Yeates is an established mining industry executive and leader in strategy and technology with a track record of developing, delivering and implementing strategy and technology through aligning and empowering stakeholders to deliver profound change to organisations.
Gavin is a subject matter expert in geoscience, mining and technology, passionate about helping organisations leverage technology into their business to realise their strategic intentions. Environmentally astute, Gavin has provided profound, systemic and business context to strategy formulation and development in a number of contexts.
An experienced Board member with deep practical experience and an understanding of the distinct roles of executive and board, Gavin is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a Certified Practicing Geoscientist and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He is actively engaged in the industry through his consulting and advisory practice.
CEEC International (Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution)
Grant Ballantyne is an early career researcher with three years’ experience at the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC). He obtained a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering) with Honours Class 1 and a GPA of 6.375 from the University of Queensland in 2007. His Doctor of Philosophy in the field of Mineral Processing Engineering was conferred by the University of Queensland in 2012. He was also awarded two presentation awards during his PhD as well as the prestigious Zinifex and Ian Morely prizes acknowledging the quality of his thesis.
During his short career, Grant has supervised 4 vacation student projects, 1 undergraduate thesis and 3 RHD students. He has also authored 6 confidential reports, 3 industry publications, 9 international conference papers (4 refereed) and 5 refereed journal articles (4 of which were first author and in ERA A* publications).
Energy efficient comminution has become Grant’s major research theme, and as such he is focussed on the industry applications supported by fundamental theoretical understanding. He has been part of research teams investigating process improvements at Tanami (gold), Northparkes (copper/gold), Mineral San Cristobal (lead/zinc/silver), Cadia (copper/gold), Mogalakwena (platinum) and Telfer (copper/gold). In 2014 he has also led two research and training groups (8 researchers including RHD students) to conduct comminution circuit assessment at Sunrise Dam Gold Mine and Citic Pacific’s Iron Project.
Grant is passionate about equipping the next generation of metallurgists through undergraduate lecturing, postgraduate supervision and professional development courses. He leads the comminution component of the Metallurgical Engineering program at the UQ. For three years he has been the lead researcher responsible for the annual, 2-week Comminution and Minerals Processing program as part of the Sandvik International Mining School.
Grant Ballantyne will facilitate the Smart Mining Efficiency workshop on Monday 30 October which will highlight a range of solutions, help you to understand how to access and use free benchmarking tools, enhance your understanding of improvement options that have worked in other operations, and learn about a raft of new technologies and emerging advances. There are limited seats available for this workshop so register now.
Greg Evans is Chief Executive of ACA Low Emission Technologies Ltd ( ACALET)and Executive Director, Coal at the Minerals Council of Australia.
Prior to this position Greg was most recently the Deputy Chief Executive of Universities of Australia which represents Australia’s 39 universities. Before that he was the Chief Economist at the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) where he was employed for nine years.
Greg 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.
Greg Evans has over 20 years of experience advising on both public and private company mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, and equity and debt structuring activities in Australia and overseas.
Highly regarded in the investment and transactions community, Greg has worked with a broad spectrum of organisations on all aspects of transactions including overseeing cross border mergers, seeking pre-IPO funding, running investment bank processes and take-over defence as well as detailed asset and buyer due diligence.
Greg has advised Boards on growth strategies, best practice independence, governance and disclosure and working with third parties to support transactions. Greg specialises in energy and natural resources with a particular focus on the mining sector.
Greg Guocheng Pan is the CEO and an executive director of China Hanking Holdings Limited. Mr. Pan served as president of GeoSight, Inc. and China general manager of Gold Fields China (BVI) Ltd..
Mr. Pan has obtained more than 20-year experience in operation and management of mining companies.
He has published papers and reports in the areas of mineral exploration, mining engineering, mining reserve estimate, economic evaluation and resource modeling
Hamish Bohannan holds an Honours Degree in Mining Engineering from the Royal School of Mines UK and a MBA from Deakin University, Victoria. He has extensive corporate and operational experience in public companies within Australia and overseas in the capacity of Managing Director or CEO with ASX, TSX and AIM listed groups.
His experience covers a wide range of mining and minerals processing with coal, nickel, gold/copper, mineral sands and lead/zinc projects.
Hamish has built a career developing exciting projects around the world and has a reputation for high standards in community liaison, environmental excellence and developing a safety culture.
Head of Product Unit Ranging and LiDar Sensor, Identification & Measuring
Harald Weber has 21 years of experience in LiDAR 2D and 3D Sensors. He finished University with an Engineering degree in Electronics from the Hochschule of Offenburg in Germany.
He is currently the Product Unit Manager for LiDAR measurement Sensors including Radar Sensors with SICK AG located in Germany, and is involved in strategic planning of the LiDAR Product portfolio as well as RADAR sensors.
SICK is the market leader of industrial 2D and 3D LiDAR sensors with today’s broadest product portfolio. The fast evolving demands for automation in different industrial applications such as mapping, volume measurement applications, positioning or anti collision applications for moving vehicles and robots have been closely accompanied by Harald’s group. The sensor portfolio under his group’s responsibility today reflects the different application demands in the industry.
This stretches from sensors with ranges of some meters up to ranges of 250m with a high accuracy and resolution. The continuous demand and challenge for automation is driving the group and Harald to combine the newest technologies in state of the art LiDAR Sensors to bring automation to the next level.
Hedley Widdup is an Executive Director of fund manager Lion Manager Pty Ltd which manages the ASX listed investment company Lion Selection Group Limited.
Hedley graduated as a geologist with first class honours from the University of Melbourne in 2000, following which he gained extensive experience working with WMC Resources at the Mt Keith Nickel Mine, Olympic Dam, Mt Isa (Black Star open cut mine) and the St Ives Gold Mine where he was Senior Mine Geologist of the combined open pits.
Hedley joined Lion Manager in 2007 and completed a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment with FINSIA in 2011.
Henry Tricks is based in London as the Energy and Commodities Editor. He joined The Economist as capital-markets editor in January 2006, and became Finance Editor later that year.
Henry was Tokyo Bureau Chief from August 2009 until April 2013, and bureau chief for Mexico and Central America from 2013 to 2015.
Before joining The Economist he wrote for the Financial Times in London, was FT bureau chief in Mexico, and worked for Reuters in America, Mexico and Central America. For The Economist Henry Tricks has written special reports on the Pacific Rim, Japan, and global investment banking.
Hon Matt Canavan grew up in Logan just south of Brisbane. After achieving a First Class Honours Degree in Economics at the University of Queensland, Matt worked at the Productivity Commission where he eventually rose to the level of Director.
During that time Matt worked on projects ranging from competition laws, housing affordability to counting the number of policies that Australian governments have introduced to tackle climate change (the answer was 244).
Becoming increasingly frustrated at the lack of coherent economic policy by the Rudd Government, Matt went to work for Barnaby Joyce as his Chief-of-Staff ahead of the 2010 election. In that role, Matt helped develop policies to provide tax concessions for vital infrastructure and to encourage people to move to the regions, worked on a Senate inquiry that recommended stricter environmental controls on coal seam gas developments and developed a Coalition report on the potential to invest in new dams throughout Australia.
At the 2013 election Matt was elected to the Senate. He took up his position as a Senator in the Nationals party room in July 2014 as a Senator based in Rockhampton, the first Senator to be based in Rockhampton for more than 20 years.
Hon Matt Canavan is a former Lions Youth of the Year and worked as a Leader with the Christian Brothers on Edmund Rice Camps, where he met his wife. They now live in Yeppoon near Rockhampton, with their four sons and baby daughter.
While Matt’s family is very proud of him being preselected by the LNP to run for the Senate, his Father remains slightly disappointed that he gave up cricket at 16 and therefore never fulfilled his true calling to play test cricket for Australia.
Hon Wade Noonan was elected to the Victorian Parliament to represent the seat of Williamstown in September 2007 following the retirement of long serving Victorian Premier and Williamstown MP, Steve Bracks. Wade currently lives in Williamstown with his wife and two children, making him the fourth generation of his family to live in Melbourne’s inner west.
During his time in Parliament, Wade has served as a member of multiple parliamentary committees as well as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Minister for Health and the Shadow Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Bushfire Response. Following the election of the Andrews Labor Government in November 2014, Wade was appointed Minister for Police and Minister for Corrections.
Hon Wade Noonan is currently the Minister for Industry and Employment, and Minister for Resources.
Ingo Wintruff joined Liebherr in 2016 as Managing Director with responsibility for Sales, Service, Product Management and Marketing within Liebherr’s large engine business.
Most recently, Ingo Wintruff worked for Rolls Royce Power Systems (former MTU) in Germany as Vice President with responsibility for MTU’s global Mining, Railway and Oil & Gas Business.
Overall, Ingo has more than 17 years of experience in the off-highway engine industry, holding leading positions in R&D, Application Engineering and Sales for more than 11 years.
In these roles, he was accountable for a new engine platform to fulfill US Tier 4 emissions in different non-road applications. Furthermore, he was in charge for innovative gas, duel fuel and hybrid engine concepts and expanded the global repowering business.
Ingo Wintruff will present on the new Liebherr D98 engine series and how innovative technology can empower your business. Limited seats available, Book Now!
James Purtill was appointed as the Director-General of the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines in July 2015. Prior to his appointment, James was the Director-General, Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, a position held since 2013.
James has significant private and public sector experience. A scientist and business administrator by profession, he brings more than 30 years of national and international experience to the role. His career highlights include being a delegate to the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and the awarding of the Prime Minister’s Centenary Medal.
James was formerly the Director-General of Queensland’s Environmental Protection Agency and Commissioner of the Public Service. His private sector experience includes a senior role with a large multinational engineering, procurement and contract management firm, and he served as Managing Director for an environmental rehabilitation company.
He has also consulted to industry and government on a range of organisational design and environmental management issues. As General Manager Sustainability for an ASX top 20 resources company, he led the community and environmental programs for an $18B project.
James’ academic qualifications include a science degree with Honours from the University of New South Wales and an MBA from the University of Queensland. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
James Purtill from the QLD Department of Natural Resources and Mines will present on global mining regions. Limited seats available, Book Now!
Jason Chang is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of EMR Capital, and a member of its Investment Committee.
Prior to EMR Capital, Jason was the Head of the Asia Practice for KPMG in Australia, responsible for all Asian based transactions, projects and Asian corporate clients. Jason has spent a significant part of his career, on the ground in China, assisting Chinese state and private owned enterprises acquire metals and mining projects globally, working with major Chinese resources companies, investors, commodity end users and government. Jason also has considerable experience in the Indonesian and Indian markets, where he successfully led significant investments and established joint ventures.
Jason is a member of the Board of Commissioners and Executive Committee of PT Agincourt Resources, the owner and operator of the Martabe gold and silver mine located in North Sumatra, Indonesia.
Jason was the President of the Australia China Business Council (Victorian Branch) and a member of its Board of Directors from 2008 -2015 and remains a Committee Member of the Victorian Branch. He graduated from Monash University (Australia) with Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Law and Masters in Law.
Jason Chang will join a panel to discuss the movement of private equity from an alternative to a mainstream solution for the mining industry. Book Now!
Chief Investment Officer & Chief Executive Energy and Mining Divisions
Jay Hambro joined the Gupta Family Group (GFG Alliance), which controls commodities, energy and industrial interests worldwide in January 2016 as a senior member of its Group management team. Jay is the Group’s Chief Investment Officer, SIMEC’s CEO of Mining and Energy and leads GFG’s investment into the banking sector.
Jay Hambro has been executive chairman of Sino-Russian Hong Kong exchange listed industrial commodities champion IRC since 2010 and is a well-known figure in the international mining and commodities industry.
Jay Hambro’s primary role at GFG and SIMEC is focusing on the aggressive worldwide development of SIMEC (Shipping, Industrials, Mining, Energy & Commodities), which currently includes a power generating arm and a global portfolio of trading operations focused on the resources sector. One of his immediate roles will be to lead the completion of the purchase of the Tungsten Bank which GFG recently entered into an agreement to acquire, as part of its broader strategy to invest in finance for the commodities industry. This is subject to the approval of the Prudential Regulation Authority.
After graduating in business management, Jay Hambro began his career in resource finance with NM Rothschild & Sons, before moving to the investment bank of HSBC, advising multinational mining groups. He then joined what is now the Petropavlovsk plc group in a business development role and later as Chief Investment Officer before spearheading the development of their industrial commodity divisions as Aricom plc (FTSE listed) and more recently at IRC Limited.
Jay Hambro will join a panel discussion on pathways towards a more demand driven and collaborative global mining market. Book Now!
Jean Dong has had significant involvement in working with the Australian Governments to continue to strengthen Australia’s bi-lateral economic relationship with China. Jean worked closely with the Tasmanian Government and Chinese Government, initiating and leading the negotiation of the Memorandum of Understanding Modern Agriculture (Fruit Industry) System between the State of Tasmania and the Shaanxi Provincial People’s Government.
This Agreement was one of 14 country level engagements endorsed by President Xi Jinping and Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott in November 2014. Jean Dong was invited to meet with President Xi and other dignitaries. Jean was also invited by Minister Andrew Robb to witness the official signing of the ChAFTA in Canberra in June 2015. With Jean’s responsibility and achievement of executing this MOU in 2015, Jean was recognised by Tasmanian Government as one of the key person leading the growth of the Tasmania-China relationship in 2015 and invited to meet with the Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Consultative Conference and the Premier of Tasmania at the first anniversary of the visit to Tasmania by President Xi Jinping. .
With the passion to further strengthen the bi-lateral relationship between China and Australia, Jean established a not for profit organisation-the Australia-China Belt & Road Initiative in 2015. This organization will engage pioneering business leaders from China and Australia with a purpose of articulating the relevance of the Belt & Road strategy to Australian industries and identifying practical opportunities for expanded trade and investment.
Prior to her journey in Australia, Jean Dong was an accomplished young journalist and news anchor in China.
She was the awardee of the World Economic Forum New Champion Award in 2015 and the 2014 APEC Women Leadership Award.
Jean Dong will present at IMARC about how the mining industry can capitalise on the potential of China’s Belt and Road infrastructure plans. Book Now!
Jeanne Els has 25 years’ experience in the metals and mining industry.
She has experience in various aspects of Industry including commissioning, operations and technology development.
In recent years she was responsible for growing a global operations practice for Hatch incorporating asset management, operation readiness, performance enhancement and best practice sustaining capital delivery across Hatch. This included development of a center of excellence for industrial data science that supports global operations.
Jeanne was recently appointed as Director Digital for Hatch in Australia – Asia. This role spans the sectors Hatch operate in.
Jeanne Els will present at IMARC on how growing connectivity can help the mining sector enhance value through collaboration. Limited seats available, Book Now!
Jeyakumar Janakaraj joined Adani Group in September 2013 as Chief Executive Officer of the Group’s Australian operations and has taken over the responsibility for Adani’s Mine, Rail and Port projects in Australia.
Jeyakumar has a rich experience of 21 years in the mining industry, building and developing world-class mining projects and resource companies. Prior to joining Adani Group, Jeyakumar was with Sterlite Industries for 18 years during which time he held a number of executive roles, most recently CEO and Director of Konkola Copper Mines, Zambia.
Jeyakumar has a Mechanical Engineering degree from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. In 2006, Jeyakumar 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).
Jeyakumar Janakaraj will present an update on Adani Australia’s Carmichael coal mine and rail project at IMARC. Limited seats available, Book Now!
John Grimes is the Chief Executive of the Australian Solar Council and the Energy Storage Council; both are not for profit organisations.
In his role as CEO of the Australian Solar Council he has grown the profile and influence of the organisation, as it has become the national voice of solar.
The Energy Storage Council provides an independent forum for the energy storage industry, by networking and information sharing in this growing industry.
John is regularly called upon, by the media, to provide relevant and independent comment in these areas.
John Grimes will present on how solar and storage is an increasingly affordable and viable energy source for the mining industry.Book Now!
BEng (Mining), MBA, Grad. Dip.App. Finance and Investment, FAusIMM
John was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Snowden in 2015.
John is a Mining Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in managing all facets of mining from pre-feasibility to full operations for both underground and open cut operations. He has a sound background in financial modelling together with an in-depth knowledge of the processes, technologies, markets and business issues of the precious, ferrous and base metals mining and processing industry.
John has worked for both mine owners and mining contractors and John’s operational experience includes technical, supervisory and management roles with greenfields operational support through commissioning and ramp up to mine closure.
John has designed, established and worked on numerous gold and iron ore projects across the world and has worked on and been the key client representative on numerous Independent Engineers teams for bank consortiums in Australia and across the globe.
John Huddle brings his media industry expertise to Thuraya where he works alongside a diverse team of highly experienced professionals committed to driving the growth and development of the company’s media segment serving some of the world’s leading broadcasters and media companies.
Thuraya’s superior global network provides clear and uninterrupted connectivity and its innovative products and solutions ensure reliability, efficiency and quality.
John Huddle has over 12 years of experience in the satellite communications industry. Prior to joining Thuraya, he held a number of commercial roles at Loral Space & Communications and more recently at Intelsat as Global Accounts Director focused on the media sector.
John Huddle will present on IOT and connectivity applications for the global mining sector. Limited seats available, Book Now!
John Landmark’s career spans a diverse range of executive leadership, technical and advisory roles in exploration, mining operations, human resources, and safety risk management.
John joined Kirkland Lake Gold in 2016 and has led the company’s exploration activities in Australia while being the Group functional head for Geology.
Prior to this, John was a Regional Head of Exploration for Anglo American plc, where he managed exploration programs for copper-gold, nickel, iron ore and coal in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Mongolia and Brazil.
His exploration and mining geology career started out in South Africa and Namibia, and he then moved on to Australia. John holds a Master of Science in Exploration and Mining Geology from James Cook University in Australia and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Geology from Wits University in South Africa.
John Landmark will join a panel discussion on growth strategies to success for the new generation of Australian miners and opportunities for investors. Book Now!
Jonathan Loraine is the Chairman of CRC ORE. He is also the Executive Director and Founder of Core Resources, a technology and innovation company which provides metallurgical testwork, process design and technology to the minerals industry.
Jonathan’s specialises in environmentally-friendly treatment of complex ores and minerals.
He is a Director and founder of Neuchatel Partners, an advisory company to the resources, energy and utility sectors. Jon has over 35 years of senior level mining industry operational and commercial experience in Europe, Africa, North and South America, and Australasia. This has encompassed exploration management, project development and financing, operational management and commercialisation of technology across all sectors of the resources industry.
Jonathan Loraine will join a panel discussion on success stories in fostering collaboration for value and secrets to striking a strong innovative partnership at IMARC. Limited seats available, Book Now!
Justin Strharsky is recognized as a leader in Perth’s growing tech startup ecosystem. Justin currently holds the position of Director at Unearthed Solutions.
As a founding director of StartupWA, WA’s peak body for tech startups, Justin advocates on behalf of the growing sector with government and private stakeholders. He grew Morning Startup into the premier group for tech entrepreneurs in Perth, and mentors at Startup Weekend and Founder Institute. Justin is an accomplished speaker and presented for such organisations as DET CRC, AIMEX, IMARC and MINExpo. Justin’s first technology startup built mobile, web, and predictive tools for keeping people safe in operational workplaces.
Justin previously worked in the Silicon Valley, for both a large networking computing company and one of the first companies commercializing artificial intelligence.
Justin Strharsky will join a panel discussion on success stories in fostering collaboration for value. Limited seats available, Book Now!
Karl Roes is a multi-disciplinary technical advisor and consultant at the forefront of mining and industrial process analysis. Karl currently holds the position of Asset Management Advisor at Glencore.
He has experienced a wide range of operational, project, technology, management and consultancy roles and has expertise across multiple markets, commodities and geographies covering a broad range of industrial, commercial, manufacturing, mining, maritime, aviation, transportation and government organisations and clients.
Karl has worked with a vast array of professionals from diverse industry backgrounds on a large number of specialised management projects and is adept at identifying strategic opportunities for business efficiencies, mapping areas for process improvement and building motivated and performance driven cultures.
He also designs, builds and deploys advanced productivity solutions and systems that optimise, integrate and simplify complex technical, production, operational, and information projects and processes.
With Glencore, Karl draws on this experience to provide robust holistic solutions and specialised support across the business.
Karl Roes will present on innovations achieved by optimising and integrating production management in underground copper mining. Book Now!
In this role, Kell’s focus on reducing unit costs and improving operational efficiency, safety performance and mine productivity has led the operation to record safety performance and production yields.
Kell Monro will present a mining case study on the quantifiable benefits of gender diversification in mining at IMARC. Limited seats available, Book Now!
Kevin McElligott joined Franco-Nevada Corporation (TSX:FNV, NYSE:FNV) in 1996. He has been Managing Director – Australia since 2008, and is responsible for business development and portfolio administration in Australia. Kevin is based in Perth, Western Australia.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Franco-Nevada Corporation is the leading gold-focused royalty and streaming company with the largest and most diversified portfolio of cash-flow producing assets. Its business model provides investors with gold price and exploration optionality while limiting exposure to many of the risks of operating companies. Franco-Nevada is generating free cash flow and paying dividends.
Kevin McElligott will present a royalty and stream finance update at IMARC on behalf of Franco-Nevada Corporation. Limited seats available, Book Now!
Lex McArthur is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Jolimont Capital Pty Ltd. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Jolimont Global Mining Systems.
Lex co-founded Jolimont Capital Pty in 2003 and served as the Chief Executive Officer of Australian Distributed Incubator. Previously, he served as the Chief Executive Officer at Emerge CMC Ltd.
He founded two startup information technology businesses, from 1992 to 1996. Lex served as the Business Development Manager at Melbourne information technology. His strengths are in deal structuring, transaction negotiation, and business strategies. He works actively in developing growth and exit strategies with each of his invested companies and in guiding and mentoring the chief executive officers and senior management.
Lex also serves as Director of Park Assist and as a Director of Redfern Optical Components, Redfern Broadband Networks.
He also served as Director of HumanWare Group, Inc., Director of Daintree Networks and Space Time Research Pty. Ltd.
Lex McArthur holds a B.Eng. degree with honors from the University of Melbourne, a Post Graduate Diploma in Mineral Economics, a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance, is a GAICD and FINSIA Associate.
Lex McArthur will join a panel discussion on success stories in fostering collaboration for value. Limited seats available, Book Now!
Liam Hewitt is a Principal Engineer at AMOG. AMOG is a specialist engineering consulting firm and solutions provider to a range of sectors, including mining, marine, rail, oil and gas, and defence.
In recent years, Liam has focused on providing innovative solutions to the mining sector in the areas of automation, asset management and safety to drive operational performance, improve safety and reduce total cost of ownership. In particular, this has involved the application of new technologies and techniques adapted from other industries.
Liam also has extensive experience in the power generation, oil and gas, and rail sectors.
Luke Davey has enjoyed a 20 year international technology career and currently holds a position of Project Director of IOT at Snowden.
He has seen both ends of the industry having worked for global tech giants Microsoft and CSC to local technology companies and his own start up business.
Luke has held senior international positions that have afforded him opportunities to work with some of the largest mining clients across their global operations.
Luke brings a pragmatic and conservative approach to technology with a focus on generating real business outcomes.
Luke Davey will present on big strategy, small projects – partnering for innovation execution. Limited seats available, Book Now!
Mark has a first-class Honours degree in Economics from the University of Adelaide. From 1992-95 he was a British Council Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Warwick obtaining a Master of Arts in Industrial Relations, while working at the Warwick Business School.
He has had a varied career in applied economic research at the intersection of government and academia.
In 1995 he was appointed head of research on employment relations for the UK Government, where he ran what was the world’s largest survey of working life. He returned to Australia in 1999 to join the National Institute of Labour Studies as Deputy Director, and was then General Manager at the National Centre for Vocational Education Research for six years, running its statistical then research operations.
In 2009 he was appointed Chief Economist at the Department of Immigration and Citizenship and in that role chaired the OECD’s Working Party on Migration. He is a member of the CEDA Council on Economic Policy.
Mark Cully will present on key global resource commodity export and production trends and implications for miners and investors. Book Now!
Mark Davis is a senior operational leader with experience in executive leadership, operations management and operational improvement.
He has held a variety of operational and engineering positions at BHP and joined MMG in 2013. Originally working in a team to design and implement the MMG Operating Model, Mark quickly progressed through the Operational Excellence team leading large scale transformational change projects at MMG Operations, to the position of General Manager.
He has successfully led businesses in different countries and in different workplace cultures, including world scale smelting operations at Richard’s Bay in South Africa where he had accountability for 3,000 employees and an operating budget of two billion dollars.
Mark brings global experience to MMG and solid foundations in business management, major greenfield project operational readiness and operational excellence. He was instrumental in the Las Bambas post acquisition integration and the establishment of the Australian Operations model and continues to shape and improve MMG operations and our “ways of working”.
Mark Davis will present on developing a mining workforce where people and operational excellence come together to achieve results. Book Now!
General Manager, Head of Div., .
Raw Materials Div.- I
General Manager, Raw Materials Development
Raw Materials Div. I & I I
Senior Manager, Head of Dept.,
Iron Ore Dept.- I I, Raw Materials Div.- I I
(October 2012 Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation was formed
by the merger of Nippon Steel Corporation and Sumitomo
Metal Industries, Ltd.)
Group Manager, Coal & Fuel Dept.,- I
Raw Materials Div.- I
Group Manager, Raw Materials Transportation Dept.,
Raw Materials Div.- II
Group Manager, Coal & Fuel Dept.,- II
Raw Materials Div.- I
Senior Manager, European Office
Joined Nippon Steel Corporation
March 1987 Faculty of Law,
Masahiko Suenaga joins a panel discussion on bringing mineral end users and buyers into the conversation. Limited seats available, Book Now!
Matt Fifield currently a Partner in Pacific Road Capital. Previously to this Matt was a member of the senior management team at the Cline Group, working to build a coal company Foresight Energy from a greenfield start to become one of the most productive and profitable underground coal companies in the United States.
Additionally, Matt served as a member of the Board of Directors of Natural Resource Partners (NYSE: NRP), a mineral royalty company; an investment professional at mining-focused investment firms AMCI Capital and Resource Capital Funds; and an investment banker at Warburg Dillon Reed.
He began his career in the resources industry as an assistant on an exploration drill rig.
Matt has a BA in Geology from Princeton University and a MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Matt Fifield will join a panel discussing the movement of private equity from being an alternative to a mainstream solution for the mining industry. Book Now!
Matt Schofield, Partner of Shinewig Australia is an energy and resources specialist.
He is an expert on doing business with Asia, he has advised on some of the largest direct investments into Australia from China and has extensive experience in IPO’s both in Australia and abroad, as well as due diligence assignments and mergers and acquisitions.
In his role as a registered company auditor, Matthew has extensive experience in the audit of small and mid-cap ASX listed Companies, and large Chinese enterprises and their Australian based subsidiaries.
Matt Schofield will present on opportunities for business within the China Belt and Road Initiative. Limited seats available, Book Now!
Matthew Morgan is currently Acting General Manger Trade, Austrade. He has also been the Assistant General Manager, Trade.
He lead the organisations’ Services and Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, Resources and Energy, and Infrastructure teams and was also responsible for developing Austrade’s strategy to assist Australian firms access Global Value Chains
Prior to this role, Matthew was the Senior Manager, Investment Strategy and Promotion for Austrade and responsible for its strategy in relation to the promotion of Australia as an internationally competitive place to do business as well as the facilitation of productive inwards investment into Australia.
Matthew previously served as Trade Commissioner, Manchester with responsibility for the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland in the UK.
Prior to joining Austrade, Matthew enjoyed a key management role within Manchester Investment Development Advisory Service (MIDAS) and operated as Head of the North West Business Club, a business matching and supply chain organisation, formed for the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, UK.
Possessing a legal background, he has also worked in international trade and investment advisory businesses in the UK, with a focus on EU Agency and Distribution Agreements and CE Marking.
Matthew Morgan will present an Austrade initiative update: global supply chain development and access. Book Now!
Michael Nossal joined Newcrest in July 2015 with responsibility for Business Development, Projects and Studies, Exploration, Minerals Resource Management and West African operations and regional growth.
Prior to joining Newcrest Mike was at MMG where, for the past five years, he was Executive General Manager Business Development. He has over 25 years’ resource industry experience in Australia and internationally and has worked extensively in the gold sector and base metals with En+ Group, Macquarie Bank, WMC Resources, Normandy Mining and Kenmare Resources.
Michael is a member of the Institute of Directors (UK).
Michael Nossal will join a panel discussion on exploring the concept of shared value as a linchpin of the modern mining industry. Book Now!
Michael Shellenberger is a Time Magazine “Hero of the Environment” and Green Book Award-winning author and policy expert. For a quarter-century he has advocated solutions to lift all people out of poverty while protecting the natural environment.
Michael’s 2007 book with Ted Nordhaus, Break Through, was called “prescient” by Time and “the best thing to happen to environmentalism since Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring” by Wired. Michael is co-founder and Senior Fellow at Breakthrough Institute where he was president from 2003 – 2015 and advisor to MIT’s “Future of Nuclear Energy” task force.
Michael has been an environmental and social justice advocate for over 25 years. In the 1990s Michael helped save an old-growth redwood forest, and helped force Nike to improve factory conditions in Asia. In the 2000s, Michael advocated for and helped realize an expansion of federal investment in renewables and energy efficiency.
Michael Shellenberger joins the line up of international keynote speakers, presenting on Nuclear energy and the environment. Book Now!
Michel Mamet joined Flagstaff Partners in 2009 and has 18 years of experience in investment banking.
Prior to joining Flagstaff Partners, Michel was an Executive Director with Morgan Stanley, preceded with UBS, initially in Melbourne as part of the resources and energy group and subsequently in Texas and New York.
Michel Mamet has advised on over 60 transactions across a variety of sectors including mining, industrials, telecommunications and retail sectors and over the last 10 years focused predominantly on the resources and energy sector.
He has worked on a broad range of transactions including M&A, initial public offerings, secondary offerings, structured finance, high yield and investment grade bond offerings.
Whilst at Flagstaff Partners, Michel advised on several transactions, notably Mighty River Power’s NZ$3.5 billion IPO, Sundance Energy’s US$172 million divestment of its Williston basin interests, Eastern Star Gas’ $924 million acquisition by Santos and divestment of Burrup Holdings to Yara International and Apache Energy for US$582 million.
Significant transactions prior to Flagstaff included advising Anadarko Petroleum on their simultaneous acquisition of Kerr McGee and Western Gas Resources for $31 billion in cash, related financings and subsequent asset divestments, BG Group’s $6 billion acquisition of Queensland Gas Corporation, SP Ausnet’s attempted $8 billion acquisition of Singapore Power’s Alinta business and the successful $11 billion takeover defence of Woodside Energy.
Michel has a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Accounting (with First Class Honours) from the University of Queensland.
Michel is Chairman of the University of Queensland Alumni Council for the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law in Melbourne and on the Board of a not for profit entity AMAZE (focussed on advocacy in the Autism sector).
Michel Mamet will join a panel discussion on mergers, acquisitions and divestments in the Australian mining sector. Limited seats available, Book Now!
Michelle Ash is Chief Innovation Officer at Barrick Gold. In her role, Michelle oversees the company’s Innovation program looking both at how innovation can drive productivity in the existing business as well as how it can be harnessed to deliver alternative business models.
Michelle Ash joined Barrick in January 2016 and brings with her more than 20 years of experience in the mining and manufacturing sectors with a focus on business improvement and change management. She began her career as a blasting engineer with Rio Tinto.
Most recently, Michelle worked for Acacia Mining in Tanzania as Chief Operating Officer, having served earlier as Executive General Manager, Business Improvement and Planning.
In these roles, Michelle drove shareholder value by spearheading business improvement programs that resulted in operational improvements and cost-savings. Prior to this, she served as the Head of Alliance Planning and Co-ordination at the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance where she was accountable for the leadership of strategic projects. Michelle has held similar business improvement and strategic roles at other companies including the Minerals and Metals Group and Australian Vinyls.
Last year, Michelle Ash was named to the 2016 list of “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” by Women in Mining UK.
Michelle Ash holds a degree in Civil Engineering and an Executive MBA from the Melbourne Business School; she also holds degree in psychology from Deakin University.
Michelle Ash will present on the challenges and opportunities of innovation in mining. Limited seats available, Book Now!
Mick Wilkes is a mining engineer with 30 years of broad international experience, predominantly in precious and base metals across Asia and Australia. Mick currently
Most recently, as Executive General Manager of Operations at OZ Minerals, he was responsible for the evaluation studies, construction and operation of the Prominent Hill copper/gold project in South Australia, one of the more significant recent resource developments in Australia.
Preceding this, he was General Manager of the Sepon gold/copper project for Oxiana in Laos. His earlier experience was in Papua New Guinea in senior roles and, at the outset of his career, at Mount Isa Mines in operations and design. In January 2011, Mick was appointed Chief Executive Officer of OceanaGold, and was appointed to the Board of Directors as Managing Director in April 2011.
Mick Wilkes holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from the University of Queensland, a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University, and is a member of both the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mick Wilkes will join a panel discussion on exploring the concept of shared value as a linchpin of the modern mining industry. Book Now!
Mitch Hooke is globally recognised for his in-depth knowledge and strategic leadership in both Australian and global public policy advocacy, and commercial operational practices, spanning over 30 years as a national and international industry leader across the agricultural, food and grocery, and mining industries.
Born of the land, educated in its agricultural ecosystems disciplines at the University of New England, and a pioneer of zero tillage farming systems as an agricultural advisor early in his career, Mr Mitch moved to Canberra where he consecutively served as Chief Executive Officer of the Grains, Food and Grocery, and Minerals Councils of Australia, retiring from the MCA and the International Council of Mining and Metals at the end of 2013.
Mitch Hooke was also concurrently actively engaged in commercial enterprise associated with his public policy career as Senior Agricultural Advisor to a commercial rural enterprise servicing the agronomic needs of grains producers across the Darling Downs in Queensland; and as Non-Executive Director of Elgin National Industries (USA), a Chicago–based private equity company of a global group of companies servicing the mining, minerals processing, and bulk materials handling industries in engineering and construction management and industrial plant equipment.
Mitch Hooke is currently:
Chairman of Partners in Performance International – a global management consulting firm uniquely positioned across minerals resources, agricultural, industrial manufacturing and services industries.
Non-Executive Director of GTL Energy Ltd – a technology Co. in the early stages of commercialising a unique proprietary technology to upgrade low rank coals,
Non-Executive Director of Rex Minerals Ltd – an Australian minerals exploration and start-up development publicly listed company with large scale copper-gold-iron ore deposits in South Australia,
Independent Non-Executive Director of Grains Producers of Australia – the peak national representative body for Australia’s grain growers.
Member of the Advisory Board to Micromine Pty Ltd – a leading Australian global provider of innovative software solutions spanning the entire mining cycle (from geological exploration and data management to resource estimation, 3D mine design, planning and production control).
Member of the University of New England Senior Advisory Group to “provide the UNE leadership with sage advice and uniquely qualified perspectives based on leadership experience and expertise”;
Emeritus Member, International Policy Council on Agriculture, Food and Trade
Member of the Winifred West Schools Company – Frensham, Gib Gate and Sturt in Mittagong, NSW
Mitch was appointed as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) on Australia Day 2016 ….
….for significant service to business, particularly to the mining and minerals sector, to policy development, research and trade opportunities, and to the Indigenous community.
Mitch Hooke was also a University of New England Distinguished Alumni for 2010…
…“in recognition of his contribution to the nation’s social and economic welfare through strategic leadership and development of public policy”
Mitch Hooke was raised on a sheep property in Victoria’s Western District and was educated as a boarder at The Geelong College in Geelong, Victoria. He completed a Bachelor of Rural Science and an Honours Thesis in agricultural industrial politics at the University of New England in Armidale, NSW.
Mitch Hooke is married with three adult daughters, two sons in-law and three young grandchildren, and has a horse property in the Southern Highlands, Bowral, NSW.
Mitch Hooke will give welcoming remarks at the global mining market and regulatory developments session. Limited seats available, Book Now!
Nev Power has more than 30 years’ experience in the mining, steel and construction industries and has a proven track record in the delivery of major infrastructure projects, contract mining and steel manufacturing and distribution. As the CEO of Fortescue, Nev has presided over the tripling of Fortescue’s iron ore production capacity to over 155 million tonnes per annum, establishing its position as one of the world’s largest, low cost producers of iron ore.
He has long been a champion of Indigenous employment and is playing a pivotal role in strengthening and extending Fortescue’s work in developing Aboriginal businesses as well as direct employment opportunities. Before joining Fortescue, Nev was Chief Executive Australian Operations for Thiess Pty Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leighton Holdings, where he was responsible for the construction business with a turnover of $4 billion per annum and 3,500 staff delivering some of Australia’s most significant infrastructure projects.
Nev Power gained over 10 years’ experience in steel manufacturing and distribution as Chief Executive of the Reinforcing and Steel Products Division with the Smorgon Steel Group, one of Australia’s largest and most successful steel businesses.
He established his mining career with over 20 years’ experience in base metals, gold and coal mining and mineral processing with Mount Isa Mines.
Nev Power has a Bachelor of Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA). He maintains an active interest in managing the family cattle property and is an avid aviator, holding both helicopter and fixed wing licenses with endorsements on a range of aircraft.
Nev Power will present an exciting Fire Side Chat at the State of the Global Mining Market Conference. Limited seats available, Book Now!
Nicholas Mather was appointed on 26 October 2001 and is the Managing Director and CEO of DGR Global. Nick’s special area of experience and expertise is the generation of and entry into undervalued or unrecognised resource exploration opportunities
He has been involved in the junior resource sector at all levels for more than 25 years. In that time he has been instrumental in the delivery of major resource projects that have delivered significant gains to shareholders.
As an investor, securing projects and financiers, leading exploration campaigns and managing emerging resource companies Nicholas brings a wealth of valuable experience to the board of DGR Global Limited.
Nicholas was co-founder of Arrow Energy NL, was responsible for the generation of its Surat Basin Coal Bed Methane project and served as an Executive Director until 2004. Arrow Energy was acquired in 2010 by Shell and PetroChina, for a value of approximately $3.5 billion. He was also founder and Chairman of Waratah Coal Inc. until it was acquired in December 2008 and co-founder and Non-Executive Director of Bow Energy Limited until its recent takeover by Arrow Energy Pty Ltd in January 2012 for approximately $550 million.
Previously as CEO of BeMax Resources NL he headed the discovery of the company’s Pooncarie mineral sands project in 1998. He has also been a Non-Executive Director of Ballarat Goldfields, having assisted with the recapitalisation of the company in 2002.
Nicholas was the Executive Director of SolGold plc (AIM:SOLG), Executive Chairman of Armour (ASX:AJQ) and Non-Executive Director of IronRidge Resources Ltd (AIM: IRR), Navaho Gold (ASX:NVG), Aus Tin Mining Ltd (ASX:ANW), all DGR Global spin outs.
Nicholas Mather will present on key mining investment prospect by commodity for gold and precious metals. Limited seats available, Book Now!
Owen Hegarty has more than 40 years experience in the global mining industry including 25 years with the Rio Tinto group where he was Managing Director of Rio Tinto Asia and Rio Tinto’s Australian copper and gold business from 1989 to 1994. Owen is currently the Executive Chairman at EMR Capital.
Owen was the founder and Managing Director of Oxiana Limited where he led the growth of Oxiana from a junior explorer to an A$6 billion Asia Pacific base and precious metals producer.
Owen is also Vice Chairman of ASX listed Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), one of the world’s largest iron ore companies, Executive Vice Chairman of Hong Kong listed resources companies, G Resources and Chairman of the Tigers Realm Minerals Group.
Owen is a Fellow and Former Director of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). He is also an advisor on mining and resources generally to a number of government and industry associations.
In 2006, Owen was awarded the AusIMM Institute Medal for his leadership and achievements in the mining industry, and in 2008 he was awarded the GJ Stokes Memorial Award for his distinguished service to the mining industry.
Owen Hegarty will join a panel discussion for creating value through collaboration, on the hard word on value. Limited seats available, Book Now!
Patrick Mutz has more than thirty years of international mining industry experience in technical (metallurgist), managerial, consulting and executive roles in all aspects of the industry from exploration through project development, mining and mine rehabilitation. He has operational experience in open cut, underground, and in-situ mining and related processing, on projects in the USA, Germany, Africa and Australia.
Since his arrival in Australia from the USA in 1998, he has served as CEO / Managing Director of a number of publicly listed and private mining companies based in South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia, primarily involved with project development and company transitioning from exploration to production.
Patrick Mutz is a Fellow of the AusIMM and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and an MBA from the University of Phoenix in the US.
Patrick joined Murray Zircon as a senior advisor in early 2012 and served as its Chief Operating Officer during the pivotal transition period from development to operational status in the latter part of 2012. In February 2013 he was invited to take on the role as CEO and to lead the company on its goal of becoming South Australia’s newest mineral sands mining company. Patrick currently holds the position of Managing Director at Image Resources.
Rachel Ziembaleads Roubini’s Emerging Markets coverage and also manages delivery of our custom research.
She has a particular interest in the macroeconomics of oil-exporting nations, including the management of oil wealth and energy-sector supply risks. She also does extensive work on global macroeconomic issues, particularly foreign-exchange reserve accumulation, sovereign-wealth management and economic imbalances.
Prior to joining RGE, Rachel worked for the Canadian International Development Agency in Cairo, Egypt, and the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa, Canada. Rachel has served as an expert commentator for Bloomberg, CNBC, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal and other media outlets, and her research has been cited by the Economist and in papers from the IMF, World Bank, European Central Bank and U.S. Federal Reserve.
Rachel holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago with honors, and a Master of Philosophy degree in international relations with a specialization in international political economy from St. Antony’s College, Oxford University. She is the co-author of “Scenarios for Risk Management and Global Investment Strategies” (with William T. Ziemba), published by Wiley in January 2008.
Ric Gros has more than 30 years in Senior Leadership roles across Mining equipment, Mineral processing, Infrastructure, Construction, Industrial, FMCG, Hardware Retail, and consumer related industries.
Ric’s previous roles include: non-executive directorships, CEO/MD in Private and Listed Environments, portfolio management, commercialisation, mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, venture capital, Executive General Management with extensive end-to-end local and international supply chain management.
He is also a former Director of Austmine which promotes the advancement and competitive positioning of Australian technology, collaboration and innovation in mining and resources.
Richard Hedstrom has over 25 years’ experience in the resources industry in both corporate and finance roles.
Prior to joining Kasbah at the end of 2016, Richard was Head of Corporate Development for OZ Minerals where he was responsible for the business development and exploration activities of the company resulting in a number of successful projects including the acquisition of Carrapateena.
Richard was previously a senior equity analyst based in New York covering the North and South American Resource equity market.
Richard Hedstrom will join a panel discussion on mergers, acquisitions and divestments in the Australian mining sector. Limited seats available, Book Now!
Richard Lustig has more than 25 years experience in acting for bidders and targets.
Richard focuses on public mergers and acquisitions including takeovers and schemes of arrangements, as well as initial public offerings and capital raisings.
Richard is recognized as a leading recommended lawyer by Chambers Global, APL500, Chambers Asia Pacific, Best Lawyers in Australia, Doyles, and IFLR. Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 recognized Richard’s versatile blend of knowledge, pragmatism, resourcefulness, proactivity and expertise.
Richard focuses his practice on takeovers, other public mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, capital raisings, commercial agreements and corporate governance advice. He also works with clients on listing rules compliance, Corporations Act advice, as well as Australian and international capital restructurings.
Richard coordinates the relationship with many companies using Baker McKenzie worldwide, and travels frequently in the Asia Pacific region, including to Japan. Richard acts as the Baker McKenzie relationship partner for numerous clients, and enjoys close relationships with them and their corporate advisers.
Richard Lustig will join a panel discussion on mergers, acquisitions and divestments in the Australian mining sector. Limited seats available, Book Now!
Richard Mathews was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of RPMGlobal in August 2012. Richard was previously the Non-Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of eServGlobal Limited.
He has more than 20 years’ of management experience in telecommunications, software, and investment. He is a founding partner of MHB Holdings Pty Ltd. Richard was formerly CEO of Mincom, Australia’s largest enterprise software company. Richard has also held the role of Senior Vice President, International at J D Edwards and Director of TransLink Transport Authority.
Richard has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Science from Otago University and is an Associate Chartered Accountant.
Richard Mathews will present on collaborating to make productive use of mining big data and critical information for operational decision making. Book Now!
Richard Morrow is a Melbourne-based stockbroker with establishment broking house, Baillieu Holst.
He is also chairman of the Melbourne Mining Club. Richard began his relationship with the resources sector as a journalist with the Australian Financial Review in the 1980s.
He moved to London and joined the gold desk of London stockbroking firm Smith New Court.
Returning to Australia just in time for the 1987 crash, Richard became a director of the then E.L. & C. Baillieu and an enthusiastic commentator on the Australian resource sector. He is also a director of Australian expert network, Statesman Institute.
Richard Morrow will present welcoming remarks at Finance & Investment: Key Mining Investment Prospects by Commodity session. Register Now!
Rick Rule has dedicated his entire adult life to many aspects of natural resource securities investing.
In addition to the knowledge and experience gained in a long and focused career, he has a worldwide network of contacts in the natural resource and finance worlds.
As Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Sprott US Holdings, Inc., Mr. Rule leads a highly skilled team of earth science and finance professionals who enjoy a worldwide reputation for resource investment management.
Rick is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, and is interviewed for numerous radio, television, print and online media outlets concerning natural resource investment and industry topics. He is frequently quoted and referred by prominent natural resource oriented newsletters and advisories.
Rick Rule and his team have long experience in many resource sectors including agriculture, alternative energy, forestry, oil and gas, mining and water.
Rick Rule will present on creating prosperity in the global mining sector through following consumer demand. Limited seats available, Book Now!
Robert Friedland has been recognized by leaders of the international financial sector and mineral resource industries as an entrepreneurial explorer, technology innovator and company builder.
Robert Friedland is Executive Chairman of the successor Ivanhoe Mines, a renewed and refocused explorer and mine builder whose shares trade on Canada’s Toronto Stock Exchange and the OTCQX Best Market in the United States.
PLATREEF: Today, construction is underway on Ivanhoe’s 64%-owned Platreef state-of-the-art, underground platinum-palladium-gold-nickel-copper mine on the company’s world-scale discovery in South Africa’s renowned Bushveld Complex, where established mines already produce more than 70% of the world’s annual platinum output.
KAMOA/KAKULA: In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ivanhoe Mines and its joint-venture partner Zijin Mining Group, of China, are developing the world-scale Kamoa-Kakula Project – now independently ranked as the largest copper discovery in the history of mining on the African continent and the world’s largest high-grade copper discovery.
KIPUSHI: Ivanhoe’s third concurrent project, also in the DRC, is the extensive upgrading of the historic Kipushi Mine, with 68% owned by Ivanhoe and 32% by state-owned Gécamines, is projected to become one of the world’s 10 largest zinc producers after it resumes production.
In September 2016, Robert Friedland was appointed board Co-Chairman of Clean TeQ, an Australia-listed company providing innovative and sustainable solutions for metals recovery and water treatment. Clean TeQ is developing the Syerston Project in the State of New South Wales, a nickel laterite resource comprising one of the world’s largest and highest-grade sources of scandium and cobalt.
Robert Friedland will present on how the mining industry powers our future energy needs at IMARC 2017. Limited seats available, Register Now!
Robert Kennedy moved into the corporate relations sphere after 25 years in financial markets in Sydney, London and New York.
He ran the Australian, Japanese and Asian equity sales operations in the US for Barclays Capital and has been involved with Australian biotech companies for more than 20 years.
Before entering the securities industry, he worked in financial journalism with the Sydney Morning Herald, the Financial Times of London and the South China Morning Post of Hong Kong. He holds the Series 7, 24 and 63 US securities licences.
Robert Milbourne is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Queensland, and an Industry Fellow of the Sustainable Minerals Institute.
His practice focuses on mining and natural resources corporate and commercial transactions, with a particular emphasis on emerging market investments.
Robert has worked in over 30 jurisdictions and across most major minerals commodity groups. His experience includes 7 years working a senior lawyer for global mining firm Vale, including 4 years in Brazil.
His advisory work has also included assisting governments, including Myanmar, Indonesia and PNG, with respect to mining regulatory and transactional matters.
For the last 8 years Robert has coordinated and taught mining law at UQ, and has presented workshops and seminars on mining law and policy around the world. He is frequently recognised as a leading international mining and resources law expert in Chambers Global, Who’s Who and other international directories.
He has a BA from Dartmouth College and a Juris Doctorate from Duke University.
Robert Milbourne will facilitate the Mining Law & Transactions Workshop which will look at structuring mining and resources transactions as well as off-take, marketing, streaming and take or pay agreements. There are limited seats available at this workshop so register now.
Ron Brown is a professional senior Supply Chain Executive with extensive experience and leadership in Supply Chain Operations, Logistics and Strategic Procurement within the FMCG and Resource sectors in Australia and globally.
His background includes significant cost and profit centre responsibility including running Logistics and Production operations as well as national liquor wholesale business with turnover in excess of $200M.
He also has lead transformation change with responsibilities in major strategic supply chain reviews, M&A and subsequent business integration.
Ron Brown currently holds the position of General Manager Supply Chain at MMG Limited.
Ron Brown will join a panel discussion on ensuring Australia’s mining and METS industry isn’t left behind and has the strategy, skills and technology to compete in an increasingly global supply chain. Book Now!
Sam Riggall has been CEO of Clean TeQ Holdings Ltd since 2013. Clean TeQ is developing the Syerston Project in central NSW, which will become one of the largest suppliers of nickel and cobalt sulphate to the lithium ion battery industry.
Prior to his appointment at Clean TeQ, Sam was Executive Vice President – Business Development and Strategic Planning at Ivanhoe Mines Limited. He was an executive director of Ivanhoe Australia Limited and a non-executive director of Oyu Tolgoi LLC.
Sam worked for the Rio Tinto Group in a variety of roles for almost 15 years. He was the mining executive responsible for Rio Tinto’s Industrial Minerals businesses before taking on the role of Commercial Manager for Rio Tinto’s global project generation group. He worked in several business development and project evaluation roles within Rio Tinto, including leading the four-year negotiation with the Mongolian Government to secure an Investment Agreement for the Oyu Tolgoi Project. He has worked extensively in China and throughout Asia.
Sam is also a director of Syrah Resources Limited, which is currently constructing the world’s largest graphite mine in Mozambique.
Sam Riggall will highlight Clean TeQ and present on evaluating opportunities in future energy and technology metals. Limited seats available, Book Now!
Shane Stephan was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 1 February 2014 and then Managing Director on 20 November 2014 for New Hope Group.
He joined New Hope Corporation as Chief Financial Officer in September 2009 having formerly held numerous executive positions with Macarthur Coal Limited from 2001 through till 2009.
Shane has more than 25 years of coal mining industry experience including senior line management roles, experience as the District Inspector of Mines in Queensland and as a member of the Coal Industry Health and Safety Advisory Council in Queensland.
Shane was also previously employed as an executive in the structured and corporate finance divisions of an international investment bank.
Shane Stephan will present a managing director’s perspective on the valuation of Australian coal mines. Limited seats available, Book Now!
Simon Hunt began his career in 1956 in Central Africa as a PA to the Chairman of Rhodesian Selection Trust one of the two large copper companies in what was then Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia.
In 1961 he came back to London and joined Anglo American Corporation of South Africa as a PA to one of the Board Directors followed by being part of a small sales and marketing team for copper. From there he helped start up a new copper development organisation, CIDEC, financed by copper producers which he then joined focusing on conducting end use studies of copper in Europe.
He then went into the City to gain financial experience and founded Brook Hunt in 1975. He was instrumental in setting up the company’s cost studies and end use analyses. He appeared as material witness and consultant in two ITC anti-dumping cases in 1978 and 1984 winning both at the commission level.
He has spent 2-4 months every year in China since 1993 and until a few years ago would be visiting some 80 wire and cable and brass mill factories across the country every year. He now restricts these factory visits to a smaller number all of which he has known for many years. He also spends many weeks each year travelling around Asia.
The focus of the company’s services is on the global economy including the changing geopolitical and financial structures, China’s economy and its copper sector and then the global copper industry as each part is interconnected.
Simon is also the co-author with Ian Stones of the ‘’Frontline China Report Service’’, a service that focuses on the country’s political, economic and financial outlook based on his frequent visits to China and Ian’s close relationships with many of the hierarchy in Beijing.
Stephanie Fahey is the Chief Executive Officer of Austrade, the Australian Government agency responsible for promoting trade, investment and international education, and tourism policy, programs and research.
Dr Stephanie Fahey has over 30 years’ experience both as an academic and executive working in Australia and overseas.
Previously she was EY’s lead partner for education in the Oceania region, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Global Engagement) at Monash University and Director of the University of Sydney’s Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific. Dr Fahey brings an international perspective to her work and a wealth of experience across business and academia.
Austrade’s first female chief executive, Dr Fahey has also served on the Australia China Business Council, the Australia China Council, the NSW International Education Advisory Board, the European Australian Business Council, the Board of Canberra Institute of Technology, the Foreign Affairs Council and the Australia Korean Foundation.
Stephanie holds a PhD from the Australian National University and BA (Hons) from the University of Sydney. She speaks Melanesian Pidgin. She was inducted as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2012.
Stephanie Fahey will present on creating value through collaboration across global mining regions. Limited seats available, Book Now!
Stephen Williams has over twenty five years’ experience in operational, project development, consulting and governance roles including significant leadership roles in project management, technical and management consulting and governance functions.
He is experienced in the resources, services, government, manufacturing and education sectors. His consulting clients have included Rio Tinto, Shell, BHP, MMG, Telstra, Australia Post, Mineral Deposits Limited, RMIT University and Steel Authority of India. International experience includes assignments in Western and Southern Africa, South East Asia, India, Europe and North and South America.
Prior to co-founding Concerto Analytics, Stephen was Chief Technical Advisor to the Rio Tinto Investment Committee and AMC’s Group Manager for Mining Analytics. Stephen has strong strategic, technical and organisational skills with a particular focus on the understanding and solving of complex problems through the application of advanced analytic solutions.
Stephen has completed successful assignments in feasibility project study and execution, organisational effectiveness and change management, independent technical reviews, valuation and due diligence studies for major international merger and acquisition opportunities and post investment reviews for large capital projects. He has specialist expertise in mine and rail automation, computer applications in mining and the relationship between technology and organisational dynamics.
Stephen has a Mining Engineering Degree from The University of Melbourne and a Masters Degree in Organisational Dynamics from Swinburne University.
Stephen Williams will present on business transformation using enterprise value modelling. Limited seats available, Book Now!
Under Stephen’s leadership, the AusIMM is embarking on a major reform to build stronger business networks and to reposition the Institute as the global home for all professionals in the resources sector.
Stephen has extensive experience in business and association management, with a background in corporate strategy and government, media and community relations. In his most recent role as CEO of Engineers Australia, Stephen led the 100,000 member association through a widely applauded member-centric transformation.
He holds an MBA as well as an Honours degree in Civil Engineering from Monash University.
Steve Durkin will give welcoming remarks at Exploring The Latest Pit To Port Infrastructure Developments. Limited seats available, Book Now!
Steve Travers has worked across the Petroleum, METS and Technology sectors in a variety of senior and leadership roles, encompassing technical, commercial and operational disciplines, and has developed a track record of leading multi-disciplinary teams to success, and developing significant new business.
In 2013, Steve founded Henley Business Consulting, providing a range of Management Consulting and Business Development services. In the Consulting and Advisory space, Steve has provided support to clients in a range of sectors including; Technology, Retail, METS & Mining, Oil & Gas, Food & Wine, and Sports Administration.
Steven McClare joined Hillgrove Resources in September 2012 to oversee operations at the Kanmantoo Copper Mine. Previously the Deputy General Manager, then Head of Mining Operations for Newcrest Mining’s Cadia Valley Operations, Steve has spent a significant portion of his career constructing, ramping up and optimising mining operations, including Telfer, Cadia Hill, Ridgeway Deeps and Cadia East for Newcrest, and Callie for Newmont. With a background that includes management of Normandy’s White Devil Mine, various roles within Mount Isa Mines and a
work/study Mining Engineering Cadetship with Western Collieries when he joined the industry in 1989, Steve boasts significant experience within the industry ranging from underground operations of 150ktpa to 26mtpa, to open pit operations of 2mtpa to 17mtpa, and copper concentrators of 2.4mtpa to 24mtpa.
Steve was appointed CEO and Managing Director of Hillgrove Resources in May 2015.
Steve McClare will join a panel discussion on the growth strategies to success for the new generation of successful Australian miners. Book Now!
Mechanical Engineer - Asset Management and Engineering Services
Tarun Sharma is a Chartered Mechanical Engineering of 9 years experience in the mining, oil and gas and infrastructure industry.
He has worked in Rio Tinto’s Asset Management and Engineering Services for the past 5 years, dealing primarily with their fleet of rail-mounted machines (reclaimers, stackers and ship loaders).
Key focus has been the ownership and technical governance of the fleet-wide management systems such as the Risk Management Program (RMP), maintenance tactics, asset risk profile and providing Operations with leadership, expertise and support in managing assets.
Tim Power has practiced as a specialist environmental, planning and land acquisition lawyer for over 24 years.
He assists leading corporations and government clients on the environmental impact assessment and approval of major infrastructure, resource and property development projects, and advises sponsors and lenders on applying the Equator Principles and IFC Environment and Social Performance Standards to new investments.
Tim also acts for clients on the remediation and development of contaminated properties, pollution risk management and incident response, managing native title and indigenous and non-indigenous heritage issues, land acquisition and disputed valuations, and advice and representation in town and environmental planning appeals and panel hearings.
Tim is accredited as a specialist environmental and planning lawyer by the Law Institute of Victoria, and is recognised as a leading environmental lawyer by independent publications, Best Lawyers International¸ Chambers Asia-Pacific, PLC Which Lawyer? and Asia Pacific Legal 500.
As Australia New Zealand Chief Executive, Todd Battley leads a team of around 4,000 designers, engineers, planners, scientists, and project managers in 25 offices across Australia and New Zealand. He is a member of AECOM’s global Executive Committee and Asia-Pacific leadership team.
Todd has overall responsibility for AECOM’s Australia New Zealand operations and the development of its global design, build, finance and operate strategy in the region.
He joined the Townsville office of AECOM shortly after graduating as a civil engineer from James Cook University in in 1996.
Since then he has held a number of senior leadership roles, including most recently Managing Director for the Northern & Western Australia region with responsibility for Queensland, West Australia and the Northern Territory.
Todd’s relentless focus on staff and client service excellence enabled him to build a resilient and dynamic business despite the highs and lows of the resource driven markets of Northern Australia.
Todd plays an active role in improving gender diversity across the infrastructure sector through his participation in the Leaders in Infrastructure –Diversity & Inclusion series, which brings together clients in both Brisbane and Townsville.
He’s also committed to creating a flexible and inclusive workplace, helping AECOM staff to achieve both their professional and personal goals.
Qualifications and professional affiliations
BE Civil (Hons)
Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng)
National Professional Engineers Register (NPER3)
Member Institution of Engineers Australia (FIEAust)
Vincent Algar BSC (Hons) Geology, MAusIMM, is a geologist by profession with over 24 years’ experience in the mining industry spanning underground and open cut mining operations, greenfields exploration, project development and mining services in Western Australia and Southern Africa.
He has significant experience in the management of publicly listed companies, which includes the entire compliance, marketing and management process and encompasses the development of internal geological and administrative systems, exploration planning and execution, plus project acquisition and deal completion.
Mr Algar helped float and was Managing Director of Shaw River Manganese Limited from December 2006 – March 2012 and was responsible for successful capital raisings, which raised more than $40 million for the Company’s exploration and acquisition programs. He was instrumental in the $20 million acquisition of a 75.5% stake in the Otjo Manganese Project in Namibia, in 2011, which is currently being brought into production.
Mr Algar has worked on a wide range of commodities including base metals, and uranium in Southern Africa as a consultant and analyst. As Managing Director of Australian Vanadium Ltd he is responsible for driving the company’s vertical integration strategy.
Vincent is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and is chair of Vanitec’s Energy Storage Committee. Vanitec is the global vanadium organisation, representing all aspects of the supply chain.
Vincent Algar will present at Future Energy Commodities of Interest on Australian Vanadium. Limited seats available, Book Now!
Wendy Holdenson is Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mitsui Australia, subsidiary of global trading and investment conglomerate Mitsui. She has worked in both the public and private sectors. Her most recent government roles have been as Australian Consul-General in Japan, and State Director of WA/SA/NT for the Australian Trade Commission. Prior to that, she was national communications executive in corporations such as Caltex, GHD, and Ernst & Young.
Her career spans three decades of global business and cross-cultural communications. One of her notable achievements has been to attract significant levels of foreign investment from Asia to benefit Australia’s food services, biotechnology, and energy sectors.
Wendy is a proponent of innovation as the key to corporate sustainability. She has led innovation programs for systematic engagement of employee teams where she has worked to champion organisational change.
Empowerment of women is another focus for Wendy, and she is an experienced public speaker on the theme ‘Women in Global Business’. She has published a self-help book in Japanese: Women, Remain in Your Workplace.
Wendy has a Masters of Commerce (UNSW) and Bachelor of Arts (Sophia University, Tokyo), and is a mentor of the University of New South Wales Alumni Leaders Mentor Program to support high-achieving students.
Accustomed to dealing with stakeholders at the most senior level, Wendy has served on a number of government and education institution boards. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Director and Women on Boards.
Wendy Holdenson will present on technologies and productivity strategies that position the mining sector strongly in the current global market. Book Now!
CEEC International (Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution)
Zeljka Pokrajcic is a mineral processing professional with 20 years’ experience in the mineral industry globally. She brings an interest and commitment to improving comminution efficiency.
She has experience in the commissioning, operation and optimisation of comminution and separation circuits. She has worked in Pb-Zn concentrators in Canada and Australia, and has also worked in the technology arm of what was Mount Isa Mines assisting the in the design and commissioning of flotation and fine grinding installations.
Zeljka previously worked for more than a decade as a Principal Process Engineer at WorleyParsons where her primary focus was trade-off and optimisation studies for the mineral industry.
Zeljka has recently joined Petra Data Science as a Principal. Zeljka holds a PhD from the JKMRC in energy efficient comminution circuit design and was award the TMS environmental award for her work. Zeljka is a founding director of CEEC International.
Zeljka Pokrajcic will facilitate the Smart Mining Efficiency workshop on Monday 30 October which will highlight a range of solutions, help you to understand how to access and use free benchmarking tools, enhance your understanding of improvement options that have worked in other operations, and learn about a raft of new technologies and emerging advances. There are limited seats available for this workshop so register now.
Zhang Yi graduated from Peking University with a Juris Master degree in 2007.
Main areas of activities: 10 years of experience in M&A, oversea uranium projects development and legal administration.
From 2007 to 2012, project manager, legal counsel of China Uranium Corporation Limited (CUC), responsible for M&A of oversea uranium resources project;
From 2012 to 2013, legal counsel of Geology& Mining Department, China National Nuclear Corporation;
From 2013 to April 2017, head of Central Planning Department, CNNC International Limited (CNNC Intl), responsible for company strategy, legal administration and overseas uranium resources project development;
From April 2017 to now, head of International Cooperation and Development Department, China National Uranium Corporation Limited (CNUC), responsible for acquisition, development and management of oversea uranium resources project.
CNUC, CUC and CNNC Intl are subsidiaries of China National Nuclear Corporation.
Zhang Yi will present at IMARC on Uranium demand and the mining investment for such projects. Limited seats available, Book Now!