Michael Davies

Chief Investment Officer
Mining Finance Funds,
Mining Financier

Michael Davies

Gordon Galt

Chief Investment Officer
Private Equity Funds,
Mining Engineer

Gordon Galt

Rohan Menon

Chief Operating Officer
Mining Financier

Rohan Menon

Charles Loxton

Director
Geologist & Mining Financier

Chris Loxton 2

Jamie Black

Director
Mining Financier

Jamie Black 2

Nicholas Farr-Jones

Director
Mining Financier

Nick Farr-Jones 2

Drew Totterdell

Director
Mining Financier

Drew Totterdall

Hubert Willems

Director
Mining Financier

Hubert Williams

Michael Anderson

Director
Geologist, Private Equity

Michael Anderson

Martin Boland

Director
Mining Engineer & Mining Financier
Private Equity

Martin Boland

Chris Brown

Director
Geologist, Technical Team

Chris Brown

Stuart Love

Director
Geologist, Head of Technical Team

Stuart Love 2

Warren Staude

Director
Geologist, Technical Team

Warren Staude

James Duivenbode

Director
Investor Relations

James Duivenbode 2

Andrew Sampson

Chief Financial Officer,
Company Secretary &
Chief Compliance Officer

Andrew Sampson

Michael Davies

Chief Investment Officer
Mining Finance Funds, Mining Financier

Michael Davies

Rohan Menon

Chief Operating Officer
Mining Financier

Rohan Menon

Jamie Black

Director
Mining Financier

Jamie Black 2

Drew Totterdell

Director
Mining Financier

Drew Totterdall

Michael Anderson

Director
Geologist, Private Equity

Michael Anderson

Chris Brown

Director
Geologist, Technical Team

Chris Brown

Warren Staude

Director
Geologist, Technical Team

Warren Staude

Andrew Sampson

Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary &
Chief Compliance Officer

Andrew Sampson

Gordon Galt

Chief Investment Officer
Private Equity Funds, Mining Engineer

Gordon Galt

Charles Loxton

Director
Geologist & Mining Financier

Chris Loxton 2

Nicholas Farr-Jones

Director
Mining Financier

Nick Farr-Jones 2

Hubert Willems

Director
Mining Financier

Hubert Williams

Martin Boland

Director
Mining Engineer, Mining Financier, Private Equity

Martin Boland

Stuart Love

Director
Geologist, Head of Technical Team

Stuart Love 2

James Duivenbode

Director
Investor Relations

James Duivenbode 2
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  • Michael Davies

    Director and Principal BA (Hons), MBA  Chief Investment Officer,  Mining Finance Funds. Mining Financier

    Michael has over 20 years’ experience in the origination, structuring and execution of debt arranging and corporate advisory roles for natural resource companies. His successful financings total over USD5 billion and his experience covers the entire spectrum of the resources industry, encompassing iron ore, coal, base and precious metals, industrial minerals, oil and gas and petrochemicals. In addition, he has extensive experience in diverse geographies, including Australasia, PNG, Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Michael previously held senior executive roles at Barclays/BZW and ABN AMRO.

  • Gordon Galt

    Director and Principal, BEngMining (Hons), BCom, GradDipFin (FINSIA); MAusIMM, MAICD

    Gordon began his career as a mining engineer during the Australian coal industry’s era of dynamic growth in the 1970’s and 80’s. He has over 40 years’ experience in technical evaluation, financial analysis, project development and operations, and corporate management and governance. He planned and started Queensland’s first longwall mine as the first Mine Manager at Central Colliery, German Creek (Queensland), was General Manager at Ulan Coal (NSW) during the expansion of its underground mining operations and later was Managing Director of Cumnock Coal. Gordon then became Managing Director of Australia’s largest gold miner, Newcrest Mining Ltd during the implementation and commissioning of the Cadia and Gosowong projects, the development of the Ridgeway project and the early stages of the Telfer redevelopment. He moved out of direct operations /executive roles in 2000 when he joined at ABN AMRO as Managing Director of Energy and Chemicals for Australasia.

  • Rohan Menon

    Director and Principal | BSc (Hons, Class 1), MSc, CFA, GAICD Chief Operating Officer, Mining Financier

    Rohan has 18 years’ experience in project financing, corporate advisory, investment analysis and funds management in the mining sector. Rohan is primarily responsible for overseeing all aspects of fund operations, specifically fund structuring and documentation, fund administration, fund governance, investor communications, trade execution, custodial operations and settlements, fund accounting and reporting, and compliance. Rohan has extensive experience in financial analysis and modeling applied to project financing, asset disposals and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, mergers and business combinations, debt and equity valuation of projects and companies, investment portfolio monitoring, derivative valuation and hedging strategies, , business planning, budgeting and forecasting, project feasibility analysis as well as the application of constrained optimizations to diverse areas including executive remuneration, exotic insurance premium pricing and bulk commodity logistics. Rohan has worked at ABN AMRO, ANZ, Rothschild, West LB and Mercer. Rohan has a First Class Honours degree in Physics, a Masters degree in Mathematics, is a CFA Charterholder and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Charles Loxton

    Director | BSc, MBA Geologist and Mining Financier, Mining Finance Funds

    Charles is a specialist in resource finance and investment and joined Taurus in 2008. Charles is a trained geologist and worked as such in both Australia and Papua New Guinea with his experience covering coal, copper and gold. He then went onto work in the mining finance departments of a number of foreign and domestic banks for 20 years, including AIDC Ltd and Chase Manhattan Bank with the last 10 years being with Societe Generale in Australia. His roles included transaction identification, technical due diligence, loan structuring, preparation of credit and investment submissions on projects, documentation and portfolio management.

  • Jamie Black

    Director | BComm (Hons), MAppFin Mining Financier, Mining Finance Funds

    Jamie has nearly 20 years’ experience in the banking and finance industry. Jamie was most recently a director of Société Générale’s mining finance division where he worked for over 13 years. While focused on the resources sector Jamie has arranged early stage convertibles, project and equipment financings, various hedge structures and corporate facilities covering a variety of commodities and geographic locations.

  • Nick Farr-Jones

    Director | LLB Mining Financier, Mining Finance Funds

    Nicholas specializes in resources investment and corporate governance. Originally a commercial lawyer, he spent 10 years as Managing Director and Head of Commodities & Mining Finance at Société Générale in Australia before joining Taurus Funds Management in April 2009. Nick is an experienced public company director.

  • Drew Totterdall

    Director | BCom, CA, ASIA, F Fin. Mining Financier, Mining Finance Funds

    Drew has 17 year’s experience in corporate finance, through roles in senior investment banking and executive management positions in mining companies. Drew is Chartered Accountant with a Masters in Finance. He is an investment banker with experience in mergers and acqusitions, equity capital markets and project finance.  Drew was previously the Chief Financial Officer & GM of Ampella Mining (a Taurus investee company) which was taken over by Centamin Plc and the Business Development Manager for Independence. Drew’s experience includes senior roles at IndependenceGroup, New Holland Capital, part of the Taurus Funds Management Group and  Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Natural Resoruces Perth Team, including sourcing and executing new project finance business in the mining and industry.

  • Hubert Williams

    (MBA (Finance), Master Intl Bus (Finance) Mining Financier, Mining Finance Funds

    Based in France. Experienced banker having worked for ABN AMRO for seventeen years, BNP Paribas for 4 years and Société Générale for 3 years. The majority of Hubert’s banking experience was spent in mining and metals both from a project financing, and mergers and acquisitions/equity capital markets perspective.

  • Michael Anderson

    Director | BSc (Hons), PhD Geologist, Private Equity Funds

    Michael specializes in Mining Geology and corporate governance. He has over 20 years’ professional industry experience, largely in South Africa and Australia. Upon completing a PhD in Mining Geology, Michael has held senior managerial roles with Gallery Gold, in Corporate Development, and most recently as Managing Director/CEO at Exco Resources Limited. He is currently a non-executive director of Base Resources Limited, Hot Chili Limited, Ampella Mining Limited and Alliance Mining Commodities Limited.

  • Martin Boland

    Director Mining Financier and Mining Engineer, Private Equity Funds

    Martin has in excess of 10 years’ experience in investment banking at Barclays Capital and prior to that with ABN AMRO, based in Australia and the UK. His experience covers equity capital markets as well as mergers and acquisitions. Martin holds a Bachelors degree in Finance and Commerce as well an MSc in Mining Engineering.

  • Chris Brown

    BSc (Geology), BEcon, MAusIMM, MGSA, MAICD Geologist, Technical Team

    Chris has 42 years of resources industry experience, initially as a professional geologist, working for the Western Mining Corporation and group companies in both mining and exploration roles before moving into the securities industry. For the last 28 years Chris has been involved with the investment industry, working as a mining analyst at Suncorp before joining Morgan Stockbroking (now Morgans Financial) where he was involved with the management buy-out in 1991. He was Research Director and remained a Director until 2004 when the sale of 50% of the business to ABN AMRO Bank was completed. Since 2006 he has been Technical Adviser to Taurus Funds Management, and remains a Consultant to Morgans Financial .

  • Stuart Love

    MAusIMM CP(Geo), BSc (Geology) Masters of Statistics Geologist, Head of Due Diligence, Technical Team

    Geologist with a wide and diversified range of skills and experiences including mining operations, exploration, resource development, project finance, project evaluation, risk assessment, entrepreneurial business establishment, business development, management and staff development spanning Australasia and Africa. Stuart has senior level industry experience with Coffey Mining, Newcrest, Pasminco etc. and extensive banking experience with Investec and Rothschilds.

  • Warren Staude

    BSc, MSc, MAusIMM, AICD Geologist, Technical Team

    Warren is a specialist in geology, mineral economics and resources funds management. He has over 45 years’ professional experience in the mining industry and investment industries, with the last thirty focused on institutional investment management including extensive periods at AMP and then GIO. Warren is an invited member of the Joint Ore Reserves Committee (‘JORC’) as the representative of FINSIA.

  • James Duivenbode

    Director | BBus (Finance) Investor Relations

    James heads Taurus’ marketing and investor relations. He is a specialist in equity capital raising and his experience spans direct transactions and open/closed ended fund structures throughout the alternatives investment sector; James has over 19 years’ professional experience and joined Taurus after spending 5 years with Macquarie Group Ltd in Institutional Distribution.

  • Andrew Sampson

    BEng (Hons), ACMA, CGMA, JP Chief Financial Officer

    Andy is a specialist in corporate accounting with experience covering a variety of roles within multi-national corporations. Andy has worked across a number of sectors including investment banking, retail banking and media businesses in London, Grand Cayman and Sydney. He Joined Taurus in July 2011 as CFO, Company Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer.

  • Michael Davies

    Director and Principal BA (Hons), MBA  Chief Investment Officer,  Mining Finance Funds. Mining Financier

    Michael has over 20 years’ experience in the origination, structuring and execution of debt arranging and corporate advisory roles for natural resource companies. His successful financings total over USD5 billion and his experience covers the entire spectrum of the resources industry, encompassing iron ore, coal, base and precious metals, industrial minerals, oil and gas and petrochemicals. In addition, he has extensive experience in diverse geographies, including Australasia, PNG, Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Michael previously held senior executive roles at Barclays/BZW and ABN AMRO.

  • Rohan Menon

    Director and Principal | BSc (Hons, Class 1), MSc, CFA, GAICD Chief Operating Officer, Mining Financier

    Rohan has 18 years’ experience in project financing, corporate advisory, investment analysis and funds management in the mining sector. Rohan is primarily responsible for overseeing all aspects of fund operations, specifically fund structuring and documentation, fund administration, fund governance, investor communications, trade execution, custodial operations and settlements, fund accounting and reporting, and compliance. Rohan has extensive experience in financial analysis and modeling applied to project financing, asset disposals and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, mergers and business combinations, debt and equity valuation of projects and companies, investment portfolio monitoring, derivative valuation and hedging strategies, , business planning, budgeting and forecasting, project feasibility analysis as well as the application of constrained optimizations to diverse areas including executive remuneration, exotic insurance premium pricing and bulk commodity logistics. Rohan has worked at ABN AMRO, ANZ, Rothschild, West LB and Mercer. Rohan has a First Class Honours degree in Physics, a Masters degree in Mathematics, is a CFA Charterholder and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Jamie Black

    Director | BComm (Hons), MAppFin Mining Financier, Mining Finance Funds

    Jamie has nearly 20 years’ experience in the banking and finance industry. Jamie was most recently a director of Société Générale’s mining finance division where he worked for over 13 years. While focused on the resources sector Jamie has arranged early stage convertibles, project and equipment financings, various hedge structures and corporate facilities covering a variety of commodities and geographic locations.

  • Drew Totterdall

    Director | BCom, CA, ASIA, F Fin. Mining Financier, Mining Finance Funds

    Drew has 17 year’s experience in corporate finance, through roles in senior investment banking and executive management positions in mining companies. Drew is Chartered Accountant with a Masters in Finance. He is an investment banker with experience in mergers and acqusitions, equity capital markets and project finance.  Drew was previously the Chief Financial Officer & GM of Ampella Mining (a Taurus investee company) which was taken over by Centamin Plc and the Business Development Manager for Independence. Drew’s experience includes senior roles at IndependenceGroup, New Holland Capital, part of the Taurus Funds Management Group and  Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Natural Resoruces Perth Team, including sourcing and executing new project finance business in the mining and industry.

  • Michael Anderson

    Director | BSc (Hons), PhD Geologist, Private Equity Funds

    Michael specializes in Mining Geology and corporate governance. He has over 20 years’ professional industry experience, largely in South Africa and Australia. Upon completing a PhD in Mining Geology, Michael has held senior managerial roles with Gallery Gold, in Corporate Development, and most recently as Managing Director/CEO at Exco Resources Limited. He is currently a non-executive director of Base Resources Limited, Hot Chili Limited, Ampella Mining Limited and Alliance Mining Commodities Limited.

  • Chris Brown

    BSc (Geology), BEcon, MAusIMM, MGSA, MAICD Geologist, Technical Team

    Chris has 42 years of resources industry experience, initially as a professional geologist, working for the Western Mining Corporation and group companies in both mining and exploration roles before moving into the securities industry. For the last 28 years Chris has been involved with the investment industry, working as a mining analyst at Suncorp before joining Morgan Stockbroking (now Morgans Financial) where he was involved with the management buy-out in 1991. He was Research Director and remained a Director until 2004 when the sale of 50% of the business to ABN AMRO Bank was completed. Since 2006 he has been Technical Adviser to Taurus Funds Management, and remains a Consultant to Morgans Financial .

  • Warren Staude

    BSc, MSc, MAusIMM, AICD Geologist, Technical Team

    Warren is a specialist in geology, mineral economics and resources funds management. He has over 45 years’ professional experience in the mining industry and investment industries, with the last thirty focused on institutional investment management including extensive periods at AMP and then GIO. Warren is an invited member of the Joint Ore Reserves Committee (‘JORC’) as the representative of FINSIA.

  • Andrew Sampson

    BEng (Hons), ACMA, CGMA, JP Chief Financial Officer

    Andy is a specialist in corporate accounting with experience covering a variety of roles within multi-national corporations. Andy has worked across a number of sectors including investment banking, retail banking and media businesses in London, Grand Cayman and Sydney. He Joined Taurus in July 2011 as CFO, Company Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer.

  • Gordon Galt

    Director and Principal, BEngMining (Hons), BCom, GradDipFin (FINSIA); MAusIMM, MAICD

    Gordon began his career as a mining engineer during the Australian coal industry’s era of dynamic growth in the 1970’s and 80’s. He has over 40 years’ experience in technical evaluation, financial analysis, project development and operations, and corporate management and governance. He planned and started Queensland’s first longwall mine as the first Mine Manager at Central Colliery, German Creek (Queensland), was General Manager at Ulan Coal (NSW) during the expansion of its underground mining operations and later was Managing Director of Cumnock Coal. Gordon then became Managing Director of Australia’s largest gold miner, Newcrest Mining Ltd during the implementation and commissioning of the Cadia and Gosowong projects, the development of the Ridgeway project and the early stages of the Telfer redevelopment. He moved out of direct operations /executive roles in 2000 when he joined at ABN AMRO as Managing Director of Energy and Chemicals for Australasia.

  • Charles Loxton

    Director | BSc, MBA Geologist and Mining Financier, Mining Finance Funds

    Charles is a specialist in resource finance and investment and joined Taurus in 2008. Charles is a trained geologist and worked as such in both Australia and Papua New Guinea with his experience covering coal, copper and gold. He then went onto work in the mining finance departments of a number of foreign and domestic banks for 20 years, including AIDC Ltd and Chase Manhattan Bank with the last 10 years being with Societe Generale in Australia. His roles included transaction identification, technical due diligence, loan structuring, preparation of credit and investment submissions on projects, documentation and portfolio management.

  • Nick Farr-Jones

    Director | LLB Mining Financier, Mining Finance Funds

    Nicholas specializes in resources investment and corporate governance. Originally a commercial lawyer, he spent 10 years as Managing Director and Head of Commodities & Mining Finance at Société Générale in Australia before joining Taurus Funds Management in April 2009. Nick is an experienced public company director.

  • Hubert Williams

    (MBA (Finance), Master Intl Bus (Finance) Mining Financier, Mining Finance Funds

    Based in France. Experienced banker having worked for ABN AMRO for seventeen years, BNP Paribas for 4 years and Société Générale for 3 years. The majority of Hubert’s banking experience was spent in mining and metals both from a project financing, and mergers and acquisitions/equity capital markets perspective.

  • Martin Boland

    Director Mining Financier and Mining Engineer, Private Equity Funds

    Martin has in excess of 10 years’ experience in investment banking at Barclays Capital and prior to that with ABN AMRO, based in Australia and the UK. His experience covers equity capital markets as well as mergers and acquisitions. Martin holds a Bachelors degree in Finance and Commerce as well an MSc in Mining Engineering.

  • Stuart Love

    MAusIMM CP(Geo), BSc (Geology) Masters of Statistics Geologist, Head of Due Diligence, Technical Team

    Geologist with a wide and diversified range of skills and experiences including mining operations, exploration, resource development, project finance, project evaluation, risk assessment, entrepreneurial business establishment, business development, management and staff development spanning Australasia and Africa. Stuart has senior level industry experience with Coffey Mining, Newcrest, Pasminco etc. and extensive banking experience with Investec and Rothschilds.

  • James Duivenbode

    Director | BBus (Finance) Investor Relations

    James heads Taurus’ marketing and investor relations. He is a specialist in equity capital raising and his experience spans direct transactions and open/closed ended fund structures throughout the alternatives investment sector; James has over 19 years’ professional experience and joined Taurus after spending 5 years with Macquarie Group Ltd in Institutional Distribution.

  • James Duivenbode

    Director | BBus (Finance) Investor Relations

    James heads Taurus’ marketing and investor relations. He is a specialist in equity capital raising and his experience spans direct transactions and open/closed ended fund structures throughout the alternatives investment sector; James has over 19 years’ professional experience and joined Taurus after spending 5 years with Macquarie Group Ltd in Institutional Distribution.

  • Stuart Love

    MAusIMM CP(Geo), BSc (Geology) Masters of Statistics Geologist, Head of Due Diligence, Technical Team

    Geologist with a wide and diversified range of skills and experiences including mining operations, exploration, resource development, project finance, project evaluation, risk assessment, entrepreneurial business establishment, business development, management and staff development spanning Australasia and Africa. Stuart has senior level industry experience with Coffey Mining, Newcrest, Pasminco etc. and extensive banking experience with Investec and Rothschilds.

  • Andrew Sampson

    BEng (Hons), ACMA, CGMA, JP Chief Financial Officer

    Andy is a specialist in corporate accounting with experience covering a variety of roles within multi-national corporations. Andy has worked across a number of sectors including investment banking, retail banking and media businesses in London, Grand Cayman and Sydney. He Joined Taurus in July 2011 as CFO, Company Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer.

  • Warren Staude

    BSc, MSc, MAusIMM, AICD Geologist, Technical Team

    Warren is a specialist in geology, mineral economics and resources funds management. He has over 45 years’ professional experience in the mining industry and investment industries, with the last thirty focused on institutional investment management including extensive periods at AMP and then GIO. Warren is an invited member of the Joint Ore Reserves Committee (‘JORC’) as the representative of FINSIA.

  • Stuart Love

    MAusIMM CP(Geo), BSc (Geology) Masters of Statistics Geologist, Head of Due Diligence, Technical Team

    Geologist with a wide and diversified range of skills and experiences including mining operations, exploration, resource development, project finance, project evaluation, risk assessment, entrepreneurial business establishment, business development, management and staff development spanning Australasia and Africa. Stuart has senior level industry experience with Coffey Mining, Newcrest, Pasminco etc. and extensive banking experience with Investec and Rothschilds.

  • Chris Brown

    BSc (Geology), BEcon, MAusIMM, MGSA, MAICD Geologist, Technical Team

    Chris has 42 years of resources industry experience, initially as a professional geologist, working for the Western Mining Corporation and group companies in both mining and exploration roles before moving into the securities industry. For the last 28 years Chris has been involved with the investment industry, working as a mining analyst at Suncorp before joining Morgan Stockbroking (now Morgans Financial) where he was involved with the management buy-out in 1991. He was Research Director and remained a Director until 2004 when the sale of 50% of the business to ABN AMRO Bank was completed. Since 2006 he has been Technical Adviser to Taurus Funds Management, and remains a Consultant to Morgans Financial .

  • Nick Farr-Jones

    Director | LLB Mining Financier, Mining Finance Funds

    Nicholas specializes in resources investment and corporate governance. Originally a commercial lawyer, he spent 10 years as Managing Director and Head of Commodities & Mining Finance at Société Générale in Australia before joining Taurus Funds Management in April 2009. Nick is an experienced public company director.

  • Martin Boland

    Director Mining Financier and Mining Engineer, Private Equity Funds

    Martin has in excess of 10 years’ experience in investment banking at Barclays Capital and prior to that with ABN AMRO, based in Australia and the UK. His experience covers equity capital markets as well as mergers and acquisitions. Martin holds a Bachelors degree in Finance and Commerce as well an MSc in Mining Engineering.

  • Michael Anderson

    Director | BSc (Hons), PhD Geologist, Private Equity Funds

    Michael specializes in Mining Geology and corporate governance. He has over 20 years’ professional industry experience, largely in South Africa and Australia. Upon completing a PhD in Mining Geology, Michael has held senior managerial roles with Gallery Gold, in Corporate Development, and most recently as Managing Director/CEO at Exco Resources Limited. He is currently a non-executive director of Base Resources Limited, Hot Chili Limited, Ampella Mining Limited and Alliance Mining Commodities Limited.

  • Hubert Williams

    (MBA (Finance), Master Intl Bus (Finance) Mining Financier, Mining Finance Funds

    Based in France. Experienced banker having worked for ABN AMRO for seventeen years, BNP Paribas for 4 years and Société Générale for 3 years. The majority of Hubert’s banking experience was spent in mining and metals both from a project financing, and mergers and acquisitions/equity capital markets perspective.

  • Drew Totterdall

    Director | BCom, CA, ASIA, F Fin. Mining Financier, Mining Finance Funds

    Drew has 17 year’s experience in corporate finance, through roles in senior investment banking and executive management positions in mining companies. Drew is Chartered Accountant with a Masters in Finance. He is an investment banker with experience in mergers and acqusitions, equity capital markets and project finance.  Drew was previously the Chief Financial Officer & GM of Ampella Mining (a Taurus investee company) which was taken over by Centamin Plc and the Business Development Manager for Independence. Drew’s experience includes senior roles at IndependenceGroup, New Holland Capital, part of the Taurus Funds Management Group and  Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Natural Resoruces Perth Team, including sourcing and executing new project finance business in the mining and industry.

  • Nicholas Farr-Jones

    Director | LLB Mining Financier, Mining Finance Funds

    Nicholas specializes in resources investment and corporate governance. Originally a commercial lawyer, he spent 10 years as Managing Director and Head of Commodities & Mining Finance at Société Générale in Australia before joining Taurus Funds Management in April 2009. Nick is an experienced public company director.

  • Charles Loxton

    Director | BSc, MBA Geologist and Mining Financier, Mining Finance Funds

    Charles is a specialist in resource finance and investment and joined Taurus in 2008. Charles is a trained geologist and worked as such in both Australia and Papua New Guinea with his experience covering coal, copper and gold. He then went onto work in the mining finance departments of a number of foreign and domestic banks for 20 years, including AIDC Ltd and Chase Manhattan Bank with the last 10 years being with Societe Generale in Australia. His roles included transaction identification, technical due diligence, loan structuring, preparation of credit and investment submissions on projects, documentation and portfolio management.

  • Jamie Black

    Director | BComm (Hons), MAppFin Mining Financier, Mining Finance Funds

    Jamie has nearly 20 years’ experience in the banking and finance industry. Jamie was most recently a director of Société Générale’s mining finance division where he worked for over 13 years. While focused on the resources sector Jamie has arranged early stage convertibles, project and equipment financings, various hedge structures and corporate facilities covering a variety of commodities and geographic locations.

  • Rohan Menon

    Director and Principal | BSc (Hons, Class 1), MSc, CFA, GAICD Chief Operating Officer, Mining Financier

    Rohan has 18 years’ experience in project financing, corporate advisory, investment analysis and funds management in the mining sector. Rohan is primarily responsible for overseeing all aspects of fund operations, specifically fund structuring and documentation, fund administration, fund governance, investor communications, trade execution, custodial operations and settlements, fund accounting and reporting, and compliance. Rohan has extensive experience in financial analysis and modeling applied to project financing, asset disposals and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, mergers and business combinations, debt and equity valuation of projects and companies, investment portfolio monitoring, derivative valuation and hedging strategies, , business planning, budgeting and forecasting, project feasibility analysis as well as the application of constrained optimizations to diverse areas including executive remuneration, exotic insurance premium pricing and bulk commodity logistics. Rohan has worked at ABN AMRO, ANZ, Rothschild, West LB and Mercer. Rohan has a First Class Honours degree in Physics, a Masters degree in Mathematics, is a CFA Charterholder and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Gordon Galt

    Director and Principal, BEngMining (Hons), BCom, GradDipFin (FINSIA); MAusIMM, MAICD

    Gordon began his career as a mining engineer during the Australian coal industry’s era of dynamic growth in the 1970’s and 80’s. He has over 40 years’ experience in technical evaluation, financial analysis, project development and operations, and corporate management and governance. He planned and started Queensland’s first longwall mine as the first Mine Manager at Central Colliery, German Creek (Queensland), was General Manager at Ulan Coal (NSW) during the expansion of its underground mining operations and later was Managing Director of Cumnock Coal. Gordon then became Managing Director of Australia’s largest gold miner, Newcrest Mining Ltd during the implementation and commissioning of the Cadia and Gosowong projects, the development of the Ridgeway project and the early stages of the Telfer redevelopment. He moved out of direct operations /executive roles in 2000 when he joined at ABN AMRO as Managing Director of Energy and Chemicals for Australasia.

  • Michael Davies

    Director and Principal BA (Hons), MBA  Chief Investment Officer,  Mining Finance Funds. Mining Financier

    Michael has over 20 years’ experience in the origination, structuring and execution of debt arranging and corporate advisory roles for natural resource companies. His successful financings total over USD5 billion and his experience covers the entire spectrum of the resources industry, encompassing iron ore, coal, base and precious metals, industrial minerals, oil and gas and petrochemicals. In addition, he has extensive experience in diverse geographies, including Australasia, PNG, Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Michael previously held senior executive roles at Barclays/BZW and ABN AMRO.