Cat Beadel, Principal Advisor, Rio Tinto Ventures & Young Mining Professionals
Catriona Beadel has worked in the Mining Industry since the start of her career in 2010. Catriona Beadel has a BSc (Geology) and an MSc (Metals and Energy Finance). Catriona Beadel joined Rio Tinto as Principal Advisor in July 2017, where she sits on the Ventures team.
During her career, Catriona Beadel has held a variety of roles in both the technical and financial spheres. She has held positions in exploration and resource geology, transitioning to investment analyst roles with asset managers and private equity funds. She has worked in Australia as well as in the UK and Africa.
Catriona Beadel is a director of Young Mining Professionals UK, which she founded in 2017, and sits on the International Board. Catriona Beadel is a committee member of the Association of Mining Analysts
Charlie Bendon, Tamesis
Charlie has dedicated his career to institutional equity sales in the mining sector with over 17 years of experience and long standing institutional relationships. After commencing his career in 1999 with Old Mutual Securities Charlie joined the corporate broking department of Williams de Broe (now Investec), before leaving to establish the equity sales franchise of Ambrian Partners in 2004. While at Ambrian Charlie participated in a significant growth of the franchise, built on its strength in the mining sector. In 2010 he left Ambrian Partners upon the sale of the business to RFC and joined Liberum Capital before joining GMP Securities Europe LLP as Head of Equity Sales in 2012.
Chris Hinde, Chief Commentator, Mining Beacon
Chris is an independent consultant, having founded Pick and Pen Ltd on his corporate retirement in September 2018. The company offers advice, and regular written reports, on trends and business opportunities in the international mining industry, and training webinars/seminars.
Until his retirement, Chris was the Reports Director, Metals & Mining, for New York-based S&P Global Market Intelligence (formerly McGraw-Hill Financial), with prime responsibility for the quarterly State of the Market publication.
George Cheveley, Portfolio Manager, Investec AM
George is a portfolio manager and metals and mining specialist in the Natural Resources team at Investec Asset Management having joined the firm in 2007.
Prior to this, he was a market analyst for three years at BHP Billiton, working in The Hague and Singapore. He was recruited to BHP Billiton in 2004 from CRU (Commodities Research Unit), an independent metals/chemicals related research company based in London. At CRU, he spent three years in the Carbon Steel team and five years as a Research Manager – Copper, providing in-depth research and forecasts to the industry, banks and hedge funds. George began his career in 1990 in operations at British Steel Strip Products, working for three years in the Tinplate division.
Jamie Strauss, CEO, Strauss Partners
Jamie Strauss is the founder and CEO of Digbee Ltd, an alternative mining research platform, powered by an expert network being launch in Q4 2018.
Digbee will disrupt and transform the due diligence experience of the mining sector. It will help mitigate risk, increase access, improve transparency and create a stronger and better community.
Jamie has been involved in mining finance for over 30 years in the City of London and is passionate at improving the sector’s fortunes!
He is a non executive director of Altius Minerals, Gold Standard Ventures and Bacanora Minerals. He is also a trustee of The Julian Baring Scholarship Fund.
Michael Barton, Orion Mine Finance
Prior to Orion, Mr. Barton was Chief Executive Officer of Pala Investments, a mining‐focused investment company. Mr. Barton held various positions at Pala Investments, having joined Pala shortly after its formation in 2006. At Pala, Mr. Barton was responsible for all aspects of strategy development, deal origination, investment management and portfolio management across a broad portfolio of investment types, including public equity, private equity, debt, convertible debt, royalties and product streams. His management responsibilities included team development, mentoring, process design and implementation, governance and control development, succession planning, and cash management. Before joining Pala, Mr. Barton was Vice President at Hatch Corporate Finance (now HCF International Advisers), a mining and metals‐focused corporate finance boutique and was a Manager at Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Barton holds a First Class Honours degree in Geography from the University of Leicester. He is a qualified chartered accountant (ICAEW).
Nick Clarke, CEO, Central Asia Metals
Nick has over 40 years of mining experience, including 16 years spent within senior management positions in production and technical services in South Africa, Ghana and Saudi Arabia. Nick served as the managing director of Oriel Resources until its acquisition by OAO Mechel for $1.5 billion in 2008. In addition, Nick was Managing Director at Wardell Armstrong International, where he managed numerous multidisciplinary consulting projects in the resource sector. He is a graduate of Camborne School of Mines and a Chartered Engineer. In 2013, Nick was named CEO of the year at the Mining Journal outstanding achievements awards. He joined CAML in 2009 as Chief Executive Officer prior to the company’s IPO in 2010, and assumed the role of Chairman in June 2016. In January 2019, he was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of Toro Gold.
Ross Allister, Director, Natural Resources, Corporate, Peel Hunt
Ross leads the Peel Hunt Metals & Mining franchise providing sector expertise and ensuring firm wide delivery. The Peel Hunt team currently acts for 11 UK listed mining companies and was ranked as #1 in the 2018 annual Extel Survey as well as being awarded Mining Broker of the Year at the 2018 Mines and Money gala awards dinner. Ross has extensive ECM and M&A expertise having advised on transactions with a total value of >$1bn in recent years. A qualified lawyer and Nominated adviser, Ross previously worked with Canaccord Genuity and Shepherd & Wedderburn and sits on the Mines and Money Advisory Board.
Tommy Horton, Co-Chair, Association of Mining Analysts
Tommy is VP Pembridge Resources & Co-Chairman & Secretary – Association of Mining Analysts. Tommy graduated from Manchester University in 2007 with a Masters in Engineering. He spent three years working in the mining industry in North America designing and building processing plants for AMEC and Fluor before moving into the city in 2010. Tommy was a corporate broker with RFC Ambrian until 2013, when he moved to MineARC to lead their Business Development for Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Tommy is currently an MBA student at London Business School.
Carole Cable, Chair Person, Women in Mining
Carole has been with Brunswick since 2007 as the joint head of Brunswick’s energy and resources offer, specializing in the metals and mining sector. She advises clients on primary and secondary equity raisings, corporate positioning, M&A, crisis, investor relations strategy, financial calendar work, stakeholder mapping and engagement, and communications around sustainability. Carole is a NED of Nyrstar N.V., City Natural Resources High Yield Trust plc, and Chair of Women in Mining (UK).
Her clients have included Antofagasta, AngloGold Ashanti, Anglo American, Barrick Gold, BHP Billiton, Dalradian Gold, Endeavour Mining, Fresnillo, Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold, K+S Group, London Metal Exchange, Lundin Petroleum, RHI-Magnesita and Urenco.
Prior to joining Brunswick, Carole was at Credit Suisse and JPMorgan in institutional equity research and sales specializing in Global Mining and Asia ex Japan. Prior to that, Carole was a uranium/nuclear fuels analyst in London, and worked for an Australian listed mining company managing the hedge book. Carole has a BSc from the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia.
John Mulligan, Director, World Gold Council,
John Mulligan is Director of Member and Market Relations at the World Gold Council, leading its programmes to support the world’s major and most forward-thinking gold mining companies and its engagement with partner and stakeholder organisations.
Additionally, John Mulligan contributes to the organisation’s wider research and communications outputs to improve understanding of the whole gold supply chain. He has written extensively and comments regularly on gold market, investment strategy and sustainability issues.
John Mulligan joined the World Gold Council in early 2005, working initially on the investment research programme and then, from 2007, as Investment Marketing Manager, specifically addressing institutional and HNW investors.
John Mulligan has worked in or around the financial markets for over 25 years, including senior roles in business development, product management and marketing, trading systems and market data analysis.
Johnathan Guy, Director, Numis
Jonathan Guy holds a B.ENG Hons from the Camborne School of Mines and has 20 years’ experience as a mining analyst and has been at Numis for over four years. Prior to this he was at RBC and Investec where he specialised in EMEA gold companies. He has finished in the top three in both the Extel and Starmine Surveys and was awarded the Mining Analyst of the Year award in 2017 at the London Mines & Money conference.
Richard Williams, Director, Trevali
Richard Williams is a former Chief Operating Officer at Barrick Gold Corporation and Barrick’s Executive Envoy to Tanzania (2014 to 2018). He has also served as Chief Executive Officer of the Afghan Gold and Minerals Company (2010 to 2014) and as a non-executive director of Gem Diamonds Limited, listed on the London Stock Exchange (2018 to 2015). In addition to his mining experience, Mr. Williams served as the Commanding Officer of the British Army’s Special Forces Regiment, the SAS. He has an MBA from Cranfield University, a Master’s Degree in Security Studies from Kings College London, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from University College London. He is also on the Board of Canada’s Vimy Foundation, a charity with a mission to preserve and promote Canada’s First World War legacy, and London’s Mine and Money Conference.
Richard Horrocks Taylor, Global Head Metals and Mining, Standard Chartered Bank
Richard has over 25 years’ experience as a corporate finance adviser to companies in the Metals & Mining sector. Before joining Standard Chartered in August 2018, Richard was Regional Head of RBC Capital Markets Metals & Mining Group based in London where he spent 13 years advising clients on M&A and capital markets transactions. Prior to RBC, Richard worked for 8 years at Flemings/JPMorgan in London, Johannesburg and Hong Kong. Richard was also one of the founders of Hatch Corporate Finance in 2003. Richard has extensive advisory experience with large to mid-cap clients including Glencore, ArcelorMittal, Barrick, First Quantum and Orion Mine Financ
Ros Lund, Commercial Director, UK DIT
Ros Lund has been involved in the mining industry for the past 6 years. Ros promotes exports of UK mining expertise and equipment, working for UK Trade and Investment. Ros founded Mining On Top and ran the highly successful London Summit which brought together the stakeholders of African mining to explore shared value. Ros began her mining career with Objective Capital where she ran more 30 mining investment events in Europe and Africa. Prior to this Ros ran her own corporate and career coaching company Fresh Lens. Ros began her career in financial services where she worked with Barclaycard and American Express for 14 years. She has a BA in Social Ethics from the University of Lancaster.