Welcome to the 16th Annual Mines and Money Awards for Outstanding Achievement
The most prestigious awards for the global mining investment community Mines and Money London culminates with the prestigious Mines and Money Outstanding Achievement Awards and Gala Dinner which attracts 500 industry leaders from all corners of the mining investment world. Global heavyweights rub shoulders with the European mining investment community and enjoy a glittering evening of entertainment with the opportunity to honour the companies and individuals who exhibited outstanding achievement in the awards categories.
Taking place on Wednesday 28th November 19.00 to 00.00
At the The Intercontinental Park Lane
Nominations are now closed
Special guest Gina Rinehart, Chairman, Hancock Prospecting
After awards entertainment by comedian Jo Caulfield
AWARD CATEGORIES AND WINNERS
Exploration Discovery Award- Ivanhoe Mines
Mining Company of the Year- Latin America – SolGold
Mining Company of the Year- Canada & USA – Kirkland Lake
Mining Company of the Year- Asia – Central Asia Metals
Mining Company of the Year- Australia – Hancock Prospecting
Mining Company of the Year- Europe – Nevsun Resources
Mining Company of the Year- Africa – Bushveld Minerals
Innovation in Operations – Agnico Eagle
CTO of the Year – Tony O’Neill, Technical Director, Anglo American
Excellence in Sustainability – Nemaska Lithium
Alternative Finance Provider of the Year – Orion Mine Finance
Social License to Operate – Oceana Gold
Mining Broker of the Year – Peel Hunt
Young Rising Star in Mining – Frederick Bell, CEO, Elemental Royalties
Outstanding Achievement for a Woman in Mining – Eira Thomas, CEO, Lucara Diamond
Charles Kernot Mining Analyst of the Year – Menno Sanderse, Morgan Stanley
Best Small-Cap Deal – Yellow Cake IPO
Best Mid-Cap Deal – Lundin Gold – Fruta Del Norte Gold Project – US$750m project financing
Best Large-Cap Deal – Randgold / Barrick merger
CEO of the Year – Exploration – Nicolas Mather CEO, SolGold
CEO of the Year – Mining – Peter Kukielski, CEO, Nevsun Resources
Mines and Money Inspiration Award – Gina Rinehart
Lifetime Achievement – Peter Hambro
Gina Rinehart – Mines and Money Inspiration Award
Gina Rinehart is a leading figure in the mining and agricultural industries in Australia.
She spent her childhood between the Pilbara, in north-west Australia, where she lived with her parents on large sheep and cattle properties in the remote and rugged iron ore region, later attending boarding school at St. Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls in Perth.
Since becoming Executive Chairman of the Hancock Prospecting Group in 1992, Mrs. Rinehart has transformed the Group from one that was in difficulties and financially troubled to a successful industry-leading innovator. Under Mrs. Rinehart’s leadership, the Hancock Group has diversified from prospecting to include investments in iron ore, coal, beef, dairy and property.
Mrs Rinehart’s achievements include the development of the mega Roy Hill project, the exploration and then development of three, soon to be four, major iron ore mines at Hope Downs with joint-venture partner Rio Tinto, and the considerable expansion of Hancock’s agricultural business, now the second largest producer of cattle in Australia.
At Hope Downs, Mrs Rinehart took the company’s tenements from a status of temporary titles – with the area having little more than a few drill holes – to then with partner Rio Tinto, construction of three major mines. A fourth mine is under development and will be opened in October 2018. This involved an enormous approval process and extensive high-risk expenditure both for exploration and studies, then raising money to develop these mammoth mines and related facilities.
Mrs Rinehart’s flagship achievement is the exploration, financing, construction and operation of the $US10 billion Roy Hill project – the debt raised was the largest ever for a mainly greenfield land-based mining and infrastructure project anywhere in the world. This debt-funding package was secured from 19 of the largest banks in the world and five Export Credit Agencies.
Peter Hambro – Lifetime Achievement Award
Peter Hambro is best known as the co-founder of Petropavlovsk. Peter is a pillar of London’s mining community and one of the most recognisable figures in the industry, which is why the Advisory Board chose him to receive this award. Peter Hambro initially worked at a firm of accountants. He then briefly worked at Hambros Bank before moving on to Smith St Aubyn, a discount house, where he became a Managing Director in 1973. From 1983 to 1990 he worked at Mocatta & Goldsmid, a bullion house, where he became Deputy Managing Director
With Pavel Maslovskiy, Hambro co-founded Peter Hambro Mining, now renamed Petropavlovsk plc, in 1994. He served as its chairman until June 2017
Eira Thomas. CEO, Lucara Diamond- Outstanding Achievement for a Woman in Mining
Eira Thomas is a Canadian geologist with over 25 years of experience in the Canadian mining business. She is the President and CEO of Lucara Diamond Corp as well as an original founder of the company. Eira’s previous roles include CEO of Kaminak Gold Corporation, Vice President, Aber Resources, now Dominion Diamond Corp., and founder and CEO of Stornoway Diamond Corp. She was elected to Suncor’s Board of Directors in April 2006 and is the chair of the Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainable Development (EHS&SD) Committee and a member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee.
In 2004, Ms. Thomas was honoured as one of “Canada’s Top 40 under 40” by the Caldwell Partners and Report on Business magazine. In 2007, she was named to Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 list by the Women’s Executive Network.