Cat Beadel, Rio Tinto Ventures & Young Mining Professionals
Charlie Bendon, Tamesis
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
Nick Clarke, CEO, Central Asia Metals
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