Mr Donner has over 30 years of relevant expertise both in Australia and internationally in equity investment, corporate and project debt financing, capital raising, investment advising and evaluation of resource companies. This experience has enabled Mr Donner to evaluate companies and often provide structured solutions to investing in order to identify and manage the risks inherent in investing in the resources sector both in Australia and offshore.
He joined the Rothschild Australia Group in 1990 and founded the Golden Arrow Funds within Rothschild Australia in 1997 and subsequently founded the LinQ Resources Fund in 2004 after completing a management buyout from Rothschild Australia Group. The LinQ Resources Fund had funds under management of over $500 million in 2008. Both these funds were venture capital resources funds which focused on later stage mining companies with near term production or producers in all metals and minerals.
Mr Donner formerly held the position of Director at N M Rothschild & Sons (Australia) Limited (from 1996 to 2004). Prior to founding and managing these funds, Mr Donner was the head of the Rothschild Australia Group’s project financing business in Perth where Mr Donner provided mainly emerging mining companies with restructuring advice, project debt and derivatives to finance the development of resources projects in Australia and in many offshore jurisdictions in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Prior to this Mr Donner spent 9 years in senior executive positions at Citibank, both in Australia and internationally, in corporate and project financing.