West End Directors' Briefing: Buyer Beware

Thu 20 Aug 2020
5.40pm to 7.30pm

(Arrival time: 5.15pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


KPMG - Perth
Level 8, 235 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA


Single Members: A$70.00 Non-members: A$85.00

Bronwyn Barnes MAICD

Bronwyn Barnes MAICD

Executive Chair, Indiana Resources Ltd

With nearly 20 years in the resources sector Bronwyn has worked for companies ranging from BHP Billiton to emerging juniors in director, leadership and operational roles. She has steered major projects from exploration to operation, and connected the WA resources sector with international mining investment. In 2015 Bronwyn was awarded the prestigious Outstanding Woman in Resources Award by the Western Australian Chamber of Minerals and Energy and in 2016 received the Exceptional Woman in Resources from the National Women in Resources Awards. Bronwyn was inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame in 2019 for her services to the mining sector.

Bronwyn has extensive board experience in industries stretching beyond the resources sector that reflect her interests in corporate governance, indigenous affairs, education and political life. She is currently Executive Chair of Indiana Resource Ltd, Executive Director of MOD Resources Ltd (ASX: MOD), a Council Member of AMEC, a Member of the Advisory Council for the Business School of Curtin University and an Independent Director of Perth Racing.

Greg Evans

Global Mining & M&A Leader, KPMG

Greg has over 20 years of experience advising on both public and private company mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, and equity and debt structuring activities in Australia and overseas.

Highly regarded in the investment and transactions community, Greg has worked with a broad spectrum of organisations on all aspects of transactions including overseeing cross border mergers, seeking pre-IPO funding, running investment bank processes and take-over defence as well as detailed asset and buyer due diligence.

Greg has advised Boards on growth strategies, best practice independence, governance and disclosure and working with third parties to support transactions. He specialises in energy and natural resources with a particular focus on the mining sector.

Katina Law GAICD

Executive Chairman, Ardea Resources Limited

Katina Law has over 28 years’ experience in the mining industry covering corporate and site based roles across several continents. She is currently the Chair of Ardea Resources Ltd (ASX:ARL) and Yandal Resources Ltd (ASX:YRL) and was involved in the successful listing of both companies.

She was also part of the recent spin-out and IPO of Godolphin Resources Ltd (ASX:GRL) from Ardea Resources. She has worked with a number of ASX listed resources companies in strategic financial advisory and general management roles and also held senior positions at Newmont Mining Corporation’s Batu Hijau copper gold project in Indonesia and their head office in Denver, USA and at LionOre International based in Perth.

Ms Law has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UWA, is a Certified Practising Accountant and has an MBA from London Business School. She is currently a non-executive Director of headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation.

Ian Murray MAICD

Ian is a Chartered Accountant who has over 20 years experience as an executive director on listed resource companies, with listings across NASDAQ, JSE, LSE and ASX. Prior to immigrating to Australia Ian was part of the successful team that grew a South African gold company from a one mine operation to a global eight mine, and > one million ounce gold producer.

In Australia Ian successful grew Gold Road Resources Ltd from junior explorer to being a low cost, long life gold producer, and ASX 200 inclusion. In this journey Ian and Gold Road have won numerous awards for leadership, exploration success and novel approach to corporate transactions. Ian retired from his executive function in early 2019 and is now pursuing a career as a Non-Executive Director.

In 2019 Ian attended the Oxford University Business School’s Advanced Management and Leadership Program, and in 2020 was awarded Fellowship status by Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.

The West End Series returns in 2020, curated by Bronwyn Barnes, Non-Executive Chair of Indiana Resources Limited, and in partnership with Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC). This series will focus on topical governance challenges for small to midcap explorers and miners in 2020.

The final event of the series is Buyer Beware.

The way mining companies raise money, acquire projects and “do deals” is becoming increasingly diverse with many new models.

It's important to understand the various options and demystify the language. Unless you know what it is you can’t do it.

Join the expert panel as they unravel these issues, and more importantly, discuss how do Directors decide what is the right model for their business.

The session will also cover:

  • Joint venture, partnership model, farm in – how we buy, sell and trade projects
  • Rights issue, placement, capital raise, shortfall placement, convertible note, shareholder loans – how we get money, from whom and at what cost
  • Working in Australia versus working offshore – different countries, different models
  • What happens when it goes wrong? What are options for Directors and how do you manage them through?



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*AMEC Members, to access the AICD member rate please contact Hayley Holmes (hholmes@aicd.com.au)