Global Mining Finance Spring Conference 2019


Global Mining Finance Spring Conference 2019


9 May 2019

The speaker programme for 2019 will be updated as speakers are confirmed.

Speakers 2018

Rama Ayman

Rama Ayman is CEO of MMG Capital with over 25 years of metals and mining corporate finance, private equity and investment experience. Following a 10-year investment banking career at Bankers Trust (merged with Deutsche Bank) in New York and BNP Paribas in London, Mr. Ayman joined Arcelor in Luxembourg in 2002 as Corporate VP of M&A until Nov 2006, when he joined Hatch Corporate Finance as Managing Director until 2012; most recently Mr. Ayman was Partner and Global Head of Metals and Mining Corporate Finance at KPMG in London prior to joining MMG Capital. Rama Ayman has led over 40 M&A, equity and debt finance deals in the steel sector, raw materials for steel, precious metals, base metals, energy metals as well as industrial metals. Mr. Ayman holds BAs in Economics, Political Science and Philosophy from University of Illinois Champaign Urbana, and Masters of International Management from Thunderbird Global School of International Management in the US.

Patrick Cullen - Chief Executive Officer

Patrick Cullen is chief executive officer of Connemara Mining and his career in the resources industry spans more than 20 years. During this time he has had experience at various majors including Schlumberger, AngloGold, Placer Dome (now part of Barrick), Anglo American Platinum, and exploration companies such as African Energy Resources (ASX), Montero Mining and Exploration (TSX-V) and Kodal Norway (UK) Ltd. Patrick has leadership and technical experience across a range of commodities and mineralization styles in brownfield and greenfield exploration as well as mining expansion projects. He holds a BSc. from University College Cork (1992), a BSc. (Hons) Geology from the University of Portsmouth (1994) and an MBA from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia (2008).

Jarrod Ferguson

Jarrod Ferguson is a trade and investment manager for the Government of Western Australia and leads their European engagement strategy in the energy and tech portfolios. Previously, he was the Western Australian Government's European marketing manager in the education and skilled migration sectors and worked in both Sydney and London for the Australian Department of Home Affairs. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Marketing from Monash University.

Mark Learmonth

Mr Learmonth joined Caledonia in July 2008. Prior to this, he was a Division Director of Investment Banking at Macquarie First South in South Africa, and has over 17 years' experience in corporate finance and investment banking, predominantly in the resources sector in Africa. Mr Learmonth graduated from Oxford University and is a chartered accountant. Mr Learmonth is a member of the Executive Committee of the Chamber of Mines, Zimbabwe.  Mr Learmonth was appointed Caledonia's Chief Financal Officer in November 2014.

Maurice Mason

Maurice is is an engineer with an MBA from Henley Reading University. Until recently, Maurice was a securities analyst at Stifel, a US investment bank, where he focused on the mining sector. Prior to working as a securities analyst Maurice worked for 6 years with Anglo American in their Platinum and Coal operations based in both the Johannesburg and London offices. Maurice is based in London.

Farzad Moshfeghi

Farzad is one of the founders of Finity Asset, a UK based company with a focus on financing for natural resources project. Farzad has worked for over 25 years consulting investment banks such as JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, RBS, Barclays and Nomura. Farzad's experience covers Commodities, Trading and Valuations, Risk Management, Regulatory Reporting and Compliance. He has advised clients ranging from unconventional oil & gas operators in Canada to exploration groups in Armenia, Chrome in Turkey and Copper and nickel projects in Africa.

Amanda van Dyke

Amanda van Dyke is a senior fund manager and mining equity specialist. She has been previously with the mining teams of GMP, Pareto, and Dundee Securities, as an analyst and mining specialist sales person. She is also a former Chairman of Women in Mining UK, and a member of the advisory board of Mines and Money London. She has authored numerous research reports as well as articles on the mining sector. She is a professional gemmologist, and holds an MBA and MA in International Economics, from SDA Bocconi and China Europe International Business School.