Global Mining Finance Spring Conference 2018


Global Mining Finance Spring Conference 2018


21 March 2018


The speaker programme for 2018 will be updated closer to the event.

Speakers 2017

Robert Glynn
Robert Glynn has spent more than thirty two years advising major energy, power and mining companies and their lenders how to manage their project risk exposures and insurance requirements. This includes construction contracting philosophies, the insurance and indemnity provisions of these various contracts, the collection and collation of relevant engineering data into underwriter packages and the placement of the various insurances in the world-wide insurance markets. He has experience in all areas of large onshore energy, mining and power business and has led the placement of many multi-billion dollar projects through-out the world. Prior to joining Price Forbes, he spent six years at Cooper Gay Newman Martin & Buchan; three years at Benfield Corporate Risk; twenty years at Marsh Marine and Energy becoming a Managing Director and Onshore Energy Construction Practice Leader and three years at J.H. Minet Oilex Division. Robert has lectured extensively within the insurance, legal and energy communities and co-authored the C.I.I. Advanced Study Group textbooks on Insuring Industrial and Process Machinery and the Construction Insurance Supplement. Additionally he co-authored the IMIA papers on (i) Construction of Petrochemical, Oil & Gas Processing Plants, (ii) Revamping and modernisation of machinery and equipment - Concepts for coverage including testing and commissioning and (iii) Desalination Plants - Technological development, Risks affecting Engineering Insurers and Claims Experience. He has also written and published various other insurance related technical papers. He has a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Chemical Engineering, is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII), Member of the Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), a Specialist member of the Institute of Risk Management (SIRM), a Chartered Insurance Practitioner and an Accredited Mediator. He is also a UK committee member of the World Petroleum Council (WPC) and both a panel and committee member of ARIAS (UK) - the UK (re)insurance arbitration and mediation society. He also writes project Risk Assessment Reports (RARs) and acts as an Expert Witness.

Mark Learmonth

Mark Learmonth is Caledonia's CFO and is also responsible for Corporate Development and Investor Relations. Prior to joining Caledonia, Mark was an investment banker for 17 years in London and Johannesburg. Mark is also a Member of the Executive Committee of the Chamber of Mines Zimbabwe.


Richard Lloyd
Richard Lloyd is a qualified Mining Geologist (BSc Hons & MSc from The Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London), spending the first seven years of his career in gold and copper exploration, mine development and production - latterly working for Anglogold at their Western Ultra Deeps operation. Since 1998 he has worked in Investment Banking with significant experience in Natural Resources and Infrastructure. Over an 18 year career including M&A, Corporate Finance Advisory and Relationship Management with many of the global metals and mining companies, he has gained a detailed knowledge of the risks inherent to the industry; the development of projects and the financeability therein.  He has worked closely with the mining industry, PE funds, global banks and the insurance community to best service the mining clients under his care. Prior to joining Price Forbes, Richard ran the Metals and Mining team at ANZ in London, ran a Corporate Finance Advisory team at Commerzbank (previous Dresdner) and was at Standard Bank within the Natural Resources M&A team. Richard's technical and banking background brings a wealth of experience to assist Price Forbes' Metals and Mining clients in the areas of risk management and risk mitigation.


Amanda van Dyke
Amanda is a 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 was also the Chairman of Women in Mining UK, and is 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. Amanda is Fund Manager, SF Peterhouse Smaller Companies Gold Fund.

Robert Weinberg
Robert was awarded his doctorate in geology from Oxford University in 1973. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London and also a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. He has been an independent, non-executive director of a number of minerals exploration, development and mining companies and is currently an independent, NED of SolGold plc. Prior to his current activities Robert was Managing Director, Institutional Investment at the World Gold Council. Previously he was a Director of the investment banking division at Deutsche Bank in London after having been head of the global mining research team at SG Warburg Securities. Robert has also held senior positions within Société Générale and was head of the mining team at James Capel & Co. He was formerly responsible for marketing the products of the gold and uranium division of Anglo American Corporation of South Africa Ltd.

Jeremy Wrathall

Jeremy is the mining team leader at Investec and is responsible for strategy and marketing. Jeremy joined Investec in April 2013. He is a mining engineer by training, having graduated in 1985 from the Camborne School of Mines in Cornwall. He started his career working underground in the gold mines of South Africa but then moved back to the UK to pursue a career as an analyst covering mining equities globally. He formerly led the global mining research and sales teams at UBS and Deutsche Bank and has worked on transactions across all major mining exchanges worldwide. Jeremy is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). Jeremy is a keen amateur mountaineer, having spent five years with the Coniston Mountain Rescue Team. He also enjoys cooking, boxing training, mining history and spending time with his family.