Advisory Board

Mines and Money Asia's program is developed in conjunction with the following members of the programme advisory board, experts in their field.

Andrew Ballingal

  • Ballingal Investment Advisors / BIA Gold Fund
  • Chief Investment Officer


Andrew Ferguson

  • APAC Resources
  • Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Andrew Ferguson was appointed as an Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of APAC Resources on 12 January 2010. Mr. Ferguson holds various directorships in subsidiaries of the Company. Mr. Ferguson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Resource Development and worked as a mining engineer in Western Australia in the mid 90's. In 2003, Mr. Ferguson co-founded New City…

Craig Feebrey

  • OceanaGold
  • Executive Vice President & Head of Exploration

Craig Feebrey is a geologist with over 20 years of global exploration and commercial experience. He has held senior technical and management positions across major international mining organisations and junior exploration companies. His focus has been in gold and copper exploration and mining across Australia, Asia-Pacific, and South…

Daniel Ornatowski

  • DKO Capital
  • Founder & Managing Partner

Daniel Ornatowski is a Director of DKO Capital Pte Ltd, a Singapore investment holding company with focus on private equity, venture capital, and commodities. He is also a Director of IMP Minerals, an Indonesian mining company with production of lead, zinc, silver, copper,…

Danila Kotlyarov

  • IRC
  • Chief Financial Officer

Geoff McNamara

  • Rincon Resources
  • Executive Chairman

Geoff is a geologist with over 25 years’ of international resource sector experience as a geologist, project manager and fund manager. Previously he worked in Private Equity (FUM USD800 million) and as a Director of Societe General’s Mining Finance Team in New York. Operational roles include Project Manager, Senior Mine Geologist and Mine Geologist for Ivanhoe Mines, Lion Ore…

Jason Chang

  • EMR Capital
  • Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Jason is the Co-Founder of EMR Capital. Prior to EMR Capital, Jason was the Partner in Charge of the Asia Practice for KPMG in Australia and a member of KPMG Australia’s leadership…

Jayant Bhandari

  • Anarcho Capital
  • Senior Analyst - Mining & Minerals and Institutional Investor Consultant

Jayant Bhandari is constantly travelling the world to look for investment opportunities, particularly in the natural resource sector. He advises institutional investors about his finds. He was a Director on the board of Gold Canyon, a publicly-listed Canadian company, until its merger with another entity. …

Justin Osborne

  • Gold Road Resources
  • Executive Director - Exploration & Growth

Mr Osborne brings to Gold Road a wealth of exploration experience in multiple commodities including gold, copper and base metals. He has over 30 years of field and management experience covering all aspects of the mining and exploration process in Australia and internationally through senior positions held with Gold Fields Ltd and WMC Resources Ltd amongst others. Mr Osborne commenced with…

Rod Nichol

  • Lionsgate Capital
  • Managing Director

Rod Nichol is the Managing Director of Lionsgate Capital Limited, a principal investment and advisory firm, based in Hong Kong, with a primary concentration on Energy and Natural Resources. Rod founded Lionsgate Capital in 2010 after thirteen years in investment banking, based in London, as a Senior Advisor and Natural Resources coverage banker. He has successfully originated and executed…

Steve Letwin

  • President & Chief Executive Officer

Steve Letwin was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of IAMGOLD (NYSE: IAG) on November 1, 2010. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since joining the Company.

Specializing in corporate finance, operational management, and merger and acquisitions, Steve brings over 30 years of experience from the highly-competitive resource sector. Steve actively leads his…

Warren Gilman

  • Queen’s Road Capital
  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Gilman, a mining engineer, has more than 30 years of experience as a deal maker in the metals and mining sector. He was a founder of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (“CIBC”) Global Mining Team in Toronto in 1988. He subsequently led the team’s efforts out of Australia and Hong Kong.