BDO and SRK Consulting are proudly hosting an ‘Invitation Only’ industry panel discussion and complimentary breakfast on 7 September 2017.

2017 has brought a renewed optimism to the mining industry. As commodity prices rise, more companies are raising capital for exploration and bringing mines into production. Positive sentiment for Australian investment in Africa is on the rise, but what's next?

The discussion will be led by our panel of experts as they discuss mining and investment opportunities in Africa.

This event is intended for mining, finance and legal professionals with interests in the African market.

BDO and SRK Consulting are proud to sponsor Africa Down Under 2017 and this event coincides with Day 2 of the conference.

SHERIF ANDRAWES (Panel Facilitator) 
Partner, Corporate Finance
National Natural Resources Leader, BDO in Australia
Chairman, BDO WA

Sherif is the National Leader of BDO in Australia’s Natural Resources Group, and the Australian representative on BDOs’ International Natural Resources Group. In 2001, Sherif was appointed as the head of BDO's Corporate Finance Team and in 2009, he became Chairman of BDO in Western Australia.  Sherif has extensive valuation experience including transaction support, capital raising, application for funding, change of ownership, M&A and disputes.
BDO is one of the largest full-service accounting and advisory networks in Australia and globally. BDO’s integrated national team of Natural Resources experts, supported by the capabilities of BDO’s global network, ensure BDO is a distinctive alternative for Mining, Mining Services, Oil & Gas companies.

Director of Exploration, First Quantum Minerals

Mike is a geologist and a graduate of the Camborne School of Mines in the UK. His experience spans some 30 years in the mineral industry including extensive involvement in exploration and mine development projects in Africa, Australia, Papua New Guinea and Latin America. His career has included senior roles in the Rio Tinto group, Placer Dome and Resolute Mining as well as involvement with several junior exploration companies in Africa. Mike joined First Quantum Minerals in 2008 and has been assisting the company to take advantage of several exploration and acquisition opportunities.


 Thursday 7 September 2017
 6:45am - Arrival
 7.00am - Start
 8.10am - Event Concludes

 Pan Pacific Perth 
 Origins Restaurant 
 207 Adelaide Terrace, Perth

 Complimentary, including hot breakfast 


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Chief Executive Officer, Bannerman Resources

Brandon has 20 years’ combined experience as a corporate lawyer and resources executive and has worked in Australia, Namibia, South Africa, United Kingdom, New Zealand, and the Czech Republic. He served as Governance Advisor to the Namibian Uranium Association and is Strategic Advisor – Mining Charter to the Namibian Chamber of Mines. Brandon has degrees in quantitative economics and law and post graduate qualifications in finance and corporate governance. Prior to executive management roles, he earned a successful track record executing a range of complex, large scale transactions in the resources, technology, renewables and infrastructure sectors.

Corporate Project Evaluation Consultant, SRK

Mark is a geoscientist with over 30 years’ mining industry experience in exploration, mining geology, practical geostatistical applications, resource estimation and reporting, mine reconciliation, feasibility studies, technical audits and due diligence. His technical experience covers a wide range of projects, geological and mining settings, and commodities. He has worked on projects in Botswana, Guinea, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia and Zambia

Managing Director, PCF Capital Group

Liam has more than 30 years’ experience in the fields of investment banking and corporate finance. He is currently the Managing Director of the corporate advisory and investment banking firm PCF Capital Group, providing strategic advice to the Australian mining sector regarding project divestments, finance and partnering.  He is also a Director of the Perth Mint, Chairman of and Chairman of the governing body for Soccer in WA, Football West.