Rachael Rowley

BSc (Geo), GradDip Mine Eng, GradCert AppFin.

Rachael is an experienced geologist and mining analyst with over 9 years in the Australian resources industry.

She has worked in production focused geological support roles, including exploration, short and long term mine planning, and geotechnical aspects of open cut and underground mine environments. Rachael has project management and technical experience, along with mining analyst expertise in financial project evaluation from scoping to due diligence level for studies and acquisitions of production and pre-production assets across a range of commodities. As part of her diverse range of knowledge, she has been involved in decarbonisation evaluation including, marginal abatement cost curve creation and carbon emissions modelling and optimisation projects.


  • Due Diligence and Asset Valuation
  • Cost Benchmarking
  • Decarbonisation Valuation
  • Financial Modelling
  • Project Evaluation and Feasibility Studies

Track Record

  • At Palaris Rachael has been involved in over 60 projects covering concept to feasibility level studies, asset valuations, due diligence, dependent technical expert, financial advisory, decarbonisation, and optimisation studies in open-cut and underground deposits in both Australia and globally.
  • Financial modelling utilising discounted cash flow (DCF), asset valuations, benchmarking and estimation of operating mine asset, project capital and operating costs including ranging and sensitivity analysis.
  • Rachael has experience in mine optimisation projects including mine site cost replication, optimisation and option assessment for short term and life of mine planning purposes.
  • Rachael has been involved in several cost/financial modelling projects to evaluate various decarbonisation technologies for a number of large facilities. These projects included life cycle costing and the use of marginal abatement cost curves to determine the most suitable technologies to consider in the facilities decarbonisation pathway. The analysis also included quantifying the Australian carbon credit unit (ACCU) requirements and strategies to best deal with these in the future.