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Meet John 

John's breadth of advisory capability is backed by 35 years of operational and consultancy experience in the resources industry. He has a deep understanding of project value drivers.

Having overseen more than 3000 projects globally, John’s insight brings an astute perspective and a discerning clarity to any project.

John specialises in knowing the right questions to ask.

Senior Leadership Team

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United Kingdom

Ben Hammond
General Manager Palaris Europe

Ben brings to the table a unique blend of commercial knowledge and experience balanced with a deep technical mining background. He has 16 years of experience in the resources industry across a variety of operational and project roles. He also has significant study management experience and expertise...
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Ben Hammond
General Manager Palaris Europe

Ben brings to the table a unique blend of commercial knowledge and experience balanced with a deep technical mining background. He has 16 years of experience in the resources industry across a variety of operational and project roles. He also has significant study management experience and expertise ...
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South Africa

Mike Brown
Managing Partner - African Region

Mike has over 35 years’ experience in the resources industry in management, operational, and director roles. He has insight into all technical aspects of the investment/resource sector, including the risks associated with resource performance, project management, ramp up, management of working...
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Mike Brown
Managing Partner - African Region

Mike has over 35 years’ experience in the resources industry in management, operational, and director roles. He has insight into all technical aspects of the investment/resource sector, including the risks associated with resource performance, project management, ramp up, management of working ...
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Australia

Rhys Brett
General Manager Mine Optimisation

With over 15 years of leadership experience in the resources industry in operational, technical and commercial roles, Rhys brings a breadth and depth of experience to business strategy and value chain engineering. His strength is a deep understanding of the mining value chain which he draws from to ...
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Rhys Brett
General Manager Mine Optimisation

With over 15 years of leadership experience in the resources industry in operational, technical and commercial roles, Rhys brings a breadth and depth of experience to business strategy and value chain engineering. His strength is a deep understanding of the mining value chain which he draws from to ...
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Australia

Steve Robinson
General Manager Safety, Health and Risk

Steve has over 20 years of experience in risk management and safety in a variety of industries including mining, construction and heavy industry. During his 6 years of experience with resource industry advisory services, his approach focuses on providing clients with practical insight into material ...
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Steve Robinson
General Manager Safety, Health and Risk

Steve has over 20 years of experience in risk management and safety in a variety of industries including mining, construction and heavy industry. During his 6 years of experience with resource industry advisory services, his approach focuses on providing clients with practical insight into material ...
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Australia

Martin Hibberd
General Manager Financial Services

Martin has over 17 years of experience in the resources industry across a broad range of mining operations, projects and corporate transactions. He holds qualifications in mining engineering (with first class honours), economics, finance and mine management. At Palaris, he has managed and participat...
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Martin Hibberd
General Manager Financial Services

Martin has over 17 years of experience in the resources industry across a broad range of mining operations, projects and corporate transactions. He holds qualifications in mining engineering (with first class honours), economics, finance and mine management. At Palaris, he has managed and participat ...
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Australia

John Snape
Senior Engineering Technical Specialist

With 43 years of leadership experience in the resources Industry, John has strong depth and breadth of experience in management, operational, technical, project management and statutory roles. He is highly experienced in engineering and mining at surface, underground and coal preparation plants. His...
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John Snape
Senior Engineering Technical Specialist

With 43 years of leadership experience in the resources Industry, John has strong depth and breadth of experience in management, operational, technical, project management and statutory roles. He is highly experienced in engineering and mining at surface, underground and coal preparation plants. His ...
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Australia

Julian Hoskin
General Manager – Project Management Office

Julian is an extremely experienced mining professional with over 30 years of experience in managing mining operations, construction of mines and ports, resource evaluation and project delivery. Julian is commercially astute with the ability to identify value improvement opportunities with great insi...
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Julian Hoskin
General Manager – Project Management Office

Julian is an extremely experienced mining professional with over 30 years of experience in managing mining operations, construction of mines and ports, resource evaluation and project delivery. Julian is commercially astute with the ability to identify value improvement opportunities with great insi ...
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Australia

Michael Barker
General Manager Feasibility Studies

With over 20 years of experience in the mining sector including 10 years in resource consulting, Michael spearheads all feasibility studies from concept through to execution at Palaris. He has an unrelenting focus on margin maximisation through a combination of identifying the highest value product,...
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Michael Barker
General Manager Feasibility Studies

With over 20 years of experience in the mining sector including 10 years in resource consulting, Michael spearheads all feasibility studies from concept through to execution at Palaris. He has an unrelenting focus on margin maximisation through a combination of identifying the highest value product, ...
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Australia

Nicholas Salvador
General Manager Engineering Services

With more than 20 years of mechanical engineering and project management experience in the resources and mining sector across open cut, underground and ports both in coal and iron ore; Nicholas brings a depth of hands on experience in studies, construction, commissioning and technical consulting.
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Nicholas Salvador
General Manager Engineering Services

With more than 20 years of mechanical engineering and project management experience in the resources and mining sector across open cut, underground and ports both in coal and iron ore; Nicholas brings a depth of hands on experience in studies, construction, commissioning and technical consulting.
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