Martin Hibberd

BEcon, BE(Mining) (Hons-1st Class) (UNSW), GradDip Applied Finance

Martin has over 18 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 participated in numerous due diligence projects globally assessing over 85 assets in metals and coal as well as completed independent technical strategic reviews, identified cost savings and operational improvements. Additionally he has been involved with writing IPO prospectus documentation, asset level valuations, M&A target list analysis and cost modelling. Martin held various leadership and technical positions with BHPB over his eight years of service with the company

Expertise

Due Diligence

Financial Assessment

Independent Technical Strategic Reviews

Asset Level Valuation

M&A Target List Analysis and Cost Modelling

Martin's Track Record

Martin has lead over half of the 150+ Due Diligence studies at Palaris including metals and coal operations, processing plants, rail and port in metals and coal as well as completed independent technical strategic reviews, identified cost savings and operational improvements.

Additionally Martin has been involved with writing IPO prospectus documentation, asset level valuations, M&A target list analysis and cost modelling.

He has a breadth of skills including leading mining feasibility and optimisation studies as well as conducting multiple asset performance reviews for opencut and underground coal mines, rail and port. Martin has also been involved in mine design and financial assessment of metal projects in number of different countries.

Martin held various leadership and technical positions with BHP Billiton over his 8 years of service with the company including Development Superintendent and Shift Undermanager as well as obtaining an Undermanagers Certificate of Competency (NSW)

During this time, Martin managed the modernisation of the development department. This program involved the introduction of a new fleet of development equipment including two Sandvik low profile MB610 continuous miners. Another key achievement of Martin's was the rationalising of the manning and equipment from two and a half continuous miner units down to two, resulting in significant cost savings. He has operational experience on 6 sites.