Matt is a London-based mining professional with Snowden Consultants, specializing in growing resource companies.
Matt has previously been Head of Capital Allocation for ArcelorMittal, Head of Productivity for BHP, Vice President for Mineral Resource Development for BHP, Mineral Resource Manager for Barrick in Mali, Consulting Geologist for Randgold Resources and Managing Director of Geovaluation Services.
Matt has been instrumental in developing global resource reporting codes over 25 years and has an intimate knowledge of Competent/Qualified Person requirements. He is a CP in most major commodities and has worked on many major projects and operations worldwide.
Matt is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, is an ex-Chairman of SAMREC, and is an ex-President of the Geological Society of South Africa.
Optimal resource development through effective project decisions
With commodity prices reaching highs last seen during the previous supercycle in the 2000’s, we are faced with the need to balance optimal project development with efficient and effective decision making to ensure that we extract the maximum long-term financial benefit from our projects. This paper will examine the strengths and weaknesses of our project pipeline approach and will address the additional complexities that we are facing, particularly with respect to ESG, which impact on our decisions. The role of biases will be examined in the processes, with respect to ESG issues, and how we should overcome them.