We understand the challenges that are faced by our clients at every stage of their development – from junior mining to international corporations. Our goal is to help our clients to create value throughout the commodity business cycle and crystallize value for investors, management teams and local communities.

Our multi-disciplinary team includes successful entrepreneurs with world class strategic, engineering, technical and financial expertise acquired across a variety of industries, commodities and geographies.

Our experience in the field gives us a unique and valuable perspective compared to conventional consulting companies.

We are keen to share our knowledge to help exploration and mining ventures to navigate volatile capital markets and implement robust business plans from the initial concept to production.

We deliver tangible, profit focused, sustainable results and help to build endurable and high performing businesses with the capable and motivated management teams

PAUL BEREND – Principal

BA, Dipl. -Eng, DEA, MBA, GAICD

Paul is a corporate executive and mining entrepreneur with a successful track record in developing, managing and turning around challenging mining projects in Africa, SEA and Australia. Recently, Paul was the Director Australasia for Advisory Services at Hatch and assists mining clients in improving their operations and developing new assets. Paul’s previous employers include Rio Tinto Iron Ore (General Manager business development), ArcelorMittal (General Manager Corporate Strategy), McKinsey & Company and Partners in Performance.

Paul has been active as a mining entrepreneur for over 12 years. Notably, he is a founder and the historical CEO of the offshore mineral explorer, Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd, which is developing a large scale off shore iron ore mining operation in New Zealand . He is also the Chairman of Red Citadel Resources which is an emerging mining junior focussed on developing high grade offshore phosphate deposits.

ANNA SLOBODA – Principal


Anna is a mining entrepreneur and experienced business leader with over 20 years of experience in operational and risk management, investment advisory in a variety of industries and geographies. Anna is a managing Director of Red Citadel Resources Pty Ltd, an offshore phosphate exploration venture.

Anna is also a non-executive Director of Elixir Energy Ltd (EXR), an emerging leader in coal seam gas production in Mongolia. Prior to that, she was a founding principal of Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd, responsible for strategic planning, operations and commercial activities of the company. She has held a number of senior financial roles in top tier international and Australian corporations (Merck KGaA, Deloitte & Touche, Lehman Brothers, Clough Ltd, Curtin University of Technology in WA). Anna is a passionate philanthropist and contributes to the community in her capacity as an Advisory Committee Member, Maritime Archaeology, at the Western Australian Museum.

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