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  • Melbourne Mining Club Dinner – London

    Another year and another Melbourne Mining Club dinner has come and gone in London. Other than being located at the Nursery Pavilion in Lord’s cricket ground, this year’s dinner was nothing like its predecessors. An incisive on-stage interview with Graham Kerr, CEO of South32, rather than the more usual speech, captured the audience’s attention as […]

  • 2017’s Melbourne Mining Club in London Gala Dinner

    2017’s Melbourne Mining Club in London Gala Dinner, held on Thursday 29 June at Lord’s Cricket Ground was another successful event, with guest speaker CEO, Graham Kerr of South32. This year’s event saw a change to a Q&A format, which was facilitated by Financial Times Editor, Lionel Barber. Lionel has interviewed many of the world’s […]

  • Swann’s Lorraine Meldrum Interviews Gavin Yeates.

      Lorraine Meldrum, CEO of Swann Global recently interviewed Gavin Yeates – Principal, Gavin Yeates Consulting Pty. Ltd.  Lorraine’s interview was based around a presentation Gavin gave on “The Digital Mine“, which was about using digital to change the way of doing things. LM – Are companies embracing technology? GY – I think they’re talking […]

  • Melbourne Mining Club Luncheon – April 27th 2017

    Andrew Harding, Managing Director & CEO, Aurizon was the speaker at the MMC which was held on 27th April 2017. He made an interesting speech on his discoveries within Aurizon after taking helm as the MD & CEO in December 2016. He spoken on various matters such as impact of hurricane Debbie in Queensland on […]

  • Metal Focus – Annual Gold Focus launch, 2017

    Swann Global was delighted to be invited by Metals Focus, the independent precious-metals research house, to attend the launch in London of its annual review of the gold market. The publication, “Gold Focus 2017” provides an in-depth analysis of key developments in the market, including historical and forward-looking statistics. The report looks at all areas […]

  • LSEG annual CIS & CEE capital markets day

    Swann Global’s Janet Bewsey and Dale Williams attended LSEG’s annual CIS & CEE Capital Markets day. The conference, held in London, covered a range of topics from the state of CIS and CEE markets to the rising popularity of Climate Bonds. Foreign investment in the CIS was a major topic of discussion. John Wilkinson at […]

  • Swann’s Group Managing Director, John Murray, interviewed on the outlook for the mining industry in 2017.

    Junior Research Associate, Adrian Zorzut (AZ), sat down with Swann’s Group Managing Director, John Murray (JM), to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the mining industry in 2017. Topics covered included upcoming metal and minerals trends, the pedigree of the modern CEO, the role of Social Media in creating greater transparency and the inner-workings of […]

  • The ‘One Beyond 21’ review – A snapshot of Board compositions in FTSE100 companies

    The societal representation of gender and ethnic diversity on UK boards has not matched the years of lobbying by actions groups and the UK government. Many global reports have supported board level diversity to enhance an organisation’s profitability and sustainability. FTSE100 companies must gather momentum in promoting ethnically diverse minorities and female participation in the […]

  • Innovation Talks- The Dynamics of Disruption and the Next Best Thing (16th Feb 2017)

    Adrian Zorzut, Junior Associate in Research at Swann’s London office, recently attended Innovation Talks series, hosted by Australian Business in Europe. The conference theme centered on The Dynamics of Disruption and the Next Best Thing, with focus on the emerging presence of AI and its impact in conducting business. Tom Upchurch, Head of Wired Consulting, […]

  • Summary of EY’s Mining & Metals Forum Event – Jan 11th 2017

    Nona Sichinava’s summary of EY’s Mining & Metals Forum This year’s EY Mining & Metals Forum looked at how innovation has been affecting  capital market, capacity to build new mines, profitability and long term prosperity of the mining business. Various panels explored the new rules of engagement of alternative sources of financing, the types of […]