Key Team & Advisors
Alexander Scanlon - Managing Director
Financial economist with over 15 years’ experience in structured finance, advisory, and principal investments. He is a Director of PARQ Capital where he leads investment strategy, origination, execution and portfolio management. Previously a Director of Lusona Capital and Manager at Sigiriya Capital focused on natural resources advisory and principal investments, and an Executive in the Principal Investments Area at Barclays Capital. Alex is a graduate of Santa Clara (BSc Fin & BSc Econ Hons), Oxford (MSc Fin Econ) and Cambridge (MPhil Mgmt) Universities.
Neil Rose - Director
Chartered accountant with a diverse background in commercial property and real assets financing, development and syndication. Neil oversees the centralised / consolidated corporate management and administration of Barton and Barton-affiliated entities. He is also a Director of Lever Property and Aviador Capital, multiple Australian natural resources investment entities, and holds a BCom (Finance & Accounting).
Graham Arvidson - Non Executive Director
Mechanical engineer with +15 years’ industry experience in key leadership roles including project studies, design, construction, commissioning and management / operations. Graham is the GM Operations & Maintenance for Primero Group (ASX:PGX) and his experience includes building several operational teams and optimising mineral processing operations across multiple commodity classes. Graham holds a BSc (Mech Eng), MBA, MSc (Mineral Economics) and Professional Certificate in JORC Reporting, and is a CP (Eng) and CP (Met).
Christian Paech - Independent Non-Executive Director
Lawyer with +25 years’ experience in corporate law, M&A, litigation, risk, governance and major corporate transactions. Christian was previously a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Santos Limited where he was General Counsel (2010-2019) and Company Secretary (2017-2019). Based in Adelaide, Christian was a key advisor to the Santos Board on a wide range of transactions, joint ventures, capital raisings, takeover defence, Government policy and engagement, audit, litigation, risk management and ASX disclosure obligations. He was previously a Partner at Piper Alderman and a lawyer with Herbert Smith Freehills and Ashurst in Australia and the UK.
Shannon Coates - Company Secretary
Qualified lawyer and Chartered Secretary with +25 years’ experience in corporate law & compliance to publicly listed companies across multiple jurisdictions. Shannon is a graduate of the AICD’s Company Directors course, was selected for the AICD Chairman’s Mentoring Program, and is a past recipient of the WA Women in Mining scholarship. She is company secretary to multiple ASX companies including Mincor Resources, Tap Oil and Nearmap, and is a Non-Executive Director of Bellevue Gold Limited.
Allister Blyth - Chief Financial Officer
Chartered accountant with more than 10 years’ commercial experience including as financial controller and senior management roles. Allister has worked both in Australia and abroad across multiple sectors including property development, primary industry, import / export, manufacturing, hospitality and resources where he has been involved in acquisitions and takeovers. Allister holds a BCom (Accounting and Business Law) from Curtin University of Technology.
Andrew Bales - General Manager, Projects
Geologist with over 18 years’ experience, including 10 years in management roles. Andrew is focused in the gold sector managing both early stage and major projects, including mining and exploration geology, resource modelling, grade control, environmental management and operations strategy. Andrew is a graduate of the University of Ballarat (BAppSc Geology), and also holds an Honours Geology degree.
Stuart Bodey - Project Manager, Mining Plus
Project Manager with +30 years’ international experience in underground / surface mining, geology, feasibility, engineering, project and general management. Stuart’s experience covers the full life cycle of mineral deposits with a focus on project management. He is a member of AusIMM, completed the AICD Company Directors course, and is a graduate of the University of Ballarat (Dip Mining) and Flinders University (BSc Economics).