Mr Paul Davies
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Davies has been CFO of the Company for six years prior to being appointed Chief Executive. He brings an intimate knowledge of Freehill’s activities combined with significant experience in the mining sector from his 30 plus years in the finance industry. During his career, Mr Davies has held leadership roles with many organisations, both large and small, in addition to his finance experience. Most notably, he was Director in Charge of Corporate and Institutional Banking for Deutsche Bank Australia and a member of the Deutsche Bank Credit Committee.
He has been directly involved in over $20 billion worth of transactions involving origination, advising, arranging, structuring, project finance, lead managing, syndication, negotiation, risk management, including servicing many of Australia’s major mining companies. Before Deutsche Bank, Mr. Davies worked for a number of years with both Bankers Trust Australia and Macquarie Bank. Mr Davies holds an Economics Degree from Monash University, has qualified as a Chartered Accountant and is an alumnus of the Stanford Business School.
Mr Ben Jarvis
Mr Jarvis is an experienced company director in the small resources sector. Since 2011, he has been a non-executive director of South-American focused Austral Gold Limited (ASX: AGD; TSX-V: AGLD), a precious metals mining and exploration company with an portfolio of assets in Chile and Argentina. He is also a non-executive director of QX Resources Limited (ASX: QXR) and a nonexecutive director of unlisted public company Aeramentum Resources Limited which is focused on copper, nickel, cobalt and gold exploration in Cyprus in the EU. Mr Jarvis is the managing director of Six Degrees Investor Relations, an investor relations and advisory firm he founded in 2006 with offices now in Sydney and Perth.
Mr Peter Williams
Mr Williams has over 20 years experience as a company director, and a successful career in logistics management and private equity. His career experience includes over 30 years experience at Toyota Tsusho Australasia, a whollyowned trading and supply-chain specialist of the Toyota Group. As Director and COO of Toyota Tsusho Australia, Mr Williams led all trading divisions and sat on the board of five subsidiary companies. He was subsequently appointed as an Investment Committee Member for TeamInvest Private Ltd, a specialised private equity investment group which listed on the ASX in 2019.
Mr Greg Hammond
Chief Financial Officer
Greg has 20 years’ experience in audit and corporate accounting in private practice and the public sector in the UK and Australia. In 2013, he established Hammond Consulting to provide outsourced financial reporting and corporate accounting services to small accounting firms and ASX listed entities in a variety of industries including Broo Limited Boadicea Resources Limited, Fitzroy River Corporation Limited, Lifespot Health Limited, Candy Club Holdings Limited, Cobre Resources Limited, Jupiter Energy Limited and West Coast Aquaculture Group Limited. Greg holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) from Swinburne University and has been a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand since 2004.
Mr Joe Fekete