February: Market Outlook

Event - February: Market Outlook


Following on from the success of the 2017 “Market Outlook” luncheon, we invite you to attend the first luncheon of the year .

In a highly entertaining and spirited exchange, Simon Collins, Head of Corporate Development from South32, Debra Bakker, Non Executive Director of Independence Group, Liam Twigger, Managing Director of PCF Capital and Ian Parker, Chairman of Hartleys will all give their views on what the coming year is likely to bring.


Collins, Simon

Simon Collins
Head of Corporate Development, South32

Simon was appointed Head of Corporate Development for South32 in May 2015. Before joining South32, Simon was Senior Commercial Manager at BHP Billiton.

Simon began his career in mine operations in Australia and South Africa before working as a management consultant in London. He joined BHP Billiton in 2003 and worked in a variety of commercial and business development roles in the Diamond and Speciality Products, Minerals Exploration and Coal divisions.

Simon has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) from the University of New South Wales and an MBA from the London Business School.

Bakker, Debra

Debra Bakker
Non Executive Director, Independence Group

Debra Bakker was appointed as a Non-executive Director of IGO.  She previously held senior positions with Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Standard Bank London Group and Barclays Capital. She is currently the Western Australian Representative for Auramet Trading LLC and a non-executive director for Access Housing Australia.



Liam Twigger
Managing Director PCF Capital

Liam has over 25 years experience in the fields of investment banking and corporate finance.  In 1995, he established Macquarie Bank’s Bullion and Commodities division in Perth and was promoted to Head of Macquarie Bank Limited in Western Australia. In 1997 Liam was recruited to head up Bankers Trust’s investment banking activities in Western Australia. Following the sale of Bankers Trust Australia Limited in 1999, Liam became a founding principal of PCF Capital Group. In addition to overseeing all PCF Capital businesses, Liam is also actively involved in the  Corporate Advisory and Corporate Finance divisions.

Parker, Ian

Ian Parker
Chairman, Hartleys

Ian has a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) degree from Murdoch University (WA) and is an Associate of the Securities Institute of Australia.  He has been in the financial services industry since 1981 and later became a director of Gilpear Investment Group.

In January 1991 Ian joined Hartleys as a private client adviser and since that time became a senior member of the Hartleys team, a member of Executive Council and Underwriting Committee and Head of the Private Client Advisory Board for 2 years.

Ian was appointed a director of Hartleys in May 2003 and was appointed Chairman in February 2015.


Please contact us at events@waminingclub.asn.au should you wish to explore the opportunity to book a season table.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this luncheon.  Please email Craig Franklin for more information.

We thank our sponsors for this event




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Thu 15th February 2018
Grand Ballroom Hyatt Regency Perth Hotel
99 Adelaide Terrace Perth
12.00pm to 2.30pm
$100.00 members $150,00 non members, $950.00 table of eight
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