Dr Nicole Adshead-Bell has a deep understanding of the mining sector built from + 24 years crossing the divide between the technical and financial segments of the business. Her career includes CEO of a +120,000 oz per year gold producer in Brazil where she stabilized a near insolvency situation outperforming the GDX/GDXJ by ~50% during her tenure as CEO before selling the company for a 69% premium.
She appreciates the recent trends in corporate governance as an institutional investor managing the research team at a long-short precious metals fund and 12 years cumulative board experience on Canadian, Australian, US and UK listed exploration, development and operating companies. She co-established a successful M&A franchise with a leading Canadian independent investment dealer with ~20 public transactions including streaming, mergers, acquisitions and divestures and raising ~C$1.8Bn in equity and debt financings. Her career also includes sell-side equity research, specialist geology consulting and geology research. Nicole’s diverse background has provided insight into the common traits of variably successful companies of all sizes. Her institutional equity investor experience has honed an understanding of the varied drivers to achieve value-per-share appreciation. Nicole’s extensive on-site due diligence, assessing the technical, financial, social, political and environmental risks on more than 250 precious and base metals projects across six continents has resulted in a first-hand appreciation of the spectrum of positive attributes and red flags. Nicole has an extensive global network with institutional investors, company management teams/boards, technical specialists and the sell-side. Her closest contacts in the industry will vouch for her integrity, focus, endeavour and appreciation for positive outcomes for all stakeholders.