Your team of specialists are led by:

  • Geoff Close - Executive Manager / Commercial Director
  • David Close - Executive Manager / Project Director

Geoff Close - Executive Manager / Commercial Director

Geoff is a seasoned Executive Manager & Commercial Director with 25yrs+ experience working extensively with senior executives in global companies & banks to deliver commercial finance, strategy & business development improvements in energy, resources, infrastructure, mining & finance sectors.

Geoff delivers profit & organisational improvements from multi stakeholder perspectives of Owner, Contractor and Banker, including commercial structuring & advisory for global resources projects.


The unique value Geoff brings to a business includes:

1.     Engaging Executives & Senior Managers for strategy planning to drive growth

2.     Lead Commercial management of global teams across multiple disciplines, Tenders


Geoff’s achievements include:


• Present Procurement Strategy to Executives (CFO) for US$2B Offshore Mining Tender for Ausenco
• Present Finance Strategy to Executive Team (CEO, CFO) for Energy Asset Optimisation of EDL
• Present Global Funding Strategy to Executive Team (CFO) for international expansion of EDL
• Present Business Development Strategy to Executive Team (CEO) of Software AG
• Gain company-wide support for strategy by facilitated sessions with Managers & Specialists

Merger & Acquisitions

• Lead role negotiating acquisition & finance of A$145m Australian copper/gold mine for Glencore

Executive Manager / Senior Commercial Manager

• Lead Commercial management of A$50m of APLNG Origin CSG construction projects for subcontractor
• Lead Commercial management of A$500m+ in coal, resources & minerals projects for Glencore
• Negotiated fixed price EPC contracts of new business in resources exceeding A$500m+ for Ausenco
• Set up greenfield project office in Central Asia with JV partner for US$200m coal project for Ausenco
• Negotiated strategic US$600m Global Finance Facility, comprising 3 global facilities for Glencore

Conference Presentations:

• Speaker: Resource Village Operations Conference 2013
• Speaker: Australia Asia Pacific Risk Conference 2012 (RMIA GRC Governance Risk Compliance)
• Speaker: Property Investor and Developer Forums 2007


David Close - Executive Manager / Project Director

David is an experienced leader with over 25 years experience providing strategic advice with Executives to lead cultural change, company-wide transformation initiatives and Business Development for growth.

The unique value David brings to a business includes:

1. Engaging Executives to drive company cultural change

2. Establishing strategic initiatives from concept

3. Leading company-wide initiatives across multiple disciplines.


David’s strategy and commercial skills are drawn from his breadth of experience in global management consulting and engaging with leaders in Resources, Mining, Energy, Transport (Rail, Airlines), Government and Financial Services.

David’s experience includes supporting General Managers and Executive Leadership Teams in strategy development and delivery of organisational change initiatives.

David is tertiary qualified with a strong background in developing relations with executive leaders to drive company-wide growth initiatives to exceed benefits.

David has delivered advisory services in all areas of business, operations & strategy across industries.

David’s industry networks include executives in energy, utilities, transport, airlines, construction, financial institutions, government, health, consulting and conference presentations.


David’s achievements include:

·       Strategic planning and board presentations.

·       Mentoring, directing, planning, risk management, process & cost optimization.

·       Commercial negotiations in tenders, financial performance management, Benefits realization.

·       Stakeholder management and change management.

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