Jason Froud – Principal Consultant – Corporate
BSc(Hon -First Class), Grad Dip App Fin & Inv, MAusIMM, MAIG
Jason is a geologist with more than 20 years’ experience in mining geology, exploration, resource definition, mining feasibility studies, reconciliation, consulting and corporate roles in gold, iron ore, base metal and uranium deposits principally in Australia and Africa.
He has acted as a Competent Person and Independent Expert across a range of commodities with expertise in mineral exploration, grade control, financial analysis, reconciliation and quality assurance and quality control.
Jason is a Principal Consultant in our Corporate division. The expertise offered by Jason and the Corporate division members cover due diligence review, analysis and valuation of mining assets and companies.
The Corporate services include:
Valuation services for mineral projects from grass roots exploration to operating mines. Their significant experience in financial modelling and mineral project valuations covers multiple commodities and valuation techniques. They offer: compliance reporting according to the major codes such as Valmin, Samval and Cimval; valuation opinions for internal purposes; Independent Geologist and Engineering Reports; Competent Person’s Reports and also Expert and Specialist Reports.
Transaction services for prospective vendors and purchasers. The key elements of their Transaction services are:
- Identification of assets for sale through our networks of mining clients
- Qualification of whether the asset is worth investor consideration and matching to investors
- Optimising asset offerings for the sale process
- Conducting full due-diligence processes through to completion of the Sale and Purchase Agreements
- These services are to maximise the value of the asset throughout the holding period to eventual further sale.
Board Support services provide industry decision makers with support in the establishment and management of business strategy. The advice and support is grounded in a solid understanding of the fundamental drivers of a successful mining business and the knowledge of the technical complications and commercial risks inherent in resource industry projects.
Financial Modelling services are offered as tailored services for clients wanting to develop financial models for their projects, businesses and proposed transactions. These services include review and check of input parameters of existing models and the development of complete financial models for all stages of a project – including scoping, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies and optimisation.