The highly experienced technical and financial team, has overseen 60+ mine builds and over US$200bn of mining sector transactions, and works in a close and collaborative manner with management teams to deliver optimal results

The Appian Team

RALPH PENNER

Director of Mining Engineering

DESCRIPTION

Ralph is Director of Mining for Appian Capital Advisory LLP. Ralph is based in London and is responsible for undertaking technical due diligence on mining projects, principally from an engineering and mining perspective, and portfolio company oversight.

Ralph has 30 years of experience in underground and surface mining operations from resource definition to production, predominantly within base and precious metals. Throughout the course of his operational and consulting career, he gained key skills in exploration, feasibility studies, planning, budgeting, development, equipment selection, financial modelling and mine management.

Prior to joining Appian, Ralph served an 8 -year tenure with AMEC, overseen numerous PFS / DFS studies, reserve audits, technical reviews and due diligence. Prior to joining AMEC, Mr. Penner worked with Barrick Gold where he held various management and engineering roles in both operations and development, performing due diligence, feasibility studies and audit work.

Mr. Penner is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, holds an MBA from Tulane University, a Magíster en Administración (Maximum Distinction) from the Universidad de Chile, a B.Sc. (Honours) in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University, Canada and a Mining Technologist Diploma from the Haileybury School of Mines. He is fluent in English, Spanish and has basic French.

MICHAEL W. SCHERB

Founder and CEO

GUILLERMO KAELIN

Managing Partner

TONY REDMAN

Senior Operating Partner

ROBIN MILLS

Senior Operating Partner

JOS HAUMANN

Senior Operating Partner

COLIN PATON

CFO

RALPH PENNER

Director of Mining Engineering

GUY DE FREITAS

Principal

KEN BRISEBOIS

Senior VP Resources

MARTIN PAWLITSCHEK

Senior VP Geology

MARCUS SCHOLZ

VP Mining

DAMIEN BRYANT

VP Metallurgy

BENJAMIN MUSTON

Vice President

JP ASALGADO

Senior Mining Engineer

CARLOS LUDOWIEG

Senior Associate

DANIEL ROTTMAN

Investment Associate

CHRISTOPHER LINARES

Investment Associate

HASAN KERMALI

Financial Controller

BARBARA MUEHLEISEN

Executive Assistant

MOYA WOODER

Office Manager

ROMINA ASTE

Executive Assistant