Dr Allan Trench has been exposed to the inner workings of Australian mining and exploration companies for three decades – including more than ten years’ experience as a director. For the first time he brings this knowledge and experience together in this entertaining and informative book. Strictly Mining Boardroom is a mix of boardroom practice, resource sector management and investment observations and discussion, written in Trench’s trademark dry, humorous style. Many of the subject themes covered in this book end in a series of questions for readers either to think about, to apply, or even to rate their own organisations. Underpinning each theme is an in-depth understanding of the strategic issues and choices being faced by mining companies today. All these ingredients blended together provide for an insightful analysis and greater understanding of Australia’s mining sector. It takes unique skills to lead a resources company. When you understand what goes on in the boardroom, you better understand the company you are working for or investing in.
“… well-written and amusing the book is packed with insights. It is as much about the business of mining as about the boards themselves and worth reading regardless of your industry sector.” - Julie Garland McLellan
Dr Allan Trench is research professor (Value & Risk) at the Centre for Exploration Targeting, The University of Western Australia (UWA),
Professor at the UWA Business School, a non-executive director of several ASX-listed minerals companies – and the Perth representative
for CRU Consulting, a division of independent metals and mining advisory CRU Group.