Meet the Team

Company Board

Peter Nicholson


  • Mining Engineer with Post Graduate Applied Finance and Investment qualifications.
  • Senior Advisor Australia and Asia for Appian Capital Advisory
  • Over 18 years resource focussed Private Equity experience. Has reviewed hundreds of mining projects in over sixty countries.

Brad Farrell


  • 45 years’ experience in resources industry as exploration geologist and developer. Founder of Basin Minerals Ltd
  • Involvement in several significant mineral sands discoveries and developments

Brad Pettersson


  • More than 25 years’ experience specialising in tax law and commercial transactions
  • Career commenced with Arthur Andersen within their corporate and international tax practice
  • Advisor to mining industry in financial strategy and mergers and acquisitions

Benjamin Munston


  • Senior Vice President of Appian Capital Advisory LLP
  • Over 11 years Portfolio Management within the resource industry including involvement in Peak Rare Earths and Appian Clean Energy Solutions.
  • Dual Masters degree in Metals and Energy Finance from the Royal School of Mines and Imperial College Business School, London.
  • Masters in Physics from the University of Bristol.