Brett Clark, Director
Mr. Clark has spent the past twenty-five years working in the mining and energy sectors in funding, operations, and advisory. He has extensive leadership experience from the numerous board director and CEO/CFO positions held at medium-large multinational public companies. His expertise ranges from project development to operations, sales and marketing in gold, iron ore, copper, nickel, coal, industrial minerals, and upstream oil and gas across a number of continents. His experience includes the US and Asian capital markets, encompassing middle markets, and structured debt, equity, and mezzanine transactions.
Included among Brett Clark’s assignments and projects:
First robotics and automated laboratory in iron ore and in mining globally:
- Worked in the automotive industry to introduce robotics and automated machines to sample and analyse ore that provided quick and accurate turnaround of results. The automated lab concept was subsequently embraced and reproduced by multiple global mining companies.
- First driverless train in Australia and largest operated globally in the bulk commodity industry: Designed, developed and implemented a Train Control Vehicle that would attach to the front of a GE locomotive that would then control three locomotives and the 200 cars of iron ore, each carrying 100 tonnes.
- Single Person Product Handling operation: Served as Owner’s Representative on a project that implemented a world first in one person automation of a bucket wheel reclaimer, train loader and driverless train via a digital control system utilising proximity sensors, radar and other forms of triple built in redundancy. The system was then implemented across many new mines in the bulk commodity industry.
- Product Manufacturing: Served as an Operations VP/GM for a large bulk commodity mining operation in North America that produced more than a dozen different products totaling about 12 million tonnes to a demanding distressed customer base, the steel industry. As supply exceeded demand in the steel industry, bespoke products were developed to maintain production across all mines and process plants.
Mr. Clark is a Managing Partner at Doonbeg Group, a maritime, project finance, metals and mining, and specialty lending merchant bank offering advisory services across a wide spectrum of interests. Doonbeg has assembled a strong team of professionals with many decades of financial advisory and asset management experience on Wall Street, complimented by a unique blend of executive experience in the maritime and extractive industries. Mr. Clark holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Curtin University in Western Australia and Graduate Diploma of Business Management and Finance from Deakin University in Victoria.