Meet The Team

Get To Know The Team

Kingsley Allen

​Kingsley Allen has over fifteen years’ experience in the mining industry, including operating a successful medium-scale alluvial gold mine in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea and working alongside government bodies developing and implementing community-based mining projects in Papua New Guinea. He also has twenty-five years active experience in company administration and capital raising via investment syndicates, investment trusts, corporate floats, reverse mergers and acquisitions, share and bond issues and superannuation. Professionally, he studied valuation and has completed numerous small- to medium-scale property development projects specialising in subdivisions, involving complex town-planning law. He is a passionate about gold mining production and has a proven track record of seeing projects through to completion. Kingsley has a special personal interest in providing his time and expertise to contribute in the development of projects that benefit disadvantaged sections of communities in Australia and overseas.

​Paul is a highly experienced and well-regarded air leg miner. His qualifications include Surveying I and II, Geology I and II from the DDIAE in Toowoomba (now QU), Mine Safety and Management (S I, II, III) and BSB30107 Certificate in Business. Paul’s background in mining includes exploration, mine design and construction, shaft sinking and refurbishment, underground development and production, in both  small- and large-scale underground mining at various locations throughout Queensland. As well as his successful exploration experience, he has a proven track record in underground operations at Charters Towers, Gympie, Mt Isa, Cloncurry and other remote mining operations.

Paul Beattie
Ian Hodkinson

Ian has over thirty-five years exploration and open pit and underground mining geology experience. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) and a Registered Professional Geologist (RPGeo). He has an M.Sc. in Mining Geology and Mineral Exploration from Leicester University. His experience includes Geology Manager at Auctus Resources, Exploration Director at Murrumbo Ltd, Chief Geologist at Kagara Ltd, Geological Superintendent at Barminco Ltd, Chief Geologist at SMC Resources Ltd and Chief Geologist at Mt Leyshon Gold Mines. He has specialist knowledge of gold resources in the Charters Towers area and has co-authored several publications. Ian has a passion for the disenfranchised and has been actively involved in the development of an orphanage in Cambodia.

Simon founded Brook Hunt & Associates in 1975, now the leading global metals’ consultant. He was instrumental in setting up the company’s cost studies and end use analyses and in 1976 established the world’s first analysis of global copper costs, now the bible for the industry. He appeared as material witness and consultant in two ITC anti-dumping cases in 1978 and 1984 winning both at the commission level. Simon established Simon Hunt Strategic Services (SSHS) in January 1996, providing global and industry specific consultancy services. The focus of the company’s services is on the global economy including the changing geopolitical and financial structures, China’s economy and the copper mining sector. Simon is the author of the “Frontline China Report Service” which is marketed by the TIS Group.  The Service provides regular reports on China’s economy, politics and financial outlook.

Simon Hunt
Larry Jeddeloh

Larry founded TIS Group in 1995. Previously, he held the position of Chief Investment Officer of Resource Capital Advisers. Prior to joining Resource, he was with the Union Bank of Switzerland in Zürich, where he was a Vice-Director and the Chief Investment Strategist in the Institutional Global Asset Management Group. In the 1980s, he was Director of Equity Research at the Leuthold Group, a well-known institutional research firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for seven years. He was also a partner of Leuthold and Anderson Investment Management Counselling and Weeden & Company, an institutional brokerage firm.  He is one of America’s best respected independent investment management professionals and regularly appears on Bloomberg and other TV business news channels. 

Ezra Hakkak

Ezra spent over twenty years in a major Wall Street firm in trading, sales and as Managing Director in the Capital Markets Division. He subsequently performed various consultancy roles for international companies.