June 24, 2024


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The Team

Peter Gadsdon - Managing Director

Peter Gadsdon

Managing Director

Peter began his career at Mining Journal building the company’s investor relations, marketing, and mining finance event capabilities. Peter holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Kent and is currently undertaking a Bachelors of Science, Geology, from the University of London. In 2020 Peter founded the Mining Network to help investors and miners make meaningful connections.

Tony Williams - Advisor

Tony Williams


Mr. Williams has 40 years’ experience as a mining geologist and investment banker. Tony is Chairman of Dragon Group, an internationally recognised mining finance and project management firm based in London. Prior to founding Dragon Group, Tony spent nine years in investment banking where he co‐founded and led the natural resource group at Yorkton Securities. Tony has raised over US$10 billion in equity and debt financing for mineral development projects worldwide.

Phil Cooke - Marketing Manager

Philippe Cooke

Marketing Manager

Philippe brings over a decade of production and media experience from the BBC, where he contributed to the videography of renowned productions such as The One Show and Panorama. In addition to his extensive media background, Philippe is an expert web developer. He has spent the last five years delving into strategies that captivate audiences and elevate brands.

Jack Burgess - Business Development

Jack Burgess

Business Development

Jack has over a decade of experience within business development. Spending a lot of his career across a handful of industries of interest, he has always been within media and software. Over the past two years Jack has taken an interest in commodities and modern day mining and has joined Mining Network to explore opportunities for our media arm.


Paul Harris - Contributor

Paul Harris


Paul has more than twenty years’ experience in the mining sector in investor relations, communications, research and news reporting roles. Paul has 16 years’ experience in the Colombia gold sector including investor relations roles with Continental Gold, Gran Colombia Gold and Mineros.

Paul founded the successful Colombia Gold Symposium in 2016 and has written for industry leading publication Mining Journal since 2015. Previously, Paul spent five years in Chile reporting and researching the copper sector for CRU and Metal Bulletin. Paul received a BA in Business Administration from the University of the West of England, UK; and a MA in International Relations from the University of Chile, Santiago Chile. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

Rod Whyte - Contributor

Rod Whyte


Rod Whyte is an experienced and well-known investor in the global mining and energy sectors. He began his career path as a mining analyst in 1971 before graduating to mining/energy sales, followed by head of institutional sales at several UK stockbrokers.

In 1991 Rod left the City and entered the mining sector full-time with a series of Directorships and Chairman roles for mining exploration and media companies.

Simon Catt - Guest columnist

Simon Catt

Guest columnist

Simon is a director of Arlington Group Asset Management Limited. He has over two decades of investment banking experience across equity sales and corporate finance in London having joined Arlington from GMP Securities Europe, which he founded in 2007.

Christopher Ecclestone - Guest Columnist

Christopher Ecclestone

Guest columnist

Christopher Ecclestone is a Principal and mining strategist at Hallgarten & Company and is based in London.Prior to founding Hallgarten & Company in 2003 he was the head of research at an economic thinktank in New Jersey which he had joined in 2001. Before moving to the U.S., he was the founder and head of research at the esteemed Argentine equity research firm, Buenos Aires Trust Company, from 1991 until 2001.

Prior to his arrival in Argentina, he worked in London beginning in 1985 as a corporate finance and equities analyst and as a freelance consultant on the restructuring of the securities industry. Earlier, he worked for the Federal and State governments in Australia. He is a native of Melbourne, Australia. He graduated in 1981 from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.