• April 7, 2017

Understanding risk and identifying successful opportunities

Published on April 7th, 2017

CSA Global’s Manager-Eastern Australia and Pac-Rim, Patrick Maher will present on “Due Diligence; understanding risks and identifying successful opportunities” at the RIU Sydney Resources Round Up between 10 to 11 May 2017 at the Sofitel Wentworth in Sydney, Australia.

The conference will provide an opportunity to network and to connect with key decision makers from a large number of resource companies and will outline the latest developments and industry research specialists discussing domestic and international financial and commodity sectors.


All exploration and mining projects carry elements of risk. Due diligence serves to confirm as many material facts as possible in relation to a mining project and to classify associated risks. The primary step in a mining project due-diligence review is to ensure that all the major elements of a mine project are assessed. These elements are geology, resource and reserve estimate, processing, environmental assessment, infrastructure, administration and economics. A common investor mistake is to become so seduced by an opportunity, that even common sense due diligence does not prevail. Successful investors know how to find the weak spots quickly and how to carry out an investigation or audit on a potential investment. CSA Global’s objective in due diligence work is to assess value, risks and opportunities and entails a top-down focus on value drivers.

Patrick Maher - Manager - Queensland, Pac Rim and Northern Territory

Patrick Maher
BSc (Hons) Geology, MAIG, MAusIMM
Eastern Australia, Indonesia and Singapore

Patrick is a geologist with over 15 years’ experience in geological disciplines ranging from mapping and exploration to working as a project leader for community development and sustainability groups in Ireland and Australia. Patrick is responsible for the management of our eastern Australian offices in Brisbane and Darwin. He is also strongly involved with our PacRim customers and maintains close contacts with the Indonesian and Singapore offices to service our Asian and American clients.

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