"Alone we can do so little, Together we can do so much"
Nathan Mitchell - Executive Chairman
Nathan has a lifelong involvement with the drilling and resource exploration industry. Since commencing with the Mitchell Group in 1989 and later appointed the lead role in the company from 2000, Nathan drove a period of unprecedented growth doubling the size of company and expanding operations internationally to Indonesia, India, China, USA and Zambia.
After the sale of Mitchell Drilling's Australian operations in August 2008, Nathan incorporated the Mitchell Group as an investment company to manage and expand all international and domestic investments.
Grant Moyle - Chief Executive Officer
With an international management career in Mining and Finance, Grant has lead businesses through early stage implementation, growth management and value release.
Grant is more recently known for the creation and development of Salva Resources which became the BRW 9th fastest growing company in Australia in 2011 and had operations in 6 countries.
After the successful sale of 'Salva Resources', Grant accepted the Chief Executive Officer position at the Mitchell Group, where he continues to effect change in growing the investment portfolio and governance of the active businesses.
Nigel White - General Counsel
LLB., B.Comm., FGIA
Nigel joined the Mitchell Group in early 2011, initially as a consultant, having worked with the Mitchell’s before the sale to AJ Lucas in 2008. Prior to this, he spent seven years with BT Funds Management in Sydney and three and a half years with Fidelity in Asia as its General Counsel. He began his career at Feez Ruthning (now Allens Arthur Robinson) in Australia and has worked in London and Asia, both in-house and in private practice. Nigel has significant experience in contract law, resource law, M&A, project financing, managed investments, corporate governance, employment law and IP law. Nigel completed the Governance Institute of Australia’s Applied Corporate Governance Course in 2014 and has been admitted as a Fellow of the Governance Institute.
Chris Baumann - General Manager, Investments & Operations
Chris is a commercially focused General Manager with experience in general trading, commodities brokerage, investments and manufacturing. Chris is currently focused on investment management and operations within the Group, in addition to providing project financing support and commercial assistance to the groups underlying investments.
Chris has managed a number of projects throughout Asia and the Middle East in both commercial and operational roles. Chris has most recently been engaged in the successful project financing of a natural gas business in Western Australia, among various other commercial and corporate transactions. Prior to joining the group, Chris was involved in coal marketing and consulting with Salva Resources, successfully negotiating coal supply agreements between exporters and major trading houses in China and India.
Catherine Kennedy - Accountant
Catherine is a degree and CPA qualified accountant with more than 10 years’ experience within the oil and gas and related industries.
Catherine has worked with the Mitchell Group of companies for almost 5 years and has extensive experience in small business and asset management. She has a wide range of accounting experience which enables her to provide relevant and timely advice and assistance to the business owners with their internal accounting, periodic reporting and forecasting.
Rosanna Celesto - Executive Assistant
Rosanna is an accomplished administrator with over 8 years’ experience in executive administration and office management. Prior to the Mitchell Group, Rosanna worked in various mid to top tier global law firms which forms the foundation of her professional approach to all business operations. Rosanna is Executive Assistant to Nathan Mitchell and Grant Moyle.