Michael Farrell is a double first class honours Economics graduate from Sydney University with extensive experience in financial modelling of minerals industry operations gained within the Corporate and Resources Finance units of the Bank of America and Project Finance at the Bank of New Zealand. From 1989 to 1996 he was a Director of Australian Mineral Economics where he was the author of major industry market and operating cost studies on various metals. In 1998 he established the mine costing and analysis internet business minecost.com which maintained cash flow mine costing models, industry cost curves and other economic analysis products. The minecost business was sold to SNL Metals and Mining (Now McGraw Hill-owned S&P Global) in 2015. Michael joined Metalytics as a consultant in late 2015.
From 1983 to 1985 he was Visiting Professor of Corporate Financial Management at the Australian Graduate School of Management and between 1982 and 1988 was Visiting Lecturer in Corporate Finance in MBA programs at three other Australian Universities. From 1989 to 1993 he was a council member of the NSW Branch of the Economics Society of Australia. From 2002 to 2011 he was a member of the Editorial Board of JASSA, the financial analyst journal of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.
He has presented papers at major industry conferences on a variety of topics including Asian metals demand, iron ore mining costs, world aluminium markets, Australian precious metals production and mining cost estimation. His most recent paper was on carbon emissions from world mine sites presented at the 2009 SME Annual Meeting in Denver and published in the April 2009 issue of Mining Engineeering.
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