The Principals

Sir Mick Davis |
Trevor Reid |
Andrew Latham |
Benny Levene |
Thras Moraitis |
Ian Pearce
  • Sir Mick was CEO of Xstrata from October 2001, joining ahead of its listing on the London Stock Exchange in 2002. Prior to Xstrata, Mick was CFO of Billiton Plc and Executive Chairman of Billiton Coal, and before joining Billiton, was an Executive Director of South Africa’s electricity utility Eskom.

    Sir Mick has raised over US$35 billion from global capital markets and successfully completed over US$120 billion of corporate transactions, including the creation of the Ingwe Coal Corporation in South Africa; the listing of Billiton on the LSE; the merger of BHP and Billiton; as well as numerous transactions at Xstrata culminating in the merger with Glencore.

  • Trevor was CFO and Financial Director of Xstrata from 2001, joining the company with Mick prior to its listing on the London Stock Exchange.

  • Andrew was Head of Group Business Development at Xstrata from 2002 until the merger with Glencore; initiating and executing around 40 M&A transactions. He lead Xstrata’s drive for acquisitions including bids for MIM, WMC, Falconbridge, Anglo American and Lonmin and the merger with Glencore.

  • Benny was Chief Legal Counsel at Xstrata from its formation, having joined its predecessor Südelektra Holding AG in 1997. He was responsible for all legal matters of the Group, and was involved in the planning, negotiation, structuring and documentation of every material M&A transaction and equity and debt raising.

  • Thras was Group Head of Strategy and Corporate Affairs at Xstrata until the merger with Glencore. Thras joined Xstrata in October 2002 and was responsible for strategic development, post-acquisition integration, leadership development, external affairs and investor relations as well as Xstrata’s technology business.

  • Ian was CEO of Xstrata Nickel from the acquisition of Falconbridge in 2006, where he had been Chief Operating Officer and previously Vice President of Projects and Engineering. Ian was responsible for all nickel operations and growth projects including Xstrata’s largest and most complex greenfield project, Koniambo Nickel in New Caledonia.

Other Professionals

Deal Team |
  • Ryan MacWilliam - Director

    Ryan previously worked for Anglo American in M&A in London. He also held finance roles in Anglo Platinum in South Africa and Anglo Base Metals in Alaska. Ryan is a CFA charter holder and completed his MBA at Harvard Business School where he graduated as a Baker Scholar.

  • Patrick Byrne – Head of IT

    Patrick joined at the outset of X2 Resources to setup and support the IT function of the business. He joined from Xstrata where he was IT Manager. Prior to Xstrata, Patrick worked as a Project Manager for Morgan Stanley in Sydney and IT Manager at Capital One (Europe).