DR ALLAN TRENCH has been exposed to the inner workings of Australian mining and exploration companies for three decades - including approaching ten years' experience as a director himself.
Over the years he has penned some insightful articles about boardroom practice, management issues and common strategic dilemmas that companies' have faced in the sector and how they were resolved - as well as about broader issues covering mineral commodity markets and pertaining to topical resources sector issues that directors, managers and investors need to both contemplate and understand.
For the first time he brings this knowledge and experience together in one entertaining and informative book, STRICTLY (MINING) BOARDROOM. The book is a mix of boardroom practice, resource sector management and investment observations and discussion, written in Trench's trademark dry humourous style. Many of the subject themes end in a series of questions for you either to think about, to apply, or even to rate your own organisation. The questions and insights are well placed as they force you to stop and think rather than just read on. Underpinning each theme is an in-depth understanding of the strategic issues and choices being faced by mining companies today. All these ingredients blended together provide for an insightful analysis and greater understanding of Australia's mining sector.
Who could not be tempted to read more about:
-10 reasons to love potash
-Gold in them there hills - but which hills?
-The Martian's guide to mining royalties
-Ruddite: A new mineral discovery in Canberra?
But there is a serious side. It takes unique skills to lead a resources company. When you understand what goes on in the boardroom, you better understand the company you are working for or investing in.