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Need to get a project off the ground?
Geology, Technical Review, BFS, DFS, Financial Model, Term Sheet, Hedging, Financial Close
We can assist with all

Mining, Energy and Infrastructure

We help companies shape the economics of their projects so that they are packaged optimally for finance and into operations. We advise on the project business plan, financing requirements, financial modelling, due diligence reviews and documentation support  – working with lawyers, advisers and bankers to help achieve financial close for projects or transactions.

  • 2016-2018, Rail Infrastructure, Port Infrastructure, Energy (thermal coal) and Project Finance: 2 years at Adani in Australia, working on the largest coal mine & rail infra. project in Australia, and financing of, which included work re Adani’s Abbott Point coal loading terminal.
  • 2018, Renewables: worked on the financing of Adani’s solar projects in Australia
  • 2014-2015, Resources: 7 months at BMA (BHP Mitsubishi Alliance) conducting valuations on met. coal mines in Bowen basin, Australia
  • 2014: Resources: training in valuation provided to Glencore analysts at their global HQ in Zug, Switzerland
  • 2013-2014, Resources: 8 months at  Terra Energy, modelling & DD re their Mongolian met. coal mines, based in Brisbane & Mongolia
  • 2011-2012: Port Infrastructure & Resources & Project Finance: 15 months at Aquila Resources working on WICET coal terminal application, and financial modelling and project financing of their Bowen Basin coal mines
  • 2011-2012, Health Infrastructure: worked on the winning  bid for construction of the largest hospital in Western Australia, (Fiona Stanley hospital)
  • 2009-2010, Rail Infrastructure: 6 months bid modelling for the (2009 proposed) Sydney Metro Underground train
  • 2009, Resources: audit and rebuild of a financial model for Resource Generation’s coal mine in South Africa.

Some of our clients are shown below. To view the specific assignment, please visit this page.


In addition to the above clients, the founder of Rock Financial Advisory, Emma McPherson previously worked in the Project Finance departments of Bank of America and BNP Paribas for more than 10 years, across Mining, Energy & Infrastructure, and thus brings to our clients a wide knowledge base in those areas. Please see a list of some of these projects at ➞ Debt Advisory & Project Finance


  • Loy Yang
  • Hazelwood
  • Yallourn
  • Callide C
  • Millmerran
  • BHP’s power assets
  • Citipower
  • Powernet
  • Kogan Creek
  • Collinsville
  • Oakey Creek
  • Wambo
  • Bengalla
  • Taranaki (NZ)


  • Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas pipeline
  • Dukes gas pipeline assets in Australia
  • Dalrymple Bay coal terminal
  • Goldfield gas pipeline
  • Privatisation of Victoria’s gas distribution/retail assets: Westar/Kinetik Energy


  • Lihir Gold (PNG)
  • Minera Alumbrera copper and gold mine in Argentina
  • 7 coal mines in Qld owned by Mitsubishi Development


  • Dyno Nobel’s Australian ammonium nitrate plant
  • BHP/Incitec’s acquisition of Southern Fertilisers