"GMF has consistently been a highly effective means of conveying Paradigm’s brand and message to the audience we most want to reach. Jodi Hackett is superb. We count Jodi and the production staff at GMF among our most respected external partners."

Ian Joseph
Paradigm Capital

Global Mining Finance was created seven years ago as an annual book to provide international mining executives and their peers in the financial community with an overview of the industry from a World-wide perspective. Our contributors are based in Beijing, Johannesburg, London, Perth, Santiago and Toronto and have access to locally based analysts and experts.

Every year our team seek out the financial stories and deals that have impacted their continent and interpret analysis and forecasts for the upcoming year.

In June 2010, GMF introduced a tri-annual electronic publication, The Resource Calculator. It comprises of updated analysis and forecasts from our journalists around the world.

Global Mining Finance’s audience cover both sides of the equation; senior management running exploration and production companies on one side and the financiers and institutional investors on the other. In order to focus our circulation at the institutional level, Global Mining Finance is present at the following shows throughout the year: BMO Capital Markets, Mining Indaba, PDAC.

Rupert Birch has over ten years experience producing country reports for metals and mining publications.

Rupert has been responsible for producing reports for Metal Bulletin and Engineering & Mining Journal from over 20 different countries.

Jodi Hackett has over six years experience working within the mining industry. Prior to working with Global Mining Finance, Jodi produced country reports for Engineering & Mining Journal.

Jodi has extensive knowledge of mining operations in Australia, Canada and South Africa.
Global Mining Finance has developed strong relationships with the following journalists. Each one is specialized in their geographical position and provides in-depth on the ground analysis from locally based experts.

Tim Treadgold
Tim Treadgold is an Australian journalist based in Perth. He originally studied geology and worked briefly in the mining industry before switching to journalism during the nickel boom of 1969. He has served in various editing and writing roles for Australian and international publications, including the Australian national business magazine, BRW, and the American magazine, Forbes. He also writes occasionally for Reuters and various trade publications.

Helen Castell
Helen has more than ten years’experience covering energy, risk management and corporate finance from London and Hong Kong. She has written for publications including Emerging Markets, Global Trade Review and Institutional Investor weeklies Power Finance & Risk and Derivatives Week.

Virginia Heffernan
Virginia is a science and business writer who specializes in the resource and environmental sectors. She is a regular contributor to publications such as the National Post, Investment Executive, The Northern Miner and Canadian Consulting Engineer. She is also a professional member of the Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).

Silvia Santacruz
Silvia is the writer-editor at www. ecuadorminingnews.com, a website for international investors. Santacruz was a business reporter at El Comercio newspaper in Quito, and freelanced for several dailies and magazines in Ecuador and the U.S. Silvia holds a master’s degree in business journalism from CUNY Baruch College, in New York.

Brendan Ryan
Brendan Ryan is a freelance financial reporter based in Johannesburg who has been covering the mining industry for more than 25 years since he returned to journalism in 1982 after working for Anglo American for four years. He holds a degree in economics and was deputy financial editor of the former Rand Daily Mail when it closed in 1985. He currently writes mainly for resource website Miningmx.com in South Africa and the Paydirt media group in Australia.