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Allan Trench

Adjunct Professor

School of Earth Sciences - Centre for Exploration Targeting

Contact details


64 Granadilla Street
WA  6023

Cell Phone
+61 (0) 488 194 350


Allan Trench is Professor (Risk & Value) at the Centre for Exploration Targeting, University of Western Australia, a Professor of Practice at the UWA Business School, and also a Non-Executive Director of several resources sector companies - and the Perth representative for CRU Consulting, a division of independent metals & mining advisory CRU group.

Allan has over 20 years experience within the mining/metals and oil/gas sectors including senior management positions with WMC and Woodside Energy. Allan has held academic positions at Oxford University (Geophysics) and Curtin University of Technology (Mineral Economics) and worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company engaged in both strategy and operations-focused engagements. His current focus is the analysis of corporate and asset-level mineral exploration strategies, value accretion through effective exploration and the analysis of mineral markets.  Allan is the author of nine books and 50 journal and technical publications in geology/geophysics and mineral finance/management.



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A.Trench & J.P.Sykes 2016.  Strictly (Mining) Boardroom Volume II - A Practitioner's Guide for Next Generation Directors.  Major Street Press 294 pp

A.Trench 2013.  Strictly (Mining) Boardroom - Management Insights from Inside the Resources Sector.  Major Street Press 267 pp.


A.Trench & D.Packey 2012.   Australia's Next Top Mining Shares - Understanding Risk and Value in Minerals Equities.  Major Street Press 336 pp.

A. Trench 2011 – A Sharebuyer’s Guide to Investing in the Australian Mining Boom.  Major Street Press 475pp.

Dentith, M.C., Frankcombe, K.F., Ho, S.E., Shepherd, J.M., Groves, D.I. and Trench, A.  (editors), 1994. Geophysical Signatures of Western Australian Mineral Deposits.  Geology & Geophysics Department (Key Centre) and UWA Extension Publication No.26, Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists Special Publication No.7, 454 pp