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School: UWA Business School
Address: The University of Western Australia, (M006) 35 Stirling Highway Perth WA 6009
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Mobile Phone: +61 437 092 466


Allan Trench is a mineral economist, geophysicist and business management consultant.

Allan holds a BSc (Hons) Geology from the Royal School of Mines, London, a Ph.D (Geophysics) from Glasgow University, an MBA (Distinction) from Oxford University and an MSc (Distinction) in Mineral Economics from the WA School of Mines (WASM). Prior to moving to Australia in 1991 on a Royal Society Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship, Allan was a Natural Environment Research Council Research Fellow in Geophysics at Oxford University.

Industry roles have included management of nickel and gold/base metal exploration teams in the Yilgarn region of WA, initially for WMC (1992-1997)and subsequently for a group of junior ASX listed companies (1997-2001).From 2001-2003 Dr Trench worked as a business consultant for McKinsey and Company, then as a manager at KCGM Pty Ltd (the Kalgoorlie Super Pit 2003-4; a Joint Venture of Newmont Mining and Barrick Gold) and Woodside Petroleum (2004-2006), and subsequently as a consultant with CRU Group (since 2007), providing business analysis and intelligence on the global mining and metals and markets.

From 2011-2015, Allan was Professor of Mineral & Energy Economics at the Curtin Graduate School of Business, Curtin Business School.

He is currently MBA Director and Professor of Practice at UWA Business School and also Research Professor, Progressive Risk & Value, Centre for Exploration Targeting, University of Western Australia (75% FTE).

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