Key staff

Kelly Backshall

Director (Perth)

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Kelly joined the Noah's Rule Perth office, with 20 years of experience in the banking and finance industry focusing, in particular, on mining and resource project finance. Kelly's experience includes exposure to money market and foreign exchange markets both from within the corporate environment of The Bell Group Ltd. and as the Perth representative for CIBC Australia's Treasury desk where she was responsible for the sale and distribution of interest rate swaps and foreign exchange products.

During Kelly's 10 year career with Gold Bank and BankWest she managed banking relationships for a range of mining, oil & gas and infrastructure projects underpinning her understanding of the day to day banking needs of both emerging and established producers. In addition, Kelly has been responsible for financial modelling, debt structuring and documenting new project finance facilities and associated hedging strategies for a range of projects covering gold, base metals, industrial minerals, oil and gas. Most recentlyKelly held the position of Associate Director, Project Finance with the BOS International Perth office.

Kelly has a BSc (Biochemistry) from UWA and holds a graduate diploma with the Securities Institute of Australia.

 

Lea Eastwell

(Sydney)

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Lea has over 20 years experience in the administration, settlement, trading and delivery of hedging and related productsin metals, currencies and interest rates. Her broad experience was gained across a range of institutions; the commodities tradingdivision of Merrill Lynch, the bullion banking activities of Mase Westpac and UBS Australia Limited and the treasury division of N MRothschild (Aust).

In her many roles Lea was involved with the development and implementation of new reporting and trading systems,contract negotiations in relation to the supply of physical gold, management of ore refining and gold supply contracts, base metal andphysical gold trading and all aspects of financial markets settlements. This experience gives her a sound knowledge of forwards, options,interest rate swaps and loan facilities and the required interaction between clients and bankers in the settlement and delivery process.