more than

2000+ years of combined industry experience

more than

2000+ years of combined industry experience

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Clients count on us to deliver advisory, expert and consulting services.

Our Expert Associates have life-long in-industry expertise and experience, qualifications and reputations to deliver these services.

How we Work

Enthalpy team members are carefully selected to match complementary skills, disciplines, experiences and temperaments.

Our Expert Associates have significant industry experience and are specifically selected for each engagement with our Clients. The success of this selection process is proven in part through the longevity of our last 30 years of delivering high impact, rapid results for our Clients.

consulting services

ENTHALPY BOARD

Tim Wilson

Tim Wilson operates Curzon Consulting, which provides consulting services to growing private Australian companies. Tim draws on previous experiences to give such consulting advice.

Neil Cusworth

As Founder and Non-Executive Chairman, Neil has a Project Management Engineering career spanning almost 40 years. As a result of his extensive experience, Neil Cusworth is often called in to conduct specialist reviews of studies and projects for Owner’s Teams.

Stephen Bizzell

Stephen is the Chairman of boutique corporate advisory and funds management group Bizzell Capital Partners Pty Ltd. He is also currently Chairman of ASX listed MAAS Group Holdings Ltd and Laneway Resources Ltd and a Non-executive Director of ASX listed Strike Energy Ltd, Armour Energy Ltd, and Renascor Resources Limited

Cameron Cusworth

Cameron has a strong background in the EPCM / Construction industry comprising over 25 years’ experience in mining and petrochemical projects. He has deep experience in project structuring, management, studies, design, controls/ monitoring, scheduling and construction.

COMPANY MANAGEMENT

Paul Harper

Paul Harper has the ability to identify and develop alternative and enhanced business strategies and influence key stakeholders in the implementation of these strategies to meet corporate commercial objectives at Board and Senior Management level.

Neil Cusworth

As Founder and Non-Executive Chairman, Neil has a Project Management Engineering career spanning almost 40 years. As a result of his extensive experience, Neil Cusworth is often called in to conduct specialist reviews of studies and projects for Owner’s Teams.

Janelle Osborn – Manager Finance and Administration

Janelle Osborn

Manager Finance and Administration with Enthalpy. Responsible for the administration and recommendation of all financial matters, including budgets, cash flow, reporting obligations, foreign exchanges, contractor agreements, company insurances

KEY PERSONNEL

Luke Epstein

Over the past 11 years, Luke Epstein has worked on numerous multibillion dollar offshore and onshore infrastructure projects around the world, across the Oil & Gas, Rail and Infrastructure industries. His is a qualified engineer and project manager with an MBA from Melbourne Business School.

Stephen Williams

Stephen has over 30 years’ experience in the resource industry in operational, project development, consulting, managerial and governance roles. His international resource sector experience includes 15+ commodities having held senior management roles at Rio Tinto and AMC.

Drew Craig

Drew has worked as an exploration geologist and management consultant for over 20 years. He has founded two exploration ventures and operated in over 30 jurisdictions at every level up to and including government. Drew’s commodity experience ranges from gold and diamonds to base metals and industrial minerals.

Andre du Preez

Senior mining industry leader with 28 years’ experience in the resources sector and a successful track record of valuating and delivering Major Capital Projects with Tier 1 Multinational Companies across broad portfolios, business units, geographic locations and commodity groups.

Kevin Hayes

Experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the mining & metals industry. Skilled in Minerals, Continuous Improvement, Contract Management, Business Process Improvement, and Commissioning. Strong professional graduated from Vaal University of Technology.

Alex Caqueo

Alex is a qualified industrial engineer with post-graduate qualifications in business administration, and financial and project management and over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry.  He has held various senior management positions in operations management and project development in Codelco.

Cameron Cusworth

Cameron has a strong background in the EPCM / Construction industry comprising over 25 years’ experience in mining and petrochemical projects. He has deep experience in project structuring, management, studies, design, controls/ monitoring, scheduling and construction.

ENTHALPY EXPERT ASSOCIATES

A sample of Enthalpy's 70+ Associates

Project Management

Industry Speciality: Mining, Infrastructure, Oil & Gas

Experience: 40 years’

Highly experienced project manager and project director. Previous roles working with BHP, Rio Tinto, Codelco, Barrick Gold, Oil Search and Kinross Gold to set up best practice project management systems.

Metallurgy

Industry Speciality: Mining

Experience: 40 years’

Metallurgist with experience of test work management, process design and engineering, process trouble-shooting and due diligence reviews. In addition to independent consulting, previous roles with De Beers, Fluor, Hatch and Bechtel.

General Management & Strategy

Industry Specialty: Mining & Infrastructure.
Experience: 30 years’

Highly experienced manager having held General Management and CEO positions at Rio Tinto, Dalrymple Bay and Port Waratah.

Program Scheduling

Industry Speciality: Mining, Infrastructure

Experience: 35 years’

Scheduling and program specialist. Produced, evaluated or analysed schedules for 50+ large scale mining and infrastructure projects both nationally and internationally.

Gold

This  section is under construction

Project Development

Industry Specialty: Renewables & Energy
Experience: 12 years’

Specialist in renewables project development, equity investment and risk transfer between utilities, independent power producers and financial institutions. Previous international  experience at PwC, the World Bank Group, and a boutique corporate finance house.

Project Management

Industry Speciality: Mining, Petrochemical & Manufacturing

Experience: 32 years’

Chartered professional mechanical engineer with experience delivering projects throughout the entire project lifecycle; from concept study through to commissioning. International engineering and project management experience in Australia, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, South America and Spain. Bilingual in English and Spanish.

Mine Closure & Rehabilitation

Industry Specialty: Mining

Experience: 41 years’

Highly experienced executive manager in open pit and underground mining operations. Specialist in mining closure and rehabilitation strategy, operations and implementation.

General Management & Strategy

Industry Specialty: Mining
Experience: 27 years’

Senior executive with a degree qualified background as a mining engineer, geologist and geotechnical engineer. Provides independent board and executive level governance and risk advisory. Digital transformation of mining experience and well as previously held roles as CEO, Manager,  Chief Advisor, District Inspector of Mines and guest lecturer.

Design, Construction & Operations Management

Industry Speciality: Oil & Gas, LNG

Experience: 40 years’

Seasoned and competent oil and gas professional with experience in plant operations, production, maintenance, technical/ engineering services and marine operations associated with import and experts of products to and from oil and gas facilities. Previous senior positions at BP, Singapore LNG and a large US based private equity firm.

Infrastructure

This section is under construction.

Scheduling & Technical Writing

Industry Specialty: Oil & Gas, Mining, Infrastructure
Experience: 21 years’

Study management experience, skills in engineering and construction planning and project controls. Practiced in project management analysis, research and documentation.

KEY PERSONNEL BIOS

Paul Harper

Paul is a strategic thinker with the expert capability to realise the potential value of mining assets and able to provide the highest level of technical and operational advice in supporting and developing business strategies which optimize the achievement of a sustainable company portfolio.

Paul has:

  • The ability to identify and develop alternative and enhanced business strategies and influence key stake holders in the implementation of these strategies to meet corporate commercial objectives at Board and Senior Management level.
  • Provided technical input to asset evaluation as part of the due diligence process in various potential business acquisitions working closely with financial brokers and legal entities.
  • Proven leadership skills to lead and develop high performing multidiscipline technical and commercial teams. Achieving results through people, which is underpinned by a project management based accountability culture.
  • Extensive international mining experience in Australia, South and Central Africa, South and North America. Experience includes broad operational, technical and commercial skills in production, development, contracting and project evaluation.
  • Comprehensive practical engineering experience in mine operations has been a foundation block to become a strong and motivational leader in the resources industry. These leadership skills have been applied in the mine operations and construction, contracting, consulting and corporate arenas.
Paul Harper

Neil Cusworth

Chairman of Enthalpy, with overall corporate development responsibility. Director for South and North American Operations. Previously Managing and Founding Director from 1988 to 2010 and again in 2016/17. Established Enthalpy South America and currently President and Director of Enthalpy Chile SpA.

Assignments as Project Manager – Project Director for range of major Mining Clients including Barrick, BHP, Codelco, Cliffs, Kinross, Lundin Mining, MIM, Newcrest, Oil Search,Roy Hill, Rio Tinto, Yancoal

Multiple assignments as an Advisor and Independent Peer Reviewer to Executives and Directors in the Mining sector.

Has completed numerous specialist review assignments of studies and projects for international and Australian Mining companies, Equity Funds and Legal Firms. Key highlight being the Independent Expert (engaged by the lawyers for Mining Companies) on Study and Project Management aspects of the Reko Diq Arbitration between Barrick Gold-Antofagasta Mineral JV and the Government of Pakistan.

Neil has led advisory management consulting assignments with a focus on providing ‘best practice’ systems and procedures for multinational corporations. Companies such as BHP, Falconbridge, Billiton Plc, Codelco, Stanwell Corporation, Barrick Gold, Antofagasta Minerals and Kinross Gold have confidently incorporated Capital Investment, Project Control and Contracts Systems into their corporate processes.

Fellow of the AusIMM and awarded the Mineral Industry award for 2012-13 for developments in evaluation techniques and standards.

Neil Cusworth

Enthalpy assembles highly talented and integrated teams of general management and deep-technical specialists.

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