Mr West has over 30 years of experience in corporate finance and resource funds management. Currently, he is the head of SPAR Capital, a boutique specialist fund manager with over $600 million in assets under management. Between 1991 and 2007, he was the Global Head of Corporate Finance and Funds Management at Allco Finance Group, where he led a corporate finance and funds management team in over $30 billion of public and private financings and had over $15 billion in assets under management. Prior to Allco, he was the head of project finance and resources management at State Bank of New South Wales, where he led a team of 6 geologists and engineers managing a $1.5 billion portfolio of resource assets across coal, iron ore, oil & gas, bauxite and copper.
Mr West holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Sydney, where he studied the coal industry of Australia.