Critical minerals

Australia’s critical minerals ecosystem has the opportunity to navigate changing market dynamics to realise significant value

As countries and businesses accelerate their drive to net zero, the demand for critical minerals will reach unprecedented levels.

Australia is poised to be a global leader in the new energy economy. We have a globally significant natural endowment of critical minerals and a track record of being a credible and reliable exporter of commodities.

But bringing on more supply is not as simple as flicking a switch. The entire supply chain - from mining raw materials to deploying a finished product - is experiencing inevitable changes and challenges.

Operating environments are becoming more challenging, competition is increasing and stakeholder expectations are evolving faster than ever before.

PwC’s Critical Minerals team

PwC has a rich history of supporting the critical minerals industry through our traditional services of audit, tax and legal, to supporting supply chain expansion and infrastructure development. 

We are passionate about the role of critical minerals in supporting Australia’s prosperity, energy transition and economic growth. We bring industry experience and global networks across the critical minerals supply chains - from extraction to end use applications.

Finanical and project advisory

ESG

Audit and assurance

M&A

Indigenous consulting

Tax and accounting

R&D and government incentives

Legal

Our global network provides us with international perspectives and insights​ on the growing critical minerals ecosystem, adding value by:

  • gathering global market intelligence and expertise, including from global sector leaders (resources, energy, ESG etc)

  • providing introductions to critical minerals players across the PwC global network

  • facilitating capital raises

  • utilising PwC’s investment in Salesforce software where all client relationships are stored and maintained effectively

PwC Australia has well established relationships with key allies and unique insights through PwC’s Asia Practice, including a dedicated Japan Desk, Korea Desk and India Desk.  Through these desks, we build relationships, streamline communication, present opportunities, and gain direct insights and understanding of the overseas markets.

 

Contact us

Debbie Smith

Debbie Smith

Partner, Assurance, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 421 615 150

Rob Silverwood

Rob Silverwood

Partner, Financial Advisory Business Leader, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 3 8603 2315

Clare Pope

Clare Pope

Global Legal ESG Lead, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 402 794 090

Franz Wentzel

Franz Wentzel

Partner, Consulting Operations Transformation, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 418 126 217

Lachy Haynes

Lachy Haynes

Partner, Energy Transition, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 499 039 476

Marc Upcroft

Marc Upcroft

Partner, Assurance, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 419 629 803

Jason Hayes

Jason Hayes

Partner, Assurance, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 407 232 142

Helen Bathurst

Helen Bathurst

Partner, Assurance, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 8 9238 3637

Luke Palmerlee

Luke Palmerlee

Managing Director, Infrastructure, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 418 979 109

Guy Chandler

Guy Chandler

Partner, Energy, Utilities & Resources, PwC Australia

Tel: +61 439 345 045

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