Natural Resource Experts.

Matt Fifield

Since 2016 Matt has led Pacific Road using a concentrated value investment style, focusing on active ownership, and forging an expansive vision of responsible investment in natural resources.

Matt developed his investment philosophy over 20 years by working in natural resources as company founder, private capital investor, corporate executive, and mining financier. During his career, Matt has participated in over $7.5 billion of mergers, acquisitions and capital raisings in mining.

Grandson of a metallurgist, Matt got his start in mining as a geology field hand exploring for precious metals in Idaho.


Ian Maxwell

Operating Partner

Ian chairs Pacific Road’s ESG Committee and is deeply involved in the firm’s investment program. Ian previously led the global coal business at BHP, and also BHP’s exploration and business development group. Prior to BHP, Ian had substantial corporate mining strategy and business development experience with Rio Tinto and Anglo American; and markets-facing experience with Citigroup.

Brian Hill

Operating Partner

Brian is currently an operating partner at Pacific Road and the Executive Director of North Coal Limited, a Pacific Road portfolio company. Brian previous ran operations, sustainability and external relations and health and safety at Newmont Mining Corporation, one of the world’s largest gold producers. Prior to that, he held multiple CEO and Managing Director roles in both large- and small-scale mining companies.

Scot Sobey

Investment Director

Scot is an Investment Director at Pacific Road where he is responsible for the evaluation and management of portfolio company positions. Scot is a mechanical engineer with over 20 years’ experience in natural resources, with particular expertise in operations and management of gold and base metals processing operations. Prior to joining Pacific Road Scot handled direct investments for a family office focused on Copper / Cobalt projects in Southern Africa, and also was the Chief Operating Officer of First Uranium’s Mine Waste Solutions, a mid-sized gold producer.

Pranav Nagaraj

Investment Analyst

Pranav provides rigorous analytical support and brings a great attitude to all facets of our investment process. Prior to joining Pacific Road he worked at Ironbridge Capital in fund accounting and operations.

Julian Knights

Investment Committee Chair

Julian Knights is the Independent Chair of Pacific Road’s Investment Committee. He is a Founding Partner of Ironbridge Partners and has extensive experience in private equity and investment banking. Julian was formerly the Chairman of AVCAL (Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association) and in May 2013, was appointed as the Chair of the Major Performing Arts Board of the Australia Council.


Adrian Martin, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Adrian is responsible for financial control, risk management, compliance and fund administration for Pacific Road’s funds. Adrian has over 15 years’ experience in fund management companies and ASX listed companies and has held multiple CFO roles in regulated entities.

Joe Austin

Investor Relations

Joe oversees Investor Relations for Pacific Road, a position that he has held previously with both traditional and alternative asset managers. Joe began his career on Wall Street as a securities analyst and later moved into marketing and business development.

Peter Moran

Operations and Compliance

Peter oversees all aspects of technology at Pacific Road, supporting the investment, trading, operations, and compliance functions of the firm. Peter has worked in the investment industry for 25 years and previously worked at Caledonia Investments, where he was a General Manger in Caledonia’s operations group.

Annica Robertson

Executive Assistant

Annica ensures that Pacific Road is well-organized and runs smoothly. Annica holds a bachelor’s degree in animal science, and before joining the corporate sector worked as a Vet Nurse and successfully managed several equine breeding and training facilities.

Marc Baum


Marc is an Advisor to Pacific Road on the formation of private investment funds and their related regulatory and compliance matters. Prior to his work with Pacific Road, Marc was the General Counsel, CCO and CAO at investment advisors and broker-dealers, including Serengeti Asset Management and Seaport Global

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