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Title: Duncan Calder China Transactional Business Expert


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Duncan Calder (Managing Director)
Duncan Calder is a qualified Chartered Accountant
who has extensive financial and commercial
experience in providing valuations, forensic and
transactional services to clients. He was a
partner with KPMG Australia between 1997 and
2014, leading its Western Australian corporate
finance, forensic services and energy and natural
resources practices for over a decade.Duncan
was a member of the Chamber of Minerals Energy
WAs Infrastructure Economics Committee
(2008-2014) and was the Chair of the Forensic
Accountants Special Interest Group WA at the
Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
(2011-2014).
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About Duncan Calder
After studying accountancy at Lancashire
University and qualifying as a Chartered
Accountant in England, Duncan transferred to
Perth in 1987. He worked with KPMG for 28 years,
including 17 years as a partner.  He led KPMG's
Corporate Finance and Forensic Accounting teams
in Perth as well as being the Founding National
Chairman of KPMG's China Business
Practice.   Duncan is a nationally recognised
specialist and commentator on Sino Australian
business, having led the Australia China Business
Council as National President (2013 2014) and
Western Australian State President (2007 2013).
He was Chair of the Advisory Committee of the
Confucius Institute W.A. ? Duncan has extensive
experience in leadership positions with
not-for-profit organisations including having
been the Chair, Deputy Chair and Treasurer of
Parkerville Children and Youth Care for over a
decade as well as the State President of Amnesty
International.  He was a prominent member for two
Olympics and 2 Commonwealth Games on the
Fundraising Committee of the AOC. ? Duncan
provided strategic advice to the founders of
Manna in 2016 and was appointed to the Board in
June 2017, becoming Deputy Chair in January 2018.
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Duncan Calder Transactional services and deals
with China
Duncan founded and led KPMG Australias National
China Business Practice in 2002 and was a highly
visible and approachable leader of the Australia
China Business Council as National President
(2013 2014) and Western Australian State
President (2007 2013). Duncan spearheaded the
organisation as a respected leader and
commentator in international business,
championing it to a position as the peak national
body across Australia promoting Sino-Australian
trade and investment and delivering sweeping
change in reputation and political influence,
whilst achieving over 800 growth in Western
Australia. He was appointed as a Cultural
Ambassador for China and received a Friendship
Award from the Chinese Government for promoting
Sino-Australian relationships to build deep
relationships with generations of Chinese
business and government leaders over many years.
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Business valuations
Duncan has valued hundreds of business operations
over two decades as a specialist valuations
practitioner including operations in each of the
following industries iron ore, copper, gold,
coal, mineral sands, nickel, gold, diamonds,
zinc, lead, forestry, power generation, oil
gas, manufacturing, retail, agriculture, aged
care and retirement villages etc.
Forensic services and contract compliance
Duncan has performed many valuations and loss of
profit calculations for contractual disputes,
include the provision of expert witness testimony
in various courts throughout Australia including
the Family Court, the District Court and the
Supreme Court in both civil and criminal matters.
Duncan led many investigations into corporate
theft and fraud across a variety of business
sectors.
Strategic and infrastructure advisory
Economic Infrastructure advisory including
dealing with State Agreements and funding of
projects. Involved in significant pieces of work
regarding port and export infrastructure. 
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Work Experiance
Navigating China and Transactional Advisory
Services
  • Assisted Baosteel in relation to a JV magnetite
    investment and iron ore off-take agreement with
    FMG and then being JOINTLY appointed by Baosteel
    and FMG to assist them to successfully
    restructure and merge their magnetite iron ore
    interests.
  • Acted as principal financial adviser to Sinosteel
    for a 5 year period on negotiations with Rio
    Tinto in relation to the ultimately successful
    extension of the flagship Channar Iron Ore Joint
    Venture.
  • Assisted Baosteel in relation to various
    potential investments including due diligence and
    negotiation assistance.
  • Assisted Hunan Valin in its due diligence in
    relation to its investment in FMG
  • Acted as financial adviser to Australia LNG in
    relation to negotiations with CNOOC Ltd, Chinas
    third largest oil and gas company.
  • Provided Sinosteel with corporate finance,
    valuation and lead financial advisor acquisition
    negotiation advice in relation to a number of
    iron ore and uranium investments.
  • MCC-CITIC Pacific various valuation, corporate
    finance, forensic dispute and other engagements

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Forensic Experience
  • Loss of profit expert reports for
  • Mt Gibson Irons claims against Rizhao, Pioneer
    and Sinom
  • Consolidated Minerals various disputes with
    trucking contractors
  • Multiple business valuations for Family Law
    purposes
  • Investigations for FMG on major contracts and for
    counterparties with FMG
  • Investigations on behalf of prominent Western
    Australian family of alleged theft and fraud by
    employees of their private company
  • Investigations on behalf of prominent Western
    Australian family of alleged mismanagement and
    theft from pastoral properties by property
    manager
  • Various construction disputes and contract
    compliance engagements between major contractors
    and its sub-contractors, including in relation to
    early termination of mining contracts and
    maximising financial and commercial outcomes.

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Strategic and Infrastructure Advisory
  • Economic Infrastructure advisory including
    dealing with State Agreements and funding of
    projects. Involved in significant pieces of work
    regarding port and export infrastructure, for
    example
  • He acted as principal financial adviser to the
    Port of Geraldton on the port deepening and
    capacity expansion projects
  • He acted as principal financial adviser to the
    Port of Port Hedland on development of new public
    berth and advising in negotiations with FMG
  • He acted as principal financial adviser to the
    Port of Esperance in relation to proposed port
    expansion
  • Western Power advising Government in the
    evaluation of bids to build numerous power
    stations in regional Western Australia involving
    review of power plant agreements and power plant
    forecasts for a variety of fuel sources from coal
    to diesel to gas.
  • China Railway Materials, CCCC and Yilgarn
    Infrastructure Limited various financial
    advisory roles including liaison and negotiation
    with State Government departments.

8
Other Projects
  • Duncan was financial adviser to Mitsui Iron Ore
    Development as in relation to its initial entry
    into Pilbara Rail with Rio Tinto and also its
    subsequent entry into Pilbara Iron, advising on
    financing and structuring issues.

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    alder/
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    er
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    Calder.html
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    business/general-news/embrace-chinese-investment-r
    ather-than-fear-it-says-calder/2615720.aspx
  • https//www.scoop.it/t/chartered-accountant-by-bru
    ce-palmore/p/4097027529/2018/04/20/duncan-calder
  • http//www.businessworld-australia.com.au/tag/dunc
    an-calder/
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    3E69B9CE4B89C-6152251b/

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Thanks for Watching Duncan Calder PO Box 1431,
South Perth WA 6951 duncan.calder_at_manna.org.au htt
ps//www.manna.org.au/
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