Patrick Chidley, CFA, MS, BSc. ARSM. Currently partner with the 3ppb Group, an international mining-industry focused firm investing in mining industry private equity opportunities and providing management consulting and corporate strategy advice to mining and exploration companies. Mr. Chidley has over 25 years’ experience in mining and mining finance; extensive evaluation and investing experience in broking, (as a well-known, leading gold industry analyst with HSBC), in fund management with USAA Investment Management Company, and in investment banking and commodities. He started his career as a mining and exploration geologist in Southern Africa. Holds a CFA, a BSc. in Mining Geology (Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London) and an MS in Mineral Economics (Penn State University).