It’s always interesting to hear how careers evolve over time and my guest today has certainly traveled a less conventional path than others in the resources industry.
Our guest is Ted Quayle, who has been working in the investment management and commercial project advice side of the industry for over 20 years. He is an expert in designing investment products, risk management, and portfolio construction, a highly regarded financial modeler, and the Co-Founder of EC Partners. Ted was also the Co-Founder of Emission Capital Management Pty Ltd, a specialist Funds Manager in the stationary energy sector.
In this episode, Ted shares some insight into the commercial and investment world surrounding the resources industry, particularly in the energy sector.
We talk about Ted’s career journey starting out with a Metallurgical Engineering degree from the University of Queensland and how an interest in commodity markets placed him in various roles within the financial sector.
Ted shares a number of experiences that led to the point of establishing his own startup, the lessons learned and his advice for others looking to start their own business, in particular the importance of establishing a detailed business plan that allows for flexibility. He says that you must find the balance of simplicity and complexity in order to handle what might come in the future while still keeping everyone’s interests aligned.
We talk about the work Ted does at EC partners, the connection to the mining and resources industry, and discuss how the political and legislative landscape is impacting the energy sector, leading to unintended consequences.