HSBC appoints Tony Pearson as head of metals and mining Australia

New position is designed to increase focus on the country’s resources sector
Australia's resources are still in demand among Asian buyers
Australia's resources are still in demand among Asian buyers

HSBC has appointed a head of metals and mining for Australia, creating a new position as it looks to increase its focus on the country’s resources sector.

Tony Pearson, who will be based in Sydney, was formerly head of corporate development for Mongolia-focused SouthGobi Resources, based in Hong Kong.

He has held positions with Citi, Westpac and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, and has experience within the Australian and international corporate advisory and banking sector.

Pearson joins as Australia’s resources sector undergoes a period of retrenchment, coinciding with the recent end of the commodities super-cycle, a period of huge investment and...

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