John Hodder is a Geologist by background with a B.Sc. in Geological Sciences and a B.Com. in Finance and Commerce from the University of Queensland. He spent ten years in the mining and oil and gas industries before completing a M.B.A. at London Business School. Mr Hodder established the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) mining, oil and gas investment department in 1995 and was responsible for its investment activities for some eight years. He has served as a director of a number of junior mining companies and has significant experience of operating and investing in Africa. Mr Hodder also worked at Suncorp and Solaris as a Fund Manager focusing on the resources sector managing an index-linked natural resource portfolio of $1.25bn. In 2014 Mr Hodder was one of three principals who established Tembo Capital a mining focused private equity fund group.