Bob Salame

Bob Salame

Partner, Corporate Finance

Natural Resources

Corporate Finance & Deal Advisory


Executive summary

Bob is a Partner in our Corporate Finance team with over 17 years of experience in commercial and financial advisory services with focus on major infrastructure projects in Australia and internationally. He specialises in providing tailored financial solutions to support clients in making strategic decisions, bringing a diverse industry experience from his prior roles at big four firms and a boutique management consulting firm.


  • Financial modelling
  • Financial planning and analysis
  • Business valuations
  • Business Cases
  • Feasibility studies
  • Capital Raising


Natural resources

  • Led the model build of several iron ore mines with operations in WA and SA. The forecast included the consolidation of several mines with different run Life of Mine (LOM).
  • Built a graphite mine financial model for the purpose of a feasibility study with operations in Sri Lanka
  • Updated a financial model for an iron ore mine with ongoing operations in the Northern Territory
  • Financial model update to roll a mining model forward for valuation purposes.


  • Financial model for a start-up electronic biometric payment system. The model included several scenarios with potential investment in several countries. The model’s purpose was to secure funding of $20 million.

Infrastructure (power, roads, ports and airports)

  • Ports
    • Assisted the development of a financial model for the construction of a port in South Australia for the purpose of grain trading
    • Prepared a valuation report for the purpose of assessing the impairment of a port in the Northern Territory
    • Developed a financial model including a three-way cash flow for an iron ore mine in the Pilbara Region.
  • Assisted the Department of Transport in WA in preparing business cases for different initiatives for the purpose of obtaining the required funding
  • Financial model for the construction of a 72-kilometre highway. The model optimised the use of capital against financial, logistical, geological, and meteorological factors.

Real estate

  • Financial model for a real estate development entity with a ten-year forecast for constructing, selling, and leasing units, including operating a hotel, a school, and a medical clinic.


  • Developed a financial model for an electricity retailer for the purpose of raising funds
  • Project managed the valuation of a battery manufacturing plant in Canada and a research and development centre in Germany operating as part of Johnson Matthey group
  • Conducted the financial and commercial analysis for a business case aiming to establish and battery industrialisation centre in Queensland.

Financial institutions and fund management

  • Managed a family fund with assets under management above USD 200 million. The fund management included setting up an investment policy statement that reflects the fund’s required risk, returns and liquidity requirements.

Qualifications and affiliations

  • Bachelor of Science (Economics)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Charterholder)
  • Certified Public Accountant (AICPA – State of New Hampshire)

Professional engagements and activities

  • Financial Modelling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA)