Michael Farrel
Director, Ftavic Mining & Civil

I hail from the Mid North Coast escarpment of New South Wales and regard myself as a
visionary entrepreneur. I have extensive industry experience which has been gained from all
four corners of Australia, in mining, civil, forestry and plant operations.

Understanding the importance of having foresight, vision and value in a fast and ever changing
world, I have managed to build a reputation in the mining and civil industry by delivering high
levels of quality service, commitment and workmanship with cost effective results for all my

My strengths lie in Business Development, Project Management, Operations, Marketing. I have worked some of the biggest startups in Australia such as Commercialproperty2sell that deals exclusively in commercial properties for sale and lease throughout Australia.
Occupational Health and Safety and Human Relations.

My experience is extensive and I has been involved in a wide spectrum of projects, including
project management of mines, contract mining, bulk earthworks, dam construction (tailings and
water storage), water management structures, site establishments at multi-million dollar projects,
Greenfield and bulk mining operations, to mention a few.

These are but a few of the large scale projects that have placed me in my current industry

I possess old school work ethics juxtaposed by a contemporary approach to pursuing new industry
challenges. My quest for service excellence, inherent honesty and integrity are personal attributes
that have led me to successfully establishing my own company.



10/11 - Present Business Development - Ftavic Mining & Civil Coffs Harbour NSW
02/11 - 10/11 Project Manager - NMS Contractors Cadia Valley Operations Orange NSW
08/10 - 02/11 Project Manager - NMS Contractors Ulan West Box Cut Mudgee NSW
11/09 - 08/10 Business Development - NMS Contractors Thornton NSW
10/08 - 11/09 Project Manager - National Mining Services Isaac Plains Coal Mine Moranbah Qld
2004 - 10/08 Civil Construction Consultant - Cadia Valley Operations Orange NSW
1999 - 2004 Mine Superintendent - Cadia Valley Gold Mine Orange NSW
1993 - 1999 Production Shift Supervisor - Telfer Gold Mine WA
1996 - 1997 Leading Hand - Telfer Gold Mine WA
1993 - 1996 Plant Operator - Telfer Gold Mine WA
1992 - 1993 Tyre Fitter, Klinge & Co - Telfer Gold Mine WA
1991 - 1992 Contract Truck Driver - P & T Corfe Ulong NSW
1990 - 1991 Tyre Fitter/Sales Representative - Goodyear Tyre & Brake Service Fairfield NSW
1988 - 1990 Truck Driver - HP & FN Winkel Dorrigo NSW
1984 - 1988 Apprentice Saw Doctor - G L Briggs & Son Dorrigo NSW