Mr. Grimes is the founder of his own consultancy company, Mannerim Partners, established in 2015. Mannerim Partners has a growing list of clients in Australia and SE Asia focused on new business development projects. Clients have included Rex Minerals, White Rock Minerals, Plentex Limited, Absolute Care & Health, Mincore Engineering, EMR Capital, Kestrel Coal Resources, Ravenswood Gold, Terramin Australia and Dharmawangsa Group. He is married with two adult children and lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Mr. Grimes is also a Director of Rizal Resources, a private Gold Mining Company with operations in the Southern Philippines, a was until 2019 a Director of the Australia Defence Association and a Director of the Australia-Philippines Business Council.
Prior to Mannerim Partners, Mr. Grimes had an extensive career in Mining and Business Development, since 1991 when he commenced with WMC Resources as an Internal Auditor. During his 15 years with WMC, he worked in a range of areas including financial, business process and systems audit and management auditing. His career in WMC also included responsibility for Business Planning and Strategy Development, feasibility studies and business support systems studies and contract negotiations.
Following WMC, Mr. Grimes joined Oxiana Limited and was directly involved in the successful ASX listing of several mining companies. He also was involved in a number of business acquisitions, asset divestments and mergers, including Nova Energy and Toro Energy, and Oxiana and Zinifex in 2008 to form OZ Minerals. He also led several business integration projects following these mergers.
In 2010, he was involved with the merger of Minmetals Resources, a HKSE company controlled by Minmetals and MMG Limited. He also managed the divestment of the Minmetals Resources China based Aluminium assets back to China Minmetals.
In 2012, he became Executive General Manager Corporate Development with Indophil Resources NL, a mineral project development company with a 37.5% share in the Tampakan Copper-Gold project in the Southern Philippines, controlled by Xstrata and later by Glencore, and was the Indophil representative on the joint venture management committee.
Throughout his business career, Mr. Grimes was also a part-time officer in the Australian Army Reserve. He achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and was an Infantry Battalion Commanding Officer, and in 2009 was the Commander of the RAMSI Peace-Keeping Task Force in the Solomon Islands.
Mr. Grimes holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and a CPA qualification, along with an MBA and a post-graduate degree in Defence from Australian Defence college.