Gold Market Consultant
Grendon International Research Pty Ltd (GIR), located in Western Australia, is a research, publishing and consultancy company that focuses on the gold industry.
GIR has published several industry reference works including:
- Gold Refiners & Bars Worldwide (1991)
- The Industry Catalogue of Gold Bars Worldwide (1998)
- The Industry Catalogue of Gold Bullion Coins (1999)
- An Introduction to the Indian Gold Market (2002)
In 2007, GIR established www.goldbarsworldwide.com, an international website that offers access to information on gold bars, bullion coins and refiners from around the world. The project is supported by the World Gold Council as the major sponsor, alongside leading international refiners and dealers.
In 1993, GIR established The Industry Collection of Gold Bars Worldwide, the world’s largest collection of cast and minted bars, with the support of N.M. Rothschild & Sons (Australia) Limited and the World Gold Council. The Perth Mint is the Custodian and Official Location. GIR is the Curator.
GIR stages international gold exhibitions which tell the story of gold - through gold bars - to the end uses of gold. Exhibitions have been held in Germany, Singapore, Dubai, Thailand, Brazil, United Kingdom, Canada, USA and Japan. There is a permanent exhibition of Industry Collection bars at The Perth Mint.
GIR also undertakes international research and consultancy projects on behalf of gold refiners, mints, dealers, mining companies and industry associations.
GIR was founded by Nigel and Brigida Desebrock in 1989. Nigel has been associated with the gold industry for more than 30 years. He previously worked for International Gold Corporation, the gold marketing arm of the Chamber of Mines of South Africa in London and Johannesburg, where he became Manager, Investment Division (Worldwide), and for Gold Corporation (which included The Perth Mint and Australian Gold Refineries), where he became a Board Director and Managing Director of GoldCorp Australia.