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 Expert  727569

Expert in Mining, Metallurgy, Due Diligence, Valuations, Feasibility Studies and Projects

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

South Africa
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has 24 years experience as a professionally registered chartered mining engineer, having held mine general manager, chief operating officer, chief executive officer and managing director appointments across Africa, South East Asia, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the Middle East. He have some 15 years executive experience in the mining and metallurgical sectors. He has led listed mining groups & operations, as Managing Director & CEO, and filled group technical roles in Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Canada, Papua New Guinea and Saudi Arabia.

He has overseen projects, operations, as well as engineering, risk, safety, environment, community and quality disciplines, and previously held positions with Zeehan Zinc, BHP Billiton, Samancor Chrome, Ingwe Coal Corporation, Oceana Gold, Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden), AngloGold Ashanti (Anglo American), Barrick, Gencor (Gengold), Goldfields, Impala Platinum and Harmony Gold.

He holds a Bachelor of Science Engineering honors degree from the University of Witwatersand in Johannesburg, is a registered professional / chartered engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa, Engineers Australia, Engineers New Zealand, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a fellow member of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy & the Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy

He received numerous academic and corporate awards including a Mine Managers' Prestige Prize, the SAIMM Prize and a BHP Billiton Award for engineering.

He is an expert in Mining, Projects, Studies, Feasibility, Valuations, Uranium, Gold, Coal, Chrome, Ferrochrome, Copper, Nickel, Zinc, Lead, Phosphate, Aluminium, Magnesium, Magnesite, Platinum, Safety, Environment, CEO, Africa, Asia, Australia, USA, Canada, China, GM, Processing, Research, Consulting, Company, Operations, Contracts, Risk, HSE, EHS, Report, Experienced, Manufacturing, Iron, Diamonds, Precious Metals, and Due Diligence.


coal mining


gold mining


mining engineering


operations research

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1990   BSc Engineering Mining   Mining Engineering   University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg   Magna Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2006 to 2014


Vedanta Resources, Philex Mining Corporation, BUMI Resources, African Copper plc






CEO, Operations, Projects

1991 to 2005


BHP Billiton, Tio Tinto, AngloGold, Barrick, Xstrata, Anglo American




Group Manager, COO, Principal Mining Engineer, Business Development Manager, Project Director



Career Accomplishments:

Government Certificates of Competency: • Registered Mine Manager, Responsible Officer – Tasmania, Australia • Registered Mine Manager – Western Australia (1st Class) • Mine Overseer's & Blasting - South Africa & New Zealand • Mine Managers Certificate of Competency (Metalliferous & Coal) - South Africa & New Zealand


• Professional Engineer [Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA)] • Professional Engineer [Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ)] • Chartered Professional Engineer [Institution of Engineers Australia] • Committee Member [Chamber of Mines of the Philippines & Indonesia] • Company Director [Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)] • Director [Institute of Directors – UK (IoD)] • Fellow Member [Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM)] • Member [Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM)] • Member [Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)] • Committee Member [AusIMM Mining Society Committee] • Committee Member [AusIMM Occupational Health and Safety Committee]

Professional Appointments

General Manager - African Copper plc Mowana Mine, Messina Copper [Botswana, current] Summary General Manager: Mineral Resources, Engineering, Contracts & Projects Arutmin (BUMI Resources Coal, ex BHP Billiton / KPC Rio Tinto Coal) [Indonesia, 2007-2008]

General Manager - Crescent Gold [Australia, 2006]

Chief Operating Officer - Toledo Nickel Mining Corporation – (UK, European Nickel - UK, Berong Nickel Corporation, Ipilan Nickel Corporation) [Philippines, and Russian Copper / WYG International UK & Russia, 2004-2005]

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer - Zeehan Zinc plc [UK listed, Australia, 2003]

Chief Operating Officer, General Manager - Zeehan Zinc [Australia, 2001-2002]

Director: Projects, HSE, Sustainability & Corporate Affairs - Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden) [KSA, 1999-2000]

Group Manager: Safety, Health, Environment, Community & Quality BHP Billiton Ferrous Division [1997-1998]

Mine & Risk Manager - Ingwe Coal Corporation – BHP Billiton [RSA, 1994-1996]

Group Mining Engineer: Mining Systems - BHP Billiton [RSA, 1992-1993]

Projects Mining Engineer & Production Superintendent - BHP Billiton [RSA, 1991]

Production / Operations – Impala Platinum, Vaal Reefs, Usutu Colliery


• University of the Witwatersrand Council Merit Scholarship for Engineering • Mine Managers' Prestige Prize • BHP Billiton Award for Engineering • Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Prestige Prize

Publications and Patents Summary

COMRO Chamber of Mines - SIMRAC

Selected Publications and Publishers  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • GLGroup LeaderMining, Metals, Natural Resources, Energy
Recent Client Requests:
  • US Gold Mining expert for consulting on gold mining project.
  • Electrometallurgy expert to assist with designing scalable process specific Ore and Concentrate
  • Mine water expert for consulting on feasibility of handling mine groundwater.
  • Expert in NI mine sales and value estimation, survey and expansion planning.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Mining safety, operations, projects
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1994 to   Africa, Middle East, South East Asia, Australia, UK, New Zealand, Canada   Various mining, metals, coal - refer to CV

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English Afrikaans Zulu Dutch   Excellent, current
Afrikaans   Excellent, current
Zulu   Excellent, current
Dutch   Excellent, current

Market Research:
Mining, Energy, Natural Resources

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Various, due diligence, acquisitions, project financial valuation

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has experience locating and working with vendors in Africa, Australia, Asia.


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