Chris Jacobs, CEng, MIMMM, MBA
PRESIDENT & MINING ECONOMIST
40 years experience as an exploration and mining geologist, executive director of two gold producers and strategic planning manager for a leading platinum miner, now focused on mineral economics, project management, due diligence and litigation support assignments.
Liz de Klerk, M.Sc., Pr.Sci.Nat., MIMMM
CEO, MANAGING DIRECTOR (UK) & SENIOR GEOLOGIST
20 years experience in project management, geological modeling and resource estimation, mine optimisation, grade control and metal accounting. Modelling skills include creation and manipulation of drillhole databases, gridding, wireframing, geostatistics, 3D block model estimations and compliant resource reporting. Experience in financial modelling, reserve conversion, mine schedules, processing and environmental laws.
Karen Nash, MA, MPhil, MCIEEM, FRGS
VICE PRESIDENT ENVIRONMENTAL & SOCIAL PERFORMANCE
Has over 30 years experience in Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, Strategy and Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Community & Stakeholder Engagement and Training & Capacity-building. Ms. Nash is active in the natural resource, utilities, energy and education sectors; predominantly extractives and energy transition developments. She has worked on mine sites worldwide and has extensive experience in all regions of Africa.
Stanley C. Bartlett, M.Sc., P.Geo.
SENIOR ECONOMIC GEOLOGIST
Over 40 years experience. Held senior positions in mine operations and project evaluation groups. Played an integral part in the development of the Andacollo Copper operation in Chile as Chief Geologist and Mine Superintendent. Extensive experience with Amax/Canada Tungsten as Chief Mine Geologist at the Cantung mine and at heap leach gold and placer gold mining operations.
Derick R de Wit, MBA, PMP, Pr Tech Eng (Chem Eng), AusIMM(CP), SAIMM
PRINCIPAL PROCESS ENGINEER, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER & DIRECTOR
Over 20 years experience in the development of projects throughout Africa and Canada from geological exploration, through the different feasibility phases, receipt of legislative permits and licences and implementation. He has also acted as a competent valuator to determine the economic value of a wide range of mineral properties and is fully versed in securities exchange compliance across numerous jurisdictions.
Abdoul Aziz Dramé, B.Eng., P.Eng.
A licensed professional mining engineer with over 5 years of industry experience. He has an operational background in underground hard rock mining, as well as project experience across a range of mining studies through scoping, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, as well as operational phases. Possesses a firm understanding of mining methods, mine planning, and scheduling in conjunction with in-depth knowledge of underground drill and blast design and execution.
Richard Gowans, B.Sc., P.Eng.
Almost 40 years experience which consists of operation and design of mineral processing and hydrometallurgical plants and operations, management, commissioning of processing facilities beginning in the platinum mines of South Africa.
Terry Hennessey, P.Geo.
SENIOR ASSOCIATE GEOLOGIST
More than 35 years experience which includes mapping, mineral exploration, drill programme planning, execution and management and mineral resource estimation. Ore Reserve reporting and grade control at several producing mines in Canada including Gold Fields Mining Corporation, Pamour Inc./Giant Yellowknife (later Royal Oak) and Placer Dome.
Tania Ilieva, Ph.D., P.Geo.
30 years experience. Held senior positions with Canadian exploration companies on projects in Canada and South America. Managed exploration programmes/field operations and liaised with government agencies. Experienced in mineral exploration, geology and geographic information systems.
Michael Khoudine, M.Sc., MAusIMM
SENIOR MINING ENGINEER
More than 30 years experience. Previous experience as Project Manager with the VIST Group providing mining consultancy services and implementation of mining software at a broad range of mining operations. Marketing, and sales to the Russian and Central Asia mining market. Mining consultancy experience prior to Micon for the Australian mining software developer Mincom Pty Ltd.
Evgeny Kondratiev, B.Sc., MAusIMM(CP)
SENIOR EXPLORATION GEOLOGIST
Over 30 years experience. Held senior positions in the geological exploration division and the mining department of Norilsk Nickel up to Chief Geologist and implemented the installation of computerised survey and geological data systems at the mines of Norilsk Nickel.
Ryan Langdon, PhD, MCSM, MEarthSci,
Over nine years of experience. Dr. Langdon has an international background in gold and coltan exploration and mining of industrial minerals. He is experienced in resource estimation, green and brownfield exploration, geological modelling, geostatistics, grade-control, geochemistry, big data visualisation and machine learning, as well as academic research.
Bill Lewis, B.Sc., P.Geo.
More than 30 years experience in exploration and mining projects. 10 years in production, sampling and reconciliation programmes for grade control. Mineral resource and reserve estimation in underground mines.
Charley Murahwi, M.Sc., P.Geo., Pr. Sci. Nat., FAusIMM
SENIOR ECONOMIC GEOLOGIST
More than 35 years experience. Held senior management positions with major mining companies, including Anglo American plc., throughout southern Africa. Experienced in mineral exploration, mine development and mining operations, as well as geostatistical techniques in mineral resource/reserve reporting. An expert on the knowledge/genesis of various types of deposits based on training and on-hands experience, e.g. chromite (both stratiform and podiform), PGE, Sedex, VMS, orogenic, epithermal, deposits.
Alan J. San Martin, MAusIMM(CP)
MINERAL RESOURCE SPECIALIST
Has 20 years of experience in mineral exploration. Previously Chief Engineer with Manhattan Minerals on the VMS Tambo Grande Project in Peru, then Senior Geological Modeller with Aurelian Resources on the Fruta del Norte gold project in Ecuador. Experienced in data management for exploration projects, mineral resource estimates and open pit optimisation.
Chitrali Sarkar, M.Sc, P.Geo.
Chitrali Sarkar is a Geologist based in the Toronto office. With more than 9 years of progressive industry experience in exploration management, production and mine planning in Canada and overseas, Chitrali has gained practical knowledge of both underground and open pit mining, successfully driving business results while maximizing utilization of mineral resources in a sustainable manner.
Nigel Smalley, BEng, DipCSM, MIMMM
SENIOR PROCESSING ENGINEER
Almost 30 years experience in mining, minerals and materials, as well as particular processing experience in hydrometallurgy/leaching, froth flotation, solid-liquid separation and gravity concentration. Nigel has held multiple production, research & development, consultancy and management positions. He is proficient in the use of process simulation and mass balance software (particularly ProWare’s METSIM and BRGM’s BILCO3).