Our Team

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.

Richard Gowans, B.Sc., P.Eng.

PRINCIPAL METALLURGIST & DIRECTOR

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.

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.

Kerrine Azougarh, B.Sc., P.Eng.

PRINCIPAL MINING ENGINEER

Over 25 years of open pit mine engineering experience both in operations and the management of international mining projects. Extensive experience within operational, consulting, and EPCM environments, coordinating with both multidisciplinary groups and key stakeholders.

Matthew Ball, MSci Geology

JUNIOR RESOURCE GEOLOGIST

Over four years experience in production, resource estimation, geological modelling, exploration and data visualisation, grade control planning and sampling, exploration drill planning, diamond core logging, grade control and resource modelling, reconciliation, geological mapping, sample result validation and QA/QC as well as database management.

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.

Abdoul Aziz Dramé, B.Eng., P.Eng.

MINING ENGINEER

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.

Tania Ilieva, Ph.D., P.Geo.

SENIOR GEOLOGIST

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,
CGeol, FGS

RESOURCE GEOLOGIST

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.

SENIOR GEOLOGIST & DIRECTOR

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.

GEOLOGIST

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.

Terry Hennessey

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.