Chris Brodie - CV



Bank Chambers, 29 High Street

Ewell, Surrey KT17 1SB

United Kingdom


T: +44 20 8786 3698  M: +44  7711 519723


Supply Chain Consultant


Supply Chain Consultant with over 40 years of senior management and consulting experience in worldwide companies


Widely experienced in all aspects of international Supply Chain Management (SCM)

¨  Supply chain management

¨  SCM Change management

¨  SCM Training and Development

¨  Procurement

¨  Tendering and Contracting

¨  Senior level negotiation

¨  SCM IT and e-Business Processes  

¨  ERP implementation and development

¨  Compliance and Ethical Behaviour

¨  Inventory management & Warehousing

¨  International logistics and importation

¨  Project procurement and control management

¨  HSE and  CR integration


Supply Chain experience in the Americas, Africa, Asia and CIS, Europe, Turkey and the Middle East with international minerals resource companies, engineering companies and funding agencies.


Professional Experience and Significant Achievements


Independent Mining Supply Consultant

2012 To Date

In recent years, major short- and medium-term supply projects include:

~        Current ongoing projects in 2016-17:

o   Shanta Mining Company Limited – ongoing onsite supply chain review and improvements project since early Dec 2016

o   Ad hoc supply chain consulting work with Rio Tinto, London;

o   Iluka Exploration (Kazakhstan) -  importation and logistics for exploration project;

o   Supply chain advisory projects in Burkina Faso, Turkey, Albania and Kazakhstan;


o   OECD working group -  Kazakhstan Mining Competitiveness Project;  

~        7 months during 2015 designing and implementing SCM manual and electronic processes in Burkina Faso, including preparation and rollout of Supply Chain Process Manual;

~        Forensic and process health check audit at Canadian mining company in Jan 2015.

~        Supply Chain Logistics projects in Kyrgyzstan in 2014 for UK engineering company preparing DFS for new remote gold mine;

~        Procurement management in 2013 for major UK mining and steel company in Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan (7 months), with annual spend of $1.4bn;

~        Inventory management, warehousing and procurement change management for Australian company in Cote d’Ivoire (10 months in 2012)

~        Comprehensive study of supply chain and logistics needs for a remote gold mining site in SW Kyrgyzstan at BFS stage

~        Tendering, negotiation and preparation of  procurement and logistics pre-qualification, tendering and contracts for supply from Chinese and western companies for a Kyrgyz/Australian mining company

~        Capital cost estimating project for a new mine at pre-feasibility stage

~        Hosting a two-day workshop in Kyrgyzstan for SCM best practices.

~        Kazakhstan content and sub-soil procurement legislation advisory consulting for a Canadian company.

~        Preparation of consortium agreement and tendering submission documents for a Kazakh project management company for the supply, construction and installation and commissioning of turnkey plant project.

Several other smaller projects were accomplished.


Prolog Central Asia LLP

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Founder and General Director

Procurement and Logistics Services Company

January 2006 – December 2011



General Director of Prolog Central Asia LLP (PCA) and instrumental in developing PCA’s business since January 2006.  PCA is a supply and service company to the mining and oil & gas industries within Central Asia.


With up to 20 personnel, responsible for overall management and strategy of the company, which has three procurement and logistics streams: consulting, outsourcing and purchasing services; importation and supply of equipment and materials; representation of internationally renowned manufacturers.  International and regional expertise and business acumen was essential to ensure successful and profitable performance to customers year after year. PCA developed contracts with many mining clients including FTSE 100 companies and has a number of recommendations confirming its competence.


Successfully completed consulting projects included

~        design and implementation of procurement policies and procedures for a chrome mine,

~        review and recommendations study for warehousing, inventory management, purchasing and financial interface for an AIM listed gold miner,

~        presentations in Paris France for two consecutive years of Hazmat and Class 7 dangerous goods transportation in CIS,

~        several supply and logistics studies for FTSE 100 and major mining companies for equipment materials and outgoing ore product,

~        hosted seminars on mining procurement legislation and local content in Kazakhstan

~        Outsourced purchasing support at a Kazakh uranium mining company for 3 years during construction.


Newmont Mining Corporation

Denver CO, USA

Supply Chain Director

Gold Producer

July 1999 – Dec 2005


Based in Uzbekistan, responsible for six years for Newmont’s supply chain activities in Central Asia, Turkey and Europe.  Following (my) independent SCM consulting review at Newmont’s remote Zarafshan gold-processing plant in 1998, took on the long-term task of implementing review recommendations, exceeding agreed performance targets and determining and implementing SCM policy and procedures resulting in competent supply chain, uninterrupted production and reduced inventory to $20 million. 


On completion, joined Newmont’s Global Supply Chain Strategy Team, establishing worldwide solutions for the Australian, Indonesian, Ghanaian, US and Peruvian mines to enhance the company’s gold mining position.  Successfully completed Newmont’s Harvard-based Negotiation Course and was a member of the Global-Denver based supply chain corporate policies, procedures and standards working group.


Newmont was an inaugural member of a mining focussed e-business group (Quadrem) and as team member, helped to formulate design and implementation, successfully introducing e-procurement to Central Asia.


Successfully, implemented ERP change (Mincom Ellipse) on time with uninterrupted processing.



Prolog Associates Ltd

London, England


Consulting company specialising in materials procurement and logistics management to the mining industry.



Consulting company specialising in materials procurement and logistics management to the mining industry.

Major assignments during 1998 and 1999 included:

~   Materials management design proposals for gas industry project in Kazakhstan

~   Supply and service contract negotiation and preparation in USA for a copper mining company

~   Supply systems analysis and reporting in Kazakhstan for a major Swiss-based mining company

~   Materials management implementation in Turkey for a Canadian mining company

~   Materials management systems analysis and reporting in Uzbekistan for a multi-national American mining conglomerate, leading to a long term project (see above)

~   Commercial matters relating to mine closures at a copper mines in USA and Canada



Inmet Mining Corporation, Canada

Çayeli Bakır İşletmeleri


Materials Manager

Copper/Zinc Mining Company, operated by Inmet Mining Corp. Canada



Employed at the commencement of a new mine.  Designed and implemented computerised systems and procedures for purchasing, movement and storage of capital, development and operational equipment and materials on time and within budget.  Specified and introduced permanent physical warehousing, stock control and purchasing resources for over 10,000 line items at an optimum value of $4.5 million.


Success resulted in advisory assignments at other company mines in Turkey and Tunisia where computerised inventory and purchasing procedures were introduced, and in the United States and Canada to manage disposal of equipment and materials for mine closures.


Previous Relevant Employment:

1989 - 1992 World Bank: Based in Ghana, responsible for maintaining inventory and supply lines for three state owned mining properties during period of divestiture.

1991 World Bank mission to Mongolia during perestoika, to arrange tenders and contracts for subsistence materials and equipment to support a $30m emergency funding.

1984 - 1989 BCL Ltd, Botswana: As Materials Manager, responsible with a team of 150 in South Africa and Botswana for all supply chain related matters.


Prior years from 1972 were in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Ghana, in increasingly senior procurement positions mainly with substantial mining companies.




Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (M.C.I.P.S.) (1973)

Member of the Institute Of Management (M.I.Mgt.) (1974)




Date of Birth:  9 April 1947

Marital Status: Married

Based:  UK and Kazakhstan





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