CBC and Associated Companies - Projects




  • 2015 ERP Implementation (SCM modules) and Supply Chain Lead, True Gold Mining, Burkina Faso – long-term.
  • 2015 Design of complete Supply Chain Policies and Procedure for True Gold Mining in West Africa, with supporting manual – long-term
  • 2015 Forensic Audit of Supply Chain for True Gold Mining in West Africa – Short-term
  • 2012-13 Supply Chain Management, change management and warehouse expansion for Newcrest mining at Bonikro, Cote d’Ivoire, aimed at improved efficiencies and lower costs (overall direct and indirect cost reduction estimated to be approximately 15%) – long-term
  • 2009 Review of and recommendations for inventory and accounting processes at gold mining enterprise in Kazakhstan.
  • 1999 – 2005 Supply Chain management for Newmont Mining in Uzbekistan, Turkey and Europe. Member of Global Supply Group for US, Ghana, Peru, Australia and worldwide.
  • 1998 – SCM review and report for Newmont Mining, Uzbekistan – short-term
  • 1998 – SCM review and report for Glencore Mining in Kazakhstan – short-term
  • 1997-98 SCM change management project for Inmet Mining, Tunisia – medium-term
  • 1998 – SC Management stand-in role at Çayeli Bakir Turkey – medium term
  • 1992 – 1997 Employment
  • 1991 Tender drafting and administration project for World Bank mission to Mongolia – short-term
  • 1989 – 1992 World Bank project to manage SCM during Ghana’s State Gold Mining Corporation’s divestiture programme, with the aim of minimising costs and avoiding unnecessary expenditure.




  • 2014 Long–term procurement change management project in Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine for Arcelor Mittal Mining including responsibility for procurement activities (annual spend $1.4bn) with the aim of reducing costs. The price reduction project campaign resulted in cost lowered prices of 12.7% overall.
  • 2010-11 Contract with Kazakhmys for purchasing services for assaying and laboratory services in Eastern Kazakhstan, with the aim of reducing costs.
  • 2009-10 Purchasing services contract with Rio Tinto for their exploration and infrastructure project in Uzbekistan. 
  • 2008-9 Six purchasing and logistics specialists provided for 2 years to work at Canadian client’s site in Kazakhstan during construction phase of uranium plant expansion.
  • 2008 Implementation of a temporary manual purchasing procedure designed by us at a newly-developed mine in Kazakhstan, to support the mine during its early stages. The procedure remained in place for several years.
  • 2006-2008 Provided in-country purchasing (tendering, evaluations, contracting) and technical services to EPCM contractor DRA South Africa for the Voskhod Chrome mine plant construction project, including design institutes, earthworks, construction, electrics and infrastructure, international and domestic freight contracts. Value $45m.
  • 2006-date Freight management contracts to and from worldwide locations including tendering for agents/forwarders and shippers, management of all aspects of freight movement and documentation door-to-door, Customs formalities at all points and advice and consultation.




  • 2016 Logistics advice and importation support for Iluka Exploration (Kazakhstan) Ltd for importatio0n of exploration equipment - ongoing
  • 2012 Route Survey from Abidjan (port) to a remote mine in central Cote d’Ivoire for the shipment of heavy plant and equipment.
  • 2011 Freight management of containerised freight from Perth to NE Kazakhstan for new Australian-owned analytical laboratory.
  • 2011 Route survey from Kashgar China to Shambesai mining project in SW Kyrgyzstan.
  • 2010-11 Contract with Kazakhmys for the transportation management of over 30 tonnes of critical ore samples from Boshakul project to overseas laboratories.
  • 2007 Route and logistics needs survey from Inder (near Atyrau) Kazakhstan to a remote borate mining project in the Kazakh central steppes, with a review of rail freight services.




  • 2016 Rio Tinto Exploration London and Kazakhstan consulting relating to due diligence and tendering of drilling contractors, and other projects - ongoing
  • 2013 – 14 Long-term procurement and logistics project for Manas Resources during BFS and DFS preparation and in-depth analysis to reduce CAPEX and OPEX costs. Costs reduced from $70m to $50m.
  • Preparation of purchasing and logistics studies in Kazakhstan for strategic and IPO purposes, including competent-person sign-off letters for IPO purposes, for several materials:
    • 2011 Ammonium Nitrate
    • 2010 & 2011 Transportation and handling relating to Class 7 and nuclear materials, prepared and presented in Paris in summer 2010 and autumn 2011 (update) prior to World Nuclear Association Conference.
    • 2009 Sulphuric Acid (two separate reports)
    • 2009 Storage and resale of hazardous process reagents
    • 2007 Export of borates
    • 2007 Export of potash
    • 2006 Export of chrome ore




  • 2009 Technical management of a remote long-term drilling program to ensure compliance with third-party design parameters.
  • 2008-9 Technical third-party inspection and expediting of locally manufactured specialised fabrications including 18 locally produced rubberised ion-exchange vessels for Cameco’s Inkai uranium mine. This project covered a 2 year period.
  • 2008 Technical review of in-pit crushing needs for open-pit gold mining facility in Kazakhstan: technical site review and submission of crushing plant recommendations, tender for approved plant, bid evaluation and recommendation of appropriate crushing and screening plant, negotiation and contracting for approved plant, logistics and installation support. 




  • 1999 – Mine closure consultant with responsibility for sale of assets at Inmet Mining’s Winston Lake in Ontario, Canada
  • 1998 Mine closure project including sale of assets at Inmet Mining’s Copper Range mine in Michigan, USA – medium term




  • 2006 – Computerised Maintenance Management Systems review and recommendations for Inmet Mining, Spain – short-term