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 –
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
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 –
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
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
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.
EXPLORATION & DEVELOPMENT
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