PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 16, 2022 – CSA Global (an ERM Group company) is pleased to announce the appointment of Principal Consultant Sonia Konopa to its Corporate team based in Brisbane, Australia.
Manager of Corporate Ivy Chen stated: “Sonia will provide expert-level consulting services, technical advice and guidance across a range of commodities and geological settings. She will be involved in leading our business development efforts on the eastern seaboard of Australia and in South-East Asia to further expand our services and engagement with major, mid-tier and junior mining houses, financial institutions, and corporate advisory organisations.”
“As well as boosting the capacity of the Corporate team in due diligence, technical reviews and independent reporting, Sonia’s broad practical experience extends to Mineral Resource estimation, exploration, project management, and business development projects”, added Ivy.
Sonia has worked in various roles across Australia, Laos, Indonesia, Thailand, and the United Kingdom and has extensive international expertise working for Martabe Gold Mine, Anglo American, AMC Consultants and PanAust.
Prior to joining CSA Global, Sonia was Head of Mineral Resources in Indonesia for PT Archi Indonesia, developing the Toka Tindung Gold project in North Sulawesi. Sonia was responsible for the provision of technical and business expertise to promote business value growth for all stakeholders. During her time there, she provided mentorship and guidance for the resource development project team, helping to develop robust, fit for purpose, industry compliant resource models and collaborated with business units to enable the timely progression of resources into reserves and development into new mine operations.
In her new role with CSA Global and working closely with ERM’s Mergers and Acquisitions team, Sonia will undertake technical assessments to support all commercial transactions, including IPOs, mergers, takeovers, and valuations. Her wide range of operational experience will extend to supporting the company’s resources and geoscience teams when opportunities arise, assist in matters across advisory compliance reporting for clients listing on various international stock exchanges.
Commenting on her appointment, Sonia stated: “I am very excited to join the CSA Global corporate team and being part of a leading industry consulting group. I am looking forward to the challenges and the opportunities associated with my new role, and providing support, and business growth and expansion in the APAC region. I look forward to reconnecting with old clients and making connections with new clients and business partners.”
CSA Global is a leading provider of consulting services to the global minerals industry and specialises in corporate, mining, resources, geometallurgy, geoscience, exploration, technology and data and water services. CSA Global has been delivering trusted technical services, training and independent advice to public and private mining companies, governments, industry associations, financial and legal groups globally for more than 35 years. CSA Global is a member of the ERM group of companies, a global provider of sustainability advisory services, including environmental, health, safety, risk, and social consulting. CSA Global and ERM work collaboratively on projects with a view to better support the evolving needs of our clients to help them operate more sustainably.
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