Chris will be responsible for implementing and managing the UK mining function and strategies in the EMEA region, engaging with clients, driving business development, and pursuing opportunities in the region.
Director of Europe and Africa, Galen White stated: “I am excited to bring Chris into this role. Chris has a proven track record in delivering excellence in technical planning and execution to projects, with a pragmatic and value-adding approach highly valued by our clients. He will work closely with our global mining team and ERM colleagues to deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients through the delivery of our mining and sustainability offering.’
Chris commenced with CSA Global in 2019 as a principal mining engineer and has more than 35 years’ experience in mine planning and project development. He has led extensive projects in Africa, South America, and Europe. He has been involved in delivering definitive feasibility studies, addressing a variety of commodities, including gold, zinc, platinum group metals (PGMs), and copper. He has incorporated new technologies and sustainability themes in the studies he has delivered for clients globally, added Galen.
Further to his mine planning expertise, Chris has broadened his skills through the award of a Master of Science in Mining Geology. He has added additional competency directly aligned to our vision of underpinning sustainable mining with excellence in geoscience, project evaluation, technical planning, and execution.
Prior to joining CSA Global Chris held roles as an independent technical consultant, manager and technical director, with varied experience including project appraisals and discoveries in Africa (Nimba Detrital Iron Ore Deposit), management of technical programs in Greenland and spent the early part of his career as a mining engineer in the heart of South Africa’s mining industry.
Commenting on his appointment, Chris stated: ‘I’m very excited to be heading up the CSA Global EMEA mining team and I am looking forward to the challenges associated with my new role and growing the market share in one of the world’s leading mining jurisdictions. I have worked on and managed many projects in more than 15 countries in Africa, and I have a deep understanding of the region’s exploration and mining industry.’
CSA Global is a leading provider of management and consulting services and specialises in corporate, mining, resources, exploration, technology, and water services to a wide variety of clients across the global minerals industry. 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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