PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA – MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2022 – CSA Global (an ERM Group company) is pleased to announce the appointment of Manager-Africa, Sifiso Siwela to its regional team based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Partner, Director-Africa, Brendan Clarke stated: I am excited to have Sifiso join our team. He has a strong consulting pedigree and a demonstrable track-record of adding value to his client’s projects. His appointment provides an opportunity to contribute to a growing global company, adding additional capacity and specialist capability locally. His technical consulting and management consulting experience and his knowledge of digital trends enable the identification of value-creation and growth opportunities for clients, supplemented by the technical expertise to deliver on them.”
Prior to joining CSA Global, Sifiso was Senior Manager at Deloitte Technical Mining Advisory and was responsible for managing global multi-disciplinary projects across mine value chain strategic exploration planning, target generation, the life of mine audits and strategy design.
With the EMEA region seeing significant growth opportunities from new clients and within CSA Global’s strong client base and our parent company ERM, the company has decided to capitalise on these opportunities. The appointment of Sifiso, who possesses a solid local and regional network, high business development acumen and a solid track record in the South African consulting market, is paramount to the continued success of CSA Global in the region, said Brendan.
During his tenure at Deloitte, Sifiso conducted several major assignments, including the mineral asset and equity valuation of chromite and coal projects in Turkey and South Africa, the digitalisation strategy and operating model for a Ministry of Mines in the Middle East, and several Mineral Resource and Reserve reviews on projects throughout Africa, Brazil, and the United States of America.
Sifiso’s appointment comes at an exciting time for CSA Global as current Partner-EMEA, Galen White, a geologist with more than twenty-five years of experience in the international exploration and mining arena, transitions into a newly created role as Partner – Growth and Delivery, effective 01 May.
Galen commenced his current role in 2017 during a restructure of the global executive team and prior to its acquisition by parent company ERM. He will focus on growth strategy, strategic client relationships, technical project execution and delivery, and continuing to enhance the delivery of our integrated technical and sustainability consulting to clients.
The strategic move for Galen provides an enormous opportunity for Brendan to transition into the role of Partner-EMEA. This promotion will see Brendan manage the current operations for the EMEA region.
Brendan commenced with CSA Global in 2018 and has 22 years of industry experience covering exploration, project evaluation, development studies and expert reporting across a broad range of mineral commodities.
“It has been a privilege to have led the CSA Global team in EMEA for the past five years, delivering growth and expansion of integrated technical service offerings from our UK, Ireland, and South Africa teams. I am confident that under Brendan’s leadership, we will see continued growth in the region, underpinned by the delivery to clients of quality technical outcomes and solution-driven consulting from our passionate regional and global team. I look forward to working with the EMEA team, and with Brendan and Sifiso in particular, and wish them every success in their respective roles,” stated Galen.
Commenting on his promotion, Brendan added: “I have found my time leading CSA Global’s African team extremely rewarding. We have grown our market share in a short space of time and are now in the position to offer complete mining project lifecycle support to the South African and broader African markets. I am confident Sifiso will take the CSA Global African team from strength to strength. On a personal note, I am looking forward to the challenge of leading a bigger team in the EMEA region, developing our client base and service offerings further, and enhancing the powerful legacy Galen has cemented for CSA Global in the region.”
Sifiso stated: “I am excited to have joined CSA Global; my future vision entails the growth of the CSA Global service offerings in Africa to see us become the foremost strategic technical advisor to the mining industry in the continent. I am keen to progress aligning the combined offerings of CSA Global and ERM to the green economy and capitalise on new opportunities and untapped potential across Africa.”
Sifiso graduated with an Honours in Geology and holds a Graduate Diploma in Engineering in Geostatistics and Mineral Resource Evaluation. He currently serves on the SAMCODES committee and served as immediate past president of the Geological Society of South Africa. He will join CSA Global’s South African team at the upcoming Investing in African Mining Indaba conference held between 9-12 May 2022.
Manager – Africa
Partner – EMEA
Partner – Growth & Strategy
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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