• June 16, 2023

Meet CSA Global at The London Indaba 2023

Published on June 16th, 2023

CSA Global is excited to be attending The London Indaba Conference between 26 and 27 June 2023 at the InterContinental Park Lane, in London.

With Africa home to many of the world’s essential minerals and metals including PGMs, gold, copper, cobalt, nickel, lithium, graphite, rare earths, vanadium, manganese, coal, to name but a few, and many African countries have these in abundance. African countries will continue to play a vitally important role in supplying the many important minerals and metals needed for our future society.

At the same time, the imperatives of decarbonization, transition to a green economy and goal of net zero have sparked a substantial spike in interest in mining from the international investment community in recent times, and geopolitical concerns and increasingly limited supply are encouraging many countries to diversify their supply chains and incentivise the extraction and processing of minerals and metals.

The 2023 London Indaba will focus on:

  • Why is Africa important to the future of mining and why is mining important to Africa?
  • How are the world’s governments incentivizing future metals and minerals and what are the implications for Africa?
  • Which commodities will be the winners and losers?
  • What is the outlook for supply and demand?
  • What is the future role of PGMs?
  • What will be the role for copper in future applications?
  • How will gold continue to be relevant in the future?
  • Is there a place for coal in meeting energy needs in the short term?
  • The little understood role of manganese – why is it critical now and in the future?
  • What are the drivers behind the latest developments in battery chemistries?
  • What is the role of vanadium in battery energy storage?

Meet Our Team

Maria O’Connor
Technical Director – Mineral Resources (EMEA)

Maria has more than 17 years’ experience in operations and consulting and has worked on a wide variety of deposits globally. She is a resource geologist with strong skills in resource estimation, feasibility studies, project evaluations, resources auditing, due diligence studies, fatal flaw analyses, grade control, project management, technical reporting, and provision of training. Her key focus areas include resource estimation (Qualified Person for gold and other commodities), feasibility studies, gap analysis, design and implementation of systems and procedures, production reconciliation, project evaluations, resource auditing, due diligence, fatal flaw analysis, grade control, technical reporting. Focused on continual improvement of mineral resource models using geological interpretation, mapping, production data and reconciliation to iteratively improve long-term and short-term modelling and bring together technical teams to deliver commercial outcomes.

Bruce Pilcher
Principal Mining Engineer

Bruce is a Chartered Mining Engineer with over 35 years’ experience in underground and surface mining operations in South Africa, Australia, and the United Kingdom. He has served as a Mine Superintendent, Regional and Technical Services Manager and has considerable experience in production management, mine design and planning, with contract management in the precious and base metal mining industries. Bruce has worked within the explosives industry focusing on drilling and blasting applications, and contracting including management of optimization projects in Australia, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, Poland, and Kyrgyzstan. Bruce is a Competent Person (CP) as defined by the JORC Code (2012) and NI43- 101 guidelines. His specific skills are in Open pit and Underground Mining, Project and Contract Management, Mine Planning, Selling of Services and Products, Feasibility and Due Diligence studies. Recently Bruce has been involved with the Fire & Explosion and Emergency Response Safety Audits of Glencore’s mines for ERM.

Dr Matthew Field
Manager, Resources – UK

Matthew has over 35 years of experience in mining and exploration. He specializes in geological data capture and the application of quantitative analysis techniques to geological definition of ore bodies, geological modelling, QA/QC implementation and mineral resource estimation. Successful application of mineral resource estimation techniques to geometallurgical modelling is a recent success that demonstrates his knowledge of a variety of geostatistical estimation techniques, beyond typical linear methods. He has developed financial modelling skills and has prepared several techno-economic models for mining projects and has an excellent understanding of the links between the resource and production outcomes and the economic drivers that affect mining operations. He has participated in several large capital development projects and has both open pit and underground mining geology experience.

Nerys Walters
Principal Geologist

Nerys works across multidisciplinary technical teams within the mining industry. Her work focusses on realising data within geologically realistic 3D models. This work results in improved understanding of and confidence in Mineral Resource and Ore Control models. Improving down-stream efficiencies and cost saving within the mining cycle. Through her twenty-year career Nerys has worked on projects spanning early-stage exploration through to mine site production. Nerys’ skills include 3D implicit and explicit modelling of geology and mineralisation using Micromine and Leapfrog Geo software, drill hole planning for grass roots exploration and near mine development through to site reviews for JORC / NI43-101 compliance, lab audits and Mineral Resource estimation.

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