Associates

Examples of some of the regular Phoenix Associates

Stratified Deposit Geologist

34 years experience of exploration and mining geology specialising mainly in coal deposits having attained his Honours Degree in Geology. He lead the geological deposit modelling activities of the company and participates in projects both in the UK and overseas. He is familiar with a wide range of geological and mine modelling software and has wide expertise in the assessment of reserves and resources. He was the Principal Geologist at IMC and has worked extensively on numerous projects in the past 12 years internationally in Spain, USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland, Montenegro, Ireland, Indonesia, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, China and Russia as well as extensively in the UK. He is a Competent Person under the requirements of the JORC Code.


Mining Engineer Underground Stratified Deposits

Chartered Engineer; Member Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining; Mine Manager’s 1st Class Certificate. 45 years experience in the coal mining industry at various operational management and executive levels with 11 years spent in consultancy involved in Competent Person’s Reports, mine feasibility and evaluation studies; mine planning; mine development and production; safety and management training. He is a Competent Person under the requirements of the JORC Code.


Process Engineer

BSc Mining Engineering, Mineral Technology Option, (Hons), Royal School of Mines (1974); Associate of the Royal School of Mines (1974); Member Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining; Chartered Engineer. He is a chartered engineer with 25 year international experience in coal washing and extensive knowledge of market trends. He has a technical experience in commercial aspects of coal washing, gained in the course of cooperation with large suppliers of coal preparation equipment and while holding the position of the manager of the coal washing contractor division. He has a specific knowledge of coal markets in Europe, including coal export from Russia. He has wide experience of work in the Russian coal industry in Donbass and other coal regions, as well as experience in operation of coal preparation plants in ports. He is a Competent Person under the requirements of the JORC Code.


Concentrator, Smelter and Refinery Engineer

BSc (Hons) Chemical Engineering University of Edinburgh; Member Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining; Chartered Engineer; Associate Member, Institution of Chemical Engineers, has over 35 years experience in the metal mining industry specifically in process engineering. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1969 with BSc in chemical engineering and joined Roan Consolidated Mines as a metallurgist at Mufulira in Zambia. He has worked in a range of technical and managerial roles in hydrometallurgical and mineral processing plant, culminating in the management of a small remote open pit mine and concentrator and as a senior metallurgist with Billiton International Metals in The Hague. He has participated in the evaluation of investment opportunities and entry negotiations in non-ferrous mining in five continents, work encompassed industrial minerals, oil shale, and coal as well as non-ferrous metals. He established himself as an independent consultant, based in England and serving the international mining industry and is a senior associate participating in numerous feasibility studies and Mineral Experts reports in Asia Africa and the Americas participating in project management, operations management, research, project evaluation and environmental management. He is a Competent Person under the requirements of the JORC Code.


Environmental Engineer

BSc Hons in Applied Chemistry, Kingston-upon-Thames University (1971); Specialist courses in Hydrometallurgy, Solvent Extraction, Management in Industry, Assessment of Competence in Process Operations, Radiological Protection Supervision, Environmental and Safety Auditing, Health and Safety at Work Regulations, COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Assessment, Integrated Pollution Control. He is a senior associate and has over 30 year’s experience in base metals processing including environmental aspects and specialising in the environmental field for the last 15 years. Has acquired a good understanding of the guidelines now adopted by the financial sector as policy for assessing and managing environmental risk and has practical experience in most aspects of environmental auditing and appraisal, including; Due diligence for project finance, privatisation and acquisitions; Compliance audits; Environmental impact and risk assessment; IPPC; Benchmarking of environmental, health and safety management systems; Evaluation and specification of environmental control systems. He has considerable experience with associate international exposure working in geographically, culturally and linguistically challenging regions. He has the ability to liaise effectively with senior executives to obtain relevant information quickly and meet the demanding time schedules of pre-acquisition and project finance reviews.


Hard Rock and Stratified Geologist

B.Sc Geology, Aston University (1968); PhD Geology Sheffield University (1972); Fellow of the Geological Society, London; Chartered Geologist; Member Society of Mining Engineers (US); Member of Institute of Directors. He is a senior associate and former managing director of IMC. He has over 32 years experience in metalliferous and coal geology including 7 years in copper and other base metals. He is experienced in negotiating with senior management of finance institutions, mining houses and national mining administrations. Management experience senior manager of multi-disciplinary project teams in a variety of cultures, languages and in remote locations, covering coal, phosphate, ferrous, base and precious metals; familiar with a wide range of national mining codes and mineral development legislation. Experienced in the preparation and management of multi-disciplinary mining sector investment studies, covering resource and reserves assessment, production scenarios, transport, infrastructure and markets; He is also very experience with investment decisions by major organisations undertaking preparation of financial packages for investment (e.g. due diligence of Bogdanka Mine, Poland for a major international banking group) He has participated as lead geologist for major technical, environmental and social audits e.g. Kazakhmys , the national copper corporation of Kazakhstan, and planning of environmental action plans to meet the standards of multilateral banks and the preparation of Competent Person’s Reports for Stock Exchange listing documents (London, Jakarta, Hong Kong, Melbourne ASX and New York stock exchanges). He is a Competent Person under the requirements of the JORC Code.


Financial Analyst

Fellow, Chartered Management Accountant, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (1991); BSc Hons Physics; Imperial College, London (1974). He is a senior associate with over 20 years of experience in coal and metal mining and in business modelling, mine evaluations, mine investment proposal production, costing of production and general investment appraisal for underground and surface mine operations. Has an in-depth understanding of underground coal mining from both a financial and practical mining viewpoint. Worked over 20 years in the coal mining as a financial expert, research engineer and social mitigation expert and, internationally, has completed many reviews of deep coal mine operations in many countries, he has a extensive knowledge of the FSU, has completed projects in Serbia, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Czech Republic and China, has reviewed mine operations and their future plans. Has produced business plans for mines and mining operations with the intent of seeking international investment for capital expenditure to increase production and reduce costs. Understands the business environment, having helped two consultancies start up and operate commercially selling their services. This has included business development, negotiation of contracts and delivery; has over ten years of experience in business modelling, mine evaluations, mine investment proposal production, costing of production and general investment appraisal. He has spent over ten years conceiving capital projects, producing the related business plans and implemented them successfully. This has included over twenty major capital investments.


Mining Engineer Hard Rock

B Sc Engineering in Mining (Hons), Royal School of Mines, London (1964); Associate of the Royal School of Mines; Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (UK); Chartered Engineer. He is a senior associate with over 40 years experience in surface and underground copper and gold mining operations and senior management. He has worked in the mine construction industry, and the consultancy sector. His career has taken him to Central and Southern Africa, Canada, Central and South America, Central Asia and Australia. During that time, he has worked in both developed and developing countries with a wide range of personnel. He has been instrumental in working with indigenous personnel in the mining sector, in Zambia and Zimbabwe. In Canada, he was involved in the construction of new gold mine at a green field operation. He was formerly the Manager of Mining for the UK office of an international minerals engineering company, in sole charge of the geological and mining aspects of a number of feasibility studies, due diligence and operational audits, performing the role of independent engineer and mine design projects for international clients. He is a Competent Person under the requirements of the JORC Code.


Electrical Engineer

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Diploma; MQB Electrical Engineering Certificate; MQB Class I Certificate; Fellow Institution of Mining Mechanical and Mining Electrical Engineers. He has 45 years experience as an electrical, mechanical and infrastructure engineer in major projects worldwide including coal mining, metalliferous base metals civil engineering, shaft sinking, and mine development and tunnelling. He is experienced in power generation, transmission and distribution networks and major mine infrastructure facilities.


Mechanical Engineer

BSc (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Newcastle; Post Graduate Diploma in Engineering Business Management, University of Warwick. Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Fellow of the Institution of Mining Minerals & Metallurgy [Iom3]. [Past President Yorkshire Branch and National Council Member]. Member of the Institute of Asset Management. Coal mining specialist with 40 years technical and operational experience. Engineering consultant since 2014. Head of Engineering for UK Coal Deep Mines and responsible as Owner’s representative for all equipment and systems. Various engineering roles within the UK coal industry since 1971.


Mining Engineer Stratified Deposits

BEng Mining Engineering (Hons), Nottingham University (1982); Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining; Chartered Engineer. Coal mining specialist with 30 years technical and operational experience within underground and opencast mining operations. Held a number of Colliery Management positions in UK and South Africa. Since 2005, mine consultant in SA and UK. He is a Competent Person under the requirements of the JORC Code.


Civil Engineer

BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering; Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers and Institute of Municipal Engineers. 40 years’ experience in civil and structural design in urban and industrial development. Inspection and condition monitoring of surface structures. Design and specification of shaft, mine and surface infrastructure including new buildings, roads, railways and highways. Coal mining hazards, shaft treatment and historic mining liabilities. Planning supervisor under CDM Regulations for Engineering hazards and liabilities contracts. Overseas experience in Europe, Asia and South America dealing with mine planning, construction and infrastructure works.


Mine Ventilation Engineer

HNC, Mining Engineering, Mine Ventilation Officers Certificate (C&G), Advanced Ventilation Engineering (CEITech.). Over 40 years experience and recognised internationally as a senior Mining Ventilation, Methane and underground environmental Engineer specialising in methane extraction from the strata and from both active and closed coal mines, together with ventilation of the workplace in metal and mineral mines, railway tunnels, water and sewage systems and nuclear waste repositories.


Mining Engineer Stratified and Evaporite Deposits

BEng Mining Engineering (Hons), Nottingham University (1995); Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining; Chartered Engineer. Coal mining specialist with 19 years technical and operational experience within underground and opencast mining operations. Held a number of Colliery Manager roles in South Africa and the role of Deep Mines Director within the UK coal mining industry. He is a Competent Person under the requirements of the JORC Code.


Coal Process Engineer

An accomplished Engineer and Manager whose career has encompassed independent consultancy, Mining Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering, Management of Processing Plants, Project Management, Marketing and Quality Assurance and Statutory responsibility for a complex and continuous process business operating under IPC authorisation. He has a wide experience in the interpretation of coal washability and quality data, coal utilisation and preparation in relation to all sectors of the coal business. He is an effective communicator with a wide experience of dealing with people at all levels within an organisation and with suppliers and clients.