Qualifications and Publications

Education and Professional Qualifications.

  • BSc (Hons) in Minerals Engineering, University of Birmingham, 1972
  • Cranfield School of Management “Business Growth and Development” programme 1997
  • Chartered Engineer
  • Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3)
  • President of MinSouth, the London branch of IoM3, 2009-10
  • Fellow of the Southern African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (SAIMM).
  • Member of Mensa.
  • Languages: basic to moderate in French, German, Afrikaans, isiZulu and a little Finnish.
  • Extensive computer experience with both Windows and Mac OS, and their business applications.


  • Co-authored a chapter for the 2002 SME Handbook “Minerals Processing Plant Design”.
  • Co-authored the “Pressure Filtration” chapter of the 2005 Elsevier book “Solid Liquid Separation Scale-Up”.
  • Author of several papers on coal-gold agglomeration and filtration. 

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