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Principal Mining Engineer | Nat. Diploma Mining – EUR Eng – CEng – FIM
Mr. Gillespie has over 50 years of comprehensive mining operational and planning experience. He commenced his career with British Coal in Scottish Division and later went to the Zambian Copper belt where he held senior positions, both technical and operational, in surface and underground copper/cobalt mines. Bill moved to South Africa with McAlpine Mining & Civils as Manager Mining involved in owner and contract mining of Opencast Coal and Base Metals progressing to Managing Director McAlpine SA. Subsequent to the sale of McAlpine mining interests to Gencor, Bill joined Trans Natal as Senior Manager Inland Coal operations and marketing. Gencor seconded Bill to their Australian business unit as Manager Coal Development. He subsequently became General Manager Billiton, Australasia region responsible for exploration, acquisitions and business development after Gencor’s reverse takeover of Billiton.
General Manager & Senior Mining Engineer | B.E. (Mining Engineering), MSAIMM
Mr. Vyas has over 18 years of comprehensive open pit and underground mining experience. He commenced his career with Hindustan Zinc Limited (India) as Engineer-Mines and later joined Datamine International Ltd. (India), Ararat Gold Recovery Company (Armenia), Konkola Copper Mines Plc (Zambia), Datamine South Africa, CAE Mining Africa and ABGM South Africa. He joined ABGM South Africa in 2011 and has since been involved in various underground and open pit projects specialising in chrome and platinum commodities. He played a pivotal role in optimising and improving business profitability on the Gamsberg Open Pit Project for Vedanta and Thaba Open Pit Chrome Mine for CCMSA. His expertise includes project management, mine consulting, pre-feasibility studies; open pit optimisation and strategic mine planning. He has extensive knowledge in planning software platforms for mine planning, design and scheduling including NPVS/Whittle and Datamine Studio platforms.
Operations Manager & Senior Mining Engineer | B.Tech Mining Engineering, MSAIMM
Mr Oosthuizen has over 18 years of experience, the first 10 years being spent working for AngloGold Ashanti’s deepest underground gold operation at Mponeng Mine. He joined ABGM South Africa in 2011 to further his expertise in the mining engineering industry and has since been involved in various underground and open pit projects and specialising in hard rock metal and coal opencast and underground projects. He is actively involved in the technical management of projects with regards to mine optimisation and tactical planning at various operations in South Africa and abroad. His expertise includes project management, mine consulting, pre-feasibility studies; financial modelling, mine design and LOM planning/scheduling and open pit optimisation. He has extensive knowledge in planning software platforms for mine planning, design and scheduling including NPVS/Whittle and Datamine Studio platforms.
KAMAL CHATTERJEE– Project Manager
Principal Mining Engineer | B.E. Mining Engineering, MSAIMM, MEP.
Mr. Chatterjee has over 25 years of comprehensive open pit and underground mining experience. He commenced his career with Tata Steel (India) as Assistant Manager and in 2006 advanced to Operations Manager for 2 operating mines in West Bokaro, India for Tata. Since 2008 he has worked for various reputable companies including GMR Energy Limited, Oswal Chemicals as Vice President, UltraTech Cement Limited as VP and recently since 2013 as Director – Mining and Exploration South Africa. His expertise includes project management, mine consulting, pre-feasibility studies; open pit optimisation and strategic mine planning, business process improvements and managing exploration database integration, leading and co ordinating a team of consultants, geologists and mining engineers personnel and due diligence, feasibility, development and commissioning projects. He has extensive knowledge in planning software platforms for mine planning, design and scheduling including NPVS/Whittle and Datamine Studio platforms.
Principal Mining Consultant | NHD-Mine Surveying, MDP-Mine Management
Mr. Gilbert is qualified in business management and mine surveying with extensive experience in the mineral extraction industry particularly in contract management and mineral resource management. A pragmatic, analytical and logical person with good interpersonal skills and has a sound understanding of the financial and technical constraints involved in large mining operations. He is action orientated and resourceful, and excellent at getting to the core of a situation. Philip possesses a varied skill set and experience that promotes and enables communication across disciplinary and departmental boundaries; and has proven project management skills in areas such as tender preparation, mining operations, systems testing and system implementation. His excellent report writing skills have been used extensively by several companies to improve the quality of proposals and technical reports. More recently Philip has been consulting to various mining contractors in South Africa and Australia. Philip recently worked as Principal Mining Consultant for MineRP in Brisbane. His analytical skills have been used to improve operational efficiencies in various mining operations worldwide. Philip also has an ‘eye for detail’ but has a practical grasp of the required amount of detail that is necessary for the work at hand.
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