Curriculum Vitae Summary
Breton Neil Scott

Expertise: Consulting Engineer - Due Diligences/Reviews, Project Management, Financial Modelling/Mineral Asset Valuations, Mining Engineering, Rock Engineering
Date of birth:05/02/1976
Nationality:South African
Commodity exposure:Gold, Platinum, Coal, Chrome, Nickel, Copper, Rare Earth Elements, Uranium, Diamonds, Phosphates, other base metals
Country exposure:South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Burundi, Kazakhstan, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Nigeria, Sweden, Morocco, DRC, Tanzania


Breton has 2 decades’ post-qualification experience in the mining and project engineering industry. He has been involved in a variety of activities ranging from mine operations, project management, mining and rock engineering, mineral asset valuations, due diligences, EPCM contracts and related feasibility studies.

Over the past 13 years, whilst in the project consulting and engineering industry (excluding production experience) Breton has systematically built significant experience in managing projects in a variety of industries, departments and divisions as business units. Each required office administration, marketing, networking, proposal management, HR considerations, financial modelling, fund raising and budget, time and quality management. Even though Breton is a mining engineer by training, he has developed skills suitable for general management, business administration and project management. He can operate in any environment, not only mining. (Examples include process plants, water treatment plants, business advisory to other consulting engineering practices, agriculture, corporate social responsibility project etc.) During this period, Breton has been involved in over 140 projects in a variety of industries and at different stages of development.

More recently, Breton has also been involved with asset valuations for various business rescue and liquidation practitioners, business plan development for start-up businesses in other non-mining related industries as well as company valuations.

Membership in Professional Institutions and Socities:

Class Professional Society Year of Registration
PrEng(Mining) Engineering Council of South Africa 2006
PMP Project Management Institute 2009
Fellow Southern African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy 1999
Member South African Institute of Rock Engineering 2002


Degree/Diploma Field Institution Year
MBA Master’s in Business Administration Wits Business School 2011
BSc Mining Engineering University of Witwatersrand 1998
Mine Man. Mine Managers Certificate Chamber of Mines 2002
Rock Eng. Rock Mechanics Certificate Chamber of Mines 2005

Selected and Most Recent Projects Completed:

Year Client Commodity Project Description
2017 Vedanta Resources Zinc Technical Economic Advisory to CEO
2017 Londani Coal Coal Mine Management including all CSR responsibilities
2016 Pula Group Graphite Operations Business Plan, Asset Valuation and Fund Raising
2016 Mazars Various Technical and Financial Audits on various Gecamines businesses
2016 Agri All Africa Poultry Farming Business Plan and Fund Raising
2015 Sudor Coal Coal CPR & Coal Resource/Reserve Estimate
2014 Du Sud Resources Coal Business and preliminary operations plan
2014 Du Sud Resources Copper Business and preliminary operations plan
2014 Sudor Coal Coal CPR & Coal Resource/Reserve Estimate
2014 Red Rock Resources Gold Preliminary Economic and Technical Assessment
2013 Various Clients Gold, Uranium, Coal Various Due Diligences
2013 Various Clients Gold, Chrome, Coal Various Asset and Mineral Asset Valuations
2013 Rainbow International Rare Earths Initial Operations Plan
2013 Randgold Resources Gold Independent Mining Review
2012 Eskom Coal Various Due Diligences for new coal mines
2007-2012 Norilsk Nickel Africa Nickel, Copper Various feasibility studies for Selkirk, Phoenix
2012 Total Coal Coal PFS’s for Eloff, Schurvekop
2012 ASA Metals Sinosteel Chrome PFS and Optimisation for Dilokong
2011 Continental Coal Coal Feasibility Study for De Wittekrans
2008-2010 Great Basin Gold Gold Burnstone FS and EPCM contract for Metallurgical Plant
2006-2007 Konkola Copper Mine Copper Various consulting jobs on tramming upgrade, Nchanga optimisation review
2004 European Minerals Corporation Gold, Copper Bankable Feasibility Study

Previous Employment Record:

Year Company Job Description
2012-2013 The MSA Group Title: Manager Mining Consulting
Division management, Business Development, Mining Consulting
2006-2012 TWP Projects Title: Manager Mineral Economics and Project Manager
Project Management, Department management, Consulting
2005-2006 Groundwork Consulting Title: Mining Engineering Consultant
Rock Engineering and Mining consulting
2004-2005 MDM Ferroman Title: Project Engineer
Project management and engineering
1999-2004 Impala Platinum Title: Shift Supervisor and Acting Rock Engineer
Mainly production and various rock engineering activities