Breton has 16 years' 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 10 years, whilst in the project consulting and engineering industry (excluding production experience) Breton has systematically built significant experience in managing projects, departments and divisions as business units. Each required office administration, marketing, networking, proposal management, HR considerations 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 is capable of operating in any engineering environment, not only mining. (Examples include process plants, water treatment plants, business advisory to other consulting engineering practices etc.)
He has extensive experience in a variety of commodities, including gold, platinum, coal, base metals, iron ore, nickel, copper, rare earths, uranium to name a few. More recently, Breton has also been involved with asset valuations for various business rescue and liquidation practitioners and business plan development for start-up businesses in other non-mining related engineering service industries.