Management Team


BRETON SCOTT: MANAGING DIRECTOR

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, mineral asset transactions, independent due diligences and reviews, 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, 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


ROB PATTERSON: CONSULTING ENGINEER

Rob is a fully qualified diploma Mining Engineer with extensive International, Commercial and Technical experience in a wide diversity of mining related environments. He has demonstrated his ability to rationalise Project Management and Project Services for improved productivity and profitability.

Rob has over 40 years' experience in the preparation of estimates, tenders, the purchasing of the equipment and the project management and control for large-scale surface and underground mining operations. He has been involved with the preparation of NI 43-101 Technical reports and LoM planning and he is experienced in freight logistics and trading in African and the Middle East countries.

Most recently Rob has been project managing as the client's representative on a significant gold project and a uranium project; both of them incorporating the metallurgical and tailings facility, diesel generator banks and the Mine infrastructure.


DR NICOLAAS CASPER STEENKAMP: CONSULTING GEOLOGIST

Dr Nicolaas C. Steenkamp works as a Geologist and Business Analyst and has over 12 years of experience in a broad range of fields. Nicolaas obtained a PhD in Geology at the University of Pretoria and is a registered PrSciNat with SACNASP. He is also a member of the GSSA, SASS and SAIMM.

He is involved in contractor management, geological, geotechnical and geometallurgical project work and studies. Dr Steenkamp has a background in the geological field that includes, but is not limited to: Geological- and geotechnical core logging, underground face mapping, regional surface mapping, greenfields- and brownfields exploration. He has also been involved in technical reporting, due diligence and desktop studies. He also has a background in X-ray analytical methods, specifically EMP and XRF. He was most recently involved in a shaft sinking and decline rehabilitation project where a unique set of geological and geotechnical challenges are faced in terms of development through sand and stiff clays.

ANTHONY JAMIESON: ASSOCIATE CONSULTING ENGINEER

Anthony has been in the engineering fraternity for 3 decades and has skills in the management and execution of Projects, ensuring effective coordination of the respective staff within the Project environment. He has extensive experience in planning, directing, coordinating and budgeting of the activities concerning the construction and maintenance of Construction Projects, as well as overseeing the Project organization, scheduling and Implementation. In particular, he has skills for the verification of construction structures, the coordination of the control of material and equipment inventory, monitoring the usage of materials in relation to the Project Plan and managing the relevant Quantity Surveyors. In addition, he is proficient in the development and implementation of SHEQ policies and Risk Management Plans.

ARAYAN GOVINDASAMY: ASSOCIATE CONSULTING ENGINEER

Arayan is a qualified BSc Mechanical Engineer and is registered as a Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute in the USA. He has worked as a Mechanical Engineer since graduation in 2006. He has extensive experience in both mechanical engineering and project management for high value capital projects in both the Petro-Chemical as well as the Mining environments. This includes managing local and international EPCM/EPC projects from conceptualisation right through to commissioning and operation.