Chief Operations Officer, IGS (International Geoscience Services) Ltd

Antony Benham is the Chief Operations Officer for IGS (International Geoscience Services) Limited, an independent company spun out from the British Geological Survey.

Antony has a First Class Honours degree in Geology from the University of Southampton, and a Masters in Mineral Resources from Cardiff University. He has 20 years experience as a geologist in industry and academia and has previously worked on the Witwatersrand and Bushveld Complex in South Africa as a mining and exploration geologist for Gold Fields, and as a geotechnical engineer in Hong Kong for SRK.

He formerly worked at the British Geological Survey where he was involved in many international projects including leading a project on platinum exploration in the UAE, an artisanal gold mining project in Ghana, and as Deputy Project Leader on a major DFID-funded project in Afghanistan from 2004-8.

At IGS Antony has lead a project working at the Geological Research Authority of the Sudan (GRAS), and is the Project Manager on a current three year project in Afghanistan, again funded by DFID, to improve capacity and capability at the Afghan Geological Survey and Ministry of Mines and Petroleum.

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