Chief Operations Officer, IGS (International Geoscience Services) Ltd


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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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