Mike’s PhD was focused on resource estimation which remains his primary technical skill. Prior to joining SRK he worked on gold mines in South Africa and Zimbabwe. He has written several papers on resource and reserve estimation and reporting methodology and spent several years as joint course coordinator of an MSc in Mineral Resources at Cardiff University, and then as external examiner for the MSc in Metals and Energy Finance at Imperial College, University of London.
At SRK, he is currently mainly responsible for managing feasibility studies and stock exchange Competent Persons Reports on behalf of mining and exploration companies and also audits and due diligence studies on behalf of investment institutions or in support of mergers and acquisitions.
During his time with SRK he has been both Managing Director and Chairman of the UK practice and SRK Group Chairman and remains Chairman of SRK Exploration Services. He also served as a council member and Vice President of the Geological Society between 2012 and 2015.