SRK Consulting is an independent, international firm of consulting engineers and scientists with a strong African footprint, providing focused advice and solutions to clients in geology and mining, geotechnics, mineral processing, waste management, water management, infrastructure, energy and ESG.

SRK’s technical services cover the life cycle of mining and metallurgical enterprises from exploration, through production, to decommissioning and closure. Our capability includes design and engineering solutions as well as resource management and monitoring.

SRK has a demonstrated track record in undertaking independent assessments of resources and reserves, project evaluations and audits, Mineral Experts’ Reports, Competent Persons’ Reports, Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve Compliance Audits, Independent Valuation Reports and independent multi-disciplinary technical studies (from conceptual, scoping, Pre-Feasibility-Study through to Feasibility Studies) on behalf of exploration and mining companies and financial institutions worldwide. Through the integration of our ESG related services, SRK is able to add value for our clients through the project life cycle.

Established in South Africa over 45 years ago, the company has more than 1,500 staff in 45 offices worldwide. In Africa, SRK has offices in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in Ghana and across South Africa, whilst also serving much of Africa from their office in the UK. Applying their extensive knowledge and experience, SRK’s consultants develop innovative approaches and practical solutions that meet clients’ unique needs.

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“SRK Consulting is an independent, international consulting practice providing specialist services for the entire life cycle of a mining project from exploration to closure and across the full spectrum of mineral commodities. Our global network of engineers and scientists work with clients to provide strategic services covering four key areas: strategy and advice; studies and audits; design, engineering, resources and monitoring; and compliance and authorisations. Applying their extensive knowledge and experience, our consultants develop innovative approaches and practical techniques that meet clients’ unique needs.”

Main Leadership

Mark Noppé, board chair of SRK Global and managing director of SRK Consulting Australia Mark is a leading consultant in geosciences and the mining industry, with over 30 years of experience. He provides advice, training and mentoring in all aspects of orebody knowledge, including exploration, data assessment, mineral resource reporting, mine geology and grade control, and reserve generation inputs and reconciliation.

Tim McGurk, group CEO of SRK Global and chairman of SRK Consulting UK Tim has over 30 years of international experience in engineering and management with SRK and for major and mid-tier mining houses. His experience includes mine engineering design, mine construction project management, mine management and management of technical and feasibility studies. His experience includes stoping and caving methods. He has also managed several large, multidisciplinary technical studies in gold, diamonds, iron ore, copper, lithium, potash, polyhalite and uranium throughout Europe, Africa, Russia and the Nordic region.

Vis Reddy, managing director of SRK Consulting SA With almost 30 years of experience in environmental geochemistry and air quality management, Vis has worked in waste management, modelling and impact assessments, sub-surface contamination assessments and remediation, due-diligence investigations, environmental auditing, aqueous geochemistry and waste classification.

Ivan Doku, country manager of SRK Consulting Ghana Ivan has over 13 years of experience in quality assurance and quality control in geological measurements. His specialisations include geological modelling, mineral resource estimation and due diligence auditing, and he has worked extensively in technical studies of mineral assets across the African continent.

Dr Tim Lucks, managing director of SRK Consulting UK Tim has over 18 years of experience in a combination of exploration and mineral resource geology, the delivery of multidisciplinary technical studies and audits, and technical advisory services. He specialises in the development and management of exploration and resource programmes, due diligence, and studies ranging from scoping to feasibility level in line with international best practices and the reporting of Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves in accordance with International Reporting Codes.

Pengfei Xiao, managing director of SRK Consulting China Pengfei is a consulting geoscientist with 15 years’ experience in over 150 projects in China, Mongolia, Africa, America, and southeast and central Asia. He specialises in mineral exploration, geological modelling, resource estimation as well as project evaluation.

Some examples of projects undertaken in Africa

Anglo Gold Ashanti (Iduapriem, Ghana) – QA/QC monitoring of tailings raise

China Nonferrous Metal Mining Group (Zambia) – Technical review of Chambishi and Luanshya mines

Dugbe Gold (Liberia) – mineral resource estimation, ESIA update and feasibility study support

Endeavour Mining (Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, Burkina Faso and Mali) – Competent Persons Report (CPR) to support listing on the London Stock Exchange.

Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (Angola)– Environmental audit of a dam

Madaouela Uranium Project (Niger) – initial resource estimate, scoping study, preliminary economic assessment (PEA), ESIA, pre-feasibility study and feasibility studies in support of project development

Mototolo Joint Venture (South Africa) – Tailings dam design and construction monitoring

Obuasi Gold Mine (Ghana) – mine development plan, including environmental and social impact assessments (ESIAs) for tailings and water infrastructure, water quality data assessment, design of tailings scenarios, tailings dam break analysis and water management design

Roxgold Sanu (Bukina Faso) – Audit of tailings storage facility (TSF)

Segala Underground Mine (Mali) – Audit of Segala’s underground open stope

Sibanye Gold (South Africa) – UG2 monitoring

Tronox KZN Sands (South Africa) – TSF detailed design and execution phase

Zhonghui Mining Limited (Zambia) – Exploration management and services for a copper-cobalt mine

Key Specialisms

Key Specialisms: • Mineral Exploration • Geology and Resources • Water Management • Mining Geotechnics • Mine Engineering • Extractive Metallurgy and Mineral Processing • Mine Waste Management • Civil and Structural Engineering • Mine Closure • Environmental, Social and Governance • Mining Project Evaluation


SRK Consulting Africa: Email / T: +27 11 441-1111

SRK Consulting China: Email / T: +86 10 65 11 1000

SRK Consulting UK: Email / T: +44 29 2034 8150

SRK Consulting Ghana: Email / T: +33 50615 3839

SRK Consulting DRC: Email / T: +243 81 999 9775