Board of Directors

James Gilbertson Managing Director

James Gilbertson MCSM, C. Geol, FGS

Managing Director and Principal Geologist

James has over 16 years' experience in target generation, exploration programme design, management and supervision, and mineral resource estimation.  He has extensive experience of grassroots exploration in Africa and Eurasia, and specialises in the provision of industry strategy development, technical support, training and advice for both commercial and government/ministerial organisations.

James joined SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd in 2005 as a Resource Geologist before moving to SRK ES in 2008.  Following three years in South America as the Resource Manager and Head of Geology at SRK Consulting Peru, James returned to SRK ES in 2016 to take up the roll of Managing Director.

Gareth O'Donovan Chairman

Gareth O'Donovan MSc, FGS, FIOM3, C. Eng

Chairman & Corporate Consultant

Gareth is a Coporate Consultant (Exploration) with more than 28 years experience in mining and mineral exploration projects in Africa Europe, the Americas and Asia.

He specialises in the design, implementation and management of exploration projects from grassroots to pre-feasibility stage, and the logistical and managerial aspects of mobilising multi-disciplinary field teams. More recently his work has included reviews, competent persons reports, audits and valuations of exploration and mining properties world-wide and in a variety of commodities.

Gareth has been the Managing Director of SRK ES since founding the company in 2003.  He replaced Mike Armitage as Chairman of the company in 2017.

Mike Armitage Director

Mike Armitage PhD., MIMMM, C. Geol., FGS, C. Eng


Mike is a Corporate Consultant (Resource Geology) with SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd with over 25 years' experience in mineral resource estimation.  His primary work involves the managment of feasibility studies and stock exchange Competent Person's Reporting, as well as audits and due diligence studies in support of mergers and acquisitions.

Mike was Chairman of SRK ES since the formation of the company in 2003, through to 2017.




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