Senior Team

Steven Bateman BSc (Hons), FGS

Senior Exploration Geologist

Steven has over 10 years' experience in exploration geology, encompassing a variety of base and precious metals, diamonds, industrial minerals and coal. Steven has participated in and overseen a number of projects within a wide variety of terrains across Africa, the Russian Federation, Central Asia and South America.

He has set up and managed remote exploration camps as well as worked on projects up to pre-feasibility stage. He has supervised a number of diamond drilling programmes and been responsible for implementing and maintaining QA/QC standards in drilling, logging and sampling. Before working for SRK ES, he gained 3 years' experience as a wireline geophysical logging engineer in Western Europe on water and coal projects.

Steven joined SRK Exploration Services in 2008.

James O'Donovan Senior

James O'Donovan BSc (Hons), FGS

Senior Exploration Geologist

James has over 11 years' experience of grassroots to prefeasibility stage exploration projects, principally in West Africa.  Many of these projects have involved building exploration teams and infrastructure to start projects in remote and resource poor locations. He has worked on numerous gold, base metal and iron ore projects, conducting geological mapping, geophysics and drilling campaigns.

James had worked as an associate of SRK ES for many years before joining the company full-time in 2013.

Colin Rawbone BSc, MSc, FGS, MAusIMM

Senior Exploration Geologist

Colin joined SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd as a Resource Geologist in 2010 after 5 years working on grassroots gold exploration projects in the Central African Republic and Liberia.  He has wide-ranging experience of reconnaissance mapping and sampling, through to managment of multi-rig resource drilling programmes.  Colin is proficient in 3D geological modelling, resource estimation and reporting to NI 43-101 and JORC Code guidelines.

Colin transferred to SRK ES in 2015.

Oliver Bayley MSc (MCSM), FGS, MAusIMM

Senior Exploration Geologist

Oliver has over 10 years’ experience in the mining industry working on projects from grassroots exploration through to resource estimation, mine development and production. Oliver’s expertise lies in the planning, management and implementation of mineral exploration programmes; including target generation, prospect evaluation, extensive diamond and reverse circulation drilling, aerial and ground geophysics, geochemical sampling, and mapping.

Oliver joined SRK ES in 2013.  He brings with him extensive experience in Proterozoic copper-gold, silver-base metal, hardrock and alluvial tine, and diamond exploration in Australia and Africa. He is a Competent Person for the reporting of exploration results and technical reports under the JORC Code.





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