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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 Exploration 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 position of Managing Director.

BIll Kellaway

Bill Kellaway MCSM, MAusIMM

Chairman & Principal Geologist

Bill is a geologist with over 37 years of experience within the petroleum, mining, exploration and educational sectors.  He worked in exploration and underground mine production on tin and gold deposits in South Africa and South America for Gold Fields Ltd from 1985 to 1999. 

Joining SRK Exploration in 2010, Bill was appointed a Director in 2012. He fulfils a number of leadership and management roles such as mentoring, recruitment, marketing and business development. 

Bill was seconded to Alopex Gold Inc. in 2017, serving as VP Exploration responsible for all technical input into the IPO and fundraising as well as leading field activities during the 2017 season in Greenland.  Bill was re-appointed to the SRK Exploration board by shareholders in 2018 and was elected to the role of Chairman shortly after.

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 previously the Chairman of SRK Exploration since the formation of the company in 2003, through to 2017.

Andrew Barrett

Andrew Barrett


Andrew is a geotechnical engineer who joined SRK in 1981, was appointed as General Manager of SRK South Africa in 1989 and served as Managing Director from 1992 to 1996. He was appointed as President of SRK North America in 1997 and has served as a Director of SRK Global since 1996

Andrew became the SRK Group CEO in 2004, taking on further positions as a director on many of SRK’s consulting practice boards. In 2018 he was appointed to the Board of SRK Exploration.





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