Group Chairman and Corporate Consultant (Resource Geology), SRK Consulting (UK) Limited
Dr Mike Armitage is SRK Group Chairman and a Corporate Consultant with over twenty years’ experience in the industry. Prior to joining SRK he worked on gold mines in South Africa and Zimbabwe and also completed a PhD assessing alternative methods of reserve estimation at Renco Gold Mine in Zimbabwe. At SRK he is responsible for managing feasibility studies and stock exchange competent person’s 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. He has written several papers on resource and reserve estimation methodology and spent several years as joint course co-ordinator 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. In addition to being Group Chairman of SRK he is also Chairman of SRK UK and SRK Exploration Services. He is also a council member of the Geological Society.

Session 9 - Local content and its impact on recruitment, employment, training and research in the mining sector

The changing role and importance of professional organisations in the mining industry.