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Stakeholder Panel -

Stakeholder Panel

Stakeholder overview

The IMP@CT project has a three-tier level of stakeholder structure with a descending degree involvement from the stakeholder.

The three levels of stakeholder are:

 Strategic Advisory Group (SAG)

  • Consisting of 3 key advisors with broad experience, knowledge of the IMP@CT Project and the Mining industry.
  • The Strategic Advisory Group members have a non-executive role in guiding and advising the consortium leadership towards maximum research impact.
  • The Work Package leaders will be the primary point of contact with the Strategic Advisory Group.


  • Stakeholders divide into 6 groups along areas of expert knowledge and industry experience which are not contained within the consortium.
  • Stakeholders are able to be contacted by any of the consortium partners (with the Project Manager cc’d) to answer specific questions and provide input.
  • Stakeholders will provide the core of the speakers at Stakeholder conferences.
  • Stakeholders will be kept informed of project progress from the Project Management and Stakeholder Engagement team through periodic newsletters and progress emails.
  • Stakeholders will be asked for feedback by the Stakeholder Engagement team.
  • Stakeholders may be contacted by consortium members (with the Project Manager cc’d) throughout the project to generate research spin-offs, commercial opportunities and increase global research impact.
  • The 6 stakeholder groups are:
    1. Small Deposit Miners
    2. Development and Sustainability
    3. Cultural Geology
    4. Technical Engineering
    5. Exploitation and Legal Framework
    6. Ethics in Sustainable Mining

 Affiliate members

  • Affiliate members have an active interest in the progress and outcomes of the IMP@CT Project and will be useful in spreading the research impact.
  • Affiliate members cannot commit the time or resources to become full Stakeholders but believe in the aims of the project and wish to remain informed.
  • Affiliate members may not be contacted directly by consortium partners but may be contacted through the Stakeholder Engagement team.
  • Affiliates will be kept informed with the project newsletters and periodic emails.

 Small Deposit Miners

  1. Simon Dominy – Narrow Vein Resource Specialist

2.    Paul Marsden – Nordic Iron Ore

3.    Dennis Thomas – Pheonix Mining, USA

4.    Luke Rogers – AMR Gold, Sierra Leonne

5.    Aida Kane – Founder & CEO, Nefertari Mining Projects, Liberia, Canada

6. Dr Rainer Ellmies – Director, Namibia Rare Earths (PTY) Ltd

7. Dr Alan Marlow – Shali Group


 Development and Sustainability

1.    Gavin Hilson – University of Surrey, UK

  1. Fitsum Weldegiorgis – Senior Researcher, Lead on artisanal and small-scale mining, International Institute of Environment and Development

3. Sinan Hastorun – Economist and Country Specialist for US Geological Survey

Cultural Geology

1.    Simon Timberlake – Early Mines Research Group, University of Cambridge, UK

2.    Dr Paul Craddock – Early Mines Research Group, British Museum, UK

3.    Vincent C. Pigott – Archeometallurgist, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

  1. Dr Miljana Radivojevic – Invention and Innovation processes in prehistoric metallurgy in Eurasia, University of Cambridge, UK

Technical Engineering

  1. Colin Collino – Gravity Mining / PRG, Macedonia
  2.    Ludo de Ferranti – Ferranti Processing, Zambia / Zimbabwe

3.    Prof Gregor Borg – VeRo Liberator

4.    Felix Scharffe – VeRo Liberator

5.    Mike Battersby – Maelgwyn Mineral Services, UK

6.    Paul Ainsworth – Paterson Cooke

7.    Gawen Jenkins – Associate Professor of Mineral Resources, University of Leicester, UK

8.    Andrew Batchelor – University of Nottingham

9.    Andy Barton – Business Development Director – Civil Markets at Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd

10. Professor David Barrie Johnson – Professor of Environmental Biotechnology, Bangor University, UK

11. Dr R Vasant Kumar – Department of Materials Science, University of Cambridge – Affiliate

12. Mari Lundström – Professor Hydrometallurgy, Aalto University, Finland – Affiliate

13. Chris Brough – Senior Consultant Mineralogist, Petrolab, UK – Affiliate

14. Varun Gopalakrishnam – Metallurgical Consultant, India – Affiliate

15. Richard Ferguson – Real-time at-face sensor specialist from the Oil Industry

16. Alun Thomas MINOVA


Exploitation and Legal Framework

1.    Simon Cooper – Senior Associate (Technical Evaluation), SilverStream SEZC, Cayman Islands – Alternative Financing Vehicles for emerging miners

2.    Cederic Soule – Mining Lawyer, New York

3.    Andy Colquhoun – Logistics Expert building a flexible logistics chain for Mining, DINTS – Affiliate

Ethics in Sustainable Mining

1.    Bridget Storrie – Conflict consultant (Mining), Balkans

2.    Emilia Skrzypek – Centre for Pacific Studies, University of St Andrews, UK

3.    Edvard Glücksman – Wardell Armstrong International, UK

4.    Nic Bilham – Director of Policy and Communications at the Geological Soci­ety, UK

5.    Edmund Nickless – Executive Secretary of The Geological Society of London (Retd), UK

6.    Dylan McFarlane – University of Exeter, UK

7.    Assheton Stewart Carter – Director, Dragonfly Initiative, UK




To be added to the list of Stakeholders or Affiliate Members, and to receive the annual e-newsletter, please send an email to



Strategic Advisory Group


Three stakeholders, one from each of the academic, industry and survey sectors were invited to form a strategic advisory group.  The primary role of this group is to provide insightful comment at important junctures in the project and to ensure, as far as practicable, that the project objectives, activities and outcomes are communicated to stakeholders and decision makers.


Academic Sector

Professor Julian Allwood, Professor of Engineering and the Environment, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ


Survey Sector

Juha Kaija, Senior Specialist, Bedrock Construction and Site Assessment, Geological Survey of Finland – GTK, Betonimiehenkuja 4, FI-02151, Espoo, Finland


Industry Sector

Nic Barcza, PhD PrEng., Metallurgical Engineering Consultant, Mintek




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