Ray is a Senior Process Professional with more than 25 years’ extensive international hands-on experience (UK, Africa, Canada and US, Middle East, Russia, Pakistan and Middle East) in mineral processing field.
Key proven skills include business case development, managing economical and efficient operations, commissioning and optimization of metallurgical processes, establishing strong controls and procedures, designing, developing, implementing.
His international experience and language skills, give the cultural understanding that allows him to bring the best out of his colleagues and co-workers. He has excellent interpersonal and technical problem solving skills and is a proven team leader. He is a very effective communicator and is comfortable working at all levels. Using clear and logical thinking, he obtains overall buy-in and establishes credibility with all key stakeholders.
Clients include major international mining companies as well as governmental organisations. Clients recognise his benefit driven approach and as a result seek his expert advice to deliver their objectives. Hence, he has often been asked to manage the operation on site, to ensure an optimum solution.
Major achievements are the recent commissioning and optimization of rare earth mines in Canada and Australia, sulphuric acid plant and Pierce Smith Converters in Namibia, vanadium refinery in Australia, installation of crushing plant in UAE, installation of crushing circuit, on-line stream analyzer, Outotec ceramic filter for copper-gold mine in Bulgaria.