Professional experience

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Present position as Principal Consultant (Geology), with SRK Consulting, Australia.


Past positions 

Senior Mapping Geologist (British Geological Survey). (06/2006 06/2008) 

Research Associate (University of Western Australia). (06/2004 – 06/2006)

PhD research on the Irumide belt of Zambia. (03/2001 – 06/2004)

Flemish Land Agency (VLM - GIS – Flanders unit). (09/2000 – 02/2001)

University of Ghent, Department of Applied Geology. (07/2000 – 09/2000)

University of Zambia (Under Flemish Inter University Council). (06/1998 – 07/2000)

University of Zambia (Under Flemish Technical Aid). (06/1995 – 02/1998)

Caledonia Mining Ltd. (12/1994 - 05/1995)

Geological Survey Department of the Republic of Zambia (08/92 - 12/94)


Consultancy work (before SRK)

Consultant, Sfariates-Ouassat Gold exploration programme, Mauretania (International Mining Consultants Limited)

Processing and interpreting geochemical data. Knowledge transfer to the Office Mauritanien de Recherches Geologiques (downloadable PDF version of the Geosoft Oasis Montaj and Chimera course given in Nouakchott, Mauritania (2.65 Mb))

Digital Processing and GIS work on Geological maps of Eastern Zambia, August-September 1999 (Geological Survey Department; Britisch Geological Survey – ERIPTA Project)

Digitising and GIS database creation of 19 (1:100000) map sheets covering Eastern Zambia.

Data processing and GIS work on Geophysical data over the Kagem emerald mine, Ndola, Zambia, August 1999. (Zambian Privatisation Agency ZPA)

Geophysical interpretation and GIS integration of ground magnetic, radiometric, resistivity and seismic data for Kagem Emerald Mine.

Digital Processing and Digital Data Processing, September 1999-February 2000 (Geological Survey Department; Britisch Geological Survey – ERIPTA Project)

Analysis of geochemical data on Mwinilunga and Kalene Hill sheets, Northwestern Zambia (downloadable PDF report from the GEOSOFT case studies site).

Practical course on Geographic Information Systems (use of Arcview 3.1), March 1999 (Center for Ticks and Tick Born Diseases, Lilongwe-Malawi).

A five day course on Geographic Information Systems offered to Veterinary Officers from Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia. The course included modules on Principles of GIS, Desktop Cartography, Statistics and practical use of GIS (Arcview 3.1) in planning as applied to Veterinary Medicine.

Desktop Cartography and Database design on Copperbelt Environmental Impact Assessment project, April 1999(Carl Duisburgh Gesellschaft)

Desktop cartography and conversion of GIS data for production of Environmental Impact Assessment maps of the Zambian Copperbelt.

Desktop Cartography of Kanyama and Chazanga Compounds in Lusaka, February 1999. Scott & Wilson Consultants)

Cartographic work based on aerial photography at scale 1:5000. Work included scanning of aerial photographs, collection of Ground Control Points (GCP’s) with relational Global Position System, Geocorrection of imagery, Mosaicing and heads-up digitising. Maps were produced with Arcview 3.0a.

Review of refractory Mineral Occurrences in Zambia, September 1998.
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An extensive review and literature search to result in an Access database of all occurrences, a GIS model with all refractory mineral occurrences and detailed descriptions of all localities in a 70-page report.

Geological Survey of the Spillway at Kafue Gorge Dam, May 1996.
Zambian Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO).

Geotechnical study of the Kafue Gorge Dam to assess controlling factors in the deformation of the dam’s spillway gates. Ten days of fieldwork and three weeks of data analysis resulted in a 48-page report with recommendations on how to remedy and/or control the situation.