CONSULTANCY EXPERIENCE

Apart from the regular study work for Brook Hunt, most of the assignments are of

duration from a few days to a few weeks

 

YEAR

ASSIGNMENT

On-going

from Jan 1996

 

 

1996

 

 

1996

 

 

1996

 

 

1997

 

1997

 

 

1997

 

1997

 

1997

 

1998

 

 

1999

 

2000

 

2001

 

2001

 

2001

 

2002

 

2003

 

2005

 

2006

 

2007

 

2010

Took over and developed World “Zinc Smelters and Projects – Processes, Costs & Profitability” study for Brook Hunt (mining and metallurgical industry consultants).  Given on-going responsibility for production of this study on an annual basis - currently covers 98% of Western World and 60% of Former Eastern Bloc primary zinc smelter production, globally 85%.

 

Generated review of European best practice in large zinc ingot casting systems for Australian engineering company.

 

Acted as expert witness for the plaintiff in metal industry contract litigation, resulting in judgement of liability of the defendants on all claims, and a successful financial outcome.

 

Provided technical and financial consultancy in client study and review of Russian non-ferrous metals plant.  Carried out benchmarking exercise and guided preparation of the forward plan.

 

Conducted technical audit of Russian non-ferrous metals plant for trading company.

 

Prepared a technical study for Indian lead-zinc smelter to enable upgrading of the zinc refining section to world best practice.

 

Acted as expert witness in defence of a prosecution in France under health and safety legislation.

 

Carried out review of commercial opportunities in China for trading company.

 

Produced study of zinc and lead casting equipment suppliers.

 

Part of a team acting for UK government department to carry out a management, process, environmental and health and safety audit of lead-zinc smelter in India.

 

Member of a team to review potential of East European zinc-lead smelter.

 

Independent expert in insurance claim litigation.

 

Provided independent assessment of Russian copper smelter and copper refinery.

 

Provided assessment of South African Smelter.

 

Assisted with UK smelter planning.

 

Member of a client’s team to select, visit and assess Chinese zinc smelters.

 

Part of a “due diligence” team for Russian smelter sale.

 

Reviewed Chinese zinc and copper smelters for trading client.

 

Prepared joint improvement plan for East European zinc-lead smelter.

 

Conducted global safety survey for US smelting company.

 

Conducted cost analysis and improvement plan for Indian zinc smelting organisation.

2015

 

 

 

 

Provided analysis of Explosion and Fire at Horsehead Monaca Zinc Refinery for US Chemical Safety Board (CSB)

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