Jurgen is a Dutch mining engineer who has 10 years of practical experience gained at underground gold and nickel operations in Australia and an open-pit gold mine in Guinea, followed by more than 13 years as a consultant at SRK. He is the holder of an MBA and an Australian First Class Mine Managerâ€™s ticket.
He is an experienced user of Surpac, Datamine, and MineSched for the creation of underground designs, 2D and 3D visualizations, and mine scheduling. He has a good understanding of the interrelatedness of the various technical disciplines for setting up and improving mines and underground storage facilities. His practical experience ranges from mine development, ventilation, drill and blast, and ground support design and scheduling to mine management.
During his time at SRK, he has worked on a multitude of technical and due diligence studies in a large variety of commodities as well as underground storage facilities for both nuclear and non-nuclear waste.
Dr Mike Armitage
Dr Mike Armitage is a resource geologist with SRK Consulting and has over 30 yearsâ€™ 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 Persons 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 a significant amount of resource estimation experience, encompassing a number of copper projects, 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. During his time with SRK, Mike has been Managing Director and Chairman of the UK practice and SRK Group Chairman.