Mark has over 30 years experience, providing strategic advice on metal markets, exploration, development projects, operating mines and corporate development. Mark’s expertise includes asset evaluation, benchmarking and optimisation, and encompasses, geology, mining, ore processing, and mining finance. He has conducted investment appraisals of numerous companies, mining projects and mining sector services businesses. Prior to co-founding Skarn, Mark led the metals & mining consulting business at SNL Financial.
His career started in 1987 as an exploration geologist with Anglo American in Southern Africa. He went on to work for junior diamond and gold explorers in West and East Africa. He subsequently spent 13 years at Brook Hunt & Associates (now Wood Mackenzie) where he held the position of director with primary responsibility for bespoke consulting work. From 2009 Mark was MD of GFMS Mine Economics, a business co-founded with GFMS which was sold to Thomson Reuters in 2011