We have a clear understanding of all the multidisciplinary elements for all stages of the mine life cycle, from exploration to closure, including tailings, waste, geotechnical, environmental and social is critical to a successful operation, all while maximizing returns, and minimizing risk.


How can we help?

Whether it be for resource and reserve estimation, mine design and optimization,  reconciliation or audits, we advise on complex technical issues. We understand the mine life cycle and work closely with clients to ensure that an asset is developed sensibly. We use our global team of experts to help our clients protect, enhance and create value throughout the lifetime of investments and operations.

    Our services include:

    • Mineral exploration advice and support
    • Mineral Resource Estimation, including Geostatistics and Resource Modelling
    • Resource Optimisation (grade control, ore block optimisation, drill-hole/sampling optimisation)
    • Mineral Reserve Estimation, including Mine Design, Planning & Optimization
    • Geotechnical assessments; open pit and underground
    • Metallurgical Assessment and Process Review
    • Operational Improvements and Expansions
    • Tailings & Waste design and auditing
    • Mine Water Modelling & Management
    • Environmental & Social Impact Assessment, Permitting and Management
    • Mine Closure and Remediation

    Our team includes

    • Deborah McCombe Global Technical Director
      Deborah McCombe

      Deborah has over 30 years' experience in exploration project management, feasibility studies, reserve estimation, due diligence studies, and valuation studies. Deborah has worked in diverse geological settings in North and South America, Asia, Europe and Africa. She was involved in the development and implementation of NI 43-101 Canadian Disclosure Standards for Mineral Projects and is familiar with all international standards and reporting Codes.

    • Tim Paul Mining & Minerals Sector Leader - Europe
      Tim Paul

      Tim is a chartered engineer and chartered mineral surveyor with over 30 years’ experience in providing strategic development advice; mineral reserve assessment and valuation; mine/quarry planning; permitting & EIA; extractive waste management; mine & quarry closure; independent peer review; and transactional due diligence services for mining and minerals assets in Europe and internationally. He is an advisor to a number of construction materials; industrial minerals & metalliferous mining companies.

    • Brandon Stobart Operations Manager and Financial Sector Leader – Europe
      Brandon Stobart

      Brandon has 22 years of experience in environmental & social impact assessment, planning, permitting, and due diligence for international green and brown field projects in a range of sectors including: mining, industry, infrastructure, power, and oil & gas. Key elements of this experience include:  development and implementation of ESG strategies; and assisting project teams to navigate both country legislation and the environmental and social frameworks of international funding institutions.

    • Paul Gordon Technical Director
      Paul Gordon

      Paul is a Technical Director in our Mining Advisory team, working on a range of projects internationally, primarily related to mineral exploration and reporting. Paul has worked at all stages of the exploration and mining spectrum from first concept through to greenfields, advanced exploration, near-mine exploration, and as an underground production geologist. Paul is also one of the IGI’s representatives on the Pan-European Reserves and Resources Reporting Committee (PERC).