Chris Gilchrist has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry and is a highly regarded consultant and senior executive experienced in all facets of the mining life-cycle, i.e. exploration, feasibility, modelling, capital raising, contract negotiation, project management, ramp-up, operations and mine closure. His experience includes studies in potash, phosphates, iron ore, mineral sands (ilmenite, rutile, zircon) and gold and the operation and management of large potash, gold, coal, tin and diamond mines.
Most recently as an executive of LSE-listed Kenmare Resources, Dr. Gilchrist built Mozambique’s largest mine, the US$460 million Moma (mineral sands) project. He was previously the General Manager of the UK’s deepest mine, Cleveland Potash, which is located in North Yorkshire and employed over 1,000 unionized personnel. He also was a director of South Boulder Mines Ltd., which is developing the Colluli potash project in South East Eritrea. Dr. Gilchrist now operates as a self-employed consultant assisting mining companies and associate consultancies with feasibility studies, strategic planning, mine auditing and the implementation of improvements to existing operations through short-term management assignments.