Wednesday, October 28, 2020

IAPG-UK has a new coordinator

Antony Benham has been appointed new co-coordinator of IAPG-United Kingdom. He
replaces David Ovadia.
Antony is a Principal Exploration Geologist with SRK ES with more than 23 years of experience as a professional geologist including more than 16 years in the minerals and mining industry. He has wide ranging National (UK) and International experience in the management and implementation of geological survey and mineral exploration technical assistance programmes, commissioned assignments, and training and technology transfer projects. He has extensive experience on government-funded projects in the UK as well as in overseas locations including Afghanistan, Republic of the Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan and UAE. He has also worked for private clients on commissioned projects throughout the world including in Kazakhstan, Russia, Egypt, Ghana, Senegal, Armenia, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone.
David Ovadia
In recent years, Antony has led major development aid-funded and national government-funded work in central Asia and east Africa, in particular Afghanistan and Sudan. In Afghanistan, Antony was the Project Manager for three projects building capacity at the Afghanistan Geological Survey and Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, whilst in Sudan he was Project Manager for three projects working with the Ministry of Minerals and the Geological Research Authority of The Sudan to restructure and manage geodata in the country.
Antony started his career as an Exploration and Mining Geologist in South Africa where he worked on a variety of gold mines on the West Witwatersrand before moving to precious metal exploration in the eastern Bushveld, and then as a geologist at an underground platinum mine.
He has an interest in precious metal mineralisation, particularly magmatic PGM deposits, as well as gold and base-metal deposits.
The IAPG wishes to thank David Ovadia for the great work done to establish the section and to promote geoethics and the IAPG in the United Kingdom and other countries. He will still continue to serve the IAPG as prominent member. 

IAPG National Sections:

IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics

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