Global professional services consultancy Coffey International, recently appointed Rob Tyler as the West African manager of their division, Coffey Mining. Tyler will head Coffey Mining’s operations in the region, based in Accra, Ghana.
With over 20 years of geological and global mining experience, ranging from grassroots exploration, resource definition and feasibility studies through to mine production, Tyler has worked right across the African continent throughout his career within the mining industry.
Rob has previously worked in Ghana as an Independent Consulting Geologist for Redback Mining and as a Project Geologist for Gencor. He has particular expertise in gold, manganese and mineral sands. Tyler has also worked for mining companies such as BHP Billiton, Diamond Mines Australia, Ashanti Goldfields, Spinifex and Gengold.
Tyler will lead a team of approximately 50 technical staff and consultants from the Accra office and says he is looking forward to building on the specialist knowledge of Coffey Mining’s staff and further developing the mining industry consultancy’s presence in the region.
“We have a team of qualified geologists, engineering geologists, surveyors, technicians and support staff in Accra providing services to clients across West Africa. Our strategy now is to expand our pool of skills locally to better assist our clients and further develop our staff,” says Tyler.
Tyler has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Geology from Bristol University in the United Kingdom. He is a qualified JORC competent person for mineral sands and a member of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM).
Coffey Mining provides a wide range of specialist consulting services and products to all sectors of the international mining industry with experience in over 70 countries. In West Africa, the consultancy provides exploration project management, surveying, engineering geology, consulting and auger drilling services.
Coffey Environments is also a division of Coffey International, providing specialist environmental, social and safety performance solutions in the infrastructure, resources, government and property sectors.