Phil has some 40 years experience in and around the mining industry. He was the risk manager of African Minerals operation in Sierra Leone until December 2014. Previously, he held positions with London based insurance brokers, Cooper Gay, Aon and Alexander Forbes (now Locktons) specialising in mining, as well as 5 years working at Rio Tinto’s head office responsible for managing the risk-engineering programme and 6 years in operations. Prior to that, he spent 6 years as an engineering consultant and 3 years at Impala Platinum in South Africa. He has carried out high-level risk assessments for both mining projects and operations in many parts of the World. He is a registered European Engineer.