John is an extractive metallurgist and engineer specialising in dust mitigation. He has more than 35 years’ experience in mining, beneficiation and smelting of iron, manganese and chrome ores, and experience in mineral sands, bauxite, coal and phosphates, with a working knowledge of diamonds, gold and PGMs. He also has extensive experience in delivering technical studies for all stages of the project lifecycle, including order-of-magnitude, feasibility, and detailed plant design. In addition, John has been involved in the construction and commissioning of plant.
He has held metallurgical, engineering and marketing roles with Samancor, Anglovaal Mining, Rio Tinto, GRD Minproc, METS, Johen Consulting, Hollandia Reinsurance Group. He is current Director of Johen Consulting and Program Manager for AMIRA International.
John has written two papers and delivered many technical presentations. He was co-author of Airborne Contaminants, Noise and Vibration handbook, one of the Commonwealth of Australia’s Leading Practice Sustainable Development Program for the Mining Industry series of handbooks.
A fifth generation African, John moved his family to Perth 15 years ago.