Dr Mike Armitage is a mining industry consultant who has almost forty years’ experience in the industry. Thirty of these were with SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd where he was both Managing Director of the UK practice and SRK Group Chairman. Prior to joining SRK he worked on gold mines in South Africa and Zimbabwe and also completed a PhD assessing alternative methods of reserve estimation at Renco Gold Mine in Zimbabwe. At SRK he was responsible for managing feasibility studies and stock exchange competent persons reports on behalf of mining and exploration companies and also audits and due diligence studies on behalf of investment institutions or in support of mergers and acquisitions. He has written several papers on resource and reserve estimation methodology and spent several years as joint course co-ordinator of an MSc in Mineral Resources at Cardiff University and then as external examiner for the MSc in Metals and Energy Finance at Imperial College, University of London. He has also been a council member and Vice President of the Geological Society and is currently Chairman of the Applied Earth Science Division of IOM3 and Honorary Chairman of the Critical Minerals Association.
Since leaving SRK, Dr Armitage has jointly founded, and is CEO of, Sarn Helen Gold Ltd, a private company focussed on exploring for gold in Wales, has taken up roles as a non-executive director of Central Asia Metals PLC and Tertiary Minerals PLC and has established a consulting company, Mike Armitage Consulting Ltd