Coffey appoints new head of mining for West Africa

rob-tyler-coffey-mining-manager-west-africaGlobal professional services consultancy Coffey International Limited (“Coffey”) today announced the appointment of Rob Tyler as Coffey Mining manager in West Africa, effective immediately. Tyler will head Coffey Mining’s operations in the region based in Accra, Ghana.

Tyler has over 20 years of geological and mining related experience ranging from grassroots exploration, resource definition and feasibility studies through to mine production. Throughout his career he has worked right across the African continent from Sudan down to South Africa.

Coffey regional manager Africa, Mike Duncan, said: "I’m delighted to welcome Rob as head of Coffey Mining in West Africa. Rob brings a wealth of global mining experience to Coffey, having worked for companies such as BHP Billiton, Diamond Mines Australia, Ashanti Goldfields, Spinifex and Gengold. Rob will lead a team of approximately 50 technical staff and consultants from our office in Accra."

Tyler 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 said he is looking forward to building on the specialist knowledge of Coffey Mining’s staff in Accra and further develop the consultancy’s presence in the region.

"Coffey has noticed a significant increase in activity in the region following the ongoing interaction between members of the Economic Community of West African States, which has led to further harmonisation of many of the mining codes," he said.  "The ease of cross border logistics has also assisted in attracting new mining investment to West Africa."

“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.”

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.