Richard’s background is in geology and environmental sciences in the mining industry with focus on Africa. He manages the ITSCI data evaluation and reporting team and is responsible for implementing all aspects of traceability.
Richard jointed ITSCI in December 2019 to advance ITSCI’s programme technologically and oversee delivery to its members. He interfaces with ITSCI’s in-country implementing partners to ensure systematic execution of the programme in accordance with internal standards and OECD Guidelines for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.
Richard holds an MSc in Geology from the University of Johannesburg. He is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and Full Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). Richard is a Professional Natural Scientist (Geological Science) (Pr.Sci.Nat) at the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP).