Gavin Chamberlain graduated from the University of the Natal (Durban) in 1987 (BSc. (Eng) Civil). Having had an Eskom bursary, he did his formative years in engineering in both the structural and the waste and ash dump departments at Eskom, Megawatt Park. Whilst there he completed a GDE from Wits University in Geotechnical Investigation and Tailings and Waste design and registered as a Professional Civil Engineer with ECSA.
Having gathered an understanding of design he then moved on to join Fraser Alexander Construction to further his practical understanding and application of engineering. In his role with Fraser Alexander he was engaged with construction of two tailings dams, three water diversion systems, two toxic waste dumps and a domestic waste dump along with various smaller projects. His first exposure to company management was also gained there where he served on the management team executive committee.
His next step was a natural progression in the mining project field when he joined TWP as a civil projects engineer looking after the civil aspects of a EPCM mining project for Anglo Platinum. He spent 16 years with TWP and held various roles from engineering manager, head of the civil department, project manager and head of project delivery accountable for project management, controls and construction. He was also on both the Exco and served as a director of TWP after the listing. On the purchase of TWP by Basil Read, he moved into the BR EPC business firstly as the commercial director and then as acting managing director. In a consolidation move the BR EPC business was closed and he moved into the existing TWP EPC business (Matoma) as the Director responsible for clean energy where he worked in both the solar and wind space until leaving to join Amec. At Amec he was employed as Director of Projects for Africa and spent a large part of his time there as the dedicated Project Director on the $1.8 billion uranium project in Nambia. He completed his time at Amec Foster Wheeler as the Global Project Delivery lead and the Operations Director for Mining in AMEE (Africa, Middle East and Europe). His current role at Kore Potash is a culmination of experiences gained across the full gambit of mining operations and is one that he sees as challenging and rewarding as many aspects of experience gained over the years are now being used.
Kore Potash Plc
45 Gresham Street
Tel: +44 (0) 203 963 1776
Company No. 10933682
République du Congo Office
Sintoukola Potash S.A.
91 Germain Bikoumat Street
République du Congo
Tel: +242 22 294 19 24
Tel: +44 (0) 207 920 3150
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