Mike is Xinfu’s Mining Practitioner and is responsible for business development and outreach to the extractive industries. With a bachelor’s in Mining Geology, Mike has spent over 3 decades working in remote parts of the world from francophone Central Africa to the South American Andes mostly for First Quantum Minerals where he was Manager for the entire Latin American region.
Mike’s linguistic capability in French and Spanish has served him well in his management style which is based on collaboration, outreach and empathy. He lists among his achievements the discovery of new copper deposits in the Democratic Republic of Congo and running an open pit mine for 2 years in Katanga Province.
Mike has always been drawn to sustainable mining practices and now runs a consultancy focused on responsible mining. His passion is achieving the energy transition through responsible and purposeful industry practices and employing mining products in the best way to combat climate change.
A fan of running and yoga, Mike embraces a daily practice that revitalises his energy to do the things he does best. Now living between St. Andrews, Scotland and Arequipa, Peru he lists one of his favourite personal traits as the ability to integrate and adapt.