Chief Executive Officer
Global executive search to identify a new CEO for a TSX-V listed miner as part of a scheduled succession plan and to support a new strategic vision. The company sought a profile with a focus on capital markets experience specifically within the base metals. Experience within Latin and South American jurisdictions was also beneficial.
A search for an Executive Vice President to manage strategic exploration plans, including estimating potential resources for new discoveries, and influencing corporate acquisition targets.
Chief Financial Officer
Global executive search for a capital markets/fundraising-focused CFO for a leading battery metals development company. At the time, the company sought a respected name in the financial markets to support the CFO strategically by setting up financial systems and processes, developing a high-performance culture while playing a material role in raising more than $1 billion.
Operations Director (PE)
Managed executive search for Battery Metals Mining PE fund. Global leadership recruitment project for technical and mining operations focused executive leader. Operations Director to advise on deals, due diligence and represent PE fund on portfolio company boards. Countries include UK, Brazil, South Africa, Australia, Rwanda, Ireland.
Our client identified the need to appoint a succession hire. The new Mining Manager was expected to optimise, improve, and increase production following a detailed handover. After reviewing the talent pool, it was decided that a broader search would be conducted outside of the Lesotho borders for a seasoned expatriate with a track record in similar-sized mining operations.
Our client required an SX/EW expert with a solid background in Operations and Projects. The Project Engineer is to manage the BFS and, later, take a leading role in developing the project. Knowledge of Heap leaching and the SX/EW process was required, as well as exposure to Chloride leaching in South America. This will be the first Chloride Heap Leach SX/EW operation in Africa.
Country MD/Head of Ecuador
Global executive search for in-country Executive/Director leading all activities in-country. Leading copper-gold company.
A coal operator in Mozambique identified the need to appoint a seasoned CHRO to their Executive team. After reviewing the talent pool locally, it was decided that the company would need to look outside of its borders for a seasoned expatriate with a track record in similar-sized mining operations.
Executive search mandate for project executives with leadership experience including leading underground mine development and process plant construction in Africa.
An executive search for a candidate with a strong financial management background and ability to contribute to financial models and production improvements. A proactive approach to manage the change process and apply strategies for enhancement.
Human Resource Director
International Executive search for an HR Director to be based in Burkina Faso on FIFO rotation. Company sought degreed HR professionals with at least 20 years experience (including expat exposure in Africa) across the mid-tier/major mining industry.
Technical Services Director
A search for a Global Head of Technical Services responsible for developing and supporting the implementation of global technical and CI strategies to achieve business goals. The incumbent will lead a team of 5 experts forming the Technical and CI function, whose key purpose is to support global smelter operations by setting standards and expectations to achieve long and short-term goals.
International search for an exploration geologist to be based in Ghana on FIFO rotation. Company sought a seasoned geologist with at least 10 -15 years in gold/base metals exploration in West and Southern Africa.
Consulting Mining Engineer
A search for a Consulting Mining Engineer with the responsibility to lead, advise and give oversight of the mining discipline in various mining operations to ensure they operate safe, profitable and responsibly.
Chief Operating Officer
An executive search for a candidate with operational readiness and management experience in French West Africa.
After First Quantum acquired Cobre Panama from Inmet Mining in 2013, Stratum recruited a new Project Director to turn around the project. After the successful turnaround and implementation, the Project Director became an integral strategic leader in FQML and is now responsible for projects as VP. Stratum also placed the Resource Optimisation Manager in-country to establish HR systems and staff the project.
ESG Officer (PE Fund)
Leading battery metals PE Fund search mandate for an ESG Officer to augment the foundation created by the Head of ESG both at HQ and portfolio company sites around the world, including UK, Australia, USA, Rwanda and Brazil.
Regional executive search assignment for an international gold mid-tier to recruit a Country Manager/MD leadership position.
Due Diligence - Gold Investment (PE)
People due diligence/referencing for a leading global mining private equity (PE) fund. Mandate was due diligence on a leadership team building a mid-tier gold miner with assets across Africa, including operations, project development and exploration.
Head of Sustainability
Canadian focused executive search for a Head of Sustainability for a mid-tier gold company. Our client was looking for someone to oversee the full life cycle of sustainability from local community engagement through to ensuring compliance with international ESG standards.
International search for an Engineering Manager to be based in Russia. Company sought a seasoned mechanical, electrical or civil engineer with at least 15 years experience in the gold mining sector.
Recruitment project to hire an ESG Manager for a tin and lithium producer and developer based in South Africa and Namibia.
A search was conducted for a production-focused leader that would drive business improvement and cultural change, ensure cost savings are optimized and guidance is met.
Group HR Executive - Africa
Executive Human resources position. Executive Search mandate for a hands-on HR leadership executive with major or mid-tier gold or base metals experience in Africa.