The Research Team
Dr. Fiona Perrott-Humphrey –BA (Natal) MBA (Wits) DBL (UNISA)
Born in Egoli, South Africa “the City of Gold”, Dr Fiona Perrott-Humphrey spent six years in financial journalism and academia in South Africa before moving to the UK in 1986. For the next 17 years Fiona was consistently rated as one of the top investment analysts in mining for major financial institutions in the City of London, ending up as Head of European Mining Research for SSMB, part of Citigroup. In 2003, Fiona set up her own consultancy to continue her favourite aspects of a mining analyst’s job. In 2006 she formed AIM Mining Research and together with ex AngloGoldAshanti C.O.O. David Hodgson and geologists Gordon Wylie, Peter Mellowship and Jan-Marten Huizenga, has published “Understanding Junior Miners”. The book aims to help investors, fund managers and AIM mining companies understand the specialist geological and mining issues facing early stage juniors in order to interrogate and analyse them. She continues her role as adviser to Chairmen, Non exec’s and CEO’s of mining companies particularly in relation to investor perceptions and strategy. Fiona was on the board of Dominion Diamonds, with operations in northern Canada, for two years until December 2015. She fits in her consulting work, including two days a week with NM Rothschild, around hiking, gardening and travel.
Since retirement David has been a non-executive director of Moto gold Mines, uranium one, goliath gold and Auryx gold. He is currently a director of African Barrick gold and Montero Mining.
Jan-Marten Huizenga –MSc Structural geology and PhD geology (Amsterdam), MSc Environmental Management (Johannesburg)
Gordon Wylie –BSc (Hons) Geology (Glasgow), grad Dip Mining Engineering(WITS), Management Diploma (uNISA)