Peter Walker | B.Sc. (Hons) MBA Pr.Sci.Nat.

Specialities: Exploration Geology, Alluvial Diamonds

Peter is a South African citizen with permanent residence in both Namibia and Botswana where he has spent much of his working life. He has a BSc (Hons) degree in Geology and an MBA, both from the University of Cape Town. He is a professional member of the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions, a statutory body which monitors the ethical behaviour of its members. Membership of this body is recognized internationally for purposes of competent person reports used in public listing documents.

Peter has worked as an exploration geologist for over 30 years in various capacities and for a wide range of mineral commodities, such as base metals, gold, various industrial minerals, uranium, and both primary and alluvial diamonds. In the latter years of employment he held senior management positions with large and small publicly listed mining companies where he was responsible for the generation and assessment of new projects and the management of exploration projects in South Africa, Brazil, CAR, Angola, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana as well as being involved in several feasibility studies, initial public offerings and project and company valuations leading to acquisitions of public companies.

Since 2002 Peter has been a self-employed consultant geologist mostly involved in diamond exploration, both primary and alluvial and in this capacity has written competent person reports for five listed companies. He has consulted on projects in Gabon, the DRC, Guinea, Nigeria, Togo, Angola, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique and South Africa. In 2003 he initiated, with Viv Stuart Williams, the formation of a Namibian BEE company, Evi Mining Ltd and was its first Managing Director.

Peter is a regular contributor to mining trade journals with many articles published in African Mining, Paydirt, AfricanXChange, the Mining Journal, and Mining Revue Africa.

Peter can get by in communicating in Portuguese and French but is far from fluent.