VP Exploration & Director
Richard holds an M.Sc. in Economic Geology from the University of Witwatersrand. Richard worked on Anglo Platinum’s Mogalakwena Mine prior to joining Umbono in 2005.
He has been involved in several exploration programs in South Africa and Northern Canada, including various Ni-PGE, diamond, coal, coal-bed methane, zinc and gold exploration projects. Richard provides sound geoscience input in development planning to ensure effective data acquisition and management from exploration through to feasibility. Richard successfully acted as Project Manager for the 50 Moz Lesego Platinum project, advancing the project from an inferred resource to a completed bankable feasibility study with proven and probable reserves, on time and under budget, managing all aspects of the programme, from exploration programme design to various licencing applications.
Dr. Matthew McCreesh
Matthew holds a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Matthew worked for Platinum Group Metals on the Northern Limb of the Bushveld Complex on their Waterberg Cu-Ni-PGE Exploration Project, prior to joining Umbono in 2018. Matthew completed his Ph.D. on the geology and mineralisation of the Waterberg Project, and his experience in Ni-Cu-PGE mineralisation on the Northern Limb makes him a key member of the exploration team on the Zebediela Ni Sulphide Project. Matthew has produced a number of publications related to the geology and mineralisation of the Northern Limb. Matthew has been involved in several exploration programs in South Africa and Madagascar various commodities including, Ni-Cu-PGE, gold, lead-Zinc and natural gas.