Samantha Trickey

Samantha Trickey

Principal Analyst: Supply, Geology & Mining; Member of the Executive Committee

MSc, BSc (Hons), FGS, Cert Acc (Open)

Samantha heads up SFA’s supply analysis and mine cost accounting. Her work involves the evaluation of mines and projects worldwide. She has undertaken numerous comparative analysis studies of the South African and global junior PGM sectors, and has been heavily involved in analysing and augmenting mine planning efforts and formulation of strategy for mining companies. Samantha has extensive experience in DCF modelling, company valuations, project incentive pricing, cost analysis for planning and decision making, sensitivity analysis, geographical risk assessment and comprehensive resource evaluation.

Samantha has a background in geology. She holds a Master’s degree from the Camborne School of Mines where she specialised in mining geology and worked in association with the British Geological Survey to produce a thesis on the economics of the global copper industry, from mine to market. Samantha subsequently worked as a commodities analyst at CRU International, producing research reports on the precious metals markets, lead and zinc, and undertaking consulting work for a variety of base-metal industry players.

Key Assignments

  • Augmentation of a mining company's five-year business plan 
  • Assessment and financial modelling of a major producer’s operating divisions and projects
  • A detailed benchmarking and synergy evaluation for a PGM producer joint venture 
  • Consulting in support of corporate defence
  • Project valuations for and augmentation of a Southern African PGM producer’s investment case
  • A bankable feasibility study for a junior company
  • Comprehensive competitor analysis of the junior sector
  • Comparative analysis and benchmarking of selected South African PGM projects, contextualised against the medium-term outlook for PGMs


  • MSc Mining Geology, Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter
  • BSc (Hons) Geology, Royal Holloway, University of London 
  • Professional Certificate in Accounting
  • Fellow of the Geological Society of London

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The Team

Stephen A. Forrest
Chairman, Principal Consultant & Engineer; Chairman of the Executive Committee

Beresford Clarke
Managing Director & Head of Research; Member of the Executive Committee

David Mobbs
Head of Marketing; Member of the Executive Committee

Dr Jenny Watts
Principal Analyst: Automotive Demand & Technology; Member of the Executive Committee

Samantha Trickey
Principal Analyst: Supply, Geology & Mining; Member of the Executive Committee

Dr Ralph Grimble
Principal Market Analyst: Commodities & Financial Markets; Member of the Executive Committee

Jamie Underwood
Senior Strategy Analyst: Project Consulting

Oksan Atilan
Consulting Market Analyst: Automotive Demand

Wenlin (Karen) He
Consulting Market Analyst: China

Thomas Chandler
Strategy Analyst: Project Consulting

Alex Biddle
Mining Analyst

John Miles
Associate Consultant

Elaine Forrest
Executive Company Secretary; Secretary of the Executive Committee

Andy Smith
Independent; Member of the Executive Committee

Jeremy Coombes
Independent; Member of the Executive Committee