Jamie Underwood

Jamie Underwood

Senior Strategy Analyst: Project Consulting

MSc, BEng (Hons), ACSM, Grad IOM3

Jamie is a mining engineer who has worked on numerous specialist projects for major industry stakeholders, including strategic reviews of short- and long-term mine planning for mining companies, detailed mine profiling, half-level analysis, peer-to-peer benchmarking, production risk analysis, labour optimisation and in-depth reviews of producer workforces. Jamie has also broken down the PGM value chain, addressed the availability of plant capacities, modelled global processing mass balances and quantified tailings from South African mines.

Jamie joined SFA (Oxford) in 2010 having studied Mining Engineering at Camborne School of Mines in 2007 and completed his Master’s Degree in 2009. He is a Graduate Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and has completed commodity research in cobalt, chrome and other industrial metals and minerals. He also assisted in the completion of a gold cost study (2010 and 2011), which covered over 340 mines and projects from around the world.


Key Assignments

  • Processing analytics: Southern Africa’s PGM concentrator, smelter and refinery capacities and throughputs
  • Shaft group valuation exercise for a major PGM producer
  • Comprehensive price valuations, transaction data and value chain analytics for UG2 chromite concentrate from PGM tailings
  • An in-depth analysis of strategic human resource requirements against evolving shaft production profiles
  • Assisted in the maximisation of workforce performance and the development of producer strategy to optimise labour productivity
  • Analysed operational achievements and plans, focusing on areas of production risk for major PGM producers


Qualifications

  • BEng (Hons) Mining Engineering, Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter
  • MSc (with Commendation) Oil and Gas Enterprise Management, University of Aberdeen
  • Graduate Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (UK)

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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
Senior Strategy Analyst: Project Consulting

Alex Biddle
Senior 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