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Special assignments

The experience of our staff and associates means that we can take on any shape or size of project, no matter its demands.

CMA’s staff and associates have proven experience in many other aspects of the mining and metals industry including:

  • Interim management - Through our widespread network of industry contacts, CMA can identify and recruit suitably qualified professionals with solid, hands-on experience who will add value to your business from day one.
  • Executive placement – With a shrinking pool of fresh talent, the ability to find good people becomes more important than ever. Our decades of experience and networking at international level have enabled us to develop an invaluable bank of industry contacts. This is greatly prized by headhunters searching for individuals with that rare commodity: sector experience linked to commercial acumen.
  • Business intelligence CMA has researched and advised on country and security issues. We have also been asked to give our opinion of corporate governance performance and the declared and actual business principles of companies and individuals.
  • Commodity research Clients regularly ask CMA to give an independent view on specialised or developing commodities such as lithium, rare earths, talc, manganese nodules, travertine, silica sand and diamonds, as well as more conventional precious and base metals, industrial and energy minerals.

Recent special assignments projects

Interim management service ensures operations are in safe hands

CMA has provided staff and associates on a short or medium term basis to augment or support existing management in several overseas operations including an underground gold mine in Indonesia, state-run mining company in Peru and a gold company in Uzbekistan. Better operational planning linked to tighter management controls and higher HSE standards reliably offers improved production performance, staff motivation and financial returns to the client. 

A rich source of contacts for executive placement

CMA was approached to assist in a search for candidates and successfully placed highly qualified and experienced individuals for a major gold mine in Africa, iron ore project in Canada and a major engineering company, among others.

Bringing new insight to business intelligence

Major companies evaluating opportunities with new partners or in new countries often seek independent advice on what surprises may or may not await them. CMA offers the advantage of a low profile approach with excellent and well networked mining/energy contacts in most countries that allows these studies to be carried out ‘under the radar’ before the more recognised player arrives. 

Sensitive subjects include ethical and HSE performance, credentials of local staff and officials and anticipated developments in regulatory reform and legal and fiscal frameworks.

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