John Eyre has over 40 years of experience in the international minerals industry as minerals and environmental manager, lecturer, consultant and mineral agent in over 30 countries throughout the world. He has headed minerals market analysis, economic, technical and environmental studies. He is either sole-author or co-author of over 50 academic papers, research reports or books relating to mining and minerals extraction.
Over the last few years this has included work in Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Congo DR, Costa Rica, Ghana, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Thailand and Uzbekistan. Some of those projects were carried out with the support of international organisations, such as the World Bank and EBRD.
For 14 years John was a University Lecturer at Camborne School of Mines in minerals management, surveying, law and environmental aspects of mining. During this period he also worked at Wardell Armstrong International, a leading mining environmental and engineering consultancy as a Technical Director in the mining environmental & social division. During the period 1974-1988, he worked in the UK coal industry, in the technical services and minerals management departments and as Deputy Area Surveyor and Minerals Manger responsible for permitting and environmental matters for over 20 coal mining and processing operations. John holds qualifications of MQB Certificated Mine Surveyor, Chartered Mining and Environmental Surveyor, Chartered Environmentalist, and Incorporated Engineer.