Course details

  • Duration: 3 - 6 Half days - Live Remote Sessions via MS Teams
  • Time:  13.00 – 17.00 (GMT)
  • Fees: TBC
  • 3 Half days -  (Monday – Wednesday; Core course )     
  • 4 Half days -  (Friday  – Wednesday Including PQF session on 18th)
  • 5 Half days -  (Monday - Friday including workshop session on mining projects)     
  • 6 Half days -  (Friday - Friday including PQF session and workshop  on mining projects)

Deadline for registering is Friday 11 February in order to allow sufficient time for the pre-course learning and review pre-recordings.

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DBProfessor Dennis Buchanan (Course Director)
Emeritus Professor of Mining Geology & Senior Research Fellow, Imperial College London 
Professor Buchanan works jointly between the Department of Earth Science and Engineering and the Business School at Imperial College London and will act as the Course Director.   

Professor Buchanan's current research interest lies in addressing the underlying technical principles applying to mineral projects and demonstrating how these influence financial modelling. He has 36 years’ experience teaching mining geology, mineral exploration and mineral project appraisal and is responsible for the MSc in Metals and Energy Finance.  This is a joint degree between the Department of Earth Science and Engineering and the Business School at Imperial College. Professor Buchanan has worked as a Mining Geologist in both gold and platinum mines in South Africa and had wide experience as a consultant to industry, as an expert witness and in designing and delivering short courses for industry

Professor Stephen Neethling
Professor of Minerals Processing, Imperial College London
Professor Neethling has been carrying out research in minerals processing for the last 24 years. His main research interest is in the use of fundamental level models of processes occurring within various minerals separation techniques in order to improve both the operation and design of these systems. In particular, he is working on models and simulators for the froth flotation and heap leaching processes. He has carried out both research and consulting work for a number of major international mining companies.

Professor Sébastien Lleo 

Associate Professor, Finance Department, Head of the MSc in Risk and Financial Technologies, NEOMA Business School

Sébastien is Associate Professor of Finance and Head of the MSc in Risk and Financial Technologies at NEOMA Business School in France, and Tutor on the CQF program at FitchLearning in London. Sébastien worked in investment management, risk management and financial markets  in Canada and the UK. He authored a monograph on risk management commissioned by the CFA Institute, co-authored books on risk-sensitive stochastic control and stock market crashes, and published more than twenty articles in academic and professional journals. Sébastien holds a PhD in Mathematics from Imperial College London, HDR in Social Science from Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (France), MBA from University of Ottawa (Canada), and MSc in Management from NEOMA Business School (France). He is also a CFA Charterholder, Certified Financial Risk Manager, Professional Risk Manager, and CQF alumnus.