Introducing Andrew Nicholson

Bara is pleased to introduce our new Principal Environmental Consultant, Andrew Nicholson. Originally educated as a biologist and natural resource manager, Andrew has over 20 years’ experience providing environmental, social and governance services to the mining industry. He cemented his passion for the environment working as a game ranger and camp manager at various private lodges in the greater Kruger National Park as well as the Okavango Delta, then left conservation to serve as General Manager of Blue Swallow Environmental in South Africa. Andrew then started his own consultancy, Umhlaba Environmental, in 2004 where he worked with stakeholders and other specialists undertaking environmental and social projects across a range of commodities for clients such as Rio Tinto and Sibanye-Stillwater. Having represented both mines and mining-affected communities in projects, and with experience throughout the mine lifecycle, he is considered an expert in stakeholder engagement.

We are really pleased to welcome hom to the team where he will take on those aspects for existing Bara Projects, as well as building a new service line in ESG investment compliance and assurance for resource projects in line with new LSE, TSX and ASX requirements.