The Team

Where the Passion Begins

Kangari Consulting Limited has formed a team of exceptional and results-driven mining professionals both in the UK and the USA. In addition to the main team listed here, Kangari has access to associates in all disciplines of the mining value chain, including: Engineering, Processing, Metallurgy, Environmental, Finance, Health & Safety and Investor Relations. We can form a team of these associates at short notice to provide a solution for any project, in any country.


Timothy Strong


Owner/Principal Geologist

Tim is an exploration professional with >12 years experience in the design, implementation and management of gold and base metal exploration projects on 5 continents. 

Tim holds a BSc (Hons) in Applied Geology from the Camborne School of Mines (UK) and is an MBA graduate of the University of Dundee. 

Tim is also the Project Development Manager for Global Energy Metals Corporation, a battery metals focused TSX-listed explorer with projects in Australia, Canada and the USA.  Tim is also a Director of West African focused Origin Exploration.

A wealth of exploration and resource geology experience positions Tim to partake in all levels of the exploration value chain, from project generation through to resource definition. 

Tim is typically involved in technical due diligence for capital markets, project generation and technical review and audits of projects.

Tim is a QP for NI43-101 & JORC reports.

Chris Picken 

Senior Consultant - Exploration

Chris has over 30 years experience in the mineral exploration industry as geologist and exploration manager for major, mid-tier and junior exploration companies in various countries in Africa and South America.

He has been involved with significant grassroots mineral discoveries in several countries and most recently was the geological superintendent for the pre feasibility and definitive feasibility study drill programmes at Yaoure in Côte d’Ivoire.

Chris obtained his BSc (Hons) degree in Geography/Geology from the University of Manchester in 1985. He has been a member of the AusIMM since 2007 and a professional member of the IMMM in 2015.

Chris is typically involved in exploration management, design and strategy.

Chris is a QP for NI43-101 reports.

Robin Kelly

Senior Exploration Geologist

Robin has more than 10 years experience across 9 African countries, ranging from grassroots exploration and project generation, to resource development and mining geology, in both base and precious metals.

Robin has a BSc (Hons) in Geology from Cardiff University (UK) and MSc in Mining Geology from Camborne School of Mines (UK).  

He has been involved in multiple projects across the African continent and has had exposure to working in remote and challenging environments, most recently in his current role as Chief Geologist for Imperial Joint Venture on a Pb-Zn vein-hosted deposit in Nigeria.

Robin has particularly strong experience in the Orogenic Gold Belts of West Africa, along with spending 3 years in Southern Africa, most notably at the Mowana Copper Mine in Botswana.

Robin is typically involved in exploration management and implementation, and project generation. 


Associate Consultants

Kangari has over 20 associate consultants that we can reach out to at any time to fulfill projects globally.  

These associates have a range of expertise including; structural geology, resource geology, geostatistics, mine planning, mine scheduling, minerals processing, metallurgy, investor relations and marketing.  

This continually growing list of professionals allows Kangari to undertake any size of project, including PEA and PFS level studies.