Carlos Mesquita

VP Project Development at Bhp Billiton - Copper

Rich Johnson is a Top expert in Mining Mega-Projects. His support to our business as advisor and independent assessor has been fundamental to our consistent and high performance delivery track record. He has a very solid background and demonstrates excellent skills in relation to all Mega-Projects disciplines” 

Luciano Ramos

Non Executive Director at London Mining Plc.


"Rich has delivered an outstanding job for me when I was developing the pre-feasibility study for 118 copper project as a project manager for Vale.
Rich was my counterpart working for Aker Kvaerner. He has demonstrated strong leadership, focus on the main objectives and an excellent team spirit. I can rank Rich as one of the best project managers I have ever worked with in my career."

Chris George

Global Manager - Resource Metallurgy at BHP Billiton


"Rich is a highly experienced and successful project manager with a very strong practical operating background. He has strong mentoring skills and enjoys working within a team. Highly recommended for both project execution and project reviews."

John Cole

Study Director at Newmont Mining Corporation


"Rich has many years of Project Management experience in various minerals industries. Rich has the unique ability to manage many tasks simultaneously and always has the projects owner’s interest as the highest priority. Rich’s attention to detail and ability to keep track of the whole project delivers projects on time and within budget which ultimately delivers value to the Owner."

Scott Barr 

Value Assurance Executive at Newmont Mining Corporation


"Rich works well on projects with an operational interface that require project and operational skills. These can be small or large and are generally complex with significant commissioning or startup concerns."

Robin Hickson

Principal at Robin J. Hickson LLC


"Rich's successful early career as an engineer and then as a mill manager in multiple remote operations around the globe made him an ideal project manager for the large mine process plant projects undertaken by Aker Kvaerner. Rich successfully delivered all the client projects that he managed during my time at Kvaerner; the projects came in on time and in budget, allowing Kvaerner to reap maximum client bonuses. The breadth of Rich's early operations career followed by his successful projects career at Kvaerner and BHP Billiton make him an ideal person for process plant projects advice / reviews etc."

Mian Khalil

Director at Kazakhmys Projects B. V.


"Rich Johnson is an experienced project manager well versed in understanding the principles of good project management and their practical application. I was instrumental in persuading him to join BHP Billiton, and he has served that company well over the years. He brings together a unique blend of mineral processing operating experience and capital projects execution. He has consistently shown the ability to leverage these skills with his people skills, to add additional value to projects wherever he has been involved."

Richard Perry

Water Resources Specialist at Nevada Division of Water Resources


"Rich managed the major capital expansion projects for Newmont's North American operations from 2003-2006. These included the Phoenix and Leeville projects in Nevada, which went on to become successful producers for Newmont. His experience in project management is significant, having practiced the trade in many corners of the globe. One of Rich's strengths is his many contacts in the industry and his ability to find answers when designing flowsheets and constructing plants. He is a highly collaborative project manager that works well with operations, maintenance and financial people to deliver projects on-time and within budget."