OUR TEAM

When you work with Stratum, you’ll partner with an expert Consultant who has an intimate, ‘on the ground’ understanding of the mining industry.

Every member of our team combines in-depth knowledge of the sector with an honest, responsive and open approach focused on your business challenges.

Our approach may challenge conventions, but will always help you achieve your personal and professional goals and enhance the performance of your business. 

You are guaranteed the drive, focus and results you expect and deserve.

Will Coetzer

Managing Partner

Will is a resources industry entrepreneur and highly experienced mining consultant with a network of senior professionals from across the sector. 

His contacts include corporate and executive teams, leaders in operations and project development, and professionals from associated industries such as consultancy, legal, finance, private equity and trading houses. 

In a career spanning more than a decade Will has delivered consultancy, executive search and advisory services to a global client base spanning every continent and more than 45 countries.

Before founding Stratum International, Will established and managed the International and Emerging Markets Mining Desk for a NASDAQ-listed executive search firm.

 

John Larpent

Partner

John has spent the past eight years developing innovative executive search and consultation projects for mining operations and projects in emerging markets. 

His partnership approach places the measurable difference his clients are striving for at the core of his work. As a result, John has recently helped to build $60 million added value for one client, while another has achieved more than 10% efficiency savings on its operations.  

Before becoming a Director at Stratum, John developed the in-house search function for LSE-listed African Minerals – leading the search and recruitment process for the development of a US$6 billion mining and infrastructure project in West Africa.

 

Jane Banks

Principal Consultant

Jane has an 18-year proven track record in International Executive Search, including more than 11 years' mining industry experience across senior Corporate and Operations roles, including 600+ global searches. 

Specialising in cross-cultural issues, she has been called upon to assist the start-up of numerous multi-billion dollar green-field projects across most emerging markets, including secondments and consulting in-house alongside client teams. 

With a network that includes COO and VP level executives, General Managers and technical site management teams, Jane heads up Stratum’s North American presence. 

 

Symah Razaq

Consultant

With 5 years of experience in support roles for fast growing search firms in London, Symah provides vital recruitment support to the Stratum team.

Symah began as an administrator within Stratum and has recently been promoted to a Consultant. As well as being responsible for some day to day administration she also provides support with candidate management, as well as providing additional assistance to the firm’s Partners.

Lisa Gregory

Operations Manager

Bringing over twelve years' experience to the role, Lisa is jointly responsible for general operations management, administration, compliance and HR. Lisa's main function is to ensure Stratum Consultants maintain consistency with all data policies and procedures within the business…and to keep everyone on their toes.