SRK Consulting has announced that Tim McGurk has taken over as group CEO, following the company’s global executive meeting in mid-April.
Given his three decades of resource industry experience, almost half of which are with SRK, McGurk is well positioned to guide the company in servicing its clients in an increasingly competitive market.
Based in Cardiff, McGurk is a specialist in underground mining, managing multidisciplinary technical studies and providing expert input to due diligence studies and competent person’s and independent engineer reports. His senior management experience includes strategic and concept planning, operations management, and business planning for major and mid-tier mining companies. He became a director of SRK (UK) and the SRK Group in 2015.
“I am delighted to take on a new role as CEO, including supporting SRK’s aim to be recognized as the mining industry’s partner of choice,” said McGurk. “With our sector changing faster than ever, our teams must continue to adapt, collaborate and innovate to provide the sustainable and economic solutions that our clients and other stakeholders expect.”
He replaces Andy Barrett, who steps down as group CEO after 16 years in the role. Barrett stepped down earlier this year as president of SRK North America, will continue his 40-year tenure at SRK through project work and internal advisory roles.
McGurk and SRK Board Chair Jeff Parshley thanked Barrett for his dedicated leadership and support of SRK’s practices. Exemplifying the qualities of the company’s founders, Barrett has helped SRK to adapt and fulfil its clients’ unique project requirements worldwide.
“Given Andy’s considerable achievements as global CEO, it’s hard to adequately convey our depth of gratitude for his energy and wisdom over the years,” said Parshley. “While we’ll miss his direct guidance, we’re glad to know he remains within the SRK family. I now look forward to working with Tim and seeing SRK benefit from the enthusiasm and new perspectives he brings to the role of CEO.”