The SAMCODES Standards Committee (SSC) develops, promotes and ensures compliance with the South African Mineral and Oil & Gas Reporting Codes. These Codes comprise the SAMREC, SAMVAL and SAMOG Codes, and associated Guidelines. Governance of the Codes is effected through membership of Professional Bodies, through Statutory Registration of Earth Scientists and Engineers, and through the Johannesburg Securities Exchange (the JSE) Reader’s Panel.
The Chairmanship of SAMCODES rotates between the two Patrons, the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) and the Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA), every two years. We are pleased to inform you that as from February 2018 Matt Mullins has been appointed as Chair of the SSC, as the SAIMM representative.
Matt has been involved in Resource and Reserve Reporting since 1992. He was a member of the Committee which delivered the first SAMREC Code, in 2000. He subsequently Chaired both the SAMREC and the SAMVAL Codes, delivering the SAMREC Code Update in 2007, and the first SAMVAL Code in 2008. Prior to moving to Australia in 2009 he was Vice-Chair of the SSC.
As Global Vice President for Mineral Resource development for BHP Billiton, Matt was closely involved with developments in reporting in Australia, and globally.
On behalf of the SAIMM and the GSSA we are happy to welcome Matt as Chair of the SSC, and we look forward to interacting with as many of the global Professional organisations as we can over the next few years.