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Mark Fellows

Mark Fellows

Co-founder & CEO, Skarn Associates

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Mark Fellows

Co-founder & CEO, Skarn Associates

Prior to co-founding Skarn in 2016, Mark led the metals & mining consulting business at SNL Financial/S&P Global. Skarn is a mining sector data and research business, quantifying and benchmarking ESG impacts across the sector at the asset level.

Mark's career started in 1987 as an exploration geologist with Anglo American Corporation in Southern Africa. He went on to work for junior diamond and gold explorers in Africa. He subsequently spent 13 years at Brook Hunt (now Wood Mackenzie). From 2009 Mark was Managing Director of GFMS Mine Economics Limited, a business co-founded with GFMS Limited, which was sold to Thomson Reuters in 2011.

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