vernon naidoo


Business Area Leader
+27 (83) 260-2995


Innovative, analytical and proactive project planner, who is client orientated and professional. Worked in mining for 25 years and has a thorough understanding of a multi-disciplinary project environment.


  • Contract management
  • Coordinator
  • Cost management
  • Negotiation
  • Project leadership
  • Project scheduling
  • Risk & Task management


  • Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International Certification, Planning and Scheduling Professional
  • National Certificate Level 4, Supervisory Management and Engineering Science
  • National Technical Certificate, Level 3


Metal, Mining, Production


Project Link – Project Consultant (2015 – current);
Developed project schedules, ensured alignment of schedule and capital expenditures (CapEx) to the scope and work breakdown structure (WBS); Tracked and reported progress on various mining projects
Anglo American Platinum – Principal Operational Readiness and Project Controls Reviewer (2013 – 2015);
Provided support and guidance to project team during the front-end loading (FEL) phases of a project;
Coordinated internal and external reviews;
Ensured schedule and (CapEx) is in alignment with the scope and WBS;
Reviewed Project Controls & Operational Readiness; Maintained governance documents; Developed Schedule Management Procedure;
Operational Readiness Planning Procedure and Risk Management Procedure
Anglo American Platinum – Senior Projects Planner (2006 – 2013); Compiled Master Schedule for all Anglo Platinum’s Major Projects; Assisted with risk identification and mitigation process;
Assisted project manager in critical Path Management and decomposition of scope and deliverables;
Managed timeline and reviewed dashboard reports on physical progress; Reviewed project Schedule Management Plan, Schedule and Basis of Schedule and schedule and Operational Readiness Plan
Richards Bay Minerals – Project Planner (2002 – 2006);
Responsible for planning, monitoring and controlling of projects and reporting of progress of a portfolio to the executives;
Identified tasks on Critical Path;
SAP Order and furthering of equipment;
Compiled monthly reports on progress and slippage and cost breakdown for transfer to fixed assets; Integrated inputs from all disciplines


Project Consultant: 2015 – current

Principal Operational Readiness and Project Controls Reviewer: 2013 – 2015

Senior Project Planner: 2006 – 2013

Project Planner: 2002-2006