John Pears BSc FRICS FIMMM CEng FIQ Director Sir Henry Doulton House
Forge Lane
Etruria
Stoke-on-Trent
ST1 5BD
Tel +44 (0)1782 276700
John is a Director based at our Stoke Head Office and head of the Firm’s Mineral Estate management team. He joined Wardell Armstrong in 1988 and has some 35 years’ experience in the mining and minerals industry. A Fellow of the Royal Intuition of Chartered Surveyors, Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Materials, minerals and Mining, he is responsible for a wide range of projects and mineral management commissions throughout the UK. John is experienced in the negotiation of options leases, licences and a range of associated agreements for land and mineral owners for a wide range of minerals in a variety of circumstances. He also has knowledge of the planning and environmental constraints and legislation associated with a wide range of minerals, and knowledgeable about the operational factors associated with quarrying these materials. He has been appointed by The Crown Estate as the Crown Mineral Agent since 2006 and is responsible for the management of the Estate’s onshore mineral assets including Gold and Silver throughout most of the United Kingdom.