Get to know Williams Mining a little better - our specialties and the people that make our company what it is.

Derek Williams | Director & Founder of Williams Mining

Derek founded Williams Mining from London in 2011 and has grown the company into a world-class brand with a global footprint.  He was born into a family with a rich history in Ghanaian mining, which has run through his blood for over 3 generations.  There was never a choice of what Derek would do with his life. His home was full of mining stories from his grandfather – who was partially paralysed in a mining accident. He started by improving health and safety standards, and Williams Mining has now grown to improve every aspect of mining companies.

Derek considers himself a keen golfer (+36 handicap) that he’s embarrassingly proud of. He also enjoys travelling across Africa and is a life-long supporter of Manchester United. Derek is a British-born Ghanaian and speaks 2 languages. He’s currently learning French.

Alex Gordon-Walker | Vice President of Technical & Partner

Alex’s oversees  the hires of Underground specialists and Engineering professionals – ‘The real nuts and bolts of a good mining company’.  He’s been influential helping mining companies across South America, Central Asia and Africa improve.

Alex loves travelling and embracing new cultures. He’s lived in China for 2 years as well as a host of other countries. He’s of British-Venezuelan descent and speaks 3 languages. Al, is a keen sportsman (rugby, cricket and golf) and a lifelong supporter of Crystal Palace F.C. He attended the same school as Derek in 1998 and have been friends since.

Lawrence Daniels (LD) | Vice President: Projects & Metallurgy

LD loves mining projects. He leads the Projects team for all varieties of mining and plant projects. His team is in direct contact with an extensive network of relevant clients and candidates: keeping right up-to-date with the latest developments around the world.

Random Fact: LD is a keen player of FIFA 17 (PS4) and a lifelong Tottenham Hotspur fan. LD hates being called Larry. Call him Larry.

The Team


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We’re always interested in adding creative, energetic and dynamic people to our team with a passion for problem solving and having a great work-life balance. If you are interested in joining us, please send your CV to