Chris Legg, 2008


Christopher Legg was born in Britain, and moved with his parents to Zambia (then Northern Rhodesia) at the age of five years. He completed high school there, then studied geology and ore mineralogy at the Royal School of Mines in London. He worked as an economic geologist with the Geological Survey of Zambia from 1967 to 1974, and again from 1977 to 1980, with three years running a geological and geophysical consultancy in between. In 1981 and 1982 he worked for the United Nations Revolving Fund in mineral exploration in Western Kenya, then from 1982 to 1985 was employed by the Directorate General for Mineral Resources in Saudi Arabia. A growing interest in Remote Sensing led him to the National Remote Sensing Centre in Farnborough UK, where he managed the Applications Support Team from 1985 to 1991. Moving from geology to renewable resources, he produced a new map of the forests of Sri Lanka using remote sensing from 1991 to 1995, then developed a Forest Resources GIS for the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry between 1995 and 2000. He joined the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture in 2000, first in Yaounde, Cameroon, then in Ibadan Nigeria, and managed their GIS activities throughout Africa. Since 2007 he has been a self-employed consultant based in Bristol, UK, providing services in support of agricultural development and mineral exploration in Africa.

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