About Us

Dedication, Expertise, Passion

At Crane Ridge, we assist our clients with a full range of services including:

  • Financial, Technical and Data Analytics, understanding the current status
  • Financial Modelling, incorporating ESG/IRMA metrics, costs and impact
  • Full Due Dilligence covering legal, financial, ESG, IRMA, technical and operational
  • Feasibility Processes, from Scoping to Definitive
  • EPC/M Project Management
  • Contracts Management
  • Capability Development and Restructuring / Training
  • Closure Planning and Sustainability
  • Turnaround Planning and Management

Kevin van Wouw

  • BSc (Hons) Met, HND Ex Met, FSAIMM

​An experienced Executive, Manager and Process Engineer, with strong Team Leadership, Technical Knowledge Diversity and Capability, with KPI oriented Financial and Executive Management skills.​

A natural change and turn around manager. Kevin has acquired skills from his discipline as a process design engineer and shown his management and strategic leaning by development through the project management of major capital projects to business management at senior and executive level of listed and unlisted mining, manufacturing and consulting companies.

Kevin has acquired and developed projects, raising funding as required on the capital markets.

Cameron Pitchford


Cameron Pitchford is the founder and director of Virtual CFO Limited, a financial services company that provides comprehensive accounting, tax solutions, and management reporting. They also specialize in helping clients implement SaaS technology to achieve improved reporting, cost reduction, and staff flexibility. In their role, they’ve been instrumental in setting the strategic direction of the business and managing remote operations, preparation of financial reports, and devising efficient tax strategies for clients. Previous roles include Group Financial Accountant at First Rand (Ireland) PLC and Product Controller at Morgan Stanley. Cameron qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Management Accountant with Deloitte.

Alana van Wouw

BSc (Hons) Management, MSc – Grobal Human Resources, FMVA, CBCA, BIDA

With more than 20 years of experience in the Mining Finance & Project Development Industry, a key player in buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence engagements from both private equity and strategic corporate buyers. Knowledge and Experience in Analyzing historical financial statements and evaluate operational trends to identify sustainable earnings and upside potential whilst conducting the Valuations. Well diverse when it comes to managing or aligning with teams and management regarding’ expectations concerning project deliverables, deadlines and risk exposure. Specialisation in ESG, Financial analysis and modelling as well as PPP projects.