Bert Lopes

Bert Lopes

Leader, Global Mining, BDO South Africa

Natural Resources & Energy


Bert has over 20 years’ experience covering a wide spectrum of clients where he has developed strong working relationships and provided both audit and assurance services. Bert’s clients have ranged from subsidiaries of listed companies, large private clients, multi-national entities to smaller owner managed entities. Bert is the Managing Partner for Johannesburg and until recently oversaw BDO Advisory, which includes business solutions, technology advisory, corporate finance, forensics and cyber advisory. Bert’s professional experience covers external audits, independent reviews, financial accounting and reporting, agreed upon procedures and due diligences.

In addition, Bert is a representative for the Global BDO Natural Resources Group as his main focus is in Natural Resources and Renewables.

Natural Resources is a key sector for BDO and entails all services that BDO offers to clients in:

  • Exploration
  • Mining
  • Support service to mining
  • Renewables

Bert's clients in Natural Resources include:

  • Petra Diamonds South Africa Proprietary Limited
  • DRA Africa Holdings Proprietary Limited
  • Minerals Operations Executive Proprietary Limited
  • SLR Environmental Proprietary Limited


  • Chartered Accountant (South Africa)
  • Registered Auditor


Bert is a member of South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA).