Currently working as principal of Q-kaburra Advisory & Contract Engineering Services & a senior mining engineer at BHP's Olympic Dam Mine. 10+ years of mining experience of which:
2+ as an underground miner
4+ as a frontline supervisor/manager
5+ as an engineer
good knowledge of resources policy & legislation in operational environments (applicability) & governance issues from high level strategic outlining to operational level implementation.
Areas of interest
gold, diamonds, oil and natural gas, csr, governance and anti-corruption, investing, geology, environment, social accountability, human rights, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development
Thanks for note. Your comments are interesting, so I will see what gets discussed. My bias is that a lot of the downstream problems in mining are caused by financial difficulties which often come back to sh*t-house technical decisions (or rather ignoring technical advice).