Gary Davison has over 38 years’ experience in the Australian Mining Industry. His career began at Renison, Tasmania, in 1978 and has worked at senior mine management levels in Tasmania, Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales covering underground and surface mining techniques. As well as a practical, hands-on approach Gary has worked for a variety of clients including lawyers on expert witness cases, merchant banks conducting a numerous number of due diligence examinations and many other feasibility studies. He has extensive experience in Australian and overseas. He has worked on mines and mining prospects and underground mines within the production range of 50,000 – 10,000,000 tonnes per annum. Gary is highly innovative in many areas. He has developed unique mine designs and infrastructure for difficult mines and he has a particular passion for ground support and improving the safety and efficiency of underground mining. Gary has successfully patented a variety of rock bolts, many of which are commercially available selling over 1.5 million units, worldwide. He has a number of other patents pending. Gary has written and presented a variety of papers on mining topics. He has visited mine sites and conducted work in Indonesia, Canada, Finland, UK, Sweden, Ghana, Central and South America, and China, as well all states and territories in Australia. Gary is one of the founders and Managing Director of Mining One Pty Ltd in Melbourne, Australia and his private Rock Bolt Technology firm, Gazmick Pty Ltd. He was a Non-Executive Director Unity Mining Limited joining them in 2013 and has previously held Non Executive Directorships for Kasbah Resources Ltd and Lightning Nickel Pty Ltd., the nickel operating arm of Independence Group NL. Gary is also the Managing Director of the Mining Motor Company Pty Ltd which is developing variable speed electric motors for mining operations.
Dean Basile has over 20 years’ experience in the Mining Industry. His career began at Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines in Western Australia and has worked at senior and mine management levels in Ghana and Peru, mainly covering surface mining techniques as well as extensive experience in long-term and strategic planning of gold and copper mines. Dean has conducted work on and managed various feasibility studies; as well as the implementation of mining fleets at two green field operations. Dean has over 10 years’ experience at a management level, and has an intermediate level of written and spoken Spanish.
Mark has over 30 years’ experience as an engineer, specialising in hard rock mining. He has been involved at a senior level with numerous mining companies around Australia, and overseas. Mark was Principal Mining Engineer at BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam mine prior to joining Mining One. Mark’s expertise includes project reviews and due diligence of mining operations, supervision and feasibility study management, mine design, cost modelling, equipment selection and scheduling. He is a Fellow and a Chartered Professional Mining Engineer of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He also holds a South Australian First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency, with Mutual Recognition in Western Australia. Mark is a Qualified Person under the Canadian NI 43-101 system and can sign off on technical reports. He is also a Competent Person as defined within the JORC Code and can sign off on JORC compliant Ore Reserve estimates.
Cameron is a Principal Mining Engineer who has a diverse background in mining. Having spent the past 19 years as a mining professional, Cameron has become an effective technical leader. He has had exposure to a number of commodities including Iron Ore, Gold, Diamonds and Coal where he has learnt to understand the fundamental value drivers for the respective commodity and derive value. While Cameron holds an engineering degree as well as a MBA in finance, his true acumen has been honed by years at the face as a technical and operational professional. From engineering and front line management through to his role as the site SSE, he has learnt to manage the workforce and understand the importance of holding people to account. In addition to his engineering and financial acumen Cameron has a strong background in developing site safety management systems having been involved in the development of a number of safety systems for a number of clients. Cameron’s strong operational background along with his time as a Fleet Performance Superintendent where he oversaw a fleet exceeding 80 trucks and 10 dig units provides a strong foundation in understanding the relationship between people equipment and site systems and how to derive equipment performance. These skills have underpinned Cameron’s ability to carry out numerous fleet studies and then project manage them through the execution phase as well as being engaged in a raft of projects including; Operational readiness planning, due diligence, capability assessments, JORC and NI 43-101 reports across a number of commodities, organisational design, equipment selection and fleet studies, ICAM and root cause safety investigations, business improvement and mine optimisation where he has delivered substantial value to his clients. Cameron’s Project Management skills combined with his financial acumen have enabled Cameron to facilitate a number of projects from financial feasibility through to implementation. Cameron is a chartered professional of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM (CP)).
Craig is a results orientated and highly experienced professional with a track record of delivering robust value adding strategies to the mining industry. He is focused on providing effective and sustainable solutions to mine projects and operations through strategy optimization and mineral resource/ore reserve optimization. Craig’s expertise involves identifying opportunities for improvement at mining operations through benchmarking and operational reviews leading to improved efficiencies at underground operations. He also has expertise in underground Mass mining technical and operating environments, as well as balanced experience between operational and consultancy roles which allows a broad overview of the mining industry.
Nikki has over 11 years of Australian mining experience. His core skill set is predominantly underground mine production and mine planning with approximately 1 to 2 years spent in open-pit planning. Nikki also has 4 years UK experience in ground investigation, ground remediation and earthworks site management. He has been involved in various pre-feasibility and feasibility studies for both underground and open-pit mining operations (predominantly base metals and gold projects) in Australia and overseas. Nikki is highly skilled in various mine planning suits including Datamine and Deswik and has a passion for creating advanced macros to speed up mine design processes.
David has over 25 years of experience in the engineering and management of mining and civil operations. He has extensive operational experience as an underground manager and senior level mining engineering. For the last several years David has been working as a consultant on a range of technical projects while also conducting research into the use of geostatistical simulation methods for ore reserve and risk evaluation.
Stewart has theoretical background knowledge and expertise backed by many years of practical hands on mining experience to successfully manage a well-resourced mining operation. Stewart provides reliable and honest management of the operation through promoting a working environment of mutual respect between the workforce and management. He has extensive experience in management and training, mine design, mine scheduling, and drilling and blasting design. Stewart also has considerable working experiences in France, Tanzania, China and Indonesia assisting with mine design, production design, scheduling and implementation, mine rehabilitation and reopening , operator training and operational management.
Ievan has over 15 year of experience in the mining industry. He has undertaken a wide variety of roles within various technical teams including short/medium/long term planning engineering roles and production engineering roles. Ievan also has extensive experience on a variety of projects and has been involved in the various study phases from concept study to feasibility study to project implementation. Ievan has a sound understanding of computerised 3D design work, dragline and truck shovel operation, mine scheduling, budgeting, pit optimisation and cost modelling for both coal and metaliferous mine. Ievan is well versed in various mining software packages, including Minex, Minescape, Surpac, Whittle, XPAC, 3D Dig and Talpac.
Seen has over 12 years’ experience in the fields of Geology, Geological Engineering and Mining Engineering. Seen’s experience encompasses pit optimisation, pit design, scheduling and haul route calibration and modelling. Seen is proficient in various computer packages including Datamine, Mine2-4D and Surpac. Seen has over four years’ experience in geotechnical investigations and operations for civil and mining in locations throughout Australia and oversea, and over six years’ experience in open pit mine planning.
Michelle has over nine years of industry experience, with expertise in 3d mine design and planning. Michelle has assisted in completing numerous mining projects in Australia and China. In addition, Michelle is a highly experienced Surpac user, who has conducted Surpac training courses for various mining companies. She is also fluent in English and is a native Chinese speaker.
Since joining Mining One in 2011, Phelan has gained a variety of experience in open-pit mining engineering. This experience includes pit optimisation, pit and dump design, mine planning and scheduling, fleet estimations, and financial modelling. His operational experience includes drill & blast and short term mine scheduling. Phelan has worked with a variety of software packages including Deswik, Datamine, Vulcan, Whittle and MineSched. Phelan also has experience in writing/applying software in multi-objective optimisation problems such as ore-blending. Phelan graduated from the University of Melbourne where he completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Hons.) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Economics). He has also completed courses in the area of computer science and programming from MIT and Berkeley.
Thomas is a Mining Engineer with over four years of experience in open pit mining with exposure in various projects and operations. During his time with Mining One, Thomas has been involved in a number of mining studies across a broad spectrum of commodities such as coal, gold, and iron ore. He has developed a strong knowledge of open pit mining including mine planning, pit and dump design, pit optimisation, scheduling, fleet selection, haul road modelling, Talpac analysis, production reporting, project cost analysis, and technical reporting. Thomas is familiar with many mining software packages including Vulcan, Surpac, Studio 3, Mine 2-4D, Minescape, Talpac, Xact, MineSched, Whittle, AutoCAD and Rocscience (RocData, Slide, Swedge, Dips).
Adrian is a Mining Engineer with extensive underground technical experience along with contractor, management and corporate exposure. He is able to produce effective management of a small to medium workforce. Adrian has superior organisational and planning ability, supported by strong communication and interpersonal skills. He has experience of working with management at the highest level.
Marcos is an international minerals industry professional with six years of experience working in team environments on over 30 domestic and international projects. He has effectively worked in leadership and support roles throughout his career. His geotechnical engineering experience has been gained through technical and operational involvement within Australia and South America, spanning both mining and heavy civil engineering applications. Marcos’ key technical skills include mine geotechnical design, mine sequence, ground conditioning, rock and soil reinforcement, stress analysis, field investigation and data collection, risk identification and hazard management, monitoring slope performance and geotechnical reconciliations. He has multi-disciplined versatility with superb trouble shooting, analytical, and communication skills. Marcos has a reputation for a strong work ethic, consistent commitment, moral responsibility and resolve.
Ross is a mining professional with over 9 years’ experience across all facets of mine planning developing from a prior surveying background. While technical engineering roles have been in underground operations, Ross has exposure to open pit environments through his surveying activities. From short term planning and ventilation roles his current focus has progressed towards longer term planning with Life of Mine and Ore Reserves activities. He has experience across all surveying disciplines including many high precision surveys for construction and bulk earthmoving projects. As a survey contractor he has had exposure to many smaller mining operations in Victoria. Working outside the mining industry has provided Ross with a diversified grounding as a mining professional. Ross has worked in teams with a culturally diverse cross section along with mentoring surveyors.