ABOUT US
About

Mining One Pty Ltd was established in August 2005 and is an employee owned, independent group of over 65 technical consultants with offices in Melbourne (Head Office), Jakarta, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Beijing, Vancouver and Toronto.

Mining One has completed work in Australia and many countries/continents including extensive experience in Indonesia, Africa, South America, China, PNG, Laos and the Philippines. According to China Ministry of Land and Resources, Mining One is ranked within world’s sixth largest mining consulting firms and has now over 65 experienced professionals across Australia and worldwide.

Our main goal is to actively manage and provide quality, high performance services which will enable us to deliver excellent results for their clients. We offer long term value to our clients by keeping up to date with new technologies and pride ourselves in being innovative with our designs and recommendations for new and existing mining operations.

We believe that we distinguish ourselves from the larger consultancies in the following areas;

  • Professional staff who have worked extensively over long periods at all types of mines and construction sites
  • Highly operationally focused both technically and corporately
  • A close interaction between our geological, mining and geotechnical staff

We are committed to embracing our core values in everything that we do:

  • Safety
  • Technical excellence
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Respect
  • Commitment
  • Quality service
  • Close relationships

Meet Our Team

Board MembersManagementMining PersonnelGeotechnical PersonnelGeology & Hydrogeology Personnel
Dean Basile

Dean Basile

Managing Director

Melbourne, Australia
Dean Basile has over 24 years of experience in the mining industry and over 16 years of experience at a management level and is the Managing Director of Mining One. His career began at Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines in Western Australia and he 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 an intermediate level of written and spoken Spanish.

Gary Davison

Gary Davison

Director / Principal Mining Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Gary Davison has over 40 years of 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 high 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 having 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/Directors of Mining One Pty Ltd in Melbourne, Australia and was Managing Director from 2005-2023 and his private Rock Bolt Technology firm, Gazmick Pty Ltd. He was a Non-Executive Director at 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.

Lyn Stribley

Lyn Stribley

Director / Global Business Development Manager

Melbourne, Australia
Lyn started her career in the mining industry over 38 years ago. She began work as a metallurgical clerk and laboratory assistant doing flotation test work for Aberfoyle Tin at Luina, Tasmania. Lyn progressed to working for Mine Managers as a confidential Secretary, assisting in administration and HR. After developing a strong administration background, she moved into project management working closely with clients and building client relationships. Finding this was her strength and with her knowledge of the mining industry she progressed into business development.
Lyn was a founding member of Mining One working on the business plan and cost analysis that helped start the successful business that it is today. She has successfully grown the Mining One brand both in Australia and overseas. Her strong business acumen has enabled her to secure project leads worldwide, hence obtaining a wide range of diversified projects in many countries for the Mining One business.

Ievan Ludjio

Ievan Ludjio

Principal Mining Engineer (Australia/Indonesia) / SE Asia Regional Manager

Jakarta, Indonesia
Ievan has over 20 years 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 for various commodities such as coal, gold, silver, copper, iron ore, tin, limestone, phosphate and rare earth minerals in various countries.
Ievan has a sound understanding of computerised 3D design work, dragline and truck shovel operation, mine scheduling, budgeting, pit optimisation and cost modelling. Ievan is well versed in various mining software packages, including Minex, Minescape, Surpac, Whittle, Vulcan, XPAC, 3D Dig and Talpac. Ievan is a Chartered Professional (Mining) and Member of AusiMM as well as Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) and sits on the Mining One Board.

Dean Basile

Dean Basile

Managing Director

Melbourne, Australia
Dean Basile has over 24 years of experience in the mining industry and over 16 years of experience at a management level and is the Managing Director of Mining One. His career began at Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines in Western Australia and he 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 an intermediate level of written and spoken Spanish.

Gary Davison

Gary Davison

Director / Principal Mining Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Gary Davison has over 40 years of 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 high 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 having 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/Directors of Mining One Pty Ltd in Melbourne, Australia and was Managing Director from 2005-2023 and his private Rock Bolt Technology firm, Gazmick Pty Ltd. He was a Non-Executive Director at 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.

Lyn Stribley

Lyn Stribley

Director / Global Business Development Manager

Melbourne, Australia
Lyn started her career in the mining industry over 38 years ago. She began work as a metallurgical clerk and laboratory assistant doing flotation test work for Aberfoyle Tin at Luina, Tasmania. Lyn progressed to working for Mine Managers as a confidential Secretary, assisting in administration and HR. After developing a strong administration background, she moved into project management working closely with clients and building client relationships. Finding this was her strength and with her knowledge of the mining industry she progressed into business development.
Lyn was a founding member of Mining One working on the business plan and cost analysis that helped start the successful business that it is today. She has successfully grown the Mining One brand both in Australia and overseas. Her strong business acumen has enabled her to secure project leads worldwide, hence obtaining a wide range of diversified projects in many countries for the Mining One business.

Marcus Jacobs

Marcus Jacobs

General Manager WA / Principal Mining Engineer

Perth, Australia
Marcus Jacobs has over 20 years’ experience in operational mines, engineering studies and business consulting roles. He started his career in open cut gold and iron ore mines in Western Australia, and in his career has had exposure to a number of commodities including: gold, iron ore, limestone, copper, lithium and tantalum. He is a skilled project and study manager; providing leadership and coaching to achieve safety performance, schedule and budget targets. Marcus is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM) and holds a Western Australian Quarry Manager’s Certificate of Competency.

Ian Hulls

Ian Hulls

Technical Services Manager

Melbourne, Australia
Ian has over 45 years of experience in the mining and civil industries. His mining experience covers both open pit and underground metalliferous and coal mines across Australia and overseas. Ian offers a range of geotechnical skills including onsite geotechnical support, instrumentation design and installation, in-situ testing, stress measurements, cable and roof bolt load monitoring and cable and roof bolt pull out testing programs. He has carried out these tasks at Australian mines such as Sino’s Iron Cape Preston Mine, WMC Mount Keith Mine, Kidston Gold Mine, Telfer Gold Mine, Endeavor Mine, Ballarat Mine, Cadia Mine, NorthParkes Mine; as well as overseas mines like Chatree Gold Mine, Thailand, Aguas Tenidas Mine, Spain and Porgera Mine, Papua New Guinea. Ian has used his open pit expertise to conduct geotechnical reviews, site geotechnical support and slope stability analysis for long term pit designs at mines such as Mount Keith Nickel, Woodlawn, Anglesea and Yallourn. He also covers the supervision and inspection of major works including river diversions, mine closure rehabilitation, conveyor realignment remedial works for large-scale slope instability and remediation supervision for insurers, for example, Hazelwood mine, Victoria.
His work has mainly involved the practical on-site implementation or supervision of work from initial drilling to mine site closure (e.g. Ranger uranium Mine, NT). He was one of the key instigators of the introduction of slope stability radar monitoring to the open pit mining industry, particularly with the initial implementation of this radar monitoring at the Mt Keith Nickel mine in WA, where both small and large scale pit slope instability was monitored and managed.
His civil experience includes ground support work on the CityLink and EastLink tunnels in Melbourne, along with stress measurements for the various railway tunnel alignments in Sydney and Melbourne and the Waterview tunnel in Auckland in New Zealand.

Stuart Hutchin

Stuart Hutchin

Geology Manager

Melbourne, Australia
Stuart has over 23 years of experience in the Australian and international mining industry. He has worked in a wide range of gold, base metal, rare earth, bauxite, iron ore, diamond and emerald deposits. He has experience ranging from grass roots exploration through to mine geology and resource estimation in both underground and surface mining operations. Stuart has also had extensive experience with project assessment, geological audits, project valuations (VALMIN) and due diligence studies on both exploration and mining projects. He is a proficient user of Surpac, Vulcan and Micromine software packages. He is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists. He is deemed as a Competent Person and Qualified Person for JORC 2012 and NI43-101 resource estimate sign off covering multiple commodities and deposit styles.

Ievan Ludjio

Ievan Ludjio

Principal Mining Engineer (Australia/Indonesia) / SE Asia Regional Manager

Jakarta, Indonesia
Ievan has over 20 years 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 for various commodities such as coal, gold, silver, copper, iron ore, tin, limestone, phosphate and rare earth minerals in various countries.
Ievan has a sound understanding of computerised 3D design work, dragline and truck shovel operation, mine scheduling, budgeting, pit optimisation and cost modelling. Ievan is well versed in various mining software packages, including Minex, Minescape, Surpac, Whittle, Vulcan, XPAC, 3D Dig and Talpac. Ievan is a Chartered Professional (Mining) and Member of AusiMM as well as Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) and sits on the Mining One Board.

Dr. Abouzar Vakili

Dr. Abouzar Vakili

Principal Geotechnical Engineer (Cavroc Co-Founder)

Melbourne, Australia
Abouzar is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer and numerical modelling specialist with over 15 years of experience in operations, geotechnical analysis, design and research. His expertise is primarily in applying advanced analytical techniques for geotechnical engineering and design. He has worked on studies involving large open pits and deep, high stress underground mines. He has authored more than 25 technical papers and articles and he is an AusIMM Chartered Professional and Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland.

Adrian Nurcahyo

Adrian Nurcahyo

GM Indonesia/Principal Geologist

Adrian is a Geologist with over 19 years of experience in project generation, project management, business development, exploration (field mapping and drilling supervision), resource development and mining of coal, industrial minerals in Indonesia and abroad. A competent person for JORC (Joint Ore Reserves Committee) coal resource reporting. He is an expert user and trainer in Minescape coal software.

Davron Lu

Davron Lu

GM China/Global Contracts Officer

Melbourne, Australia
Davron has over eight years of experience in contract laws, due diligence, project management, and geotechnical engineering. Working on a variety of projects both on site and office based, her experience includes technical due diligence, project permitting review, environmental legislations, technical translation, project management and delivery, and client liaison. She has been involved in many technical due diligence and has conducted various reviews on mining and environmental permits for projects in Australia, Canada, Chile, Philippines, etc. She has also conducted geotechnical training for our clients in China to improve their mine safety and economics. Further, Davron is a qualified Australian Lawyer, admitted as an officer of the Supreme Court of Victoria. She has been involved in several high-profile transactions with matters involving research and development tax claim, mergers and acquisitions, construction laws, etc.

Louis Gyawu

Louis Gyawu

Principal Mining Engineer/General Manager Ghana

Louis Gyawu is a Mining Engineer with over 20 years’ experience and has worked at senior and mine management levels for over 13 years in the mining industry in Africa covering legislature, greenfield project development and brownfield mine optimisation acquired through hands-on execution of many projects mainly in surface mining techniques.
Louis is a confident individual capable of understanding complex technical concepts both inside and outside his discipline. He demonstrates high technical and ethical standards in his work and demonstrate leadership. He is highly respected by his peers and demonstrates patience and persistence when training his personnel.
Louis is the General Manager of the Mining One’s Ghana office.

Dean Basile

Dean Basile

Managing Director

Melbourne, Australia
Dean Basile has over 24 years of experience in the mining industry and over 16 years of experience at a management level and is the Managing Director of Mining One. His career began at Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines in Western Australia and he 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 an intermediate level of written and spoken Spanish.

Gary Davison

Gary Davison

Director / Principal Mining Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Gary Davison has over 40 years of 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 high 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 having 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/Directors of Mining One Pty Ltd in Melbourne, Australia and was Managing Director from 2005-2023 and his private Rock Bolt Technology firm, Gazmick Pty Ltd. He was a Non-Executive Director at 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.

Marcus Jacobs

Marcus Jacobs

General Manager WA / Principal Mining Engineer

Perth, Australia
Marcus Jacobs has over 20 years’ experience in operational mines, engineering studies and business consulting roles. He started his career in open cut gold and iron ore mines in Western Australia, and in his career has had exposure to a number of commodities including: gold, iron ore, limestone, copper, lithium and tantalum. He is a skilled project and study manager; providing leadership and coaching to achieve safety performance, schedule and budget targets. Marcus is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM) and holds a Western Australian Quarry Manager’s Certificate of Competency.

Cameron Farrington

Cameron Farrington

Principal Mining Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Cameron is a Principal Mining Engineer who has a diverse background in mining. With over 20 years as a mining professional, Cameron has become an effective leader in both operational and technical roles across a broad sprectrum of commodities including Copper, Iron Ore, Gold, Diamonds and Coal where he has learnt to understand the fundamental value drivers for the respective commodity. Cameron holds an engineering degree as well as a MBA in finance which is supported by experiences ranging from Mining engineer to front line management including his legislatively appointed role as the site SSE. His skills and experience provide the ability to be an effective workforce leader as well as the ability to develop, implement and effect site safety management systems to establish a productive safety culture.
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 systems and how to maximise equipment performance. These skills have underpinned Cameron’s ability to carry out numerous fleet studies and then manage them through the execution phase. With demonstrated effectiveness in areas of; 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.
Cameron’s Project Management skills, years of experience and the face combined with his financial acumen have enabled Cameron to facilitate many projects from financial feasibility through to implementation. Cameron is a chartered professional of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM (CP)).

Craig Stewart

Craig Stewart

Principal Mining Consultant

Melbourne, Australia
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.

Simon Curd

Simon Curd

Principal Mining Engineer

Simon is an experienced Mining Engineer with over 25 years of experience, specialising in underground hard rock mining in bulk, narrow vein and tabular mining methods. He has held numerous positions in Management in both open pit and underground mines including those in Australia and overseas in countries such as Papua New Guinea and Saudi Arabia. Simon was Mining Manager at Silverlake Resources at the Mount Monger Operations prior to joining Mining One.

Simon’s expertise includes project reviews and due diligence of mining operations, underground management, mine design and optimisation, mine ventilation, contract management, backfill, cost modelling, equipment selection and scheduling

Simon’s strong analytical and computer skills are complimented by excellent written and oral communication.

Louis Gyawu

Louis Gyawu

Principal Mining Engineer/General Manager Ghana

Louis Gyawu is a Mining Engineer with over 20 years’ experience and has worked at senior and mine management levels for over 13 years in the mining industry in Africa covering legislature, greenfield project development and brownfield mine optimisation acquired through hands-on execution of many projects mainly in surface mining techniques.
Louis is a confident individual capable of understanding complex technical concepts both inside and outside his discipline. He demonstrates high technical and ethical standards in his work and demonstrate leadership. He is highly respected by his peers and demonstrates patience and persistence when training his personnel.
Louis is the General Manager of the Mining One’s Ghana office.

Stewart Cuthbert

Stewart Cuthbert

Senior Mining Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Stewart is one of Mining One’s senior mining personnel with extensive site management and operations background. His practical hands on mining experience of over 35 years has enabled him to successfully manage many well-resourced mining operations both in Australia, Africa, France, China and Indonesia.
He is skilled in mine planning, designs and schedules with proficient software skills in Surpac, Ventsim, Deswik, RINGking and Datamine. His mine designs are invariably practical and detailed so as to allow for easy implementation by on-site personnel which assists our clients greatly when trying to embed oneself in the culture of mine sites around the world.
Stewart provides reliable and honest management of operations through promoting a working environment of mutual respect between the workforce and management.

Ievan Ludjio

Ievan Ludjio

Principal Mining Engineer (Australia/Indonesia) / SE Asia Regional Manager

Jakarta, Indonesia
Ievan has over 20 years 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 for various commodities such as coal, gold, silver, copper, iron ore, tin, limestone, phosphate and rare earth minerals in various countries.
Ievan has a sound understanding of computerised 3D design work, dragline and truck shovel operation, mine scheduling, budgeting, pit optimisation and cost modelling. Ievan is well versed in various mining software packages, including Minex, Minescape, Surpac, Whittle, Vulcan, XPAC, 3D Dig and Talpac. Ievan is a Chartered Professional (Mining) and Member of AusiMM as well as Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) and sits on the Mining One Board.

Joseph Tachie-Menson

Joseph Tachie-Menson

Principal Mining Engineer

Joseph is a Principal Mining Engineer (open pit) with technical and operational expertise working in middle and senior level roles in multinational mining organisations. Joseph’s 18 years of experience in the mining industry commenced with acquiring skills in operation of heavy mine equipment including trucks, drills and loaders. During this time, he gained firsthand practical field knowledge in mining. He gained further operational experience in his role as a leading hand and then as a crew supervisor. Joseph has also held key operational management roles in the capacity of a Mining Operations Superintendent and then as a Mining Manager in NSW, Australia, during which time he acquired the NSW Quarry Manager’s Certificate of Competency. Joseph’s operational expertise include fleet management, business improvement, mine optimization, contract administration, ICAM and TapRoot incident root cause investigation and analysis, explosives management and management of Tailings Storage Facilities. Joseph is also experienced in heavy equipment asset management.
Joseph’s engineering expertise include drill and blast designing, mine design and planning ranging from shorter term planning to Strategic/Life of Mine Planning, mine scheduling, pit optimization, mine financial modelling/costing and enterprise optimisation, having served in various technical roles throughout his career including Chief Mining Engineer and Integrated Planning Manager. Joseph is an efficient user of various mine packages including Surpac, Talpac, XPac, Xeras, MineSched, Whittle, ArcGIS, Modular Mining and MineStar. Joseph is also familiar with Vulcan and Alastri.
Joseph holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mining and is a member of both AusIMM and SME.

Philip Loerch

Philip Loerch

Principal Mining Engineer

Philip has over 35 years’ experience across a range of commodities, principally gold as well as copper, nickel, tin, iron ore, uranium, lead/zinc. His predominant mining setting is underground, with significant experience also gained in open pit mining, in residential, FIFO and Perth-based corporate locations. Philip has broad experience across small to very large corporate organisations, and effectively works independently and as a team member. He is equally comfortable working to the bigger picture or attending to detail, and is a lateral thinker, a solution finder and developer.
Safety is a primary focus for Philip – at his most recent location where direct operational responsibility was held, he oversaw a significant change in safety performance, achieving over 9 months without a recordable injury, with good productivity, and for four quarters running the workforce bonus was at close to maximum achievable levels.

Stephen Manning

Stephen Manning

Principal Underground Mining Engineer & Underground Technical Mining Team Leader

Melbourne, Australia
Stephen is an experienced Senior Mining Engineer with over 18 years of experience particularly in underground mine design and planning. His experience covers all aspects of underground mine design and scheduling, stope design / optimisation and drill and blast design and has developed a level of proficiency in software such as Deswik, EPS, MineWorks Planner, GanttScheduler, Vulcan, etc. Stephen has been involved with reserve estimation work, scoping studies, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies as well as multiple, operations based mining engineer roles.

Steve Rempel

Steve Rempel

Manager Mining Engineering, North America

Steve is a motivated Professional Mining Engineer with over ten years of experience. He has project management experience and a knowledge of mining best practices and operations. Steve has proven skills in enhancing productivity, efficiency, and bottom-line profitability with forward-thinking leadership. Steve brings experience in years of field work and is ready to take on challenges and provide the best solutions to all projects.

Adrian Hills

Adrian Hills

Principal Mining Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Adrian is a Principal Mining Engineer with extensive underground technical experience along with contractor, management and corporate exposure gained over 20 years in the mining industry. He is able to offer effective management of small to medium workforce through supportive and productive supervision of staff utilising his strong communication and interpersonal skills. Adrian has superior organisational and planning ability, having implemented many Life of Mine plans, production schedules and financial models.

Peter Flood

Peter Flood

Senior Mining Engineer

Peter is a qualified Engineer with over 20 years of experience across Australia and the Asia Pacific regions. Although he has recent experience in Water Treatment, the majority of his professional life has been in the Mining Industry, both hard-rock and coal, from the Life of Mine (LoM) planning, production engineering and Greenfield start-up of operations.

Peter has been heavily involved in bringing sustainability frameworks into the mining industry and has presented papers at AusIMM Conferences and has been a member of the AusIMM Sustainability Committee.

Cameron Legg

Cameron Legg

Senior Mining Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Cameron is a Mining Engineer with over 15 years’ experience in site based, technical services and consulting roles.  He has developed a deep and broad knowledge across all areas of mining operations, is results focused and strives to understand the fundamental operational value drivers. He has had extensive exposure to open pit mining across a range of commodities including copper, gold, diamonds, zinc and rare earth minerals.  Drawing on both technical site based and consulting roles in mining engineering and overseas management, he has developed excellent interpersonal communication skills allowing for outstanding relationship management and robust problem-solving and analytical abilities. Cameron has been involved in all aspects of project work including Proof of Concept, Scoping, Prefeasibility and Feasibility work.

Nopian Fitrikansyah

Nopian Fitrikansyah

Senior Mining Engineer

Nopian is a Mining Engineer with over 18 years’ experience in the mining industry in both engineering & operations. He has been involved in various types and scales of mining in both minerals and base metal mines. Nopian also has experience in project development strategy and management, evaluation and feasibility studies, as well as planned acquisition projects.

Drajat Subantara

Drajat Subantara

Senior Mining Engineer

Drajat is a Senior Mining Engineer with over 15 years of experience. He has solid experience and skills in mine design, planning and scheduling, and ensuring the highest coordination within the operations and engineering teams. Drajat has superior analytical and conceptual abilities, is up to date with modern design principles and safety measures through formal and independent study and continuing education. He looks for ways to improve mining processes, driving efficiencies, and impacting the bottom line.
Drajat is a collaborative communicator who promotes synergy and cooperation across organizational boundaries to drive positive change and build cohesive and comprehensive solutions to business and mining problems.

Wisnu Kardana

Wisnu Kardana

Senior Mining Engineer

Wisnu has more than 15 years of experience as a Mining Engineer, in several underground engineering roles. He has strong skill set in underground short, medium and long-term scheduling and with underground drill and blast.
He has experience dealing with various ground types, conditions, and underground mining methods, such as underground block caving, cut and fill, avoca and underground stope.

Marolop Yandry

Marolop Yandry

Senior Mining Engineer

A Senior Mining Engineer with 15 years of planning/scheduling, production and reporting experience in open pit mining. Block model geology, mineable reserves estimation, pit optimizations, pit designs, mine scheduling, mining contractor supervision, JORC and KCMI reporting. Competent in Whittle, Surpac, Minesched, Minescape, Minex, and Alastri. Marolop experience including seconded in Perth office as part of study team for several base metal projects in Australia.

Seen Lee

Seen Lee

Senior Mining Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Seen has fifteen years of experience in the mining industry, with experience from greenfields pre production sites through to fully operational mining operations. Seen’s multi disciplinary background in geology and geotechnical engineering allow for seamless communication within projects. Seen’s core competencies include open pit medium to long term project investigations and evaluations, with particular expertise in pit optimisation,  ground modelling and design. Seen also has strengths in medium to long term mine planning, and is proficient in various mining software packages, including Whittle, Datamine, Surpac, MineSched, Mine 24-D and Deswik. Seen has worked with a number of metalliferous commodities, including gold, copper and iron ore.

Michelle Xu

Michelle Xu

Senior Mining Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Michelle has over 10 years of industry experience, with expertise in 3D mine design and planning. Michelle has assisted in completing numerous mining projects in Australia and China, as well as conducting Surpac training courses for various mining companies. After joining Mining One, she has been involved in a number of prefeasibility, feasibility studies and Life of Asset planning. She is a competent user of Surpac, MineSched, Whittle, Deswik, and Minemax Scheduler and a basic user of Minex and Datamine. Those tools give her flexibility in achieving high efficiency and enable her to find better solutions when conducting pit optimisation, mine design, mining and blending scheduling. She is also fluent in English and is a native Chinese speaker.

Phelan Trinh

Phelan Trinh

Senior Mine Planning Engineer

Phelan has more than 8 years in the mining industry with expertise in pit optimisation, mine design and scheduling, cost estimation, and financial modelling. His operational experience includes all facets of Production Engineering with core competencies in drill & blast and short / medium term mine scheduling. Phelan is a well-rounded engineer having worked in a number of commodities including gold, silver, copper, tin and iron ore. His core competency has been in the area of Mine Planning and Evaluation Lead on feasibility and Life of Asset planning studies. Phelan is a competent user of MineSched, Surpac, Whittle, Deswik, Minemax Scheduler, Datamine and Vulcan. Phelan also has experience in implementation of solutions in multi-objective optimisation problems such as ore-blending.
Phelan’s experience has spanned various geographical locations including open-pit, metalliferous operations in Australia, Laos and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Phelan graduated from the University of Melbourne where he completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Hons.) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Economics).elor of Commerce (Finance and Economics).

Thomas Indrawijaya

Thomas Indrawijaya

Senior Mining Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Thomas is a Mining Engineer with over seven 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, copper, iron ore, and quarry. He has developed a strong knowledge of open pit mining including mine planning (short/medium/long and Life of Asset Planning), pit and dump design, pit optimisation, scheduling, fleet selection, haul road modelling, Talpac analysis, production reporting, project cost analysis, financial modelling, and technical reporting. He also has strong operational knowledge and experience as a truck and shovel engineer across several coal and gold mines as well as quarries.
Thomas is familiar with many mining software packages including Vulcan, Surpac, Studio 3, Mine 2-4D, Minescape, Talpac, Xact, MineSched, Whittle, Deswik, AutoCAD and Rocscience (RocData, Slide, Swedge, Dips).

Matthew Duckett

Matthew Duckett

Senior Mining Engineer

Matthew is a Senior Mining Engineer with a broad range of experience from Mine Ventilation, Drill and Blast, Mine Production, Mine Services as well as Innovation.

He has also been involved with Project Management and engineering problem solving with the mining environment. A period out of the Mining Industry assisting with setting up an offshore factory in the dairy industry has provided a sound business basis that can be applied to everyday mining issues, providing a broad consideration of cost versus benefits process.
Matthew is competent in various mine software packages including Deswik.

Sepehr Sadati

Sepehr Sadati

Mining Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Sepehr is a Mining Geotechnical Engineer who has over 3 years of experience in the mining and metallurgy industry. Sep started his career as a Metallurgical Engineer in a steel foundry and production. His interest in mining industry drew him to continue his studies in mine engineering. Sep’s research activities involve studying mine production efficiency and water management techniques.
Since joining Mining One, Sep has been involved in multiple pre-feasibility studies in both open cut and underground operations in various resources including Gold and Copper. His recent operational experience has included geotechnical core logging and structural sets at Winu ‘s exploration site in Western Australia. Geotechnical face mapping and logging in Katmantoo Copper mine, also closure strain and seismicity analysis in deep underground gold mine.

Volga Massang

Volga Massang

Mining Engineer

Volga is a Mining Engineer with 6 years of experience in open pit mining, particularly in gold and copper commodities. She has a strong background in short/medium term mine planning/scheduling, pit & dump design, dry-wet season outpit project, mine production and reporting. Volga also has experience in mining contractor supervision. Qualifications include proficient in operating software Surpac, AutoCAD, MineSched, MineSight.

Zola Munkhbat

Zola Munkhbat

Mining Engineer

Zola is a mining engineer and qualified mine surveyor with over 6 years of operational and technical experience. She was involved in several feasibility studies in Mongolia, performing cost and cashflow models. In her time with Mining One, Zola has focused her efforts on pit optimisations, mine design and scheduling and block model manipulation. Zola is an efficient user of various computer packages including Micromine, Minesight and Surpac. She is also a competent user of RocSience 2D slope stability analysis tools. Zola obtained her Master degree in Mining Engineering Technology at Federation University Australia, specialising slope stability investigation.

Alan Bermingham

Alan Bermingham

Mining Engineer

Alan is a Mining Engineer with over 5 years of experience. He was the first PYBAR engineer to take part in an Engineer Skills Exchange Program with Mining One. He completed his six-month secondment with in order to develop further technical and planning capability skills. Since then he has progressed his skills and capabilites after having developed site and consulting experience. Alan has recently returned to consulting at Mining One Pty Ltd.

Ning Xu

Ning Xu

Mining Engineer

Ning is a licensed Professional Engineers in Ontario (PEO). She has extensive exposure to underground mining commodities in both base metals and precious metals by undertaking a wide variety of operational-based roles in survey, ventilation, stope design, drill and blast design. Ning is also involved with mine design and mine reserves and resources work.
Ning has developed a level of proficiency in various mine software including Deswik, Amine, Promine, and has exposure to other engineering software such as Datamine, EPS, MineRP, WaveView, Shotplus, Ventsim, Rocscience.

James French

James French

Manager, Geotechnical

James is a motivated mining professional with diverse operations and project development experience in Australia and overseas. His 20 years’ experience includes delivery of early phase studies, planning & execution of development projects and management of operations. He has had a broad exposure to surface and underground settings in hard and soft rock geology, across a range of commodities including gold, copper and zinc.
James’ exceptional work ethic, strong technical competencies and practical approach enable him to be a proactive and adaptable leader, who thrives in a team dynamic and promotes a strong performance culture aligned to business objectives and organisational values.

Kevin Dugan

Kevin Dugan

Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Kevin has over 40 years of experience in the mining industry throughout Australia and overseas, including eleven years at the Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation (SMEC). He has had extensive experience in the practical aspects of rock and soil mechanics covering major hydroelectric projects, pumped storage schemes, dams, tunnels and most of Australia’s large mining projects, (e.g. Olympic Dam, Northparkes and Century Mine). This work has covered all states of Australian and over fourteen countries overseas.
His mine geotechnical experience covers the geotechnical input and peer review to major projects from conceptual to bankable studies and detailed design. He has also been retained as a peer review consultant on a wide range of projects, including numerous due diligence technical audits and expert witness roles of major civil and mining projects (both coal and metal). His areas of expertise include: Stress measurement analysis and mathematical modelling (2D & 3D); Rock Mechanics (ground support, stability analyses etc.); Reviews, due diligence and expert witness; and Engineering Geology (including data collection, rock mass classifications, etc.). Kevin is a Chartered Professional recognised through the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

David Lucas

David Lucas

Principal Geotechnical Engineer

David Lucas is a mining geotechnical specialist with over 30 years of experience in mining and civil geotechnical engineering, of which 24 years have been in mining in Australia and South-East Asia. He is a specialist in slope stability in open-cut mining, with considerable experience in rock and soil slopes, overburden dumps and stockpiles, in a wide range of hard rock mines, coal mines and quarries. With a first degree in geology, he is skilled at understanding and interpreting geological processes and settings in terms of their engineering impact.
His on-site mining experience includes 12 years in site-based operational roles where he provided practical advice on slope stability, geotechnical hazard management, and failure remediation. His consulting experience since 2005 has included design applications for all stages of mining from scoping and feasibility studies, operational mines, and mine closure studies, risk based stability assessments, and communicating technical concepts to key stakeholders including regulatory authorities and the public. He also specialises in high level geotechnical reviews of mining operations.
David is a registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ), and is a chartered professional of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM (CP)).

Dr. Abouzar Vakili

Dr. Abouzar Vakili

Principal Geotechnical Engineer (Cavroc Co-Founder)

Melbourne, Australia
Abouzar is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer and numerical modelling specialist with over 15 years of experience in operations, geotechnical analysis, design and research. His expertise is primarily in applying advanced analytical techniques for geotechnical engineering and design. He has worked on studies involving large open pits and deep, high stress underground mines. He has authored more than 25 technical papers and articles and he is an AusIMM Chartered Professional and Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland.

Dr Stephan Arndt

Dr Stephan Arndt

Head of Technology and Innovation

Stephan has over 25 years of professional experience in the industry. He has worked in a global lead consulting role for Dassault Systèmes, working with major mining companies on digital transformation projects to deliver business value. Throughout his career, Stephan has been managing, developing, and mentoring teams, focusing on geomechanics disciplines and mining. He has been part of global technology groups for software and R&D and gained experience as Director of Resources Engineering and Professor of Practice at Monash University. For 20 years, Stephan has been performing geomechanics analysis and simulation for many of the world’s caving studies, including Rio Tinto, BHP, Vale, Newcrest, OZ Minerals, Freeport Indonesia, Debswana, and DeBeers.

William Gibson

William Gibson

Principal Geotechnical Engineer/Numerical Modelling Specialist

William has over 40 years of experience in geotechnical, mining, and civil engineering projects, as well as complex numerical modelling applied to rock mechanics and programming of software for geotechnical analyses.

His expertise in open pit mining includes slope stability analysis for large pits line Chuquicamata, Esperanza and Pelambres (Chile), Olympic Dam (Australia), You Tolgoi (Mongolia), and Quellaveco (Peru). William has done analysis of the interaction between open pits and underground mining operations.

William’s experience with underground mines includes the analysis of block caving mines like El Teniente and El Salvador (Chile), mining sequence, open stopping stability of pillars and interaction of block caving operations with mine facilities. He is also experienced in the analysis of slopes under static and seismic conditions, and the stability analysis of the other mine related structures such as tailing dams, heap leach piles and waste rock dumps.

He has carried out seismic risk assessments in different regions of South and Central America, Africa, Papua New Guinea and Canada involving the definition and generation of earthquake simulation of dynamic analysis. William has also worked on the analysis and design of concrete and steel buildings and bridges, using self-developed software.

His programming expertise lies in the development of software to analyse and model rock falls (RFall_3D), wedge rock stability (MWedge_P), gravity flow (MFlow), generation of artificial earthquakes for dynamic analysis (Crono) and discrete facture network and block stability (Frac_Rock). William also a competent user of geotechnical programs such as FLAC, FLAC3D, UDEC, PFC, PFC3D, Slide, Phases2, SWedge and Unsedge. William has given several FLAC and FLAC3D training courses for consultants and geotechnical engineers for different mines.

Peter Cepuritis

Peter Cepuritis

Principal Geotechnical Engineer/Technical Team Leader

Peter has more than 30 years of experience in the mineral resource and engineering sectors for a variety of organisations including research, consulting and engineering, and mining corporations. Throughout his career he has been responsible for planning and managing civil and mining project studies from initial site investigations, analysis, and design, through to operational risk assessments, due diligence, audits/reviews, and project closure.
Peter has experience in Australia, the Americas, and the Middle East, with projects ranging from conceptual studies through to feasibility and operations experience. He has specific experience in block and sublevel caving projects in both North and South America
Peter has dedicated a significant portion of his career in consulting, providing engineering solutions to international corporations, gaining a reputation for adding value and providing innovative solutions whilst maintaining projects within budget and schedule.
Peter also provided strategic guidance to the major mining houses, including developing corporate risk management systems. He also has significant research and innovation experience, responsible for proposals, securing industry funding and project management of research projects.
Peter has lectured in Rock Slope Engineer, Probability and Risk in Geomechanics and Open Stope Geomechanics, and has given a number of short courses to industrial practitioners on topics of rock mechanics as well as short courses on the mining industry to non-practitioners.

Michael Bijelac

Michael Bijelac

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Michael has over 24 years geotechnical experience in underground and open-cut metalliferous and coal mines. The majority of this experience has been focused on consulting services to the mining industry, from geotechnical logging/data collection, secondment to sites for operational support assistance to mining studies from scoping to feasibility levels. Michael has considerable experience in numerical modelling and slope stability analyses, and has extensive operational and design/analysis experience in the geotechnical field.

Dr. Tom Styles

Dr. Tom Styles

Principal Geotechnical Engineer

Dr. Tom Styles is a chartered engineer with fourteen years of post graduate experience. He completed a PhD on numerical modelling of fractured rock slopes through the Camborne School of Mines, and further post-doctoral research at universities in Vancouver, Canada. This applied academic background, in combination with a number of consulting roles, provides a strong foundation in advanced numerical modelling, characterising and monitoring the rock mass, and general geotechnical support for open pit and underground mines, quarries, and green field sites. His work as a consultant focuses on rock mechanics, with experience in terrestrial LiDAR and drone-based photogrammetry, as well as both satellite radar data, offering solutions for both data collection and high resolution remote monitoring. Tom has worked on mine sites throughout Eurasia, Africa and Australia and North America, directing geotechnical site investigations and collecting data. His office-based analytical analyses and numerical modelling of ground stability, provides mine design parameters during feasibility and mine optimisation studies. Tom is also the agent for Cavroc in Europe and Africa

Dr Kyuseok Woo

Dr Kyuseok Woo

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Kyu is a Senior Geotechnical Engineer with over 15 years’ research and consulting rock engineering experience. He gained his PhD from the University of British Columbia, where his research project encompassed a range of rock engineering and block cave mining challenges. Post Ph.D, Kyu has performed rock mass characterization, empirical analyses, and advanced 2D/3D numerical analyses for various mine sites located around the world for open pit and underground mining operations. Kyu has published a number of technical papers associated with the numerical simulation and its application to mining.

Raymond Mateveke

Raymond Mateveke

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Raymond is a Rock Engineer with 11 years rock engineering and 8 years mining engineering experience. A total of 16 years’ technical, practical and commercial experience gained within mining and consultancy environments. During this period, he has been exposed to shallow, intermediate and deep level mining covering narrow tabular hard rock and massive mining environments.

Ray’s mining engineering experience includes production and mine planning using XPAC software in Platinum mining environment. Detail focused, flexible and resourceful with the ability to effectively deliver within required performance targets.

Dr Yousef Abolfazlzadeh

Dr Yousef Abolfazlzadeh

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Yousef is a ground control and rock mechanics specialist with substantial professional and academic experience in analysis and interpretation of mining induced seismicity. Yousef holds a PhD in mining induced seismicity from Queen’s University and a master’s from Laurentian University, Canada. Yousef joined Mining One as a senior geotechnical specialist in 2021. In his previous jobs, he was involved in various aspects of ground control engineering, seismicity and rock mechanics and worked with seismic data from some of the deepest hard rock underground mines in the world. His projects have included seismic array design, system optimization, seismic source parameter and hazard analyses and re-entry protocols. Yousef is the founder of TVSeminars Inc., which is a platform for delivering online mining/geotechnical seminars.

Nathan Chembe

Nathan Chembe

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Nathan has over 15 years’ work experience in the mining industry, over 12 years of which have been in Geotechnical/Rock mechanics related roles including projects.
His most recent role included looking after production related issues for PC1 and PC2 block caves including inrush risk management, infrastructure monitoring and Geotechnical related projects.

Richard Shellam

Richard Shellam

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Richard is a chartered engineer with ten years of operational experience in open pit geotechnical engineering within the UK, Europe, Africa, Central and Eastern Asia.
He has practical experience in coordinating, collecting, and interpreting geotechnical data for use in rock mass characterisation. As well as extensive knowledge in applying geotechnical modelling software packages to develop open pit and waste rock dump designs
He also has expertise in assessing and managing open pit geotechnical risk and managing geotechnical departments, with a focus on fostering a strong safety culture, alongside the training and mentoring of personnel.

Selcuk Erol

Selcuk Erol

Geotechnical Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Selcuk is a Civil/Geotechnical Engineer with over thirteen years of worldwide experience. In his career, Selcuk has been involved in geotechnical design, data collection and analyses of various underground and open-pit mines. He has worked with reputable resource and civil companies delivering specialist engineering service both on site and in the office.

Amirshahriar Rostami

Amirshahriar Rostami

Geotechnical Engineer

Amir is a self-motivated, adaptable and deadline-driven Geotechnical Engineer with 9 years of experience in the oil & gas industry. He is a valued and dedicated team member of several multidisciplinary projects and possesses diverse skills and experience in Geoscience, Mining and Petroleum engineering. Amir is skilled in Resource modelling and Mine stability evaluation with strong knowledge in Geostatistics, Rock mechanics and Seismic. He is also skilled in Mine designing from Data analysis to Mining cost optimization and related software such as Surpac, Amine and Whittle. Amir holds a Masters in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University, Kingston.

Didy Ramli

Didy Ramli

Geotechnical Engineer

Melbourne, Australia
Didy is a Mining Geotechnical Engineer who has over nine years of experience in the mining industry. She started her career as a Geologist and her operational experience encompasses various roles in the Hunter Valley and Bowen Basin namely Integra Underground and Open Cut Coal Mine, Blackwater Mine, Peak Downs Mine, Goonyella Riverside Mine and more recently Savage River Open Cut Mine. Having a strong geology professional background, Didy has a proven record for delivering measurable results and fostering strong stakeholder relationships. She has more than 8 years experience in the mining industry based on mine sites, which includes exploration (greenfields and brownfields), production (open pit and underground) and technical roles.
Didy possesses extensive experience in geological modelling, resource reconciliation, geotechnical highwall and overburden mapping, geological structural interpretation and exploration, which is supported by substantial stakeholder engagement; of which has generated significant culture and business performance improvements on site.
She has a strong professional research background with a degree in Geology from University of Queensland and a Masters in Mining Engineering (Mine Geomechanics) from UNSW. She was also selected by Vale Australia to represent Australia in completing Advanced in Mining Short Courses at University of Ouro Preto, Brazil.

Karim Yousefi Bavil

Karim Yousefi Bavil

Senior Geotechnical Specialist

Karim is an experienced Senior Geotechnical Specialist with more than 10 years of experience in the industry. He is skilled in rock mechanics, tunnel design, numerical simulation, and slope stability. Karim has hands-on experience with geotechnical data collection and site characterization as well as being experienced in cost analysis and Project Management Plan preparations.

Simon Jackson

Simon Jackson

Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Simon is a Mining & Geotechnical Engineer with a problem-solving mindset and positive attitude to challenges. He started working with Wardell Armstrong International following the completion of his Master’s degree at the Camborne School of Mines (CSM). His experience has Included working on a wide range of open pit and underground metalliferous mining projects completing geotechnical studies, mine optimisation, design, scheduling, and cash flow analysis for several operating mines and greenfield projects. To date, this work has covered mining projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Kazakhstan, Russia, Botswana and Europe.

Davron Lu

Davron Lu

GM China/Global Contracts Officer

Melbourne, Australia
Davron has over eight years of experience in contract laws, due diligence, project management, and geotechnical engineering. Working on a variety of projects both on site and office based, her experience includes technical due diligence, project permitting review, environmental legislations, technical translation, project management and delivery, and client liaison. She has been involved in many technical due diligence and has conducted various reviews on mining and environmental permits for projects in Australia, Canada, Chile, Philippines, etc. She has also conducted geotechnical training for our clients in China to improve their mine safety and economics. Further, Davron is a qualified Australian Lawyer, admitted as an officer of the Supreme Court of Victoria. She has been involved in several high-profile transactions with matters involving research and development tax claim, mergers and acquisitions, construction laws, etc.

Edward Cooke

Edward Cooke

Geotechnical Engineer

Edward has a qualified Geologist and has just completed his Masters in Mining Engineering Degree. His education has included subjects such as Excavation and Geomachanics; Project Management; Mine Design and Planning; Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology.

His problem solving, teamwork, analysis, critical thinking and organisation are of a high standard. He is also a former Speaker Secretary for the Herdman Geological Society at the University of Liverpool (UK).

Rifki Rashad

Rifki Rashad

Hydrologist
Marwan Aziz

Marwan Aziz

Hydrologist/Geotechnical Engineer

Marwan has 3 years’ experience working on various mining projects, especially in geotechnical, hydrology, and engineering design.
He has strong practical, experience in slope stability evaluations, geotechnical modelling, engineering design, and hydrology modelling.
Marwan has experience in field work activity for both geotechnical and hydrology, using various software related to both geotechnical and hydrological work. He is experienced in all aspects of Hydrogeological field work including well construction; slug test; water sampling and groundwater monitoring, river discharge measurements, rainfall simulator test, infiltration test, modelling rainfall-runoff analysis and modelling groundwater flow due to mine openings.

Richard Heath

Richard Heath

Geotechnical Engineer

Richard is a geotechnical engineer with several years’ experience in geotechnical data collection and analysis as well as business development.

After completing an MSc in Applied Geotechnics at Camborne School of Mines with distinction, he has worked on mine sites and geotechnical drilling projects all over the world including Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan, Eritrea, Finland, Turkey and Spain, with responsibilities ranging from collecting high-quality data himself, to training groups of local staff and overseeing the entire data-collection project.

Richard has performed office-based geotechnical analysis for more than 20 projects at all stages of the mining process, for both open-pit and under-ground mines

Stuart Hutchin

Stuart Hutchin

Geology Manager

Melbourne, Australia
Stuart has over 23 years of experience in the Australian and international mining industry. He has worked in a wide range of gold, base metal, rare earth, bauxite, iron ore, diamond and emerald deposits. He has experience ranging from grass roots exploration through to mine geology and resource estimation in both underground and surface mining operations. Stuart has also had extensive experience with project assessment, geological audits, project valuations (VALMIN) and due diligence studies on both exploration and mining projects. He is a proficient user of Surpac, Vulcan and Micromine software packages. He is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists. He is deemed as a Competent Person and Qualified Person for JORC 2012 and NI43-101 resource estimate sign off covering multiple commodities and deposit styles.

Dr Kevin Rees

Dr Kevin Rees

Principal Process Engineer

Kevin is a highly experienced engineer with 20+ years in technical projects, studies, process and operations improvement. He has extensive experience in process and technology innovation, solving complex problems at operating sites and implementation of innovative processes, flow sheets and technologies across multiple commodities for hydrometallurgy and minerals processing.

He also possesses a proven track record leading studies in mining and process upgrades; through identification of opportunities, flowsheet development, process modelling, bench and pilot scale testwork and scenario analysis. He is highly skilled in hypothesis development, technical data analysis, modelling and stakeholder engagement to deliver projects and improvements.

Kevin has a strong interest in data analytics and and its application to recovery modelling for MROR, as well as understanding and improving plant performance and operating costs.

Adrian Nurcahyo

Adrian Nurcahyo

GM Indonesia/Principal Geologist

Adrian is a Geologist with over 19 years of experience in project generation, project management, business development, exploration (field mapping and drilling supervision), resource development and mining of coal, industrial minerals in Indonesia and abroad. A competent person for JORC (Joint Ore Reserves Committee) coal resource reporting. He is an expert user and trainer in Minescape coal software.

Dr. Robert Gaulton

Dr. Robert Gaulton

Principal Coal Geologist

Melbourne, Australia
A highly experienced Mining Geologist with over 45 years of experience, Rob provided a wide range of geological services to SECV mining and resource development operations in the Latrobe Valley (4 open cut operations) between 1973 and 1994. Between 1981 and 1992 he led a team of earth scientists and technical specialists while managing SECV drilling activities and a number of emergent large scale projects and investigations. He was also routinely involved with open pit drainage, dewatering and stability issues. In addition, Rob oversaw the introduction of computer based geological and geophysical data acquisition and the development of digital geological and coal resource models and was responsible for maintenance of the SECV bore data base.
He completed an MSc (Hons) degree in Coal Geology at the University of Wollongong between 1983 and 1985. Between 1972 and 1988 he conducted over 70 internal training sessions on coal geology, pit stability and coal chemistry and lectured part time in earth sciences at the Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education (later Monash University Gippsland) between 1975 and 1987. Rob has also developed and presented a series of sessional lectures on low rank coals for Latrobe University and the University of Wollongong. He currently lectures in Engineering Geology for MSc students at Federation University Gippsland and takes practical geology sessions for Environmental Science students.
In recent years, Rob has been involved with a range of coal mining projects in Australia, New Zealand, and South East Asia. These included ongoing assignments in the Latrobe Valley, geological and geological/geotechnical investigations for the Federal Government, resource estimates at Griffin Coal (WA), reviews of and provision of advice to coal mining operations/prospects in Tasmania and New Zealand as well as coal resource evaluations in Malaysia and JORC coal resource estimates in Indonesia.

Kow Quartey

Kow Quartey

Geologist

Kow has over 22 years of experience working with gold, iron, and manganese within Africa. He is proficient in the use of SURPAC and Access, and works effectively in a team oriented, multicultural environment. Kow is dependable, enthusiastic, and a hardworking team member, who has strong problem solving and organization skills. He has excellent spoken and written English and basic French skills.

Anthony Reed

Anthony Reed

Senior Structural Project Geologist

Anthony a classically trained structural geologist with over 14 years of extensive mapping and interpretive experience in complex metamorphosed terranes, porphyry, sediment, and vein hosted Cu systems, chonolith, dyke hosted Ni and structurally modified VMS Zn/Pb.
Over the last 10 years Anthony has specialised in scientific analysis and interpretation of complex geological data, including surface and downhole structural, geochemical and geophysical data, in order to develop robust, resource ready, implicit 3D models for the purposes of asset acquisition, longevity and iterative geoscientific studies to expand orebody knowledge.
Recent roles had a large focus on management and synthesis of geoscientific 3D modelling for porphyry and sediment hosted copper project acquisition opportunities, the deposits at the Las Bambas, Kinsevere, Rosebery and Dugald River mines, as well as coaching and training colleagues globally to employ implicit techniques for both geoscience and resource evaluation.

Louis Cohalan

Louis Cohalan

Senior Project Geologist

Louis is a Senior Project Geologist with 11 years of experience within the mining and exploration industry. Louis has worked for junior exploration companies in Canada and Australia, as well as a team of geoscience specialists at MMG Ltd. He has provided geological and implicit modelling expertise supporting operations worldwide.

Berry Casanova

Berry Casanova

Senior Hydrologist & Hydrogeologist

Berry is a Senior Hydrology and Hydrogeology Engineer with over 10 years of experience working on various mine projects across Indonesia. He provides expert assessments on soil and water quality combined with effective evaluations, models and management plans. Previously an operational director for a coal mine, Berry carried the project management experience into other projects such as the Sitanduk Hydro Power Plant. He has demonstrated his expert knowledge through training others in short courses covering material related to hydrology and hydrogeology.

Gayuh Putranto

Gayuh Putranto

Senior Geologist

Gayuh has been working as a geologist in the mineral exploration-development sector for over 13 years. He has specialised in resource development of oxide gold, development on deep porphyry orebody knowledge and regional exploration.

Specifically in gold (copper-silver) commodity, he has been assigned to various projects related to expertise in field exploration and management including field geology projects, project review and due diligence, drilling and core shed, QAQC, modelling, resource estimate, feasibility study, and KCMI/JORC-compliance reporting.

Trent Jolly

Trent Jolly

Senior Process Engineer

Trent is an experienced Process Engineer with 10+ years in project delivery, process optimisation and operations improvement. He has extensive site experience across a range of commodities and processes, including gold and base metals mineral processing and hydrometallurgy. This includes concept studies and project design, as well as delivery, commissioning and optimisation of site projects and initiatives. He has a strong interest in data analytics and using data to inform process changes and benefit evaluations.

Peter Gribbin

Peter Gribbin

Principal Hydrogeologist

Peter is a Chartered Professional Geologist with over 35 years’ experience spread across the mining, civil engineering and environmental sectors in the fields of mineral exploration, mining engineering, geotechnics and hydrogeology. The diversity of project experience gained throughout his career in Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and UK has allowed him to apply many of the branches of engineering geoscience in an integrated manner to present complete solutions to tasks whilst remaining specialised in key areas of expertise.
Following extensive periods in the mining industry in Africa and Australia, and in environmental regulation in the UK, Peter has been providing engineering and environmental consultancy services for the last 15 years supporting mining, major infrastructure, tunnelling, land development and water resource projects in Africa, Asia, UK, and the Australasia-Pacific region. A key area of expertise is in Technical (environmental and hydrogeology) Due Diligence in relation to acquisitions, ASX listing, and the application of mining standards codes for new mining operations.