Meet Our Team
Mining One’s Board Members.
Managing Director /Principal Mining Engineer
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.
Principal Geotechnical Engineer
Kevin Dugan is Mining One’s Principal Geotechnical Engineer. Kevin has over 40 years’ experience 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 about twelve 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 and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Queensland (RPEQ).
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.
Business Development Manager
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. Lyn started her career in the mining industry 30 years ago working in Tasmania for Aberfoyle Tin at Luina where she was as a metallurgical clerk and laboratory assistant doing flotation test work. Lyn progressed on to work 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. Lyn found this was her strength and with her knowledge of the mining industry she progressed into business development.