INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE

SINCLAIR KNIGHT & PARTNERS 81-89

External Director of Mining
The work involved attending monthly board meetings, advising on suitable marketing strategies, preparing proposals and completing mining consulting jobs on a sub contracting basis. 

OAKBRIDGE LIMITED, 1979 to 1980

General Manager - Minerals Division, FNQ 
Based at Atherton with responsibility for mining management services to Great Northern Mining Corporation, technical representation on Newmont joint venture project at Baal Gammon tin/copper/indium deposit. Management adviser on industrial and technical matters to Ravenshoe and Tableland Tin dredging and mobile plant operations. 

General Manager of Coalex, based at Lithgow
The Coalex operations involved the two partly owned Sumitomo underground mines of Wallerawang and Hermitage as well as the new BP joint venture underground mine of Clarence. Responsibilities included maintaining budgeted production and cost targets as well as coordinating construction and planning programs. 

THIESS BROS PTY LIMITED (CSR), 1975-79 

Chief Development Engineer, Drayton Mine, NSW
Responsible for advancing the EIS and mine planning studies. The work involved close cooperation with joint venture partners, government, union, consulting, and customer bodies. 

Area Manager of South Blackwater Coal Mines
Responsible for Laleham No.l underground mine, South Blackwater open cut mine, coal preparation plant, repair departments, mine engineering, administration, personnel, industrial relations, safety and town housing for 585 employees. 

UTAH DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, '71-75 

Chief Mining Engineer - Saraji Mine, Central Queensland
In charge of survey, plant assaying, and mine planning for this 5 MTPA project. 

Coal Preparation Plant Superintendent - Blackwater Mine
Senior operating person responsible for coal treatment plant and product quantity aspects. Plant capacity 4.5 MTPA. 

Senior Mine Planning Engineer - Blackwater Mine
Involved in mine planning, cost benefit studies associated with production cost improvements, and new equipment evaluations.

PEKO WALLSEND PTY LIMITED, Tennant Creek, NT 1968 to 1971

Ivanhoe and Gecko Mines Superintendent
Responsible for overall daily supervision of both mines. Gold/copper/silver/bismuth underground mining. Ivanhoe mine was 400 metres deep and involved shrink stoping with some sub level blasting. The developing Gecko mine was shaft operation with fully lined ventilation and main haulage shafts.

NORTH BROKEN HILL PTY LIMITED, 1965 to 1968

Junior Engineer - North Broken Hill Mine
Involved with mine surveying, diamond drilling, cut and fill stoping, rock mechanics analyses, photoelastic stress determinations, shaft repairs and shift bossing. Lead/zinc/silver mining.

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