AMC returns to IMARC 2019 as silver sponsor

AMC Consultants is excited to return to IMARC  as a silver sponsor. IMARC will take place at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, 28-31 October 2019.

Patrick Smith, AMC’s Managing Director and CEO, will join Andrew Hall, the General Manager of our office in Melbourne, and his team for the biggest event of the year for our office in Melbourne. They look forward to welcoming new and returning delegates to booth #CA9.

In addition to welcoming delegates at our booth, Andrew Hall, a world leader in underground mining and benchmarking, will share his insights on how to achieve high performance in underground hard rock mining.

Keynote presentation: Recent developments in the performance of underground hard rock mines

2.20 PM Tuesday 29 October at the  Technology – Mine Optimisation: Intelligent Mining session at IMARC.

AMC has compiled the largest validated database of hard rock mine productivity and cost information through undertaking performance diagnostics at hundreds of operations world-wide. This presentation measures the impacts of the application of new technologies and practices on mine performance, and provides some insights into achieving high performance in underground hard rock mining.

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About Andrew Hall, Director / General Manager Melbourne 

Andrew Hall is a Director of AMC Consultants and the General Manager of AMC’s Melbourne office. With more than 25 years of experience in the mining industry, Andrew’s primary expertise is in managing feasibility studies, technical due diligence and business improvement projects for metalliferous open-pit and underground mines world-wide.

He is a Chartered Professional (Mining) of the AusIMM and amongst other qualifications holds a Master in Science in Mineral Economics and a Graduate Diploma in Project Management. Andrew is also a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He has been responsible for a large number of feasibility studies, technical audits, due diligence, independent public reports, and business improvement studies for mining projects located in Australasia, Africa, Asia (including India), Russia, North America, and Latin America.

Andrew’s broad experience includes project management, education, mining operations, economic and financial evaluation, capital and operating cost estimation, technical assessment, strategic and operational mine planning, and business analysis. He has also authored a number of technical papers presented at international mining conferences.

Meet the team at IMARC

Below are some of the senior members of the Melbourne team who will join Andrew at the upcoming IMARC 2019 conference:

Tracie Burrows is Geology Manager and Principal Geologist at AMC’s office in Melbourne. She has more than 25 years of minerals industry experience in mining operations, mineral resource estimation, auditing, and due diligence. Tracie has experience in underground production in grade control deposits, mine closure and re start and commissioning, base metals, nickel, hard rock tin, gold, and porphyry copper, acting as the Competent Person for reporting in accordance with the JORC Code.

Tracie is an experienced mentor and trainer. She has worked extensively with geologists to develop their practical skills, and acted as an advisor for career development. Tracie is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (MAIG) and a Registered Professional Geoscientist in Mining (RPGeo(Mining)).

Adrian Penney Technical Services Manager and Principal Geotechnical Engineer at AMC’s office in Melbourne. He is a geotechnical engineer with more than 20 years’ experience in mining. Since graduating in 1997, Adrian has held both operational and consulting roles over his career.

As Technical Services Manager at AMC’s office in Melbourne, Adrian’s specialty is in underground metalliferous rock engineering. His main areas of expertise are in ground support selection, seismic data analysis, field investigations, geotechnical and mining studies, incident investigations, and incident investigations. Adrian is currently the Chair of the AusIMM Melbourne Branch, and is the Vice Chair and Geotechnical representative of the AusIMM Chartered Professional Program.

Mark Flanagan is Open Pit Manager and Principal Mining Engineer at AMC’s office in Melbourne. His expertise is in project management, evaluation, planning and operation of large-scale open-pit mines. In both technical and operational roles, he has provided expert advice to many world class mines and project owners covering a wide range of commodities across multiple jurisdictions. Comprehensive exposure to the global mining industry has enabled a deep understanding of leading practices and technology developments.

Mark has an in-depth knowledge of the full mining value chain and is an expert in strategic project evaluation. These skills have been applied to studies and operation reviews, using advanced software skills across many key mining engineering packages. He is a member of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (Chartered Professional)

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