AMC supports IMARC 2018 as silver sponsor

This year’s IMARC conference is gearing up the be the biggest yet and AMC Consultants is excited to again be a silver sponsor. AMC’s Managing Director and CEO, Patrick Smith, will join Andrew Hall, the new General Manager of our office in Melbourne, and his team for this much-anticipated event. They look forward to welcoming new and returning delegates to booth #B6.

AMC’s involvement doesn’t stop there. AMC data management expert, Paul Greenhill, will give a keynote presentation on the topic of digitization and legendary AMC figure, Brian Hall will be one of the facilitators in the Optimised Mine Operations Workshop. On display will also be our new brand, launched earlier this year, but seen for the first time in Melbourne.

Optimised Mine Operations Workshop

2.00 PM Monday 29 Oct 2018

Brian Hall, Principal Mining Engineer at AMC Consultants, joins the lineup of facilitators in the Optimised Mine Operations Workshop as part of METS Monday at IMARC.

Brian Hall is a mining engineer with degrees in mining engineering and commerce from the University of Queensland. He worked for the Consolidated Gold Fields group from 1973 to 1982, at Mt Lyell in Tasmania and at the West Driefontein gold mine and the Black Mountain base metals operation in South Africa. From 1982 to 1994, he held various planning and operating management positions at Mount Isa Mines Ltd in North west Queensland.

Brian joined what is now AMC Consultants in Melbourne in 1994. He has worked in mine planning, design and scheduling, computer simulations of operations, technical audits, strategic reviews, feasibility studies, cut-off grade studies, and strategy optimizations in Australasia, Asia, Europe, and North America. During the last 15 years, Brian has specialized in the optimization of cut-off grades and strategic mine plans. He presents workshops on project evaluation, the theory and practical application of cut-off grades, and mine and business strategy optimization. He has authored the authoritative textbook, Cut-off Grades and Optimising the Strategic Mine Plan, published by the AusIMM in 2014.

Brian also lectures at Curtin University in Perth, where he presents a unit in the Master of Mineral and Energy Economics programme three times a year. Brian officially retired from full time work earlier this year, but is still available for part-time provision of training, advice, and general grey-haired arm-waving.

Keynote presentation: Mining smart data and insight to deliver better results sooner

5.15 PM Tuesday 30 October

Paul Greenhill is a technical and management professional with 30 years’ experience in senior line management, resource consulting and technology management. He has an extensive background in consulting and the management of research in industry. Paul has been responsible for scoping and feasibility studies, due diligence, technical reviews for projects in Australia, Europe, Latin America.

Paul is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and holds BSc(Hons) and PhD degrees from the University of Tasmania. He has postgraduate training from INSEAD and AGSM.

Paul’s experience includes senior management, project management, techno-financial modelling, project studies and operational consulting, research management and technology evaluation.

Meet the team at IMARC

Andrew Hall is a Director of AMC Consultants and is the General Manager of AMC’s Melbourne office. With more than 24 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.

Andrew Hall 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 Hall is also a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Andrew Hall 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 Hall’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.

Below are some of the senior members of the Melbourne team who will join Andrew at the upcoming IMARC 2018 conference.

Tracie Burrows is Geology Manager and Principal Geologist at AMC’s office in Melbourne. She has 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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