Welcome back to AMC Derek, Peter, and Leo

AMC is pleased to welcome Leo Dawson, Principal Mining Engineer, Peter Fisher, Principal Mining Consultant, and Derek du Preez, Principal Consultant, back to the the global AMC team and in particular our teams in Brisbane and Perth respectively. Between them, they bring more than 90 years of combined mining industry experience and knowledge working for some of the biggest names in the industry.

Peter Fisher, Principal Mining Consultant (Brisbane)

Peter is a mining engineer with more than 35 years of diverse experience in the mining industry. Peter’s core capabilities are developing and implementing complex strategies, managing commercial, risk, organizational and technical solutions in the mining industry.

Peter operates at Board/CEO level involving government, project development/feasibility, banking/finance, due diligence and commercial studies. He spans across a range of commodities including iron ore (hematite and magnetite), coking and thermal coal, gold, phosphate, manganese, nickel, chromium, lead/zinc, copper, uranium, magnesium, talc and construction materials. He has held executive management and consulting roles in BHP, Rio Tinto, NAB, Hancock Prospecting, Talbot Group, Vale, Bechtel, AMC Consultants, CSR and HWE Mining.

He is an accomplished commercial, government, Native Title and employee relations negotiator, together with excellent skills in project management, safety, leadership and team facilitation.

Leo Dawson, Principal Mining Engineer (Brisbane)

Leo is an accomplished technical specialist mining engineer and project manager. He has 30 years of diversified site-based and consulting experience gained mainly in underground and open-pit hard rock mining. His areas of expertise cover feasibility studies, strategic project planning, mine design and engineering, operational planning and budgeting, mining method selection, ore reserves estimation, technical reviews and due diligence studies, over a range of commodities including gold and base metals.

His experience in Australian and international projects extends to feasibility studies, mine construction and infrastructure, mining method selection, technical reviews, and operations, with significant involvement in the planning and development of major underground mines. Prior to re-joining AMC, Leo was Technical Services / Projects Superintendent at CBH Resources’ Endeavor Mine.

Derek du Preez, Principal Consultant (Perth)

Derek has more than 25 years’ experience in the mining industry in leadership roles associated with technology strategy, business transformation, business improvement and operations management. He has a true passion for continuous improvement and innovation and has enjoyed a career in both surface and underground mining operations spanning the Americas, Australasia and Africa.

Prior to rejoining AMC in April 2019, Derek was the Director, Digital Transformation with Vale Canada. He defined the future vision for digital transformation, developed the roadmap to maximize business value, and coordinated and delivered the digital transformation programme across base metals. he has also held various key management roles at South32 and BHP Billiton.