The month of May has seen exciting news for AMC’s team in Perth. Bruce Gregory, General Manager – Perth announced the appointment of Koray Gundem to the role of Open Pit Manager – Perth, and welcomed Business Improvement expert, Peter Keane to AMC.
Koray Gundem has acted in the position of Open Pit Manager for several months while Mark Chesher was fully occupied with Russian-based consulting work. With this work continuing for the foreseeable future, Koray’s new position has been now made official.
Koray is a Mining Engineer with more than 25 years’ experience in the mining industry. A long-term member of the AMC family, Koray has been with the firm for almost 23 years. His expertise is in the management of feasibility studies and computer-assisted mine planning for open pit and underground mines. A well-regarded mining professional, Koray’s experience includes numerous feasibility studies, pit optimization, mine design, scheduling, mine planning support to established operations, as well as technical reviews of operations for corporate purposes.
Koray’s technical and managerial experience has seen him work across a number of commodities, including gold, iron ore, copper, diamonds, uranium and rare earths in Australia, South Africa, South East Asia, South America, Kazakhstan and Turkey.
“I would like to thank Mark for his very valuable contribution as Open Pit Manager over the last six years and wish Koray all the best in leading the continuing success of the Open Pit team”, said Bruce Gregory.
Peter Keane has been appointed to the position of Principal Engineer with the Operations Consulting group in the Perth office. His primary focus will be further enhancing AMC’s Business Improvement capability, delivering business improvement implementation for clients, and supporting business development efforts throughout the mining/resources industry.
Peter is a mechanical engineer with more than 25 years of industry experience in mining, manufacturing, and asset and operations management. More recently Peter’s focus has been on Business Improvement implementation through his own consulting company, supporting clients in mining and oil and gas industries with improvement studies and change implementation programs.