Mining industry set for a more challenging tomorrow

Author(s): 
Simon Hanrahan
Date: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019
First presented: 
AusIMM Bulletin
Type: 
Published paper
Category: 
Mining

Is there a new norm in mining? That is the question being raised as the commodities cycle takes another turn. To get a sense of the answer, we need to look closely at the challenges and complexities facing new and ongoing mining projects and operations in a changing resources industry landscape.

Feature Author

Simon Hanrahan

Simon Hanrahan is a mining engineer with over 30 years’ international experience across multiple commodities. He has been a team member and project leader across the whole resources value chain – option, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, project construction, project commissioning and mine operations.  Simon’s experience has been gained in South Africa, Australia and the USA in gold, coal, base metals, copper, platinum, industrial minerals and diamonds. During his 10 years with Rio Tinto, Simon worked in major projects involving the development of block cave mines, whilst also gaining experience in operating open pit mines above caving zones. Since joining SRK in 2010, Simon has worked globally in project management, due diligence and technical reviews for projects and studies involving both surface and underground mining.  Simon has a demonstrated ability to work within and lead multi-disciplinary teams and cultures across all resource types.

Principal Consultant (Mining and Project Evaluation)
BMinTech Hons (Mining), FAusIMM
SRK Perth
SRK United Kingdom