Nick has 25 years experience as an international mining professional in both management and technical roles, spanning various operating companies, consulting and project development roles. Nick has significant experience in hard rock base metal mining having managed underground mining operations and has also had leading roles in conducting due diligence for equity and offtake interests, and overall project management / technical leadership of mining projects/studies.
Nick is the Vice-President - Technical and Operations at Pala Investments. Prior to joining Pala Investments, Nick worked for five years with Trafigura as Chief Mining Engineer - Underground, having previously worked for three years for Golder Associates as Vice-President Golder PasteTec Consulting, and eight years at Xstrata in management and technical roles, as well as founded his own independent consultancy.
Nick is a Fellow of the IMMM; a Chartered Engineer; and a Fellow of the AusIMM (CP), has also authored and reviewed a range of papers in various fields of his experience and is a co-editor of the AusIMM Mine Manager's Handbook and future publication Mineral Consultants’ Handbook. Nick also holds a Queensland First Class Underground Mine Manager’s certificate, a BEng in Mineral Surveying & Resource Management and a MSc in Mining Engineering from the Camborne School of Mines, UK.