Edumine Review Board

The Edumine Review Board has a maximum of fifteen members comprised of industry, and academic professionals. The Review Board's primary function is to provide governance focused on quality and service delivery within the context of the Edumine mission statement:

"To deliver accessible professional development, training and technology to the worldwide mining community at an affordable price, with emphasis on distance learning and collaboration with educational institutions and professional associations, to enrich the mining education and training experience."

The Review Board is a key component to maintaining recognition and accreditation by universities, professional associations and institutions, ensuring that Edumine courses qualify as training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for professionals globally.

Andy Robertson

Executive Committee Chairman

A visionary and leader in mining, Andy has founded and co-founded a number of mining information and mining consulting businesses over his more than 40 years in mining, including InfoMine (current), Robertson GeoConsultants (current), Steffen Robertson and Kirsten (now SRK Consulting), and Gemcom Software (now Dassault Systemes). Andy participates on numerous technical review boards for mining companies and regulatory authorities. He has published extensively, participated in the drafting of numerous technical guides currently used by industry and regulatory bodies alike, and has been the recipient of a number of technical and industry awards.

Malcolm Scoble

Executive Committee

Professor at the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, University of British Columbia, Canada. Malcolm started out his career in the UK where he lectured in the Department of Mining Engineering at Nottingham University. He then became Director of and led the Mining Engineering Program at McGill University, Canada, for 9 years before joining the University of British Columbia, Canada, in 1997. His teaching interests have tended to be in mine planning and design, mining automation and information technology, and geomechanics. In recent years, his research has become interdisciplinary, working on health and socio-economic issues around mining communities. Malcolm was central to the development of the UBC Certificate in Mining Studies (CMS).

Dirk van Zyl

Executive Committee

Professor and Chair of Mining and the Environment at the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. Dirk has more than 35 years of experience in research, teaching and consulting in tailings and mine waste rock disposal and heap leach design. During the last decade much of his attention has been focused on mining and sustainable development and mine life cycle management.

Simon Houlding

Executive Committee

Primarily responsible for Edumine, the professional development division of InfoMine Inc., which provides learning and training programs to the global mining industry. He is a practicing professional engineer and author. His experience includes numerous research, development, application and educational projects, emphasizing practical application and dissemination of technology through consulting and research projects, educational seminars and technical publications.

Katja Freitag

Executive Committee (Alternate Member)

Katja has both an academic background and more than 10 years' experience in mining roles as varied as mobile equipment operator, process improvement superintendent, geotechnical services superintendent and management consultant. She leads the Edumine division which provides practical solutions to help companies meet their business objectives by developing their key asset — their human capital. Katja works closely with clients around the world to understand their training and professional development needs, and builds custom Edumine programs that close this needs gap.

Allan Moss

Executive Committee

Allan Moss is a General Manager in Rio Tinto's Copper Group. Currently, he is on a secondment to Freeport's Grasberg Operations in Indonesia and is involved in technical aspects of the DOZ panel cave and the development on the DMLZ and GBC panel caves. Prior to this assignment he held various positions within Rio Tinto's Copper and Technology Groups with a specific focus on cave engineering. Upon graduation from the University of Strathclyde, he joined Goldfields of South Africa working in deep gold mines and open pit tin mining. He joined Rio Tinto in 1999 after a sojourn in consulting in South Africa and Canada with SRK and Golder Associates. Allan's technical interest are in caving, specifically around systems that are required to reliably develop and bring to production the new generation of large tonnage cave mines.

Robert Seitz

Advisory Member

Robert Seitz is Manager - Crush, Convey, Concentrator at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. He has a PhD in Metallurgical Engineering (Mineral Processing) from Michigan Technological University. He is technically responsible for engineering of mineral processing operations, process stabilization and optimization, and mine to market analysis. Commercial responsibilities include development of capital and process improvement projects, and Intellectual property development, analysis, and protection. He is also responsible for formation and development of teams, competence assessment and development for metallurgical engineers, and application of Lean manufacturing across mining.

Susan Stocker

Advisory Member

Susan Stocker graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1994 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering. She started her career with Teck Resources as a process engineer and progressed through various technical and management roles while developing a novel hydrometallurgical process, the CESL Process. In 2007, Susan transitioned to overseeing technical employee development at Teck and then to managing Teck's intellectual property. In 2010, Susan helped lead the development and implementation of Teck's sustainability strategy and put systems in place to align Teck's community investment program with this strategy. Susan is now contributing to business development activities in Teck's technology group for commercialization of the CESL Process. Susan is a registered Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC and a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining.

John Pottie

Advisory Member

John Pottie is Manager of Geotechnical Engineering for Teck Resources Chile. He is a Civil Engineer, graduated from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, with over 22 years of diverse experience in the field of civil engineering and mining. John previously worked with Compañía Minera Antamina in Peru from 2006 to 2015, last serving in the role as the Manager of Geotechnical and Hydrogeological Projects. John also worked with Klohn Crippen Berger Consultants from 1994 to 2005.

Moe Momayez

Advisory Member

Moe Momayez is an Associate Professor of Mining Engineering at The University of Arizona. He has a longstanding interest in the development of new technologies to improve mine safety and productivity, specifically in geomaterials characterization, breakage, energy efficiency and renewable energy. He is leading efforts to investigate rock breakage at different scales. He has extensive experience in geosensing and the development of contact, non-contact and distributed sensing systems to measure physical, mechanical and geotechnical properties of geomaterials. He is the Principal Investigator of several government and industry funded projects to develop innovative solutions for heat management and ventilation in hot underground mines. His interests in energy efficient processes and energy saving opportunities include low-temperature geothermal energy extraction from underground mines, electricity production from photovoltaic panels installed on tailings, reducing evaporation of supernatant water (a huge concern in semiarid environments), and improving the thermal efficiency of concentrated solar thermal power generation.

Rohan Hazelton

Advisory Member

Rohan Hazelton is Vice President, Strategy for Goldcorp. He is responsible for developing and evaluating strategic initiatives as well as guiding the Corporation's overall corporate strategies. Mr. Hazelton has held a variety of senior management positions at Goldcorp including Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer of Goldcorp Mexico, Corporate Controller, and Head of Gold Sales. Mr. Hazelton is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years of finance experience, 10 of those years at senior positions within the mining industry. Mr. Hazelton previously worked for Deloitte LLP and Arthur Andersen LLP and was a commercial loans officer for Dialog Bank Moscow, Russia. Mr. Hazelton has a B.A. in Math and Economics from Harvard University.

Malcolm MacLachlan

Advisory Member

Malcom (Mac) MacLachlan is responsible for the comprehensive management of the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia, including its human, financial and physical resources. He is also responsible for the NBK Institute's involvement in multi-faceted professional development and training projects for the mining industry. He administers the Certificate in Mining Studies program, a continuing education initiative in collaboration with the University of Arizona and Edumine.