Laurie is a registered Professional Engineer with almost 30 years of metallurgical and process engineering and sustainability experience in the mining industry.
Laurie began his career in technical and operational support roles at base metals mines in Australia. He was Manager Metallurgy at Zinifex’s Century Mine, where he was responsible for the second largest zinc concentrator in the world; a major concentrate pipeline and the Century tailings storage facility. He then transitioned into the Principal Development Advisor role with Zinifex where he assisted with mergers and acquisitions and project development focusing on polymetallic base metals projects globally. Laurie worked for Amec Foster Wheeler in study management, process engineering management and strategic roles before forming his own consulting business, Resourceful Paths in 2016. Laurie’s consulting firm focuses on improving sustainability performance of mining in aspects relating to tailings and water management and greenhouse gas emissions reduction.
Laurie holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Minerals Process from the University of Queensland and a Master of Business Administration from University of California at Berkeley.