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Our Team

AMPS LEADERSHIP TEAM


BRENDAN PARKER

Chief Executive Officer

Brendan is a qualified Mining Engineer, graduating from the Western Australian School of Mines (WASM) in 2003 and has significant experience within various mining operations in Australia, China, and Canada. Brendan has extensive experience with metalliferous projects in both operational and consulting environments. His experience ranges from drill and blast system implementation, mentoring, engineering specific training, mine planning and optimisation to involvement with various mining studies from scoping through to feasibility, due diligence evaluation and initial public offerings.

Brendan holds a Western Australian First Class Mine Managers Certificate of Competency and is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM).

  • Software

Brendan has experience working with Surpac, RINGKing, Deswik Ring Design, Mine 2-4D, Datamine, Vulcan, Xact, and Ventsim

Underground Mining Consulting Manager
RICHARD LEROY

General Manager

Richard is a qualified Mining Engineer, graduating from the Western Australian School of Mines (WASM) in 2004 and has significant experience working in underground metalliferous projects in both operational and consulting environments. His experience includes drill and blast system implementation and optimisation, mentoring, engineering-specific training and management of various technical service departments throughout Australia and South America.

Richard holds a Western Australian First Class Mining Managers Certificate of Competency and also has a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance.

  • Software

Richard has experience working with Deswik, Mine 2-4D, EPS, Vulcan, Surpac and RINGking

Underground Engineering Manager
LUKE HAYSOM

Underground Engineering Manager

Luke is a qualified Mining Engineer, graduating from the Western Australian School of Mines (WASM) in 2013. His work has included a variety of underground metalliferous operations across W.A. His experience includes drill and blast optimisation, short to medium-term planning and scheduling, and training and mentoring, in all stages of the operational process from drill and blast engineering through to Alternate Underground Manager.

Luke holds a Western Australian First Class Mining Managers Certificate of Competency.

  • Software

Luke has experience working with Deswik, Vulcan, Surpac and Ventsim.

Open Pit Mining Consulting Manager
NICK NIKFAR

Open Pit Consulting Manager

Nick is a qualified Mining Engineer, graduating from the Isfahan University of Technology (IUT) in 2004 and has significant experience in technical services departments within open cut metalliferous mines. His experience includes department management, mentoring, operational and process improvement, project management, mine design and optimization, strategic mine planning, business management, and quarry management.

Nick holds an Unrestricted Quarry Managers Certificate of Competency and is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM).

  • Software

Nick has experience working with Whittle, Alastri Package, Minesched, Vulcan, Deswik and Surpac.

Geology Consulting Manager
LAUREN STIENSTRA

Geology Consulting Manager

Lauren is a qualified Geologist, graduating from Wollongong University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Geoscience. She has significant experience working in underground metalliferous operations across Australia. Her experience includes underground production, drill planning, resource estimation, reconciliation, mentoring, and the management of the daily functioning of the Mine Geology department.

Lauren is a JORC competent person for the reporting of VMS deposits and holds an Associate Certificate of Applied Management.

  • Software

Lauren has experience working with Vulcan, Surpac, Leapfrog, Deswik, Snowden Supervisor, Micromine (GBIS/Geobank), Siro 3D and PLODtrack.

Underground External Design Manager
CESAR JUAN

Underground External Design Manager

Cesar is a qualified Mining Engineer, graduating from the Western Australian School of Mines (WASM) in 2011. His experience derives from working in underground metalliferous projects in both Australia and overseas in both operational and consulting environments. His experience includes drill and blast optimisation, long-term planning and scheduling, engineering system implementation and optimisation, and engineering-specific training and mentoring.

Cesar holds a Western Australian First Class Mining Managers Certificate of Competency and also has a Graduate Diploma in Project Management.

  • Software

Cesar has experience working with Deswik, Scheduler, Mine 2-4D, EPS and Aegis.

East Coast Consulting Manager
RICHARD DE LEON

East Coast Consulting Manager

Richard De Leon is a qualified Mining Engineer, graduating from The University of New South Wales in Sydney in 2007. Richard has spent the majority of his career focusing on hardrock metals mining in both open pit and underground operations with a focus on strategic mine planning. Richard has exposure and capability across multiple mine software solutions and has worked across mining projects around the world. His experience in the mining industry includes corporate, training, technology solutions, business development, and consulting in Australia, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Richard has a passion for seeking out solutions, employing effective mine planning strategies, and optimising mining business operations.

Richard is a Fellow Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM).

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