During the first part of his career as a Process Engineer, Ben performed site-based operational, commissioning, metallurgical and project roles, gaining hands-on exposure to several unit processes (including materials handling, comminution, leaching, gold recovery, cyanide destruction, tailings disposal and paste plants) as well as the management of process plants, metallurgical and analytical laboratories and capital projects. Ben subsequently moved to the engineering consulting industry where he has been involved in a number of projects across a range of commodities from scoping study stage through to commissioning and operation.
Ben is a member of:
- Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
- Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
- Project Management Institute
- Australian Coal Preparation Society
- Papua New Guinea
- Sierra Leone