Loreto is a metallurgical engineer with ~20 years of experience leading process engineering and project development for the mining industry in Chile. As Process Manager, Loreto oversees the preparation and review of engineering proposals and leads the multidisciplinary teams involved in providing services - from metallurgical testing to concentrator plant process development.
Loreto has held various positions including Process Leader and Metallurgist, Senior Process Engineer and Studies Manager in major national and global mining and engineering companies. In these roles she has worked on the different phases of a project, from engineering, construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning, up to delivery to operations. Some of her key projects include Hydrometallurgical Plant of BHP's Spence Project, Antapaccay's Copper Concentrator Project, and Kinross Gold's Lobo Marte Project. As of today, she is part of Ausenco's M&M area as Study Leader Engineer in the application of technologies such as Bulk Ore Sorting (BOS), Coarse Particle Flotation (CPF/CPR) and Hydraulic Dry Stacking for improving the metallurgical recovery of valuable species and the energy and water efficiencies of copper-gold and moly concentrators in important large copper mining operations in Chile.
Loreto has a broad and comprehensive knowledge of mining operations, thanks to her professional background and specialization in processing. She is a strong team leader who is inclusive and proactive, and she creates an environment that fosters innovation and achievement.
Loreto attended the School of Metallurgical and Mining Engineering at the University of Santiago, Chile.