Experience is... Boots on the ground


Optimisation starts with experience. Minserve consultants have managed mines, given operational improvement advice and acted as site tech services support.



Russell Aspland

AD (Cartography)

Over 30 years experience in cartography, graphic design and illustration, primarily for the mining industry. Specialising in high quality CAD outputs for mine planning, mine closure visualisations, and environmental studies using Autocad, ARC Gis.  Preparation of data and supporting documents for Qld's for ERC and PRCP legislation. racad.com

Tony Harrison

BE (Hons) Mining, Cert. Applied Finance, Underground Shift Supervisors Cert.

Over 25 years mine consulting, project development and operational experience in open cut and underground mining. Recent projects include due diligence acquisition studies, strategic planning and evaluation, scoping through to feasibility studies, execution planning and tender preparation in Australia and offshore.

David Drew

BE Mining, MAusIMM

David has 18 years’ experience in open cut mining in both operational, corporate planning, technical and consulting roles. Recent consulting projects include due diligence studies in Australia, strategic mine planning, JORC reserve generation and planning on various mine expansion and mine optimisation projects.

Rodney Bedggood

BE Mining, Grad AIC Directors, Grad Dip Applied Finance and Investment, Qld SSE Coal-UG Met, WA 1st Class Mine Manager's Cert, NSW ME Manager (PC), MAusIMM

Over 25 years of managerial, operational and technical mining experience, underpinned by a BE Mining and a Grad Dip Applied Finance and Investment. Experience covers a variety of commodities including gold, lead, zinc, silver, copper and coal in both underground and open pit operations throughout Australia and Internationally. magman.com.au

Conor te Kloot

BE Mining (Hons), MAusIMM (CP), RPEQ

Conor is a Mining Engineer with 11 years experience in open cut and underground mining in multiple operations for different mining companies. His background includes both technical and operation roles. With experience across a range of commodities, mine and geological settings, company scale and geographic locations. This includes experience in underground stoping and caving, and open pit strip mining.

Mark Bryant

BE (Hons) Mining, MAusIMM

Over 25 years evaluation, planning and operational experience in coal mines and stratified deposits; specialising in pit design and scheduling, project evaluation, reserve statements and evaluation of established and innovative mining methods and systems. A skilled and experienced user of mine planning software.

Dan Gosper


Dan has significant experience across various operational, technical and management roles of open cut mining. Key skills include legislative compliance, costing and financial evaluation, mine planning, technical review, mine optimisation, investigation lead, and general study management. His background includes statutory mine management, project management, continuous improvement and project evaluation.


Paul Stewart

Certificate of Cartography

Over 50 years experience in cartography, plan production, technical graphics and mining tenements for the mining industry. CAD outputs for mine planning, environmental studies, cadastral and geological maps using GIS, Autocad and graphics software.

Jordan Harris

BE Mining (Hons)

Jordan is a qualified Mining Engineer with over 5 years experience in both underground mine engineering and operations, including experience underground as a mining and production supervisor. Proficient in software packages such as Geovia Surpac, VentSim and Datamine EPS and 5D Planner.

Lachlan McInnes

BE Mining

Lachlan is a Mining Engineer with 8 years of experience across a variety of different commodities and operations.  His skills includes operational design and scheduling with expertise using and developing Deswik Models.  Furthermore, he has helped developed detailed Final Rehabilitated Landform Designs which show the costs associated with chosen design constraints.

Hsin-Wei Wu

Dip. Mining, M Eng Sc, PhD, MAusIMM.

Over 20 years experience in consulting, teaching and research in mine ventilation and mining economics including mine ventilation design and planning, mine ventilation surveys, mine fire simulation and emergency preparedness, real time ventilation monitoring, contaminants monitoring and control, economics of mine development and mining financial techniques.

David Hornsby

BE Mining (Hons), MAusIMM (CP), RPEQ

Over 40 years experience in minerals processing, coal preparation and coal quality including plant commissioning and operation; planning and management of bore core and bulk sampling testing programs; flowsheet development, simulation; yield prediction and product specification; plant audits, feasibility studies and due diligence and technical assessment. Experienced user of process simulation software.

James Bartlett

BE Mining, M Fin

James is a qualified Civil and Mining Engineer with a Masters Degree in Finance. He has 6 years experience in open cut and underground mining, in both operational and technical roles. Through his various roles, he has gained exposure to software packages such as DeswikCAD, Vulcan, Surpac, XACT, EPS and VentSim

Hayden Jones

BE Mining, MAusIMM, Qld Limited Mine Manager's Certificate, Qld Open Cut Examiner Certificate.

Over 25 years experience in open cut mining including mine operations, management, project management, due diligence, mine optimisation, mine planning and scheduling. Skilled and experienced user of mine planning software including MINEX, Minescape, XPAC and Talpac.

Rowan Johnson

Since 1970, McElroy Bryan Geological Services (MBGS) has provided a high quality service to the Australian and international coal mining industry. Our senior management team each has 20 to 45 years’ experience as a coal geologist in Australia and the international arena. As a result, we have an extensive appreciation of the geology of coal deposits around the world.