David O’Rourke

David O’Rourke is the Managing Director of OIP Pty Ltd and he is currently working on Improving Shovel and Excavator Operator Performance at Los Bronces Copper Mine in Chile for Anglo American (8% payload increase achieved to date with Operator Improvement Programme in 10 months). Prior to this a 10% increase in Dragline Performance was achieved at Dawson Coal Mine for Anglo American in 6 months. Previous work includes confidential Joint Venture discussions between BHP and a major JV partner, management of largest Nickel Mine in Australia and review of Nickel Sulphate plant construction. Prior to commencing with OIP Pty Ltd, David worked for over 10 years as General Manager and Site Senior Executive at Four Large Coal Mines in Qld and NSW. During this time David was Director of 6 operational subsidiary companies of a major listed mining company which included leading Major Joint Ventures with Mitsui, Posco, Nippon Steel, Hyundai and Daesung.

David has lead major customer discussions with NSC, KSC, Tohuku, HEPCO, Toyama, CSEnergy, QAL, CAR, MacGen, Kyushu, BHP Mt Arthur. David has lead 13 EBA negotiations with CFMEU, AMWU, and CEPU and has lead community relations with Banana Shire Council, Isaac Shire Council, and Muswellbrook Shire Council.

Prior to this David was Mining Manager, CHPP Manager, and Highwall Mining Superintendent. He has worked for majors such as BHP, AngloAmerican, RioTinto, and Peabody as well as for small companies, and has over 30 years of experience in the Mining Industry.

He is qualified in Mechanical Engineering, GeoScience (Mineral Economics), Surface Operations Management, Mining and Mineral Engineering, and Management (Frontline Leadership). David has statutory qualifications in Site Senior Executive, Supervision, Safety Systems, and Risk Management Systems. David has completed courses in Quality Management, Environmental Auditing Mediation, and Continuous Improvement.

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