Gavin in an established mining industry executive and leader in strategy, mining, geoscience and technology, with demonstrated capacity to deliver value and drive change across global organisations. A 35 year veteran of BHP Billiton having held a number of senior roles including Group Head of Resource and Business Optimisation, Vice President Mineral Resource Development and Vice President Mine Optimisation, until “retirement” in June 2015. In his final role with BHP he lead the development of BHP’s Group Technology Strategy, a global approach to technology development and implementation across all functions and businesses.
Career began in operations, technical leadership and projects before progressing to a corporate role to be involved in the independent review of some of the largest and most complex capital projects and M&A transactions prior to Board sanction as well as leading large-scale technology development and implementation into operations. Formerly a member of the Joint Ore Reserves Committee, and a Director of AMIRA international Pty Ltd., and is currently an independent Director of CRC Ore Ltd, and a Director of the AusIMM and Board Chairman of the Premier Research Industry Fund Research Consortia at the University of Adelaide. He continues to be active as a strategic advisor to mining companies, suppliers and government institutions through his consulting business.
A graduate from University of Adelaide with a BSc(Hons) in Geology and Economic Geology, and holds a Graduate Diploma in Business from Curtin University in Western Australia.
Gavin brings a deep understanding of the mining industry, and its professionals, along with a vision for the future to help define the opportunities that a technology enabled future mining industry presents.
Gavin Yeates will be presenting on: Rethinking whole of value chain optimisation vs silo operations, processes and technologies – what will it take to actually achieve this, is it even achievable? Download the programme here.