Dr Andrew Robertson
Robertson Geoconsultants Inc, Vancouver, Canada
Dr Robertson has a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, a PhD in Rock Mechanics from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and 50 years of experience in mining geotechnics. After spending a year as a rock mechanics engineer with DeBeers Mines and 5 years as the Chief Design Engineer with Frankipile S.A. Ltd. he was a founder of the mining consulting company now called SRK Consulting. For 21 years he led the development of this company in Canada and USA before leaving the firm to form Robertson GeoConsultants Inc. . While consulting, he was also the founder of the mining software firm Gemcom Software International Inc. now part of Geovia a division of Dassault Systemes, and the mining information web site InfoMine.
Of particular interest to Dr Robertson at this time is Corporate Governance, Safety Audits and Risk Assessments as applied to all types of tailings conditioning, tailings management systems, dam construction and operating methodologies, closure plans and long term liability.