2019 Keynote Speakers

In addition to our technical program, we are thrilled to welcome the following tailings and mine waste experts as Keynote Speakers at the 2019 Conference:

Aidan Davy, International Council on Mining & Metals

Aidan Davy Joined ICMM in June 2007. As COO, he is responsible for strategy development and implementation. He also leads ICMM’s work on environmental issues, including the management of of tailings. Prior to assuming the role of COO in 2015, Adian led ICMM’s work on social and economic development, investor engagement and sustainability reporting. Aidan has over 30 years of cross-sectoral experience on sustainable development issues, working with a range of private, multi-lateral and not-for-profit organizations, including the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation in Washington DC.

Aidan Davy, Chief Operating Officer, International Council on Mining & Metals
Terry Eldridge, Golder Associates

Terry Eldridge is a Senior Mine Waste Consultant with Golder Associates with nearly 40 years of international experience in the investigation, design, construction, operation and closure of tailings facilities and mine rock dumps.  He has experience with most types of dams and tailings management methods used in the mining industry.  His project experience  ranges from small mines with 300 tpd production to the large copper projects with more than  200,000 tpd production.  He has worked in all geologic terrains and in all climatic environments.

Terry Eldridge, Senior Mine Waste Consultant, Golder Associates
Christopher Hatton, Haley and Aldrich, Inc.

Christopher Hatton, P.E., is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer with the Denver office of Haley and Aldrich, Inc.  He has over 31 years of diversified heavy civil engineering and environmental engineering experience with a primary focus on the mining industry, with specific expertise in tailings applications. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in civil engineering from Colorado State University.Mr. Hatton’s project experience includes the evaluation, design, construction, operation, inspection and reclamation of tailing storage facilities, heap leach facilities, surface water storage impoundments and surface water conveyances. He was an early advocate in developing and advancing  stewardship programs, beginning in 1994, and has had involvement in over 7 of those programs at mines worldwide. Mr. Hatton has personally trained over 1,100 tailing operations staff and observed over 10 billion tons of tailings covering over 40,000 acres. Mr. Hatton is known for his pragmatic approach to solving complex project problems for his clients.

Christopher Hatton, P.E., Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Haley and Aldrich, Inc.
Caius Priscu, Anglo American

Dr. Caius Priscu is a Civil Engineer with 30 years’ experience in the water resources and mining industries. His areas of expertise are dam safety, dam engineering (water and tailings), governance programmes and portfolio risk management, and due-diligence for tailings and mine waste facilities. Caius spent 23 years in dam construction and consulting engineering before joining Anglo American, Technical and Sustainability corporate team, as the Global Practice Area Lead in February 2013 in Santiago Chile, returning back to Vancouver in 2019. He holds a Ph.D in Mining Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. During his career, Caius has been closely involved with various professional organizations as an avid volunteer, including the Canadian Dam Association, ICOLD Chile, the ICOLD subcommittee on Dam Safety, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) and ICMM Tailings Working Group.

Caius Priscu, Ph.D, P.Eng, Head of Mineral Residue Facilities and Water Management, Anglo American