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:

Tom Butler, International Council on Mining & Metals

Tom Butler has been CEO of ICMM since July 2015. Before that, he spent 18 years with the International Finance Corporation (part of the World Bank Group) in the infrastructure and natural resource teams, focused mainly on mining and power projects in Africa. From 2011, Tom was IFC’s Global Head of Mining, where he led a multi-disciplinary team of specialists responsible for IFC’s financing of mining exploration and development in emerging market countries.

Tom Butler, CEO, 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.