Steve McGhee - DirectorSteve has over 29 years of experience in metallurgy including operations, engineering, laboratory management and marketing. He is responsible for business development and process consulting and has held the role of Director of IMO since 1998. Steve's background is operations management, laboratory management, marketing and project work. Steve has held operational and management roles in gold, nickel and uranium sites. He moved into laboratory management as Manager of WA and NT for Normet Pty Ltd in the late '80's. During the '90's Steve held Senior Process Engineer and Marketing Manager roles at Signet Engineering, where he was involved in an array of studies and projects in Australia, Asia and South America. In 1999 Steve became the Managing Director of Independent Metallurgical Laboratories (IML), a role which he held until the laboratory side of the business was sold, and he now maintains the role of Director of IMO. Steve's diverse experience has allowed him to carry out projects and operations roles throughout Australia and overseas including Brazil, Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Romania and the Philippines.
Dave Symons – Managing DirectorDave has over 26 years experience in metallurgy including mineral processing operations, metallurgical management and metallurgical services. From 1998, Dave has held the role of Managing Director of IMO, where he has been intimately involved in the day to day operations of the company and all its clients and projects. Dave has carried out operations management, project work and consulting on gold and copper projects throughout Australia and overseas including Indonesia, Philippines, Kazakhstan and Fiji. He was previously a director of Manila Mining’s gold/copper mine in the Philippines. During the ‘90’s Dave worked as a consulting metallurgist at numerous sites, with particular focus on gold commissioning, debottlenecking and design for various companies in Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines. During the ‘80’s Dave worked as a metallurgist in operating sites and laboratories in the gold, lead, zinc and copper industries. Dave’s experience in testwork scoping, management, projects, operations and contracts gives him a unique whole project life-cycle perspective to assist clients to achieve the best outcome at every stage of their project.
Daryl Evans, Director of MetallurgyDaryl has 25 years field experience in operational, technical and managerial roles within the uranium, iron ore and gold industry. Presenting a broad range of process skills, Daryl offers an extensive knowledge of mineral processing unit operations including: comminution, flotation, leaching, magnetic and gravity beneficiation, roasting and reduction. Primary proficiencies include process development engineering and design, planning and scheduling, client liaison and representation, plant commissioning, process de-bottlenecking and field auditing in brown-field and green-field settings.