Daryl Evans

Daryl's specialities include process development and design, client representation, plant commissioning and process plant auditing.

With 30 over years' experience in metallurgical operations, process design, process plant management and consulting, Daryl holds a BSc in metallurgy and is a Fellow with the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).

He has extensive knowledge in comminution, mineral processing, hydrometallurgy and pyrometallugy. In addition, he is accredited to act as an expert witness and competent person under the JORC 2012 and TSX NI 43-101 guidelines.

Before joining IMO, Daryl was principal metallurgist with GHD, metallurgical superintendent for BHP, and the mill manager for Pancontinental Gold Mining, He has spent the last 10 years as the Director of Metallurgy at IMO.

Alex Borger

Alex has a proven track record in maximising success for existing processing facilities.

A metallurgist and chemist with nearly 10 years' experience, Alex holds a BSc in metallurgy and chemistry and is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).

He quickly adapts to new problems and thrives on seeking out options and solutions. He has overseen metallurgical test-work programs to develop flowsheet design for new process plants. He is also highly skilled in finding ways to improve existing facilities so that production and profit can be maximised.

Previous roles include commissioning metallurgist for Uranium One, as well as the laboratory manager for Metallurgy Pty Ltd.

Peter Adamini

Peter has a specialist knowledge in strategic minerals, not limited to but including Lithium, Graphite, Nickel, Cobalt and Rare Earths.

He is a metallurgist and chemist with more than 15 years' experience in metallurgical operations, process engineering design, and consulting. Peter holds a BSc in metallurgy and chemistry and is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).

Previous roles have included optimising existing operations, managing large scale pilot programs (80 people) and designing and managing metallurgical bench scale programs.

While he's had experience in just about every commodity, Peter's recent metallurgical work has been the basis of a significant number of ASX listed graphite producers and explorers.

Eleanor Drake

Combining technical and commercial skills is Eleanor's strength. Both areas underpin Eleanor's ability in finding opportunities to add value to a client's operation.

Eleanor is a metallurgist and chemist with 15 years' experience in chemical, research, and mining operations. Eleanor holds a BSc in chemistry, and a Post Graduate Diploma in chemistry and metallurgy.

During her 11 years with IMO, Eleanor has undertaken numerous site placements assisting mine sites in the setup and operation of metallurgical laboratories, site metallurgical optimisation, and metallurgical accounting.

More recently Eleanor has moved into the consulting group where she adds her previous site experience to various Australian and international operations. This extensive time on site has given her a unique perspective on gold, copper, iron ore, nickel, and diamond projects.

Chris Mizera

Optimising and trouble shooting are Chris's passions, having worked on some of Australia's largest crushing and milling circuits, complex base metal flotation circuits, as well as metallurgically complex leaching circuits. These areas have led to an in depth understanding of all aspects of grinding, flotation and leaching.

Large scale project work he has particularly enjoyed included ore sorting, ROM sampling and plant trials. Currently, Chris is a specialist site metallurgist who is able to either conduct project work, or seamlessly fit into site based metallurgical teams.

With more than 10 years' experience in large and complex metallurgical operations, Chris holds a BSc in Metallurgy with honours.

Lia Cherico

Already in her career, Lia is a highly recognised and awarded metallurgist with successive scholarships from the Western Australian Mining Club, Independent Metallurgical Operations, awards from Bureau Veritas and Murdoch University.

Lia holds a BSc in metallurgy and is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).

Lia has an ongoing commitment to professional development as evidenced by her roles as President of the AusIMM Murdoch student chapter, and as a representative for AusIMM Women in Mining. She was also on the committee for the New Leaders Conference and consistently attends various AusIMM, ALTA and industry group events.

Dirk Richards

Dirk's involvement in making mines and processes more profitable is the foundation of his understanding that metallurgy is vital to the success of a mining operation. This belief applies to all commodities he has worked in, including precious metals (gold, silver), industrial metals (mineral sands, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, nickel, cobalt), strategic metals (uranium, graphite, lithium) and industrial chemicals (sulfuric acid, ammonium sulphate).

A metallurgist and chemist with more than 20 years' experience in operations, process engineering design, process plant management and consulting, Dirk holds an MBA, a BSc in metallurgy and chemistry, is a Chartered Professional (CP) with the Australasian Institute of Mining (AusIMM), a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland, as well as a member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI).

His extensive knowledge in mineral processing, hydrometallurgy, pyrometallurgy, process design, and consulting has enabled him to work on projects across each continent, in most commodities. His expertise ranges from project management, business strategy and consulting, to metallurgical operations, process engineering design and process plant management.

Sharon Reilly

A recruitment and resources professional with more than 10 years in the mining industry, Sharon is especially skilled at matching client needs with the skills and personalities of candidates.

With more than 10 years as the principal recruitment consultant for IMO, Sharon maintains extensive contacts at all levels within the mining industry. Her particular expertise is strong relationships in sourcing metallurgists and/or metallurgical professionals.

Her experience is diverse and extensive, working in communications, office administration, project management, and marketing management.

If you are a metallurgist or metallurgical technician, the chances are you have either met or spoken to her at some stage.

Brooke Stocker

Brooke has been sourcing and recruiting people in the mining and metals industry for six years. She is a human resources professional and holds certificates in business.

She has worked across the spectrum with large mining based recruiting firms, as well as mining, civil and international infrastructure groups.

Understanding mining market conditions is crucial to the operations group, and Brooke maintains strong connections with our extensive list of contract metallurgical professionals.

Brooke has excellent interpersonal skills. From a client perspective, Brooke excels in listening to mining companies to understand the type of task and personnel required, and then seeks out the most suitable metallurgical candidates to meet the needs and wants of our clients.

Suzanne Robson

Clear contracts, simple invoicing and prompt payments, are crucial to help build trust between clients and company.

With more than 20 years' experience, half of that at IMO, Suzanne understands the accounting requirements for the mining and metals sector.

A master of developing systems that work, Suzanne also manages contractual establishment, recruiting and contract metallurgical placement, and the daily operations of the IMO office.