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 has played an integral role in the IMO team over the last decade with diverse experience undertaking roles ranging from onsite operation, project consulting through to metallurgical laboratory management.
Through these roles Alex has developed vast onsite experience being involved in process plant commissioning and optimisation projects spanning a range of commodities including alumina, gold and uranium.
Alex has extensive experience in scoping, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies across the globe alongside having managed numerous pilot plant projects from design through to construction, commissioning and operation. Alex brings an innovative approach to process optimisation and a unique outlook to tackling the challenges of today’s mining industry.
Peter is a Senior Metallurgist with 20 years’ experience in flowsheet design, operations and development of metallurgical processes across a range of commodities. Peter has worked on a number of commodities ranging from specialist battery metals such as lithium, graphite, nickel and rare earths through to copper and gold.
Peter has worked in both hydrometallurgy and mineral processing applications on a range of commercial and pilot scale processing plants. Whilst at IMO, Peter has primarily worked on flotation applications, successfully developing a number of flotation flowsheets which have assisted ASX listed companies complete capital raisings from testwork results.
Previous roles have included optimising existing operations, commissioning process plant upgrades, managing large scale pilot programs (80 people) and designing and managing metallurgical bench scale programs.
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.
Lia has gained significant experience in gold, specialty elements and base metals since commencing with IMO. She has been an integral part of the IMO consulting team, being involved with countless studies from sighter level through to feasibility studies and hydrometallurgical and flotation pilot plants.
Throughout her time with IMO Lia has also undertaken onsite commissioning and de-bottle necking roles in both gold, iron ore and base metals. Providing her with an appreciation for process plant requirements which she has translated back into scoping and executing consulting studies.
Lia has an ongoing commitment to professional development as evidenced by her previous 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.
Since graduating in 2017 with honours in BEng Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering Hollie has become a member of the AusIMM and has had significant experience both on site and in the IMO consulting team.
Hollie's site experience includes multiple gold sites within WA, providing her with an in depth understanding of comminution, gravity and leach circuit optimisation and troubleshooting skills.
Since commencing in the consulting team Hollie has utilised her troubleshooting and optimisation skills from site to become an invaluable member of the team, working across multiple commodities and study levels, ensuring the best outcome is achieved for the client. Her time within the office has provided Hollie with study management skills in: Gold, Lithium, Bauxite, Nickel and industrial clay commodities.
Joel holds degrees in Applied Geology, Finance and has recently completed post graduate studies in Extractive Metallurgy since joining the IMO team.
He has gained valuable gold experience assisting a client with greenfield exploration geology in Cambodia assisting a client understand a potential orebody with respect to geometallurgy and the impact on the resource.
Previously Joel has worked as a Metallurgical Technician on projects ranging from sighter level testing to feasibility studies across multiple commodities including gold, copper and high purity alumina.
Kirsten is a passionate and intuitive Business Development Manager with commercial awareness and a naturally engaging personality.
Being a strong communicator, articulate and confident in both verbal and written communication in several languages, she develops and maintains relationships at all levels and identifies opportunities to deliver company growth.
Kirsten gained experience through working with key clients in the packaging and bulk handling industries across Europe, Australia and New Zealand before making the move into the mining industry.
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.
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.