Alex Wilson Vice President, Human Resources
Alex Wilson brings over 20 years of human resources experience, having focused the
last 15 years in the mining industry. Before joining Dundee Precious Metals, Ms. Wilson
served as Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness for Barrick Gold Corporation,
and previous to that, held progressively senior roles in the Human Resources team
supporting the global mine site operations, projects and the corporate headquarters.
Ms. Wilson has broad expertise across the human resources spectrum and provides
leadership in the areas of talent management, learning & development, expatriate
management, talent acquisition, organization design, workforce planning and program
service delivery. Prior to Barrick Gold, Ms. Wilson held positions in Recruiting and
Human Resources consulting for Deloitte. Ms. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Arts and
Bachelor of Education from York University.
Daria graduated from the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in St. Petersburg.
She has MSc in Environmental Management, Energy and Corporate Social Responsibility, Bocconi University, Milan.
In 2009, she worked at SPb-Giproshakht (Severstal Group of Companies), in the business development department.
In 2010, she joined Polymetal's corporate finance and investor relations department.
Since 2015 he has been the Director of Sustainable Development, Polymetal.
In 2018, she entered the world list of "Top 100 Inspiring Women in the Mining Industry".
In 2016 - 2018 was in the top ten of the TOP-50 rating of CSR managers in Russia, in 2019 - the 5th place in the TOP-1000 Russian managers according to the Kommersant Publishing House and the Association of Russian Managers.
In 2019 she won first place in the competition of the British Investor Relations Society (IR Society) in the category "Best Disclosure of Information in the Field of the Environment, Social and Corporate Governance."
Under her leadership, the Company became the winner of the prestigious all-Russian and international competitions: “Leaders of Corporate Charity” of the Donors Forum, “Vedomosti” and PWC, “PEOPLE INVESTOR” of the Association of Russian Managers.
In 2020, she became a co-founder and member of the board of the association WIM RU - women in the mining industry of Russia.
Fresh by Friska is a change
management consultancy that helps
organisations, and the individuals within
them, more readily accept and thrive
Friska Wirya brings digital
transformation to life by accelerating
adoption and building digital proficiency
at scale, having worked for some of the
biggest names in mining, engineering
and technology. A change and
transformation expert for nearly a
decade, she's led programs influencing
up to 23,000 people across the seven
She headed up change at Newcrest
Mining, the largest gold miner on the
ASX, leading its digital transformation
changes to achieve significant financial
and innovation outcomes, winning the
2018 METS Ignited Collaboration Award
and several other innovation rankings.
Prior to this, Friska was the Global
Change Lead for multi-million dollar
projects at engineering giant Worley,
overseeing technology, process and system changes across its 55 offices.
Her expertise has been sought after at Microsoft Indonesia, Women in Leadership
Asia, Future of Mining Sydney, Female Influencers in Tech, Microsoft Indonesia,
Contino's The Tech Leadership Panel, Wonder Women Tech, Women in Mining &
Energy Indonesia, Minerals Week Canberra and Mining Leaders Forum Perth. Friska
is also a featured contributor to The Future Shapers, Thrive Global, Delivering
Happiness and has been published in The Australian HR Institute and AusIMM’s
digital disruption series.
Graham is a Mining Engineer with 35 years mining industry experience..
30 of those years have been spent working for consulting companies ,
including starting and growing his own consulting company over 15 years.
He is a recognised authority in mining equipment productivity;
benchmarking; and the application of analytics to understanding real
equipment performance. Graham helped pioneer the use of big data in the
global mining industry in the 1990’s by aggregating and measuring
comprehensive data on mining equipment productivity and reliability
worldwide. Graham developed the largest database of mining performance
data from mines in Australia, North America, South America and Africa,
starting in 1992. Currently there is over one billion records from 156
individual mines, covering draglines, trucks, electric rope shovels, hydraulic
shovels, front end loaders, drills and ancillary equipment.
Kalev Ruberg has been active in the information systems arena for more than 40 years. As a BSc and Masters graduate from MIT, he studied at the Architecture Machine Lab (now the Media Lab). He continued his digital simulation research; first at the National Bureau of Standards (now NIST) in Washington DC and University of California Berkeley Labs, then at Georgia Tech as an assistant professor. In 1982 he joined Canada’s National Research Council in Ottawa as a Senior Research Scientist where he developed a number of machine learning algorithms in the artificial intelligence field. Joining IBM Global Services, he designed large machine learning and control systems for IBM Manufacturing and for clients worldwide.
In 1998 he was appointed the CIO and Deputy Minister to the Finance Minister at the Government of Manitoba where he was responsible for the government’s Information Services. Subsequently, he led development at a B2B e-commerce company. and then as a VP at TELUS, he was responsible for Application Development and Business Development and for developing the IT strategy and offerings for TELUS’ Healthcare vertical.
As the CIO and Executive General Manager for Information Services at Placer Dome, formerly the largest gold mining enterprise in the world, he led the restructuring of technology services worldwide. Since 2006, he has been the CIO at Teck Resources, and most recently, he was also appointed Vice President, Teck Digital Systems, where he is responsible for the overall digital systems services and projects for this global mining company.
Kalev has published more than 30 papers in proceedings and journals. In 2018, he was named to CIM Magazine’s 2018 Names to Know.
Mirco Nolte, VP Operational Excellence at Dundee Precious Metals, has held various
corporate, technical and production roles in various operations and countries during his 14
years in the metals and mining industry.
As VP Operational Excellence, Mirco leads a team that is accountable for corporate technical
services, capital projects and continuous improvement across the DPM operations.
his areas of focus is maintaining a high level of technical and operating excellence at DPM’s
operating assets and projects while ensuring that the performance improvements and
innovations are driven by people, sustained through business processes and enabled by
Mirco began his career by joining the Tsumeb smelter as a metallurgist in 2007.
he has held increasingly senior operational roles at DPM’s Namibian and Bulgarian
operations while contributing to and leading a number of significant optimization programs
across the various operations.
He earned a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and Masters of Science from Stellenbosch
University, South Africa and received his Masters of Business Administration from ESADE
Business School in Spain.
Peter Burman, Program Manager Mine Automation Born 1964, Mr Burman holds a master of science and M.B.A. Mr. Burman has been Project Manager in the Mine Automation Program since 2012. 2015 appointed to Program manager for the whole mine automation Program. Working for Boliden 1988-1995 he left for the telecom business. During 17 years at Ericsson and Ascom he worked in various positions like R&D manager and Business Area Manager. He is also coordinating Boliden’s contacts with some European universities and research organizations.
Peter Handley is, since September 2017, Head of the Energy-Intensive Industries and Raw Materials
Unit in the European Commission's Directorate-General for Growth. He was previously Head of the
Resource Efficiency Unit at the Secretariat-General, where he was responsible for coordination of
Energy Union, 2030 climate and energy package, low emission mobility strategy and the circular
Verónica joined ICMM in January 2019 to lead the Innovation for Cleaner Safer Vehicles (ICSV) Programme, which aims to accelerate reduction of emissions of diesel particulate matter (DPM), energy costs and emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG). In addition, she supports ICMM’s efforts in climate change.
Verónica has 9 years’ experience working in innovation across energy policy, renewable energy, mining and private public articulation of high-profile initiatives in the energy sector. Prior to joining ICMM, she worked as an Energy Transition Researcher in Codelco Tech, Codelco’s innovation subsidiary. During this role, she developed the company’s Energy Transition Strategy and the Zero Emission Fleet Strategy.
Verónica has a MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and she holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Chile.