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Panel Chair

Theo Gerritsen

Principal Engineer, Tailings, Copper Technical, Rio Tinto

Theo is the Principal Tailings Engineer for Rio Tinto Copper. Theo oversees the tailings related Risk for the Rio Tinto Copper Group, by supporting the assets with governance, risk assessment(s), implementation of the GISTM and review and support on general design activities. His experience includes design engineer for brownfield and greenfield sites in all aspects of tailings design. Theo is active in the tailings community and partakes in the Queensland Tailings Group as a committee member, organising committee for the Mine Waste and Tailings conference and the CDA/USSD EOR working group. Prior to joining Rio Tinto in 2021 he was the Stantec global tailings lead. He holds a Master’s degree from Delft University and resides in Brisbane.  

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