Andrew Lingard

Andrew Lingard, Consultant (Brisbane, Australia)

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  • product and market assessment and business development strategic planning – mine planning and real-time mine management and asset management enterprise and operational solutions
  • evaluation and strategic review of mining technology businesses and departments in tier-one and -two mining companies
  • enterprise mining solution analysis, definition and planning
  • high level systems design and systems integration
  • mining reference models and solution roadmaps
  • program governance including overall management and coordination of commercial and technical matters with clients and all stakeholders
  • project management

Andrew has over 30 years of experience in mining technology solutions and is one of the vanguards of mining technical software for geological modelling, mine planning and scheduling, and operational production and maintenance systems.

He led Mincom’s Mining Technology development, deployment and regional sales, implementation and support in Australasia for many years, where MineScape became the globally dominant solution in coal geological modelling and mine planning and scheduling. With Mincom founder Bill Hodgson, Andrew coordinated the expansion of Mincom Mining Technology from Brisbane, Australia to offices and agents in all major mining countries from RSA to Chile to USA to Eastern Europe.

With Caterpillar’s investment in Mincom, Andrew then managed (with Jonathan Peck, Caterpillar and Trimble) the development and rapid growth of Caterpillar’s MineStar fleet management system from the embryonic concept to a fully-fledged, market leading solution with sites in all mining regions of the world.

His career also includes Programme Director for Rio Tinto’s global standardization and deployment of Mine Monitoring and Control systems with Modular Mining and Caterpillar CAES and Aquila, and recently, senior roles in strategic development and planning for major mine planning and scheduling vendors. Andrew is experienced in all stages and technologies of mine planning and production systems.

Andrew is an innovative thinker who embraces a holistic view of the entire mining value chain to help mining customers and vendors crystallize their strategies and define solution and integration plans that acknowledge the potential of new disruptive technologies and recognize the existing legacies and impediments to growth and value creation.

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