As Founder and Non-Executive Chairman, Neil has a Project Management Engineering career spanning almost 40 years. As a result of his extensive experience, Neil Cusworth is often called in to conduct specialist reviews of studies and projects for Australian and international mining companies.
Neil has worked extensively and globally on assignments as a Project Manager – Director and has undertaken a variety of specialist advisory assignments since 1996 providing ‘best practice’ systems and procedures for multinational corporations. BHP Minerals, Falconbridge, Billiton Plc and BHP Billiton, Codelco, Stanwell Corporation and Barrick Gold have incorporated these systems into their corporate processes, and continue to utilise them.
Neil is an experienced Project Manager in the resource sector with exposure in minerals, oil and gas and industrial building sectors.
Significant projects worked on have included: the Moline Gold Mine, Gordonstone Coal Mine, Queensland Magnesia, Sale of the Gladstone Power Station, Magnesium Metal Projects, Alumbrera Copper Gold Project in Argentina, Anaconda Nickel Project, and the Tenke Fungurume Copper Cobalt Project.
A Mechanical Engineer by training, with multi-discipline skills and an orientation towards commercial and project control aspects of the mining, resource and industrial sectors, Neil is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy and a Member of the Institution of Engineers.