Awards

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Best Presentation at AUSIMM Project Evaluation Conference

Best Presentation: The Use and Abuse of Feasibility Studies

As part of the AusIMM conference at in Adelaide Neil Cusworth presented an update to the Use and Abuse of Feasibility Studies Paper.

Projects whose expectations have been set after comprehensive, detailed and integrated feasibility studies and that are then delivered by experienced, integrated teams encompassing all relevant areas of project expertise are able to deliver predictable project outcomes regardless of the inherent project factors or external macroeconomic circumstances.

The impact of the uncontrollable changes in external macroeconomic circumstances will be lessened if all other aspects of a project’s planning and execution are well controlled.

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AusIMM Presentation – Uses and Abuses – 2016 Update

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AusIMM Branch and Society Service Award (2015)

Paul Harper FAusIMM(CP) (Mining Society), in recognition of his contribution to the Mining Society Committee and his conspicuous contribution to the Institute. The aim of the Mining Society is to establish and maintain a mechanism for representing the interests of mining professionals within the Institute. Paul was Chairman from 2009 to 2011 and during this time he introduced face to face meetings to develop comprehensive and meaningful strategic plans for the society and its members. The society developed an identity and promoted its relevance to its members and is now a very active contributor to members and the Institute. Some notable achievements include: Mine Manager’s Handbook; Guidelines for Technical Economic Evaluation of Minerals Industry Projects; Contributions to the AusIMM/IOM3 Transactions, Monograph publications and Newsletter Program recognition for university courses; Encouraging and facilitating mentoring arrangements for mining engineering students and young professionals; Advising the AusIMM and CP Boards on various matters. Paul has also been a leader, mentor and supporter of several Institute activities and has worked towards increased collaboration among the Institute societies and committees and their members.

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Mineral Industry Technique Award (2012)

We’d like to congratulate Neil Cusworth on a recent AUSIMM Award that he received.  Neil is one of a small number of distinguished contributors to the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and the minerals industry that have been recognised in the 2012-2013 AusIMM Awards.  These honours are awarded to distinguished professionals who have made significant contributions to their Branches, the Institute and the industry. Neil was awarded the Mineral Industry Technique Award in recognition of his contribution in developing innovative, cost saving and effective techniques in the minerals project sector.

The awards were presented at The AusIMM Annual Awards Dinner on Saturday 15 June 2013 in Sydney, New South Wales.  The presentation had the following to say about Neil:

Neil is a fellow of the AusIMM, current director, former managing director and founder of Enthalpy’s Australian and South American operations. He has a project management engineering career spanning almost four decades in the resource sector with experience in minerals, oil and gas and industrial building sectors. Neil has worked extensively and globally on assignments as a project manager and director and has undertaken a variety of specialist advisory assignments since 1996. In particular he has developed best practice systems and standardised procedures for project management for multinational corporations. Antofagasta Minerals, Barrick Gold, BHP Minerals and Billiton Plc, Codelco, Falconbridge and Stanwell Corporation have confidently incorporated these systems into their corporate processes. 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 and Metallurgy (AusIMM), and a Member of the Institution of Engineers. Neil made a major contribution to the early chapters and overall committee work for the AusIMM Cost Estimation Handbook 2nd Edition – Monograph 27, freely allowing his proprietary procedures to be adapted to the Handbook for the benefit of the industry.

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