Virginia has over 30 years of in-depth operational and technical experience in copper, nickel, lead-zinc and precious metals extraction across heap leaching, gravity concentration, flotation, grinding and fine grinding and roasting.
Virginia started her metallurgy career in small operations in the gold industry prior to moving into base metals at Mount Isa Mines. At Mount Isa she worked in both copper and lead zinc across a variety of roles of increasing responsibility. Projects included the construction of several successful concentrator flowsheet changes and expansions to improve the performance of the Mineral Processing circuits with increased grade and recovery.
After Mount Isa, Virginia spent 12 years in Sudbury Canada in copper/nickel operating, technical and project roles as well as in consulting until she returned to Brisbane with Glencore Technology where she transformed the Jameson Cell market through its use in innovative flowsheet design. Now with the Glencore Copper group she is working on establishing Technical standards in the areas of project design, development and operation.
Virginia holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Melbourne and has published over 25 operations improvement papers and enjoys developing people and improving processes.