Josh Pearce
Director, Principal Consultant, MSc MAICD RPGeo (Geochemistry)

Josh is a Principal Consultant with 13 years of experience in environmental consultancy, specialising in the development and implementation of company-wide mineral waste management systems. He has extensive multi-discipline and multi-commodity experience with global mining in Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe, and Central and North America. In addition to his technical role, Josh is the Operational Director for Green Road Group companies Mine Waste Management, Hydro Geochem Group, and Resource Stack. Green Road is a group of companies with common values and aspirations that provide simple, creative, and sustainable solutions to the resources industry.

Paul Weber
Director, Principal Environmental Geochemist, PhD MAusIMM CP (Env)

Paul is a Director and Principal Environmental Geochemist for Mine Waste Management based in Christchurch, New Zealand. He has been involved in the research and operational management of AMD for 20+ years and has been an author for over 70+ publications. As a Principal Environmental Geochemist, he has been involved in gaining regulatory approvals for mining operations having AMD-related issues including the development of technical supporting AEE’s; the development of AMD management plans including supporting operational protocols; and is an expert witness and third-party independent reviewer for regulators and mining companies. His work includes technical evaluations of AMD management, risks, opportunities, and costs for PFS and FS closure plans. Dr Weber has also been involved in AMD due diligence reporting (>$100M non-discounted) for regulators and potential acquisitions.

Tom Robson
Senior Environmental Geochemist, Ph.D., MAusIMM

After graduating from Plymouth University in 2013 with a Ph.D. in Environmental and Analytical Biogeochemistry, Tom has worked across government, industry research, and mining consultancy sectors. Tom is an interdisciplinary Environmental Geochemist with expertise in environmental geochemistry, environmental radiation assessment, ecological risk assessment, toxicology, and ecological restoration. Tom has ten years of applied research and consultancy experience, predominantly problem-solving for the mineral resources industry.

David Faulkner
Senior Environmental Geochemist, Ph.D., AAusIMM

David is an environmental geochemist with a background in environmental science, soil science, and remediation technologies. He was awarded a doctorate for research into electrokinetic mobilisation of inorganic contaminants in soils and sediments. Since graduating from the University of Brighton, he has developed strong skills in hydrogeochemical modelling (PHREEQC) and systems modelling software for generating simulations and predictions of environmental hazards (GoldSim).

Karan Jain
Environmental Engineer, M.Sc., B.Eng, AAusIMM

Karan Jain is an Environmental Engineer based in Brisbane where he focuses on providing geochemical and environmental support for clients. Karan is also a PhD Candidate at the Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland (2018-2022). For his PhD, Karan has worked on understanding the salinity generation and release dynamics from Queensland coal mine spoils. Karan has been a co-author on the ACARP C28043 Scale-up leaching test for spoil salinity predictions as well as published his work at international and national forums.

Leonardo Navarro Valdivia
Environmental Geochemist, M.Sc., MAusIMM

After completing studies in 2013 with a degree in geology, Leo has worked as a hydrogeologist and environmental geochemist within the Santiago area, Chile. Leo has eight years of experience as an environmental geochemist involving the geochemical characterisation of mine wastes with a passion for geochemical modelling. Leo joined MWM in 2022.

Carlos Hillman
Environmental Geochemist, M.Sc., MAusIMM

Carlos graduated from the University of Canterbury in 2019 with B.Sc. (double major: geology and chemistry) and an M.Sc. in environmental science. His thesis assessed the environmental effects of AMD from the James Coal Mine on the West Coast of New Zealand and novel treatment methodologies. Following this significant piece of work, Carlos has been engaged as an environmental consultant for the last 4 years joining Mine Waste Management in 2022.

Jennifer Hyde
Office Administrator, A.A. B.A.

Jen provides direct administrative support to our Perth-based Team and has been providing valuable support to our Christchurch and Brisbane Teams. Prior to that Jen spent 15 years at a Big Four bank in Sydney and New York providing dedicated administrative support to senior executives. Jen was crowned the MWM shooting range champion in December 2020, so be nice to her.

Katie Dixon
Office Administrator

Katie has great project administrator experience within the consulting industry and is also currently studying a Geology degree at the Queensland University of Technology. The MWM Team is excited to have Katie on board as an administrator but also the opportunity to introduce her to our mining projects which will serve as great industry experience for her studies.

Jaclyn Pearce
Bookkeeper and Administrator

Jaclyn has been the bookkeeper for Mine Waste Management (MWM) since its in conception in 2018, while also providing valuable support to the MWM leadership and administrative teams. In addition to her MWM roles, Jaclyn also provides bookkeeping and administrative support to fellow Green Road companies, Hydro Geochem Group and Resource Stack.