Saturday, September 19, 2020

Debswana appoints Deputy Managing Director (Technical)

Debswana Diamond Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Sean Brennan to the position of Deputy Managing Director ÔÇô Technical. Mr Brennan’s appointment will take effect from 1 June 2007 after the finalization of the necessary Labour and Immigration formalities.

Sean is a seasoned mining professional who has enjoyed a diverse and rewarding career in the international mining industry. He initially worked in a range of technical, operations and consulting roles in the Australian and, Canadian Mining industry as well as Papua New Guinea and Chile. He is currently President and Chief Operating Officer ÔÇô EKATI Diamonds in Canada, part of BHP Billiton.

He has held a variety of technical, operations, consulting and senior management roles and gained abroad experience in different phases of open pit and underground mine development. His experience has covered several commodity sectors including diamonds, base metals, precious metals, thermal coal, oil sands and industrial minerals.

Some career highlights include;
– Manager Mining ÔÇô Leigh creek Coal in South Australia
– Manager Mine Operations ÔÇô Ok Tedi Copper Gold in Papua New Guinea
– VP Operations ÔÇô Escondida Copper in Chile
– Chairman of BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc
– Chairman EKATI Joint Venture Owners Council
– Director of the Mining Association of Canada (MAC)
– Corporate Member of Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy

Specializing in organizational change and transition, Sean has developed a proven track record for improving safety, developing a high performance workforce culture, increasing production, reducing costs and delivering on major capital projects. His strong background in strategic mine planning, project management and knowledge of business improvement processes form the foundation of his track record for delivering results. He has a particular passion of behavioral safety and developing people.

Sean has been responsible for leading EKATI through a challenging and development and complex transition from a modest scale single open pit operation to a complex development of multiple open pits and underground mines. This transition was marked by a significant improvement in safety culture, process plant debottlenecking, record mine production, a valuable business improvement program and a track record for delivery on major capital projects.

Sean has a BSC (Engineering Geology) from the University of Canberra Australia and Master of Applied Science (Engineering Geology) from the Gartrell School of Mines in South Australia. With his extensive experience in mining and major capital project delivery, we are looking forward to the leadership Sean will bring to enhance our ability to deliver, on technical projects and also on growing our technical talent pool.

Sean is married to Jenni and they have two daughters aged 15 and 10. He enjoys skiing, fishing and classic car restoration.

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