Full Name
Gavin Yeats
Job Title
Gavin Yeates Consulting Pty Ltd
Speaker Bio
Gavin is an established mining industry leader with experience in mine and technical management, functional leadership and corporate governance. Building on a 35-year career with BHP where he held senior executive roles as Head of global groupwide technical functions including geoscience, mining, metallurgy and technology. From 2007 to 2014 Gavin led the BHP Group’s approach to automation including working with Cat on developing truck automation, implementing drill automation and developing automated downhole assaying and using AI to automate geological logging. From 2015 to 2016 Gavin led the development of a Board level comprehensive global technology strategy. Since leaving BHP in 2016, he now consults to mining companies and METs companies, Governments and research organisation. Gavin is currently chair of the Premiers Research Industry Fund consortium in South Australia and has contributing at Board level for CRC Ore, the AusIMM and AMIRA. Gavin continues to publish widely on innovation in mining and is currently the interim Chair of the Copper for Tomorrow CRC bid. Gavin brings a deep understanding of the mining industry, and its professionals, along with a vision for the future of mining.
Gavin Yeats