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DAS offers a comprehensive range of engineering and project management services, through highly qualified and experienced mining industry personnel

David McCormack
Business Development & Technical Services

BSc Hons, MSc (Geotech), AusIMM CP, REPQ 16988

David has over 20 years of mining geotechnical engineering & operational experience
He is skilled in mine geotechnical management, mine operational support and optimisation regarding stability, geotechnical project evaluation,
auditing and data analysis.

Shane Leary
Solution Development & Strategic Planning

BEng, M.E.T (Mining Engineering)

Shane has over 20 years of mining engineering experience in both operational and technical roles across multiple commodities.
Shane is skilled in strategic mine planning & evaluation, resource optimization & mine reconciliation, bespoke mining solution development, Drill & Blast and project management.

Ben King
Commercialization & Strategic Planning


Ben has had a management and investment career in infrastructure development, funds management and resource sectors internationally, including Australia, Asia and the UK. Ben has experience in managing and leading projects from opportunity identification, R&D, fund raising through to the implementation of innovative and sustainable strategies that benefit business objectives and communities.

Kirk Henderson
Solution Development & Geology

BSc Hons, MSc (Mining Geomechanics)

Kirk has been a geologist in the Australian mining industry for over 19 years and his technical and management career has ranged from greenfield exploration and mining geology through to geoscience business development. Kirk's experience includes Director of Geology for Peabody Australia and his passion lies in the development and exploitation of new mineral resources through the use of technology.

Dr Dave Osbourne
Business Development & Process Engineering
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BMinEng, PhD (Applied Science)

Dave is a coal technology specialist with global experience in coal preparation, quality assurance and technical marketing through direct involvement in all facets of the subject area. Dave's experience includes Head of Coal Technology for Anglo American Coal and Group Manager of Coal Technology for Xstrata Coal. 

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