A/Prof David Laurence
Founding Director, ACSMP
Associate Professor David Laurence is the founding Director of the Australian Centre for Sustainable Mining Practices at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He is a mining engineer with significant operational and regulatory experience in surface and underground mining for both metals and coal. He is a former mine manager and chief inspector of mines who has worked for the last 30 years in the area of sustainable mining practices and CSR. In recent years he has worked extensively in Asia, particularly in the Philippines, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, India and China as well as Africa and Latin America. He is the author of numerous scientific publications particularly in the areas of mine closure, environmental management and safety and risk in mines. He was the lead author of the Guide to Leading Practice for Sustainable Development in the Mining Industry. He continues his work at the University particularly in the management and sustainable development areas.