Kirsty Hollis holds a BE in Mineral Processing from Auckland University, is a Fellow of the AusIMM, and has more than 25 years of operational experience in the mining industry. She has worked in both metallurgical and managerial roles at a number of Australasian sites – Olympic Dam, Macraes, Golden Cross, Mt Leyshon, Waihi – and been exposed to a variety of unit processes – crushing, grinding, gravity separation, flotation, leaching, CN recovery and destruction technologies, and waste water treatment (including RO technology). Kirsty was employed by Newmont for 15 years with her most recent role being Process Manager in the company’s Denver based innovation team. This posting provided her with international experience in the research of ground-breaking mining and mineral process technologies. She is once again based in New Zealand and working in South-East Asia for Phu Bia Mining on a FIFO roster.
Kirsty is a champion for women in mining – both as a female holding senior managerial roles, and through her involvement in the development of female graduates and national organisations such as WIMINZ.