Developing mining into something much greater than we know it.
A visionary and mining leader, Andy has founded and co-founded a number of mining information and mining consulting businesses over his more than 40 years in mining, including InfoMine (current), Robertson GeoConsultants (current), Steffen Robertson and Kirsten (now SRK Consulting), and Gemcom Software (now Dassault Systems). Andy participates on numerous technical review boards for mining companies and regulatory authorities. He has published extensively, participated in the drafting of numerous technical guides currently used by industry and regulatory bodies alike, and has been the recipi …[+] ent of a number of technical and industry awards. [-]
Founder and Principal of Robertson GeoConsultants Inc. providing mining geotechnical consulting services internationally to mining companies. Specialization in tailings dams investigation/design/operation/closure, open pit rock mechanics, acid rock drainage, environmental control and compliance and risk management. Serves on numerous Technical Review Boards for mine and mining companies as well as regulatory agencies.
After being a founding member of Steffen, Robertson & Kirsten (name changed to SRK Consulting) in 1974, emigrated to Canada in 1977 and established SRK Consulting Canada. Provided consulting geotechnical engineering services to the mining industry world wide.
University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, GT, South Africa
1962 - 1977
B.SC. In 1966, Ph.D. in 1977.
Pit Slope Engineering
Audit and Review for Mines
Tailings Dam Design
Mine Waste Management
Waste Rock Management
Acid Rock Drainage (ARD)
Acid Mine Drainage (AMD)
Environmental Liability Assessment
Mine Closure Plan Development
Canadian Geotechnical Society, Canadian Institute of Mining, Engineering Institute of Canada, Association of Engineering Geologists