• May 27, 2022

CSA Global at PDAC 2022

Published on May 27th, 2022

CSA Global, together with our parent company ERM has been a participant at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention for more than 10 years.

We look forward to hearing about the current mining trends and speaking alongside our clients and colleagues between 13-15 June, 2022 at The Metro Convention Center, Toronto, Canada.

In a world of increasing scrutiny in the mining and metals industry, our goal is to help our clients continue to operate and grow in a sustainable manner that delivers the highest environmental, social and economic performance.

Our teams will exhibit at Booth #326 throughout the conference. Visit us to discuss the elements we see as important to building sustainable mining operations through our ‘Mine We All Want to See’ framework and meet the global mining team.

Join us across our scheduled events on June 14, 2022 as listed below:

Panel Discussion: Carbon is a Business Imperative – Engaging the full Executive Team

Time: 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Location: Delta Hotel, Kensington Junior Ballroom

Business strategies for achieving net zero are quickly evolving. Industry leaders and influencers will be discussing transformations that can enhance value and help leverage ROI. Louise Pearce, ERM’s Global Mining Lead will moderate this panel. Breakfast will be served, and no PDAC pass needed.

Lunch Session: Water Resilience in a Changing World

Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Delta Hotel, Kensington Junior Ballroom

Water is a critical component of climate change, ESG and sustainability challenges facing the global mining industry. Join us in person as we bring together international mine water management experts from ERM and CSA Global an ERM Company to discuss successfully navigating the water-related challenges mining companies encounter today. Lunch will be served, no PDAC pass needed.


-Paul Heaney, ERM Partner, ERM Director, Manager Water, Principal Hydrogeologist
-Anibal Diaz, ERM Partner, Project Director – Mining

Student-Industry Mixer:

Time: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Student-Industry Mixer
Location: MTCC, South Building, Room 801

ERM, in partnership with PDAC, will award two ERM Sustainability bursaries of $3,000 each focused on innovation in the environment (Lori Manoukian) and social performance (Adan Olivares Castro). They will provide support to the next generation of pioneers and leaders so that our industry can continue to generate sustainable value for all stakeholders in the years to come.

Mining for Diversity

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: MTCC, South Building, Room 701

ERM is a proud sponsor of the Trailblazer Award during the Mining for Diversity Session, which is coordinated by Women in Mining Canada. The event showcases and celebrates the contributions made by women and allies in the industry while highlighting the imperative role that diversity and inclusion plays in propelling the industry into the future.

Sustainability Program – Supply chains: Strategic local pawn on a global chessboard

Time: 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Location: MTCC, South Building, Room 716

An interactive panel where subject-matter experts exchange on how all the recent global changes have impacted supply chains – and impact the juniors and explorers – from local weather (BC) to global geo-politics (China) to resources and talent availability. Speaker: Susan Lasecki-Coiro, Consulting Director, ERM

Meet the Team

Director - Australasia Operations - Aaron Green
Aaron Green
Business Unit Managing Partner

Aaron is a geologist and a partner with more than 20 years’ mining industry experience. Aaron’s main focus is ensuring the Australasian teams work together to deliver the best quality advice to our clients by ensuring strong communication and collaboration across offices. A large part of his role is managing the Perth head office, which houses our largest and most technically diverse teams. Aaron works daily with our international teams enabling CSA Global to provide our Australasian clients with local and international project access to our global pool of experts.

Dr. Neal Reynolds - Director - Exploration
Dr Neal Reynolds

Dr Reynolds is a geologist with almost 30 years’ experience in the mineral exploration industry from project generation to advanced project stage, encompassing targeting studies, project management, project due diligence, audit and optimisation, and expert reporting. Neal has worked on projects globally, with extensive experience in Asia, Africa, and Australia, and is particularly sought after for his specialist expertise in the metallogeny and mining industry in Southeast Asia. He has broad commodity experience and expertise in sediment-hosted and intrusive-related base metals and gold systems. He specialises in integrated mineral systems targeting at district to deposit scale, including the effective application of sedimentary geology, lithostratigraphy, structural geology, and alteration studies.

Paul Heaney
Partner, Director – Ireland, Water

Paul manages the CSA Global Water Service line and has 30 years’ experience in water resources assessment, development, and management. Paul has managed mine water studies for mining clients across the globe, working on projects across Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, North & South America, and the Middle East. He has extensive experience in a wide range of climatic and hydrogeological environments, ranging from extreme cold to extreme heat, coastal to mountainous, and arid deserts to tropical rainforests. Paul retains a very much hands-on role working closely with his clients, both large and small, helping them navigate the ever-changing water challenges, managing the risks and realising the opportunities, that face the global mining industry today.

Nigel Fung
Partner – Americas

Nigel is a dynamic and innovative mining professional with more than 20 years of Canadian and international mining experience. He possesses a solid technical background in mine planning, economic analysis, evaluations, and due diligence complemented by exemplary skills in communications, commercial transactions, and customer management. Nigel has managed throughout his career short-term, medium, and long-term planning, permitting, implementation of innovation projects, and coordinated feasibility studies, pit optimisation and pit design, along with EIA permitting. He has been QP on multiple NI 43-101 technical reports. Nigel has worked extensively across Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and Latin America and has previously held director and vice president roles in Toronto.

Anibal Diaz
Anibal Diaz
ERM Partner, Project Director-Mining

Anibal is an International Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) consultant who specialises in helping companies to incorporate the ecological and social risks into their projects and operations. He has worked on over 50 mining projects in Latin America, ranging from exploration, construction, operation, and closure phases. Anibal has designed and assessed projects from the Pre-Feasibility to Feasibility stages in collaboration with top-ranked engineering firms. He has extensive experience in solving water-related and biodiversity issues in complex geographies. Anibal’s expertise includes technical auditing (ICMC certified auditor for Cyanide Code, Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance – IRMA Auditor), M&A ESDD due diligence, permitting, financing (IFC/World Bank regulatory compliance), ES&H management/monitoring plans, public participation strategies, and stakeholder engagement.

Pim van Geffen
Dr Pim van Geffen
Technical Director

Pim is a professional geoscientist with more than 15 years’ experience in mineral exploration and mining across the globe. He is a leader in the fields of geochemistry and geometallurgy in the Americas and is passionate about innovation and improved business practice in the sector. Across exploration to operations, closure and remediation, Pim focuses on rock-property data integration and process optimization throughout the mining value chain.  Pim has been a significant contributor across the industry; having delivered a plethora of public short courses and conference talks on geochemical data analysis and its geomet applications and has served as a guest lecturer at the University of British Columbia and Queen’s University.

Nahid Molaei
Nahid Molaei
Mineral Processing Engineer

Nahid is mineral processing engineer with 10 years’ experience in minerals, metals, and mining industries. Nahid is experienced in laboratory and pilot plant scale mineral processing test works including sampling, sieve analysis, gravity separation, comminution, flotation, and flocculation. She is experienced in research, flowsheet development, knowledge of surface interaction between different clay particles and dispersants and flocculants in flotation and dewatering operations and the development of new bioreagents in mineral processing. Nahid possesses knowledge of designing the main types of equipment in mineral processing such as crushers, screens, ball and rod mills, and belt conveyors.

Garth Liukko
Principal Mining Engineer

Garth is a highly skilled and versatile mining engineer with 30 years of mining industry experience. He has signed off as NI 43-101 Qualified Person as mining lead and/or technical specialist on various levels of technical studies. Garth has specialised in underground mining and has extensive deep mining experience. His experience includes underground mine planning and design, underground mining methods and mineral reserve estimation, including Cost modelling, financial analysis, and economic evaluation.

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