Robert Cooper is a mining engineer with almost 30 years’ industry experience, having held leadership roles across a diverse range of metalliferous commodities, both in Australia and overseas. He has a broad foundation of operating and technical experience in both underground and open pit operations. His career has so far been defined by a very strong health and safety improvement focus combined with a track record in delivering successful volume and cost outcomes through improvements in operational efficiency. Mr Cooper previously held leadership positions with BHP including General Manager of Leinster Nickel Operations (Nickel West), Project Manager (global role), and as Asset President of Ekati Diamonds in Canada. He also held positions with Discovery Metals as General Manager – Operations in Botswana and as General Manager – Development in their corporate office.
Mr Cooper is currently the CEO of Round Oak Minerals Pty Limited.