Student Industry Meet and Greet Presentation Mining Metamorphosis by Tom Healy

  • Dates:
    Mar 12, 2014
  • Hours:
    From 12:30 PM to 1:20 PM
  • Location:
    University of New Brunswick -Fredericton CampusForestry & Geology Bldg, 2 Bailey Drive, Room 104(enter through the front doors, head downstairs and to the left)All students, faculty, interested members from industry, government and the public are welcome to attend.Pizza and refreshments will be provided.
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The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum NB Branch (CIM-NB) proudly presents:


Tom Healy M.Sc., P.Eng.


President of Kamcot International Ltd.


 To deliver a lecture on


Mining Metamorphosis


 “Throughout the history of civilization, metals and raw materials have underpinned human activity”


This presentation briefly addresses the current plight of the mining sector, identifies some of the challenges faced by our industry and provides some insight into finding the creative solutions necessary to allow mining projects to be developed in a timely, controllable, and sustainable manner.




Tom Healy graduated with a degree in mining from the University of Melbourne and a Master’s in Management from the University of London. His career spans more than 4 decades and has exposed him to almost every facet of the minerals sector. Early in his career, he worked for major mining companies such as Mount Isa Mines in Australia and Cominco (now Teck) in Canada. This evolved into building and running the CESL Calgary mining group that had evolved from Cominco’s internal Central Engineering Group. CESL’s successes lead to its eventual purchase by the H.A. Simons mining group and eventually AMEC.  In 1999, Tom formed his own independent company, Kamcot International, to provide management and engineering services to the international mining community. During this time he has worked on many projects around the world and has provided management services to several junior mining companies. Tom has been intimately involved in the search for new mines, and in their design, development and operation but also in their closure and abandonment. He has been through and survived numerous boom/bust cycles in the mining business and is well versed to speak about the current state of the industry, the changes that are taking place, and also to offer some insight into the future.