Mark Hawley is the President and CEO of the Piteau Associates Group of Companies. He obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science in Geological Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1979 and a Master of Science in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1983. He has been involved in engineering geology, rock mechanics, geotechnical and hydrogeological studies for more than 35 years, and has consulted on more than 65 major mining projects worldwide. He specializes in the investigation and design of high open pit slopes and waste rock dumps.
John Cunning is a Principal and Geotechnical Engineer with Golder Associates in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He has a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering (1991) and a Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering (1994) from the University of Alberta. He has been involved in geotechnical engineering studies supporting tailings and mine waste management projects for more than 25 years. He specializes in investigation, design, operation and closure of tailings facilities, water management facilities and waste rocks dumps.