- Our Associates
- Photo Gallery
- Our Directors
Gary Johnson has over 30 years experience in the mining industry as a metallurgist, manager, owner, director and managing director possessing broad technical and practical experience of the workings and strategies required by successful mining companies.
Prior to 2011 Gary was Managing Director of Norilsk Nickel Australia, reporting to the Deputy Director of International Assets at MMC Norilsk Nickel, the world’s largest nickel producer.
Gary now operates his own consulting business, Strategic Metallurgy Pty Ltd, specialising in high-level metallurgical and strategic consulting and is also a Board member of Hard Creek Nickel Corporation, an emerging TSX listed nickel company.
For many years Gary was a director of Tati Nickel Mining Company (Pty) Ltd, in Botswana. During his long association with Tati it grew to be a low-cost nickel producer and the largest nickel mine in Africa.
In 1998, Gary’s company, Aqueous Metallurgy Pty Ltd (Aqueous), and LionOre International came together to form Western Minerals Technology (WMT) with the principal objective being the further development and commercialisation of Activox®, a process technology for treating sulphide concentrates. WMT designed and constructed a large scale Activox® demonstration plant in Botswana. This project won the Engineers Australia Award for most innovative engineering project of 2004. Prior to establishing Aqueous, Gary was Chief Metallurgist for Dominion Mining Limited, at the time one of the largest gold producers in Australia. During the mid 1990s Dominion had annual production in excess of 400,000 oz per annum from 6 operating mines. At Dominion, Gary gained extensive experience in the development, operation and optimisation of (gold) mining projects.
Gary also has extensive uranium experience, including several years at Rossing Uranium Ltd in Namibia and with WMC at Olympic Dam.