Rhonda O’Sullivan is geoscientist with ~20 years’ experience in the mining industry.
She has worked across Australia in exploration, resource development and mining including Mount Isa Mines (Cu, Pb Zn), Olympic Dam (Cu, U, Au) and now the Pilbara (Fe ore). In the last five years, Rhonda has moved from operational roles into strategic planning roles including the integration of investment evaluation. She also has an interest in space resources and participated as a tiger team member in the Hague International Space Resources Governance Working Group who ultimately published building blocks for the development of an international framework on space resource activities.
Rhonda holds a Bachelor of Science (Earth Science) with honours from Melbourne University as well as a Masters in Mineral Economics and a Masters of Business Administration from the Curtin Graduate School of Business. In 2018, she attended the International Space University and completed a Space Studies Program at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
The presentation explores the importance of decoupling drilling programs that characterise resource from deterministic mine plans; to stabilise strategy and operations while ensuring optimal use of investment capital.