EMM Consulting is pleased to welcome the senior appointment of experienced mining consultant Danie Richter as an Associate based in the company’s Perth office.

With a distinguished career in both industry regulation and consulting, Danie’s brings 28 years’ expertise in the areas of environmental impact assessments, statutory approvals, management plans and management systems in the mining and metallurgical sector.  He is skilled in the total lifecycle management of resources assets and has a strong focus on optimising the environmental performance, compliance and sustainability of assets through practical management interventions.

Commencing his career with the Department of Minerals and Energy in South Africa, Danie worked extensively across Southern Africa as a mining environmental specialist on a diverse range of mine closure, approvals, strategic tailing management and compliance assurance projects. He has now called Perth home for the past 14 years where he has led multidisciplinary teams for approvals, feasibility and compliance and due diligence engagements for BHP Billiton, the Chiyoda Browse LNG JV and Liberty Primary Steel.

Commenting on his move to EMM, Danie remarked:

“I am thrilled to join the national Environment, Community, Approvals and Delivery team at EMM.  The alignment in adopting a practical approach to environmental management that adds value beyond merely obtaining approvals and managing compliance is evidenced across the business. I am looking forward to also working with our clients to deliver cohesive, robust and defendable impact and risks assessments.”

Division Leader Duncan Peake commented:

“We are excited to welcome Danie to our national team and provide extended support to our local mining and renewable energy clients. Danie’s breadth of experience and deep knowledge in the provision of environmental services in Western Australia will add further value to EMMs client base.”

This senior appointment is in line with the company’s execution of its strategy to strengthen and diversify environmental planning expertise in the mining and renewable energy sectors.  The integrated EMM team provides cradle to grave environmental and community support from the prefeasibility, design, assessment, construction, operational and closure phases of mining projects.