Chief Executive, Managing Director since 2019 / Black Rock Mining
John de Vries has over 30 years’ experience in the mining industry. He started his career in 1984 working for WMC Resources and held operational roles such as underground manager, senior mining engineer and manager of mining. In 1998, he moved to AMC Consultants to become principal mining engineer responsible for mine optimisation. In 2003, he joined Orica Mining Services as global business manager, Advanced Mining Solutions before moving to BHP Billiton NiWest in 2007 as manager, strategic mine planning. From 2011 to 2015, he was general manager of technical services for St Barbara. Mr de Vries then took an 18-month sabbatical before joining Black Rock Mining as chief operating officer. Mr de Vries holds a Bachelor of Engineering, Mining, a Masters of Science in Mineral Economics, a Graduate Diploma in Economic Geology, a Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets and is Advisory Committee Member-Mining of MRIWA. He is a member of the AusIMM, a fellow of FINSIA and a member of SME.