Peter Crooks commenced with Centennial Mining in April 2016 on a consulting contract basis. He was appointed chief operating officer in Oct 2017 and is responsible for all operations including the A1 Underground mine, Union Hill Underground mine and the Porcupine Flat Processing Facility. Mr Crooks is a qualified mining engineer with a BSc from the WA School of Mines, a First-Class Mine Managers Certificate of Competency in WA, and has completed the Rio Leadership and Development programme at Duke University in USA and courses with the Australian Institute of Management.
He commenced in the mining industry in Victoria in the late 1980’s before moving to Western Australia to work with Western Mining Corporation in their gold and nickel operations at Kambalda. Mr Crooks has been involved in the management of operations in Canada, Mongolia, China, several countries in West Africa and in the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria in Australia.