07 Jun Meet Andrew Seccombe,
BPEQ’s new Chair
Andrew Seccombe joins the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland as Chair and regional representative.
A RPEQ since 2016 registered in the area of Geotechnical (Mining), Andrew has a demonstrated background in the mining and resources industry which spans over 10 years. He is well experienced in managing mine sites and teams of geotechnical engineers, geologists and coal mine workers and negotiating contracts.
From 2011 to 2014, Andrew was employed as a geotechnical engineer by Rio Tinto at its Kestrel Mine. In 2015 he joined Black Rock Mining, a medium-sized consultancy company as technical manager, a position he still holds today.
Andrew is actively involved and passionate about mining and is currently working with other groups such as the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and the Bowen Basin Underground Geotechnical Society (BBUGS) to help raise awareness of the importance of professional engineering within the mining industry. He is elected chairperson of the Bowen Basin Underground Geotechnical Society and a committee member of the AusIMM Southern Queensland Branch.