Neal Valk

Mining Manager Dugald River


Neal has over 30 years hard rock underground and open pit experience, with 13 years at General Manager level being responsible for all facets of the business, including cashflow and Project Delivery, to enhance long term improvement.

Results orientated and highly experienced Manager with a track record in commencing and successfully operating hard rock mines. This has provided Neal with in-depth and firsthand knowledge of operational and corporate issues and their solutions. Neal’s management style incorporates a pro-active approach, based on realistic contingency planning and the maximisation of effort of all staff. He continually encourages technical and operational developments that will improve safety, efficiency and production performance.

Other Panellists

James Purtill

James Purtill


Department of Natural Resources and Mines
Amanda Weir

Amanda Weir

Head of Geoscience and Resource Engineering

BHP Olympic Dam
John Ralston

Prof. John Ralston

Emeritus Laureate Professor

University of South Australia
Stephen Durkin

Stephen Durkin

Chief Executive Officer