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.

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