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Donovan Waller, Group Head of Technology Development, Anglo American

At Intelligent Mining: Disruptive Forces Transforming the Industry’s Future
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Speaker’s Biography

Donovan Waller is an aeronautical engineer who graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 1993 he began his career in experimental aerodynamics at the CSIR in Pretoria and later moved into the ramp handling industry in the field of asset management. This was followed by a period in consulting at PwC Consulting and IBM Business Consulting Services.

Donovan was then contracted for a period to BHP Billiton in the area of information management and mining technical systems. He continued this line of work at Anglo American since 2005, working for both the Group and later within the Base Metals business unit. His previous role was Head of Automation and Remote Control Technology Development at Anglo American and is now currently Group Head of Technology Development.

Need to know

Anglo American is a globally diversified mining business. Our portfolio of world-class competitive mining operations provides the raw materials to meet the growing consumer-driven demands of the world’s developed and maturing economies. Our people are at the heart of our business. As a responsible miner – of diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum and other precious metals, iron ore, coal and nickel – we are the custodians of what are precious natural resources. We work together with our key partners and stakeholders to unlock the value that those resources represent for our shareholders and for the communities and countries in which we operate.