Vanessa is a Resource / Environmental Engineer with more than 15 years’ experience in the mining sector. She is passionate about river diversion and rehabilitation works and has a keen interest in mine rehabilitation and planning for mine closure throughout the project cycle. There is still much exciting works to be completed in this space and many learnings to be had from previous mine closures.

Vanessa worked with Alluvium for a two-year period in 2008-2009. She left Alluvium to work as a consultant in the Mining industry, consulting to the Tier 1 mining companies.
Prior to rejoining Alluvium, Vanessa has recently been working in the tertiary education sector in the campus planning and development team.

Vanessa holds both Engineering and Chemistry qualifications and is keen to combine these with an interest in water design and quality. She has worked on onshore and offshore oil and gas installations analysing and approving water discharge, ground water sampling and testing and air quality analysis.

As the Chair of the North Queensland branch AusIMM (Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy), Vanessa is actively engaged with the local mining industry and advocating for secondary students to continue their studies in the science and engineering fields and encouraging leadership with young professionals.