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Global mining and minerals specialist joins SLR

Dave Walker

Prominent mining industry consultant Dave Walker appointed as technical director at SLR Consulting

EXPERIENCED and distinguished mining industry consultant Dave Walker has joined SLR Consulting as technical director, global sector leader for mining and minerals – a strategic appointment that highlights the firm’s continued development as one of the world’s leading environmental consultancies.

Most recently global mining sector leader and global mining client manager at Golder Associates, Mr Walker has worked in the mining sector for more than 27 years and has expertise across geotechnical, hydrogeological, hydrological, tailings and mine-waste related projects.


Scottish born, most of his adult life was spent working in Africa, but in recent years he has been based in the UK where his focus has been on business development.

At SLR Mr Walker will be working with the firm’s experienced team of mining sector specialists to further develop SLR’s global mining sector strategy, driving strategic growth across all regions.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Walker said: ‘I am particularly excited about working with a dynamic but well established organization like SLR and am looking forward to contributing to the development of its mining and minerals team, which forms a key pillar of its ongoing business strategy.’

Neil Penhall, SLR’s chief executive officer, said: ‘Our one-team approach in mining and minerals is highly valued highly by our clients across the globe, and David’s international mining expertise will further augment our offering and growth plans in this sector.’


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