Dr Ian Brunton joins Itasca Australia

Itasca is pleased to welcome Dr Ian Brunton as a Principal Geotechnical Engineer of Itasca Australia based in the new Itasca office in Brisbane. Ian has more than 15 years of industry experience in a wide range of positions including Geotechnical Engineer (Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines; Connell Wagner), Senior Geotechnical Engineer (Newcrest Mining Limited), Senior Research Engineer (University of Queensland), and Geotechnical Superintendent (Newcrest Mining Limited). Ian’s consulting, operational and research experience comprises of underground and surface mining rock mechanics, civil soil and rock mechanics, and drill and blast engineering. Areas of particular interest include cave mine rock mechanics and material flow, rock fragmentation prediction and assessment, rock mass characterisation, and drill and blast optimisation.