Andrew Copeland is a Director of Knight Piésold South Africa and the Technical Director of Mining for Knight Piésold Southern Africa. He has had extensive exposure to the international mining industry and to the full chain of mining activities and project stages.
Andrew is a technical specialist in the area of mineral residue management and has a thorough understanding of the associated infrastructure, environmental, social, and economic aspects, including paste, filtered, and thickened tailings. He has substantial experience in civil geotechnics, heap leach facilities, and mine infrastructure. Andrew has also written guidelines and standards for mine residue facilities and carried out numerous audits around the world. Andrew is the Engineer of Record at several tailings facilities.