Director of Mining Solutions
Heath is K2fly’s Director of Mining Solutions. He brings over 30 years of experience in reconciliation, Resource and Mining Geology, Mine Value Chain Reconciliation, and Mining and Reserves reporting. Heath has worked across a variety of commodities including gold, iron ore, mineral sands, silver, nickel, diamonds, and coal. He also brings 5 years of experience as a Competent Person.
Beyond his mining expertise, Heath also provides knowledge on business areas such as project management, strategic planning, mentoring, change management and data management.
Before joining K2fly, Heath served as a Mine Geologist in the Goldfields of WA, a Consultant Geologist for BHP Engineering, a Resource Geologist and Competent Person for BHP Billiton, Group manager of Mining Engineering and Geology at Golder Associates, and Lead Mining Geosciences and Reconciliation and Anglo American.
Heath has received a BSc (Geology) from UWA and a Diploma in Frontline Management from AIM. He is currently working towards his BA (Phil).
Software Implementation Lead
Volker Osterholt is K2fly’s Software Implementation Lead. Volker has 15 years of experience across the Australian and European mining industry, covering geology, consulting, and academia. Trained as a geologist and geostatistician, Volker brings a wealth of experience in process development, software adaptation and resources and exploration.
Originally a geostatistician for Golder Associates, Volker worked as a geologist at BHP Billiton for 8 years, including as the Competent Person for Eastern Pilbara resources. Volker now works from Germany, where he has founded his own consultancy company and worked as a researcher at Technical University Delft. This work involved reviews, audits and software adaption, and innovation in digital twin concepts with focus on sensor data and material flows in mining production.
Volker has received an MSc (Geology) from the University of Bonn, and a BPhil (Geostatistics) from the University of Queensland. He is also certified in Machine Learning.
Software Implementation Lead
Dave is a Software Implementation Lead at K2fly who has 20+ years experience in the mining industry. Starting on a drill rig in gold exploration to working on Bankable Feasibility Studies as a senior consultant, Dave has worked in underground and open pit mining operations both overseas and in Australia. Over the last six years, Dave has used his extensive knowledge of the mining industry as a software implementation lead and solutions consultant successfully delivering relevant, value adding solutions to his clients.
Possessing a wide-ranging skill set including project management, business analysis and software testing, Dave specialises in stakeholder engagement with internal and external groups to generate aligned visualisation of business processes and project outcomes.
Dave has worked for Newcrest Mining, Rio Tinto and Snowden Mining Consultants where he implemented software solutions for leading blue-chip clients like BHP, Rio Tinto, Anglo-American and Vale. He has also worked on the design and development of new COTS software products including a resource reserve governance software product.
Dave has a Bsc in Geology, a Post Graduate Certificate in Computer Science and is Prince2 certified.