Richard Elmer


Knight Piésold

Richard Elmer is the Director of Knight Piésold UK and is based in the London office. Richard is a geotechnical specialist with over 30 years of experience, specialising in the delivery of multidisciplinary mine feasibility studies and designs incorporating geological, geotechnical, engineering and environmental inputs. Educated at Southampton University (BSc Geology) and Camborne School of Mines (MSc Mining Geology), Richard has worked on projects in Eastern and Western Europe; North and South America; Northern, Sub-Saharan, and Southern Africa; Russia; Central Asia; and Asia Pacific. He is responsible for a significant portfolio of mine waste facility reviews and audits undertaken from the London office globally, and regularly presents on mine waste and tailings management best practice at industry seminars and conferences.

Session 5
06 July 2022 / 09:30 - 11:00 | Queen Geraldine

Tailings Efficiency: Minimisation and Monitoring

A new way of thinking - focusing on the efficient management of tailings for the life of the TSF, from tailings minimisation and bespoke design through to operation and monitoring considerations.