MiPlan Associates

Mallet Mining

Carmen Letton

Technical Services Consultant


Carmen is a highly experienced Mining Engineer who has worked in the industry since the 1980’s. Her key strengths are strategic planning, optimisation, design, scheduling and project evaluation. She can also develop, mentor and manage large technical teams covering Metallurgy, Geometallurgy, Geotechnical, Hydrogeology, Geology, Mine Engineering, Resource Development, and Risk Management.  Project work, including order of magnitude studies, prefeasibility studies, feasibility studies and execution planning are also a focus of her experience portfolio.

She is a Results orientated, experienced General Manager and leader with over 24 years continuous international experience in large scale mining operations and complex technical project roles, providing first class leadership and direction for project and operations management. Expertise and focus on budget and schedule with demonstrated success in achieving stretch targets in both operational and project environments. Core accountabilities include all key mine engineering faculties and associated technical services areas for mining and associated ventures.


  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) – Honours – Western Australian School of Mines
  • PhD Mineral Economics (Univ. of Queensland – In Progress)

Innovative industry leader in integrated schedule optimisation striving for maximisation of project value through policy optimisation.



Successfully built harmonious and focused teams at operating sites and developing projects (up to 200 employees).  This includes recruitment, leadership, direction and motivation of diverse technical specialists and multicultural teams.  Have demonstrated effective support and engagement of stakeholders and clients in supporting areas of mine operations and maintenance, ore processing, infrastructure, HSEC in both operating mines, mining projects and feasibility studies.

Mining Engineering Core Functions

Specialist in all mining engineering functions including; LT and Strategic Planning, MT Planning and Budgeting, Operations and ST Planning, Dispatch, Projects, Drill and Blast and Technical Evaluation.

Project Management

Innovative and engaging project manager for large multi-disciplined projects and mining operations.  Exposure to rigorous project tollgate processes and to government licensing and permitting systems.

Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestments

Sought after team member for effecting mergers, acquisitions and divestments.

Risk Management and Change Management

Clear understanding of the risk management systems, guidelines and frameworks.  Effective leadership in the development and management of risk based work programs to achieve successful project and operations milestones or KPI’s.

Business Development

Exposure to corporate strategy and alignment programs.  Experienced in developing sound business plans supported with economic / budget models.  Demonstrated success in delivery against budget and schedule for both operations and projects.

Operations Integration Leadership (Effective Communication)

Successful in the integration of mine engineering and mine technical plans and work programs with operations and maintenance teams through keen listening, communication, influencing and engaging skills.  Further integration into other stakeholder areas (ore processing, infrastructure, HSEC and project services to ensure full buy-in and support is a key focus in my leadership style.

Recent Projects

  • Technical Services Manager for junior copper opertaion. Responsible for establishing the technical services team, processes and software to ensure continued success of business.
  • Responsible for the valuation and declaration of reserves and development of resources for ASX and SEC listed mining companies
  • Team member on two large acquisition and project tollgate audits in the last two years.  “Mining Team” lead role adopted in the second of these projects.

Commodities Worked

  • Copper
  • Gold
  • Nickel
  • Silver
  • Uranium
  • Zinc

Software Used

  • Comet
  • GEMS
  • MineSched
  • MineSite
  • Surpac
  • Vulcan
  • Whittle