B.Sc. Eng (Mining), London University
A.R.S.M., Royal School of Mines
South African Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency
Institution of Mining and Metallurgy
British Tunnelling Society
Society for Mining Metallurgy and Exploration (USA)
2003 – Date: Principal Mincon TPR
2004 – Date: Editor, Tunnelling & Trenchless Construction Magazine
2001- 2003: Editor World Tunnelling Magazine
1990 – 2003: Managing Director, Mining Journal Ltd.
1976 – 1990: Marketing Director, Mining Journal Ltd.
1973 – 1976: Editor, Mining Magazine
1970 – 1973: Assistant Editor, Mining Journal
1968 – 1970: Senior Mining & Tunnelling Engineer, Dowson & Dobson Pty. Ltd. (South Africa and Zambia)
1966 – 1968: Graduate Mining Engineer, JCI Ltd. (South Africa)
1965: Assistant Mining Engineer, Eldorado Mining & Refining Ltd. (Canada)
Management and supervision underground mining and tunnelling operations, including Rapid Development at Western Areas/Elsburg and Rustenburg mines. Underground Rock Drill testing (Eldorado and Western Areas), Raise Boring installation and commissioning (Roan Antelope, Zambia), TBM quotation work (Cookhouse Tunnel, South Africa)
Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Sweden, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, UK, USA, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Lawrence Williams is a qualified and experienced mining engineer who has specialised in underground mining and tunnelling from graduation. He has worked in underground mines in four different countries and became involved in civil tunnelling as long ago as 1970. He has experience working for mine operators and for a manufacturing/sales company and most recently has spent the past 35 years working in technical publishing for a company specialising in coverage of mining, tunnelling and drilling worldwide. He has travelled extensively in conjunction with his work and has an enormous range of contacts within the mining and tunnelling sectors in particular. In 2003 he set up Mincon TPR which specialises in marketing services for the mining and tunnelling sectors, including press releases, technical articles, newsletter and magazine publication. In what spare time he has he also edits and published a glossy quarterly ‘lifestyle’ magazine for residents of London’s Barbican (Barbican Life Magazine – www.barbicanlife.com
) where he has an apartment.