Jon Gilligan, PhD
Vice President, Automated Mine Design
Jon Gilligan is a senior executive with over 30 years of multi-commodity, international mining experience across advanced exploration, resource development, capital projects, technical services and operations. He joins Torex from SSR Mining where he was VP Technical Services, Exploration and Projects Development and took direct responsibility for Argentina open pit silver operations. Dr Gilligan pursued 17-year career at BHP with senior roles in advanced nickel exploration in Tanzania, technical services and mine operations at the Escondida copper mine in Chile and as Deputy Project Director for the Olympic Dam Expansion Project in South Australia.
Dr. Gilligan graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Geology from University College London and completed his Doctoral thesis on gold mineralisation at the University of Southampton UK. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London, a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a member of the Australian Institute of Directors.