Susan was appointed as the COO of Mining3 in August 2018 and the Managing Director, Mining3 Canada in January 2018.

Susan is responsible for leading Mining3 Canada’s activities, and deepening existing and developing new collaborative partnerships with industry, academia, and research organisations in the North American region.

Skills and experience:

Susan joined Mining3 as a Program Director in 2015. Over the past 15 years, Susan has gained significant hands-on operations experience at Freeport-McMoRan, Barrick, Rio Tinto and other global mining companies. She has more than 20+ years of experience leading multi-cultural teams, conducting scientific research, and delivering mega-capital projects and complex scientific studies in mining, industrial, and manufacturing sectors.

Previously Susan worked with CRCMining in 2003 as a Work Area Leader. In this role, she led research projects which investigated  ODC hard rock cutting technology, monitoring while drilling/rock recognition technologies, and optimisation of dig, load and haul practices.

With a professional career focused on the mining industry, Susan brings experience in research, project management, inventing and patenting technology and commercialisation.


MBA 4.0 GPA – University of Phoenix, 2010
Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (Caterpillar), 2002
Project Management (Ernst and Young), 1998
BS – Geology 3.7 GPA – Illinois State University, 1990

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Susan Grandone