Andrew Taplin Appointed as Mining COO

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Leading Australian mining and construction firm BGC Contracting Pty Ltd has appointed senior international mining executive Andrew Taplin as Chief Operating Officer - Mining. 

Mr Taplin, who has more than 20 years’ experience in the mining industry, was most recently President of Rio Tinto’s Resolution Copper development in Arizona, USA.

BGC Contracting Chief Executive Officer Greg Heylen said that Mr Taplin’s significant strategic, operational and project leadership experience would contribute to the acceleration of the company’s transformation and diversification strategy.

“Mr Taplin is highly specialised in mining operations and brings considerable strategic capability and innovation to our mining team, Mr Heylen said.

BGC Contracting is firmly focused on adding value to our client operations, and Mr Taplin’s Australian and international experience will further enhance our strategic and technological innovation and operational efficiency.

“In these transformative times for the mining industry, I am confident Andrew will lead our Mining clients and our business to even greater success, applying his wealth of expertise and experience to help us achieve our vision ‘To transform tomorrow’.”   

Mr Taplin’s appointment follows the retirement of BGC Contracting’s previous Chief Operating Officer – Mining, Martin Spibey.

“We are excited to welcome Andrew to our team and we look forward to continuing and accelerating our transformation and diversification strategy with Andrew’s leadership” Mr Heylen said.