David Luppnow

Civil Engineer, South32

David Luppnow is a civil engineer with over 30 years’ experience in design, operation and closure of tailings dams, and has worked on tailings projects on 6 continents. Dave’s worked for SRK Consulting for 28 years in the tailings consultancy space, of which 10 years were spent in North America, before locating to Australia 2007 to establish a tailings consultancy for SRK in Perth.

Dave joined South32 in 2018 in the tailings and water dams governance role. Dave’s role guides South32 operations in tailings management, provides strategic direction for tailings disposal for existing and new operations, and is shaping the implementation of the new Global Tailings Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM) across South32 operations.