Doug Turnbull

Associate Principal Consultant

Doug is a Mining Engineer and Associate Principal Consultant with Snowden Optiro. He started his career at Teutonic Bore underground copper/zinc sublevel open stope mine in Western Australia in 1980 as a longhole production driller. Doug has worked in many facets of the mining industry since then, including drill & blast crew, shotfirer, shiftboss, mine planning engineer, mining production manager, processing production manager, fixed  and mobile equipment maintenance manager, supply chain manager & study manager across a number of commodities including iron ore, aggregates, coal, copper, gold & manganese mines.

Doug extended his experience into mining equipment supply and services on a global basis, including being Vice President of Mining Systems Products and head of Trans4mine, where he specialised in customer applications optimization, fitting the mine plan to the equipment, including in-pit-crushing-&-conveying (IPCC) assessments in surface mining and automated equipment assessments in underground mining. This background has provided Doug with a strong global network together with an extensive understanding of what works and what does not.


Snowden Optiro provides advice, mining consulting, training and innovative software solutions to mining and exploration companies, their advisors and investors.

Qualifications : BEng(Mining), PostGradDip(Business),