Ian Glacken, Executive Consultant from Geology Advisory department in Snowden Optiro is a geologist with postgraduate qualifications in geostatistics, mining geology and computing who has more than 36 years of worldwide experience in the mining industry. Following 16 years working for a major multi-national, multi-commodity mining company in a variety of technical and geological management roles, Ian entered the consulting sphere. For over 10 years, Ian managed and grew the resource evaluation function of a major mining consultancy, which grew from a staff of around 30 to over 200 during this time. He also assumed responsibility for a Training business which was among the most successful in the industry and initiated a Risk Services division. Ian’s skills are in resource evaluation, public reporting, quantitative risk assessment, strategic advice, geostatistics, reconciliation, project management, statutory and competent persons’ reporting and mining geology studies, and in presenting Snowden Optiro's professional development courses. Ian was a founding Director of Optiro.