Dr Daniel Heal
Daniel Heal is the General Manager of BHP’s Yandi Iron Ore mine in the Pilbara and a member of the Western Australia Iron Ore Asset Leadership Team. He has held technical, operational and leadership roles in the mining industry in Australia, Chile and Canada. Since joining BHP in 2008 Daniel has worked in leadership roles in the Nickel, Copper and Iron Ore businesses. Prior to this he was a geotechnical engineer in mining and civil construction and was also involved in research and consulting through his PhD studies and subsequently led a program of underground mining research at the Australian Centre for Geomechanics – a University of Western Australia/CSIRO joint venture.
Daniel holds degrees in Civil Engineering and Geology and a PhD in Mining Geomechanics from the University of Western Australia.
He is also a member of the Board of Management of the Australian Centre for Geomechanics.