Changing faces at mine helm

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Two senior positions have been filled at the Boulby mine

Dave Williams took over as mine manager last month.

He has undertaken responsibility for all underground operation following on from Denis Allchurch who has left the company.

Dave joined Cleveland Potash in 1979 as an eighteen-year-old working on material delivery and conveyor maintenance. He took numerous on site courses and attended further education classes to increase his knowledge.

Upon becoming Senior Production Manager in 2007 he undertook a full time three-year MSc course in Mine Engineering at the Camborne School of Mines in Cornwall. That led to him being made Deputy Mine Manager before being promoted to his new role. During his time with the company he served almost 25 years in the mines rescue team.

Dave is married with two daughters and enjoys football, golf and instructs in jiu jitsu.

He has now been joined by Andrew Fulton who comes to ICL UK as Head of Operations. The post will see him work closely with both the Mine Manager and the Surface Operations Manager.

He is the principal and founding member of GatesBridge Ltd, working as an independent consultant and interim operations manager delivering solutions to the mining industry.

He brings vast experience having been an engineer and operations manager with 20 years of experience.

He has held the post of general manager for one of the top five global mining houses with the responsibility for operating the largest underground coal mine in Southern Africa.