Phil Hearse



Phil is one of Australia’s most respected mining professionals with 40 years’ experience in diverse and challenging projects around the world. His extensive career has taken him from operational and technical support roles at Broken Hill, Bougainville Copper, Queensland Nickel (QNI) and Gove Alumina to senior executive and managerial positions. Phil founded Normet Pty Ltd, one of Australia’s major metallurgical and risk companies, and led the business for 18 years. He held the prominent role of Director Advisory with GRD Minproc Ltd (now Amec Foster Wheeler) from 2001 to 2005.

The culmination of Phil’s extensive experience is reflected in the success of BatteryLimits. Over the past decade the company has developed a unique niche in the challenging space where engineering technology meets resource economics. As founder, Phil continues to provide high level technical project advisory services to the mining industry across a diverse range of commodities. He takes on key project and study management roles in gold, base metals, rare earths and graphite.

Phil holds a Master of Business Administration and a Degree in Metallurgy. He serves as Chairman and Non-Executive Director on the Board of several prominent Australian companies.

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