Alan Cameron grew up in Sudbury, Ontario and graduated from the Queen's University with a degree in Mining Engineering in 1977. He worked at Iron Ore Company of Canada in Labrador City then returned to Queen's (1980-1981) to complete an M.Sc. degree also in Mining Eng. He then moved to Tom Price, Western Australia to work at Hamersley Iron Pty. Ltd. This was followed by a two year secondment to the Western Australia School of Mines, Kalgoorlie, W.A. as a Senior Lecturer in Mining Engineering with a focus on Blasting and Slope Stability. Alan moved to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in 1986 as a project leader with the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (University of Queensland) where for seven years he managed applied research projects in explosives and blasting for the mining industry, conducted consulting assignments as well as completed a part time PhD degree (Mining Eng.).
In 1993 Alan joined Golder Associates Ltd. as a Senior Blasting Consultant and opened a new office in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. In 1995 he was made an Associate and in 2001 a Principal partner. Alan works in the mining group with a specialty in slope stability and blasting. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario and a member of the International Society of Explosives Engineers.
Alan has undertaken numerous international consulting assignments as well as been involved in presenting annual blasting courses for the past nine years. He has published numerous technical papers on the subject of blasting and the impact of blasting on mining operations.