Ralph Gunness is a Resource Industry Executive Project Manager (more than 35 years) and Director (more than 20 years) with an engineering and science background. He has experience in "on-site" and "remote" management of mining, gas and oil projects throughout the "resource sector life cycle", such as: confidential purchase audits; project scoping studies; basis of design planning; front end engineering & design (FEED); engineering; procurement and construction (EPC); commissioning; operations; decommissioning; deconstruction and rehabilitation.
He is responsible for direct team management, oversight and delivers "on-site" training directly related to several world class upstream & downstream gas field development and operations, from exploration to development of gas fields; pipelines; compression plants; power stations and LNG plants and recently the decommissioning and rehabilitation of Power Stations. Previously, he was an Environmental General Manager across 15 coal mining and several metallurgical processing operations.
Along the way, Ralph has received the Australian Prime Minister's, "2007 Environmentalist of the Year" finalist award. He also received two other environmental finalist awards in the eco-innovation and wastewater treatment categories. He received two awards for innovative Coal Mine Rehabilitation. Ralph was presented with an award from the U.N. for his work in implementing sustainable project management and assessment in the resource industries.
Ralph has degrees in Business Management, Environmental Studies, Training, Science & Agricultural Science. He has written and presented many papers and training courses associated with the mining, power and energy, petroleum and gas industries. He is an accredited auditor.
MBA, Postgrad Dip Env Studies, Dip Ed, Dip App Sc Agr, Cert IV Training and numerous Industry certifications.