New Gold, Canada
Andrew Cooper is passionate about minimising waste, maximising efficiency and helping to improve your bottom line.
Andrew has held various leadership positions and has a diverse background in consulting, engineering and management over his 25 year career. During his time as the Energy Specialist at New Gold Inc., energy management practices at the New Afton mine have resulted in energy savings equivalent to more than 10% of the annual energy use. The mine has received numerous industry awards in recognition of his energy management initiatives.
Andrew initiated and led the implementation of the ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard at New Gold's New Afton mine. This was the first ISO 50001 implementation at a mine in North America.
Under his leadership, the mine also achieved a AAA rating for the Mining Association of Canada’s Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Energy and Greenhouse Gas Management protocol.
In recognition of his significant contribution to energy management, he received the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) International Energy Manager of the Year award and was inducted as a Fellow Member with the AEE.
An energetic, entertaining and thought-provoking speaker, who has received many positive reviews, Andrew has been invited to be a keynote speaker and presenter at conferences in Canada, USA, Chile, Argentina and the UK.
He is a Professional Engineer, Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Measurement & Verification Professional (CMVP). He also has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Master of Business Administration (MBA).