Thiess is the CIMIC Group’s contract mining company and the world’s largest mining services provider. Our team offers the widest range of in-house surface and underground mining capabilities. We have operations across six countries and our expertise spans the world’s major commodities. As industry leaders, our priorities are maintaining the safety of our people, delivering value for clients and CIMIC shareholders, and supporting our communities.”

Douglas Thompson, Managing Director of Thiess Douglas Thompson, Thiess Managing Director

From fully-resourced, end-to-end solutions to bespoke,targeted services and supporting clients’ in-house teams, Thiess offers clients flexibility.

Thiess delivers in all market conditions and has done so time and again, with some individual mine contracts spanning more than 20 years. Thiess’ portfolio includes leading greenfield mine operations as well as optimisation and turnaround contracts at brownfield sites. With a strong global track record in diverse mine environments, Thiess leverages this experience –through rich data, innovations and learnings – to solve problems, harness opportunities and deliver best-for-mine solutions.

Management and key statistics

  • Mining and mineral processing (Thiess and Sedgman) revenue – $3,164.4 million in the 12 months ended 31 December 2017.
  • Mining and mineral processing (Thiess and Sedgman) Work in Hand – $10,445.4 as at 31 December 2017.
  • Head Office – Brisbane.
  • Operates in – Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Indonesia, Mongolia, Botswana, Chile and India.

Managing Director Resume

Douglas Thompson

Douglas Thompson is CIMIC Group Mining and Mineral Processing Executive and Thiess Managing Director. He is responsible for leading CIMIC Group’s operating companies Thiess and Sedgman.

Mr Thompson was formerly Executive General Manager Queensland, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand at CPB Contractors. Prior to that he was Executive General Manager of Australia and Pacific operations at Thiess.

Mr Thompson has more than 20 years’ experience in coal and metalliferous mining operations globally. He has a strong industry reputation for driving operational excellence and developing greater in-house capability to deliver more value to clients.

He has held senior positions on major Australian and international mine sites, giving him an in-depth understanding of all facets of operational management, including significant mine expansions and upgrades.

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