David Sykes Chief Executive Officer, Mine Operations
David began his career in the UK performing various operational and statutory roles including Deputy and Undermanager. After relocating to Australia in the mid 90’s he obtained his 1st and 2nd Class Managers Certificate in NSW and 1st Class Managers Certificate and SSE in Queensland. He’s worked across a number of underground coal operations including Moranbah North, Dartbrook and Central Colliery in roles including Mine Manager and SSE/General Manager.
Immediately prior to joining Mastermyne in 2012, David worked as the Mining Operations Manager with Leighton Mining, having responsibility for two surface coal operations and underground coal interests.
Over the years David has performed various roles with Mastermyne including Executive GM Mining and Executive GM Strategy & Growth.
Always keen on a personal challenge, during his time at Mastermyne David learnt how to swim, began triathlon training and 4 short years later, competed (and completed) the grueling world title event at Kona, Hawaii.
David holds a Diploma in Mining and Mechanical Engineering; he is a registered Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Australian Mine Managers Association and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.