Job title: Global Head of Mining R&D and Vice President
As Global Head of Mining R&D at FLSmidth, Wayne Douglas drives research, development, innovation and digital solutions for mining customers across the globe. Wayne’s strategic role covers the entire mining flowsheet, encompassing product development to wear and aftermarket solutions and, of course, digital. He has instilled a strong sustainability focus in his R&D team, as part of FLSmidth’s MissionZero ambitions to reduce energy and water waste to zero by 2030. Prior to his current role, Wayne was the Director of process technology for the Minerals Testing & Research Center at FLSmidth, following a period at Barrick Gold Corporation, where he served as Operations and Maintenance Superintendent and as Chief Metallurgist, amongst other roles.