Andrew Cooper is currently the Energy Specialist at New Gold’s New Afton mine in BC, Canada, where he spearheaded the implementation of ISO 50001, the first at a mine in North America. Energy management practices at New Afton have resulted in significant operational improvements and energy cost savings. New Afton has received numerous industry awards in recognition of these energy management initiatives.
Andrew’s passion for innovation, minimizing waste and maximizing efficiency has been the driving force behind these successes. His strong technical and business background, people skills and project management experience has provided the strategic direction required.
As an energetic, entertaining and thought-provoking speaker, who has received many positive reviews, he has been invited to be a Keynote Speaker and Presenter at numerous conferences throughout North America.
He is a Professional Engineer, a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP). He also has a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with specialization in Finance & Business Management. His past experiences have included those of Engineering Manager, Electrical Engineer, Consulting Engineer and Maintenance Planning & Controls Manager.