Andrew Cooper is currently the Energy Specialist at New Gold’s New Afton mine in BC, Canada where energy management practices have resulted in operational improvements and energy savings equivalent to more than 10% of the annual energy use. New Afton has received numerous industry awards in recognition of its energy management practices, including an Award of Excellence from the Clean Energy Ministerial.
A past International Energy Manager of the Year, with the Association of Energy Engineers, 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 have provided the strategic direction required.
Andrew is 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. James Finch, Emeritus Professor in Mining and Metallurgical Engineering at McGill University, and IMPC 2016 Conference Chair, wrote “I would like to thank Andrew, once more, for the terrific plenary presentation. I was told he was an entertaining as well as informative speaker, and that certainly proved the case.”
Andrew 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.