Silixa today announced the expansion of its mining division with the appointment of Vice President Mining, Zara Anderson, effective immediately.

Zara is a highly experienced Geotechnical Engineer and Mining Executive with expertise in underground and open pit mining operations worldwide. Prior to joining Silixa, she was responsible for heading the global mining business unit at ESG Solutions in Canada.

“This new appointment is a valuable addition to our expanding team,” said Glynn Williams, Silixa’s CEO. “Zara’s experience and skills are a great fit for our team and the needs of our diverse client base. She brings a wealth of mining and geotechnical knowledge and capability to our team and will be a great asset as we continue to expand our offerings in this sector. Zara’s focus will be to enhance safety and sustainability of mining operations utilizing our industry leading fibre optic sensing-based solutions for tailings dam and process monitoring. By achieving this, together with transferring our proven seismic and microseismic solutions from our oil and gas sectors, Zara will be able to build a safe and sustainable bridge between the present and the future as we facilitate the transition to a lower carbon world. “

Zara resides in Kingston, Ontario in Canada and holds an M.Sc. in Mining Engineering from Iran, a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering from McGill University in Canada, and an MBA from Laurentian University in Canada.

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